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DOT seeks innovative transportation tools

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 27, 2014

DOT seeks innovative transportation tools

The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking innovative tools that address challenges in transportation and improve the transportation system. The DOT is offering a challenge to innovators to create web-based tools, data visualizations and mobile apps or to find innovative uses ...

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Seven states use technology, innovative solutions to combat extreme winter weather

Amanda Bayhi - Dec 26, 2013

Seven states use technology, innovative solutions to combat extreme winter weather

It’s no secret that extreme winter weather can drive up costs, forcing state transportation departments to think creatively when looking for effective solutions within their budgets. American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) President and Secretary of the Kentucky ...

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New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman: ‘Average is over’

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 26, 2013

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman: ‘Average is over’

Best-selling author and New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman spoke Sunday in front of a group of public works professionals about the challenges posed by globalization, changing technology, deficits and energy consumption. During his session at the American Public Works ...

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CDOT implements wildlife detection technology on highways

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 03, 2013

CDOT implements wildlife detection technology on highways

For the past five years, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has been working on a wildlife-detecting system on a stretch of US 160, where about 70 percent of all traffic accidents involve wildlife-vehicle collisions, Government Technology reported. The technology, originally ...

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The Internet, the public and project input

John Latta - May 24, 2013

The Internet, the public and project input

What is--or, better yet, what could be--happening to the solicitation of public input into transportation infrastructure projects? “The advent of the internet is making it easier than ever to solicit public input.” It’s a simple statement from an online resource for sustainable ...

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Young Americans are driving less

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 25, 2013

Young Americans are driving less

Though traffic congestion has been on the rise since January, vehicle miles driven in America are nowhere near their pre-recession levels. In fact, according to a Frontier Group report, Americans drove about 6 percent fewer miles per year in 2011 than ...

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MARTA launches emergency, customer service app

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 01, 2013

MARTA  launches emergency, customer service app

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has launched an app to connect transit riders with MARTA police or customer service, Atlanta's WSBTV reported. The app, called See & Say, allows riders to send notes to police or MARTA about graffiti, lighting ...

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Golden Gate Bridge begins all-electronic toll-taking

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 29, 2013

Golden Gate Bridge begins all-electronic toll-taking

San Fransisco’s Golden Gate Bridge has switched to an all-electronic system, the Los Angeles Times reports. The new system began Wednesday. The system captures license plate numbers as drivers continue through the toll booth. Drivers receive an invoice for the $6 ...

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Don’t cry for me, cross the road now

John Latta - Mar 28, 2013

Don’t cry for me, cross the road now

You want to walk across the road. A car approaches. You stare into the blue eyes of Evita, uncertain. From behind those eyes comes a soft voice telling you, “Go ahead. I see you. I’m stopping, and it’s safe to ...

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This gadget gives clunkers smart car capabilities

John Latta - Mar 28, 2013

This gadget gives clunkers smart car capabilities

From clunker to smart car in seconds! So says the ad for something called Car Connection. If you don’t have the latest in wizardry and gadgetry in your car, if you feel it’s the rolling equivalent of one of those old mobile ...

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Lattatudes

Better Roads Staff - Jul 03, 2012

Lattatudes

Dad. Cart. Horses.   I had this column done. Then I tossed it. Father’s Day came along. I thought a lot about my father that day, I always do. You’ll find me apparently talking to myself on that day, but I’m actually ...

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Laser scanning of New York Route 17 upgrade gets nod from American Council of Engineering Companies

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 01, 2010

Laser scanning of New York Route 17 upgrade gets nod from American Council of Engineering Companies

The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of New York has honored one of Erdman Anthony's projects as among the best in the northeast region. The firm’s entry, laser scanning of New York Route 17 Upgrade to I-86, exit 131, earned ...

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