October 2, 2018

89 percent of bike collisions happen at intersections. DOT’s new street-design guidelines aim to slash that statistic and save lives.

DOT installed a pilot Offset Crossing intersection at Columbus Avenue and West 70th street in Manhattan. It includes buffering traffic from bicycles, shortening the crossing distance for pedes...

October 2, 2018

ITS Australia participated in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Australian Government and the US State of Michigan, signed by The Hon. Andrew Broad, Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, and Kirk Steudle, Director Michigan Department of Transport. 

The Australian Government is position...

October 2, 2018

Proposed I-14 would run from Augusta, Georgia to west Texas, passing through Huntsville north of Houston.

In central Texas, a portion of U.S. 190 near Killeen has been designated as Interstate 14. But the Youth Infrastructure Coalition would like to see a complete I-14 corridor from eastern Georgia to west Texas. Under their...

September 10, 2018

One of the big challenges that cities face when contemplating the "smart city" future, is what to do with all the vehicles that most communities rely on to transport people and goods. The reality is that even in relatively well-developed metropolitan areas, most roads still remain fairly dumb.

Traffic is choking many cities...

September 10, 2018

The Federal Highway Administration said in a notice of funding opportunity issued Sept. 5 that it will be accepting grant applications for $225 million worth of funding via its Competitive Highway Bridge program through Dec. 4.

FHWA added in its NOFO that “eligible applicants” for competitive bridge grants are state dep...

September 7, 2018

Concern is being expressed in the US by the National Safety

Council (NSC), which believes the country’s road safety is making no progress. According to the NSC, the current trends suggest that the US will see no reductions in road deaths for the third consecutive year.

Its preliminary estimates suggest that the US will again...

The risk surrounds us, moves with us, passes us. It follows us on the way to work, to school, to church. We see it coming in the rear-view mirror.

A pickup plows into the back of a helpless car at 100 mph in northwest Harris County, killing two. A 17-year-old loses control on a narrow rural road in Fort Bend County, strikes...

September 5, 2018

 Photo: NTSB.

Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council indicate the recent upward trend in motor vehicle deaths is leveling off, with the number of fatalities in the first six months of 2018 dipping slightly – less than 0.5 percent – compared to the first six months of 2017 even as vehicle miles traveled contin...

They are a torment for motorists and a costly headache for transportation departments. Every winter and spring, potholes plague city streets and rural roads, causing drivers to curse and public works officials to shudder.

That’s why some local governments are turning to data and technology to find and fix potholes. Some are...

May 14, 2018

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority has hit a significant milestone in the construction of the U.S. 183 South project, as work is now about 50% completed.

Construction crews have completed the first stretch of the new northbound general-purpose lanes between 51st Street and Manor/Springdale Road...

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