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...

September 19, 2018

The red clean-air decal is for vehicles that meet California's strict emissions standards. Drivers issued white or green decals in 2017 or 2018 can apply for a red sticker, but those who bought before 2017 would have to buy a new car to keep driving solo in carpool lanes. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)

For some Californ...

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

Incentrip rewards users for finding greener, more efficient ways to get to work. But can it get people to change their habits?

Humans are creatures of habit, and that’s certainly true when it comes to commuting. But University of Maryland researchers behind a new app are betting that with the right incentives, commuters migh...

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 6, 2018

U.S. rail traffic rose 4.5 percent in August compared with the same month a year ago, according to Association of American Railroads' (AAR) data.

U.S. railroads moved 2,828,946 carloads and intermodal units during the month. Carload activity rose 3.8 percent to 1,386,026 units, while intermodal volume climbed 5.1 percent to...

September 6, 2018

The traffic light alternative relies on V2V and DSRC technology to coordinate traffic flow

Researchers have launched a pilot program which replaces physical traffic light systems with virtual alternatives.

The challenge of improving road traffic flows and the effectiveness of traffic control methods is at the heart of a...

September 6, 2018

A rolling robot may be coming to a Dallas sidewalk near you. 

Dallas officials are considering whether to green-light a pilot of autonomous delivery devices. The robots, which are powered by an electric battery, could deliver groceries, takeout, medicine or other items to customers' doorsteps. If it gets the City Counci...

September 5, 2018

Arlington will be the first Texas city to offer on-street autonomous public transportation to residents and visitors

Driverless cars will soon help move people between venues in Arlington's Entertainment District.

Arlington city leaders say they've approved a contract with a California-based self-driving car company for a one...

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