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Congestion jams up New Jersey Transit station after Super Bowl

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 03, 2014

Congestion jams up New Jersey Transit station after Super Bowl

Fans attempting to leave the MetLife Stadium after the Super Bowl on Sunday night faced delays as they waited to board overcrowded trains. “Long lines and confusion” had train-traveling fans spending hours trying to leave the game Sunday night and early ...

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IBTTA Executive Director, CEO Patrick Jones calls for tolls as means to relieve congestion

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 22, 2013

IBTTA Executive Director, CEO Patrick Jones calls for tolls as means to relieve congestion

Patrick Jones, executive director & CEO of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA), this week pointed to tolling as a solution to traffic congestion. At the U.S. Travel Association’s Connecting America Through Travel Conference in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, ...

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VIDEO: CDOT uses child’s perspective to demonstrate proper lane merging

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 11, 2013

VIDEO: CDOT uses child’s perspective to demonstrate proper lane merging

The Colorado Department of Transportation has launched a new series of messages to inform drivers about the “late merge,” a lane merging technique aimed at reducing traffic delays through construction zones. CDOT’s late merge messages, which consist of highway signs and ...

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Guest Blog: Performance Management – The Key to Infrastructure Decision Making

Staff Report - May 10, 2013

Guest Blog: Performance Management – The Key to Infrastructure Decision Making

Today’s economy has changed the way we conduct business, both at work and at home. Just like many families have had to cut back to the bare essentials, every company and government agency that I know has had to take ...

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Traffic congestion increases by 4 percent in Q1 2013

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 24, 2013

Traffic congestion increases by 4 percent in Q1 2013

Traffic congestion in the United States is on the rise, signaling an improvement in the nation’s economy, USA Today reported. Following nearly two years of a decline in traffic congestion, it was up 4 percent year-over-year in the first three months ...

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Congestion expected to cost average commuter $1,010 annually by 2020

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 05, 2013

Congestion expected to cost average commuter $1,010 annually by 2020

The average U.S. commuter spent $818 on traffic congestion costs in 2011, according to a 2012 Annual Urban Mobility Report from Texas A&M’s Transportation Institute. That number may grow to $1,010 in the next decade or less. The total cost of ...

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Ah, the connected commute

John Latta - Dec 11, 2012

Ah, the connected commute

Don't commute alone. Even if you are the only person your vehicle. A new report from the New Cities Foundation says that real-time sharing of information between commuters via social networking can “enhance the overall commute experience in a number of ...

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2009 Urban Congestion Trends: How FHWA’s Operations is Solving Congestion Problems

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 14, 2010

The U.S. Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Operations has released a brochure that highlights examples of how transportation agencies are helping to reduce congestion through enhanced highway system operations. The report also explores trends in congestion and reliability during the ...

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FHWA’s new tech tool pinpoints freight congestion

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 28, 2010

A new technology tool will help transportation planners, operators, and private shippers and carriers plan ahead by identifying key traffic chokepoints on some of the nation’s busiest roads, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced today.  “We are always looking for new ...

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INDOT awards first of several contracts

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 21, 2010

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has announced the first of many contracts designed to address roadway and traffic concerns for the closed S.R. 912 (Cline Avenue). Walsh and Kelly Construction Company of Griffith was the low bidder at $927,922.95 for ...

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ARTBA: Senate climate bill ‘shorts’ transportation sector

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 13, 2010

A majority of the revenue generated from a new transportation user fee included in a climate bill proposed in the U.S. Senate would be diverted to non-transportation purposes —- a departure from 54 years of federal policy, according to the ...

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TRIP report ID’s Oregon’s 50 worst highway, multi-modal ‘chokepoints’

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 13, 2010

The I-5 Columbia River Crossing tops the list of Oregon’s worst transportation chokepoints, along with the I-5/I-84/I-405 Interchange, the OR 212/224 Corridor, the I-205/I-5 Interchange and the OR 217/I-5 Interchange. according to a new report released today by TRIP, a ...

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