News

The U.S. DOT's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently announced a total of $300 million in federal funding allocations to three rail transit projects in the states of Arizona, California, and Washington. The funding is provided through FTA’s Capital Investment Grants (CIG) Program, and the…
July 17, 2019
Mapping data and spatial analytics firm Esri is forming a strategic partnership with Mobileye in an effort to bring more industry data into its ArcGIS platform and drive real-time map updates. Esri's GIS software has widespread use across multiple industries, including the oil industry, city…
July 16, 2019
Ohio’s Transportation Research Center has undergone a state-funded expansion that has yielded the longest driverless vehicle test track in the state.   The new Smart Mobility Advanced Research Test (SMART) Center in Logan County, about 40 miles northwest of Columbus, includes a six-lane, high-…
July 15, 2019
In a proposed deal with Panasonic, the state of Utah and Utah DOT (UDOT) may invest more than $50 million over five years to expand the state’s roadside sensor technology. The sensor network will enable the exchange of data between connected vehicles and within the connected environment.   An…
July 12, 2019
A recent ruling from a federal judge allowed transportation officials to proceed with a $1.1 billion project to replace the 122-year-old Norwalk River Railroad Bridge—also known as the Walk Bridge—in Connecticut. The existing movable railroad bridge carries four tracks that serve around 200 trains…
July 11, 2019
The Alabama DOT (ALDOT) is expanding its traffic monitoring system and making sizable upgrades to its app, in effort to reduce congestion and increase safety on state roadways, as well as minimize the negative impact traffic has on quality of life.   ALDOT opened its Traffic Management Center (…
July 10, 2019
As part of its ongoing push toward Vision Zero, the New York City DOT (NYC DOT) has announced that it will expand its school zone speed camera network citywide with the addition of thousands more cameras to its overall network. Moreover, its present camera network, as of July 11, be switched on for…
July 09, 2019
The Kansas DOT (KDOT) has teamed up with its counterparts in Missouri to initiate a pilot program in four Kansas metropolitan areas that alerts drivers when motorist assist vehicles are nearby.   Drivers in Kansas City, Wichita, Salina, and Topeka can receive digital alerts via the Waze mobile…
July 08, 2019
Earlier this week, a coalition of key companies in the automaker, supplier, and technology industries published a white paper, titled Safety First For Automated Driving, in which the collective describes a framework for the development, testing, and validation of autonomous vehicles. According to…
July 05, 2019
Some big changes are on the docket for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s (SEPTA) Paoli-Thorndale line, which is the most traveled and perhaps most degraded line in the SEPTA system, as part of the agency's Reinvesting in Our System platform.   Changes and upgrades are…
July 03, 2019
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) recently announced the winners of the association's 2019 Rail Safety & Security Excellence Awards at the annual APTA Rail Conference in Toronto, Ontario. The APTA Rail Safety & Security Excellence Awards recognize public transportation…
July 02, 2019
Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a FY 2020 appropriations package consisting of five bills, one of which funds the U.S. DOT with $86.6 billion in budgetary resources. The House passed the appropriations package, dubbed H.R. 3055, with a vote of 227 to 194.  The funding in the…
July 02, 2019
expand_less