The Pennsylvania DOT (PennDOT) recently announced that according to department data, fatalities, injuries, and crashes decreased overall at 19 roundabouts at 16 locations after they were built. "We are glad to promote the use of roundabouts throughout the commonwealth," PennDOT Secretary Leslie …
September 20, 2019
The Oregon Transportation Commission recently approved $62 million in public transportation improvements. This is the second round of applications for the new Oregon Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF), and it includes applications from 22 eligible transit providers. The funds will…
September 20, 2019
Contra Costa Transportation Authority automated driving system pilot program
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The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) announced today that it has been awarded a $7.5 million grant from the U.S. DOT to support a four-year Automated Driving System (ADS) pilot program for three “real-world” demonstration projects. The program was designed in collaboration with the…
September 18, 2019
Safr ride-sharing app for women
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A new women-focused ride-sharing app called Safr will be available in downtown Orlando for customers who download the company's app, Ride Safr. Created "for the safety and empowerment of women" in mind, initial service from the ride-sharing provider will be in Orlando's urban core—including at the…
September 17, 2019
Michigan, Ohio get federal support for autonomous vehicle research
Michigan, Ohio get federal support for autonomous vehicle research
The U.S. DOT is awarding $7.5 million grants to the City of Detroit, the State of Michigan, the University of Michigan and the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti, Michigan; and an Ohio-based team of industry, academic and community partners, respectively, to boost research, development, and…
September 13, 2019
Florida DOT's SunTrax facility includest multi-scenario infield for driverless testing
Florida DOT's SunTrax facility includes multi-scenario infield for driverless testing
Florida DOT is presently deep into construction of SunTrax, a 465-acre facility to test autonomous vehicles in Auburndale. Crews began construction on the $42.5 million outer track, which will enable testing at high speeds, in June 2017, and completed the 2.25-mile-long oval in April 2019. The…
September 12, 2019
A recent study published by the personal finance website WalletHub released rankings of the the best and worst U.S. cities for public transportation. In order to determine the cities with the best and worst public transportation systems, WalletHub compared a sample of 100 U.S. cities across three…
September 12, 2019
Caltrans traffic safety hardware recommendation following Tesla crash into crash attenuator
The crash attenuator involved in the fatal Mountain View crash (right) is seen alongside an undamaged attenuator. Image: Caltrans via NTSB
The National Transportation Safety Board issued a Safety Recommendation Report this week as part of its ongoing investigation of the fatal crash of a Tesla in Mountain View, California, that took place back in March 2018. In its report the NTSB issued a safety recommendation to the California State…
September 10, 2019
expanding public transit options for late-shift workers
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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) recently released a study—“Supporting Late-Shift Workers: Their Transportation Needs and the Economy”—which showcases the needs of late-shift commuters and recommends steps transit providers can take to improve commuting options. APTA…
September 09, 2019
The Chicago Transit Authority this week held an event for members of the media to discuss and detail its $2.1 billion Red-Purple Line Modernization project (RPM), the opening salvo of which is expected to get underway this month. The project will involve three phased periods of construction, and is…
September 06, 2019
The Arizona DOT is using a first-of-its-kind alert system to help reduce emergency braking and collisions along I-15 in the Virgin River Gorge in order to enhance safety and manage traffic through a bridge improvement project in the area. With I-15 reduced to one lane in each direction during…
September 05, 2019
WalletHub best worst cities for driving 2019
Map of best and worst cities for driving, ranked for 2019. Image: WalletHub
A recent study conducted by the personal finance website WalletHub ranks the best and worst cities to drive in the U.S. To determine the most driver-friendly places in the U.S., WalletHub compared the 100 largest cities across 30 key metrics. The data set ranges from average gas prices to annual…
September 04, 2019