TME Transportation Management

Welcome to the Transportation Management Channel, a special section that provides the user an in-depth look at the multiple aspects of traffic management — straight from sources of Roads & Bridges magazine and our Transportation Management & Engineering supplement.  Topics covered include intelligent transportation systems, traffic signals, traffic monitoring, intersection safety, traffic design software, electronic tolling and congestion pricing.

News September 30, 2016
The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) has announced an open forum to explore crash data analysis/infrastructure safety connectivity with a goal of moving toward zero deaths on the nation’s roadways.   The Highway Safety Improvement Program serves as the primary catalyst for...

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News September 29, 2016
A commuter train crashed at a station in northern New Jersey during the Thursday morning rush, killing at least one person and injuring about 100 people, a number of them seriously, according to authorities.   One unnamed senior transportation official told The New York Times that there are...
News September 28, 2016
As part of Smart Cities Week, the White House announced Monday that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Global City Teams Challenge is establishing “super-clusters” comprised of smart city teams spanning multiple cities, and Portland is one of them.   The purpose of these...
News September 27, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the award of $5 million to help American Indian and Alaska Native tribal citizens initiate, improve and enhance transit service on tribal lands.   FTA’s Tribal Transit Program, which provides a...
News September 22, 2016
Kapsch TrafficCom has been selected by the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission and the Kansas Department of Transportation to continue providing staff, consulting and operational support to the Kansas and Missouri bi-state traffic management system known as Kansas City Scout, continuing...
News September 22, 2016
The team at Roads & Bridges invites all our readership to participate in our annual State of the Industry survey. We want to hear about how you think the 2016 construction season has been, what's happening in your region and what you expect 2017 to be like for your company.    Please take a few...

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News September 21, 2016
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced today the expansion of its Real Time Traffic System (Go-Time) with additional displays along 30 miles of the Route 24 corridor, from Fall River to Randolph.  This expansion will include 9 signs, providing travel times to 20...
News September 19, 2016
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll, which discusses Congress passing transportation funding for the 2017 fiscal year.
News September 16, 2016
Bill Malkes   Bill Malkes is part of a rare breed in the intelligent transportation industry. As he heads to Australia for the 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems in Melbourne this October 10-14, he will share the story of GRIDSMART, the company he co-founded in 2007 with a core...
News September 15, 2016
The San Diego Trolley extension to the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) received a $1 billion grant Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Transportation in what was described as the largest public transit project in the history of the region.   The Federal Transit Administration (FTA)...
Case Studies September 14, 2016
Situated between San Francisco Bay and Northern California, Sonoma County is home to almost half a million residents. The county is over 1500 sq miles of natural resources, wineries and tourist destinations. Over 26 departments provide a full range of services to the community.   The county manages...
News September 12, 2016
Officials with GEICO insurance joined with representatives from the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Sept. 1 in opening the first GEICO Text Stop in the state at the Northway rest stop in Clifton Park.   The insurance company will contribute $1.3 million over the next five years...
News September 09, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the selections for its Bus and Bus Facilities Grant Program that will help provide more modern, reliable bus service for transit riders across the country.   Sixty one projects in 41 states, the Virgin...
News September 08, 2016
A new study conducted by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) found that the chance of being in an accident decreases by more than 90% when taking public transit instead of driving.   That makes public transportation about 10 times safer per mile than commuting by car, the study...
News September 08, 2016
Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced on Sept. 7 that almost $800 million in inaugural FASTLANE federal grants has been awarded to 18 transportation infrastructure projects in 15 states and the District of Columbia.   Foxx said the grants will be combined with other funding from...

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Article September 06, 2016
A decline in acquiring a driver’s license among young people was identified in Scandinavia in the 1990s.   Since then, this seems to be the trend in all age groups in many developed countries. This is especially the case in urban areas where good public transport coverage and shorter travel...
News September 06, 2016
Having completed the first phase of its Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) has now launched the second phase, which will see the technologies deployed and tested at the three pilot sites.   U.S. DOT has awarded three...
News September 06, 2016
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll, which considers driving in a texting world and what authorities can do to increase traffic safety.
News September 02, 2016
The Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) is continuing to broaden bus service, putting it on a path to one day match other major cities in urban transit.   Mayor Mike Duggan (D) on Thursday announced what he calls the largest expansion of bus service in the city in at least 20 years.   The...
News September 01, 2016
The Northwest Louisiana Transportation Safety Coalition has developed action plans that could potentially save thousands of lives on Louisiana’s roadways.   Zero deaths is the goal of a statewide initiative that has northwest Louisiana communities working together to improve highway safety. Nine...
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