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How Technology Will Impact Traffic in the Near Future

By April Spears In recent years, the number of cars on the road in the U.S. has steadily climbed, reaching an all-time high of 272.48...

TxDOT Builds a Rare Diverging Diamond

Explosive Growth in Austin Triggers Novel Traffic Solution By Bob Austin, P.E. The MoPac Expressway intersections at Slaughter Lane and La Crosse Avenue in southwest Austin...

Atlanta improves to 11th in U.S., 71st in the world for traffic congestion

Atlanta ranks No. 11 among the top 25 most congested cities in the U.S. — significantly lower than other major U.S. cities across the nation — according to data collected in 2018 by INRIX Research.
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StreetLight Data adds ability to measure bike, pedestrian, and vehicular traffic

StreetLight Data, Inc., a provider of big data analytics for mobility, debuted an industry-first with the capability to measure bicycle and pedestrian traffic, virtually anywhere, in addition to vehicular traffic.

Report identifies nine ‘wasteful’ highway expansion projects

A new report by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group identifies nine “wasteful” highway expansion projects across the country, slated collectively to cost at least $30 billion.

Ford launches crowdsourcing platform to improve mobility in Grand Rapids

Ford Motor Company and Grand Rapids are working closely with public stakeholders as well as AT&T, Dell Technologies, Microsoft, PlanetM, and The Right Place to launch the Grand Rapids City of Tomorrow Challenge – a crowdsourcing platform for residents, businesses and community groups to propose and pilot solutions that improve mobility in Grand Rapids.

FHWA makes available $60 million for Advanced Transportation Technologies Grants

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for states, cities and other agencies to compete for $60 million in Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Program (ATCMTD) grants to fund new technologies that improve transportation efficiency and safety.

NACTO and Open Transport Partnership launch SharedStreets

The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) and the Open Transport Partnership launched SharedStreets, a first-of-its-kind transportation data standard and platform for public-private partnerships that allows cities to work with companies to manage streets, reduce traffic deaths, and prepare for the unprecedented technological advancement emerging in cities' transportation networks.

Louis Berger wins ACEC-Maine Honor Award for Adative Signal Control Technology System

Louis Berger was awarded a 2018 Engineering Excellence Honor Award by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Maine for its work on the Adaptive Signal Control Technology System project in Warwick, R.I.
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