Traffic Management

News January 23, 2017
In a news release sent Sunday night, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and New Jersey Turnpike Authority said motorists should expect "extreme congestion and delays" starting Monday at all Delaware River crossings between Bucks County in Pennsylvania and Burlington and Mercer counties in New...
News December 30, 2016
A bill proposed in Virginia would limit the use of cell phones or GPS systems while driving. If passed, drivers would only be allowed to use devices hands-free, and phones would have to be physically mounted in the car.   The bill is being proposed by Sen. Scott Surovell of Fairfax. Texting while...
News December 30, 2016
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is partnering with the crowd-sourced navigation app Waze to offer more real-time information to drivers.   VDOT recently announced in a statement the partnership in which the private and public entities will share app and website data. Waze apps...
News December 29, 2016
France's Ecology Minister Segolene Royal this week officially inaugurated a 1-km pilot solar road project in Tourouvre, in northwestern France.   Construction began in October on the $5.22 million investment, which was financed by the Ministry.   In total, 30,139 sq ft of Wattway solar road tiles...
News December 29, 2016
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CDOT) has announced plans for an upcoming project on an 8-mile stretch of I-84 between Exits 3 and 8, as part of its “Let’s Go CT” initiative, a 30-year, $100 billion transportation investment plan.   The I-84 project is estimated at $640 million and ...
News December 05, 2016
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll, which discusses OSHA's new safety guidelines for the construction industry.

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News November 30, 2016
A $6 billion project aimed at enhancing the environment and reducing traffic congestion along the I-5 corridor between Solana Beach and Carlsbad in California kicked off Tuesday.   The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), along...
News November 22, 2016
Developers of what is billed as a world-class testing facility for driverless vehicles, along with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, are breaking ground on the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti Township. The new facility will test new automotive technology, including driverless cars.   “Michigan...
News November 21, 2016
Startup company nuTonomy, which has already hit public streets with robot taxis, will begin trying out autonomous vehicles in the city of Boston by year’s end.   The company, financed in part by Ford Motor Co. Executive Chairman Bill Ford’s venture fund, announced a deal with the city of Boston and...

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News November 18, 2016
Two special-assignment teams at the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) that have focused on providing outstanding customer service, keeping customers and MoDOT workers safe, and preparing for the transportation network of the future have won prestigious national awards from the American...
News November 17, 2016
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is testing technology to make the tracks safer for its workers who fix and maintain the system.   Track workers will wear a band that alerts them when a train is approaching a work zone too fast. It is a system that is expected to give workers on...
News November 16, 2016
The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) has begun installing some components of a new $1 billion crash-prevention system before a full design is complete in an effort to meet a 2018 federal deadline, railroad officials said.   Designing and installing positive train control (PTC) technology at the same...
News October 18, 2016
Technology engineers are installing digital signs along the Jane Addams Tollway in the Chicago area that will give drivers speed and accident information in real time.   As construction on the tollway finishes, crews are installing gantries every half-mile between O'Hare International Airport and...

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News October 14, 2016
Six states will have extra money to expand freight corridors and implement connected vehicle technologies with the help of $56.6 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) announced this week.   Officials in Denver will receive $6 million to enact efficiencies in their...
News October 14, 2016
The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) would need to accelerate at least $899 million in Las Vegas freeway improvements if a new stadium opens by 2019 at either of the two sites under consideration by the dome’s developers, according to a report released Thursday by Gov. Brian Sandoval’s...
News October 13, 2016
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has begun testing new variable speed signs to provide a greater margin of safety during winter weather on I-84.   Over the past several weeks, crews from ODOT have been installing variable speed signs along a 30-mile section of I-84 from Ladd Canyon to...
News October 12, 2016
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is continuing to press forward in its statewide application of GO Time Intelligent Transportation signs, which are being installed in areas of traditionally high traffic.   The system will operate, once all signs are placed and networked, by...
News October 10, 2016
Transportation Management & Engineering (TM&E) is devoted to providing in-depth, thought-provoking content on traffic management and safety, ITS, the advent of automated and autonomous vehicles, signal development and work-zone safety developments—but our editors don’t do it alone. The...
News October 10, 2016
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll question, which looks ahead to winter and considers what protocols ought to be top-of-the-pile for agencies.
Article October 07, 2016
Across the globe, over 600,000 road users are killed every year in road incidents, many of which involve collisions with larger vehicles.   From time to time, such collisions occur between transit buses and pedestrians or other road users, transpiring more often than not as a result of blind spots...
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