Tag: traffic

U.S. driving increases for sixth straight year

New data released by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that U.S. driving topped 1.58 trillion miles in the first six months of 2017, continuing a streak of steadily increasing vehicle miles traveled (VMT) that began in 2011.

More driving on city streets, less on country roads

Despite a plethora of alternative transportation modes — buses, trains, bicycles — city dwellers are driving more miles than ever, according to University of Michigan researchers.

TransCore to design, build Houston’s ITS

The City of Houston awarded TransCore a $33.6 million contract to design and build an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) that will be deployed across 489 intersections throughout the city.

MIT study: Urban traffic much worse without HOV policies

Cities plagued with terrible traffic problems may be overlooking a simple, low-cost solution: High-occupancy vehicle (HOV) policies that encourage carpooling can reduce traffic drastically, according to a new study co-authored by MIT economists.

Applications open for first-ever Safe Streets Academy

The National Complete Streets Coalition announced its new Safe Streets Academy, a program designed to help jurisdictions transform their commitment to traffic safety into practice.

AEC TECH NEWS: StreetLight Data advances traffic measurement technology

StreetLight Data, Inc. announced a breakthrough in urban, suburban, and rural planning that it said delivers dramatically more accurate, representative and dynamic traffic data.

Michael Baker International awarded contract to reduce LA traffic congestion

Michael Baker International was awarded a $7.6 million contract by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) to study the I-605/SR-91 interchange, identify improvements and widen a particularly choked three-mile stretch of westbound SR-91 in Los Angeles.

Parsons to modernize L.A. RIITS with smart city solution

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) selected Parsons to modernize the Regional Integration of Intelligent Transportation System (RIITS) to facilitate and encourage near real-time transportation data exchange between more than 125 traffic, transit, emergency service, and other agencies to improve transportation in Southern California.

Iteris awarded $2.6 million to plan and design Orange County’s first ICM project

Iteris, Inc. was awarded Orange County’s first Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) project. This initial ICM project will integrate freeway and arterial operations along the I-5, SR-55 and SR-91 freeways to improve mobility in Orange County.

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