May 26, 2017
Michigan road agencies and General Motors' (GM) Research & Development are collaborating to showcase the state's leadership in the connected and automated vehicle environment by successfully demonstrating smart signal technology.
Successful demonstrations were recently conducted in Macomb...
May 24, 2017
The Trump administration is asking Congress to give the federal government sweeping powers to track, hack and destroy any type of drone over domestic soil with a new exception to laws governing surveillance, computer privacy and aircraft protection, according to a document obtained by The New York...
May 23, 2017
Today, 3M and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced they are partnering to utilize connected-vehicle technologies along more than three miles of I-75. Using roadway solutions from 3M, the current I-75 work zone in Oakland County will be transformed over the course of four...
May 22, 2017
This week's Infrastructure Insider has some details on Trump's Infrastructure plan, how DOT's reacted to I-85 collapse and more.
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May 22, 2017
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll question, which discusses the future of vehicle-to-vehicle technology.
May 19, 2017
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is in the process of adding sensors along I-17 in the Phoenix area over the next few weeks as part of an effort to monitor traffic flow across the state.
The data collected by the sensors will be used to estimate travel times, which will be...
May 18, 2017
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The Illinois Tollway has completed installation and testing of 29 digital message signs between Barrington Road and O'Hare International Airport.
The displays will provide real-time traffic updates and safety advisories, and will direct drivers to shift lanes when crashes occur. The system will...
May 16, 2017
Uber announced Tuesday it is integrating with the Transit app in more than 50 cities across the U.S.
With this integration, when an Uber rider marks a transit stop as a final destination, a card will pop up showing departure times for various modes of transportation. Uber said the integration...
May 15, 2017
In the second Roads & Bridges podcast of the year, Infrastructure Insider discusses President Trump's trillion-dollar infrastructure plan and the latest news in the road and bridge industry, including this week's reopening of the Atlanta I-85 bridge that collapsed in March.
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May 15, 2017
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll question, which discusses regulating the use of self-driving vehicles.
May 12, 2017
The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is now using the latest traffic services from Inrix to monitor, measure and manage the state’s road network.
Inrix has been supplying real-time and historical traffic data to Iowa DOT for the last three years, in support of its traffic management and...
May 11, 2017
Gov. Cuomo announced Wednesday that the state of New York is now accepting applications for companies that are interested in testing autonomous vehicles on public roads.
A measure to allow the testing and demonstration of self-driving vehicles was included in last month's state budget. Testing...
May 09, 2017
Frustrating doesn’t begin to describe the impact of congestion. A 2016 study by the research firm INRIX identified the U.S. as the most congested developed country in the world—where drivers spend an average of 42 hours a year in traffic during peak hours. That report calculates the total...
May 08, 2017
In Roads & Bridges first podcast of the year, Editorial Director Bill Wilson talks about raising the federal gas tax, self-driving cars at Disney World and the reconstruction of the Piscataqua River Bridge.
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May 08, 2017
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has launched a pilot project to better prevent wrong-way crashes.
Several roads in Sacramento and San Diego have been designated for the two-year test program. Caltrans uploaded a video to YouTube explaining their high-tech wrong-way driver...
May 05, 2017
The Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into Uber's use of a secret software that was used to evade authorities in places where its ride-hailing service was banned or restricted, according to a person familiar with the government's probe, the Washington Post reported.
May 05, 2017
Image: Idaho Transportation Department
According to the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD), though crews are working to remove around 25 derailed rail cars from U.S. 95 about 10 miles north of Athol, both southbound lanes will remain closed for approximately two weeks.
Two-way traffic has been moved to the northbound lanes. ITD...
May 02, 2017
Image source: Seattle Department of Transportation
As part of its intelligent transportation systems program, the city of Seattle has introduced a UK-developed adaptive traffic-control system to help reduce congestion along one of its busiest corridors.
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has introduced the new Split Cycle Offset...
May 01, 2017
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll question, which discusses implementing intelligent work-zone safety features on construction projects.
April 28, 2017
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the opportunity to apply for up to $55 million in competitive grant funds through FTA’s Low or No Emission (Low-No) Bus Program. The Low-No program supports projects sponsored by local transit agencies to bring...