Traffic Signs

NYSDOT bringing ITS to Hudson Valley
News November 30, 2018
New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Acting Commissioner Paul A. Karas announced that construction is underway on two projects in the Hudson Valley. The first project will install intelligent transportation system (ITS) equipment on roadways in the Hudson Valley, while the second...
variable speed limit sign

Image: McCain Inc.

News November 20, 2018
McCain Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the SWARCO Group and a leader in the supply of intelligent transportation solutions for safety and mobility, recently announced that the company’s Variable Speed Limit Signs (VSLS) have been chosen for the new I-76 (Schuylkill Expressway) smart corridor...
Utah DOT uses variable message signs to get personal with the driving public
News July 02, 2018
Utah has something called the 100 Deadliest Days, a span of time that runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day during which road incidents increase by approximately 50%. Consequently, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is getting creative with its traffic sign messaging by employing...
I-90 SmartRoad

View of an overhead SmartRoad sign along the Jane Addams Tollway from inside a Pace bus

News September 05, 2017
The Illinois Tollway in partnership with Pace Bus Service activated the new I-90 SmartRoad in the northwest Chicago suburbs that provides real-time traffic and travel information to drivers and allows Pace buses to travel on the inside flex lane during traffic congestion.   On the I-90 Jane Addams...
Bus stop demonstration
Article August 16, 2017
A field study performed at Virginia Tech Transportation Institute tested the effectiveness of the “School Bus Stopped Ahead” message.   School buses are frequently touted as the safest way to transport students to and from school. Overall, school buses account for only 2% of all fatal motor vehicle...
Oregon DOT testing variable speed signs on I-84
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...
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation's (MassDOT) new traffic signs
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...
Caltrans tests I-80 smart signs designed to ease traffic

Photo: Jonathan Bloom, ABC7 News Bay Area

News July 12, 2016
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) recently tested a new system in Berkeley to help keep traffic moving on Interstate 80 as part of the I-80 SMART Corridor Project, which aims to improve traffic in one of the most congested locations in the Bay Area.   The electronic signs have...
DelDOT announces installation of 'No Texting: It Can Wait' signs
News June 13, 2016
The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced that signs warning motorists not to text while driving are being installed this week along I-95 and State Route 1. Strategically placed near the rest areas, they encourage drivers to wait until they get to the rest stop before reading or...
Jackson County, Miss., gets intelligent traffic system on I-10
News April 04, 2016
The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is installing an Intelligent Traffic System in Jackson County. The $10 million project got underway this week with crews laying fiber-optic cable along I-10.   The purpose of the system is to deliver a modern driving experience that uses smart...
Article May 12, 2015
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) recently deployed the nation’s first Truck Parking Information & Management System (TPIMS) at five public rest areas and 10 private truck stops along a section of I-94 from about 1.5 miles south of the Indiana border to east of I-69, near mile...
News August 06, 2014
Researchers at Virginia Tech recently completed a 17-week test of new connected-vehicle technology that would determine if drivers should stop or yield at an intersection based on current traffic levels. Though still in the proof-of-concept stage, the technology could eventually reduce the need for...
traffic signs
Article June 15, 2014
As early as the 1920s highway agencies across the country started developing guidelines for uniform traffic signs. During that time—and pretty much ever since—the conventional thinking concerning nighttime visibility has been brighter is better. That is because nighttime sign visibility has...
News April 07, 2014
With 11 wrong-way accidents occurring in the last three years, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced plans to install new electronic wrong-way signs in an effort to reduce accidents. The project is expected to cost $2 million.   The new advanced signage features built-in...
News January 08, 2014
The Utah DOT (UDOT) turned on electronic speed limit signs early January on I-80—northwest of Salt Lake City, from Parleys Canyon to near the Jeremy Ranch exit—that allow traffic engineers to adjust the speed limit. The system is designed for safety and to increase the highway’s capacity,...
News January 07, 2014
Texas A&M University’s Texas Transportation Institute, contracted by the Texas DOT (TxDOT), installed solar-powered Bluetooth readers along I-35 to provide real-time traffic information to around 30 electronic road signs.   The signs, which are north of Austin and span from Georgetown to...
News November 01, 2011
The New Jersey Turnpike is getting some flashy new traffic information signs to replace the outdated ones, which in some cases have been around since the Turnpike’s inception in the 1950s, according to the Asbury Park Press. New Jersey Turnpike Authority commissioners approved two contracts last...
Article October 20, 2011
New electronic signs on a stretch of I-75 in Florida will clock drivers’ speeds and post alerts in an effort to reduce fatal speed-related crashes, according to SunSentinel.com. The state is testing a new system on Alligator Alley, which carries I-75 through the Everglades, that will post an...
News October 20, 2011
Chandler, Ariz., says that it is the first city in the U.S. to use Bluetooth to estimate traffic times on freeways, according to the East Valley Tribune. The city uses Bluetooth detectors to track the movement of cell phones in passing vehicles. Data are also gathered from the Arizona Department of...
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New electronic signs on a stretch of I-75 in Florida will clock drivers’ speeds and post alerts in an effort to reduce fatal speed-related crashes, according to SunSentinel.com. The state is testing a new system on Alligator Alley, which carries I-75 through the Everglades, that will post an...
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