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NHTSA officials could require vehicle-to-vehicle communication in future cars

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 02, 2014

NHTSA officials could require vehicle-to-vehicle communication in future cars

Manufacturers may soon be required to include vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology in all new cars. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) officials are working to decide whether the technology should be a requirement to help prevent car crashes, ABC News reports. The report ...

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Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation discusses infrastructure investment at bridge collapse hearing

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 18, 2013

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation discusses infrastructure investment at bridge collapse hearing

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies met Thursday for a hearing, where the committee examined the Interstate 5 bridge collapse in the context of the overall status of the nation’s transportation infrastructure. AASHTO Journal ...

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25 percent of U.S. bridges classified as deficient in 2012

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 17, 2013

25 percent of U.S. bridges classified as deficient in 2012

Of the 607,380 bridges on U.S. roadways in 2012, 25 percent were classified as deficient, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)’s testimony last week before the Senate Commitee on Appropriations’ Subcomittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and ...

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Financial District

Better Roads Staff - Mar 20, 2012

Financial District

HOT Time in the Old Town Tonight ( … and early morning and late afternoon) Varying tolls to control congestion works. Sort of. Sometimes. Congestion pricing cuts congestion. It’s true. But it’s not an entirely complete statement, because there are factors that ...

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Roadworks

Better Roads Staff - Jun 03, 2011

Roadworks

Before you can bid, tell me which candidates you contributed to. By John Latta, Tina Grady Barbaccia and Mike Anderson It’s always a good idea to keep an eye on what our government does that might be the thin end of the ...

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RoadWorks: MPOs May Merit Makeover

Brooke Wisdom - Oct 01, 2009

 MPOs: Options Exist to Enhance Transportation Planning Capacity and Federal Oversight. Metropolitan planning organizations are responsible for transportation planning in metropolitan areas, but according to the GAO, little is known about what has been achieved by their planning efforts. The ...

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