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New Jersey DOT (NJDOT) officials last week hosted the first of what will be three safety summits to develop the New Jersey 2020 Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP). The goal of the SHSP is to reduce the number of crashes and eliminating deaths across state and local road systems. The unifying…
November 19, 2019
New York City subway station 145th Street
Image courtesy Ola Wilk/Wilk Marketing Communications
A design-build team recently completed renovations to three subway stations in New York City—one in Manhattan and two in the Bronx—for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The combined $88 million modernization involved structural, infrastructure, safety, and passenger comfort enhancements to…
November 18, 2019
City of Tampa uses Crosswalks to Classrooms program to reduce traffic fatalities
Source: Flapol
The city of Tampa, Florida has unveiled the first of what will be several intersection redesigns aimed at eliminating pedestrian fatalities. The city painted its first Crosswalks to Classrooms intersection this past weekend and earlier this week details of the program were released as attendees…
November 15, 2019
This week, the Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium (AVSC) released its first written best practices for vehicle safety operator selection, training, and oversight procedures. To promote safe development and testing, the AVSC best practice provides a structure for the qualifications and training of…
November 14, 2019
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao yesterday announced the administration's investment of $900 million in American infrastructure through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program. The federal transportation funding has been…
November 13, 2019
Lake Nona autonomous shuttles mobility
Autonomous shuttle in Lake Nona community. Image courtesy Tavistock Development Company
Orange County, Florida, today was awarded a $20 million BUILD grant by the U.S. DOT to create a Local Alternative Mobility Network (LAMN) in the Lake Nona community in the city of Orlando. The BUILD grant—the first of its kind awarded to Central Florida—funding will go toward creating new and…
November 12, 2019
Via ride-share program VetRides veterans
Image: Via
Ride-share provider Via, along with the District of Columbia Mayor’s Office for Veterans Affairs (MOVA), and the Department of For-Hire Vehicles (DFHV), today announced the launch of VetRides, an on-demand shared ride program that provides military veterans with access to free transportation to…
November 11, 2019
During a recent public meeting, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said that actions from federal and state agencies and bicyclists themselves are needed to lower the number of crashes between motor vehicles and bicycles. The agency said critical changes were needed to address the…
November 08, 2019
The Bay Area Council in San Francisco is forming a new coalition of transportation companies focused on expanding a wide range of programs, services, and technologies aimed at reducing congestion on the region's roads and highways. The Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Coalition will be…
November 08, 2019
Voters across the country overwhelmingly voiced support at the ballot box for investing in more public transportation through several ballot measures in multiple states on Nov. 5. Yesterday, six out of nine public transportation related ballot measures passed—an approval rate of 67%, with one…
November 06, 2019
L.A. Metro A Line (Blue) in service
Image: L.A. Metro (@metrolosangeles) via Twitter
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) recently reopened its Blue Line—now renamed the A Line—with ribbon cutting ceremonies and three days of free rides to welcome back passengers to the transit provider's oldest and busiest light rail line. The A Line is reopening…
November 05, 2019
The Illinois DOT (IDOT) recently announced that Illinois is receiving federal funds to boost infrastructure for alternative fuel vehicles on I-80. The grant, which will target electric vehicles and vehicles that run on natural gas, is part of a larger effort to build a mid-America alternative fuel…
November 04, 2019
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