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Archive for the ‘Congestion’ Category

San Diego, CA: Downtown Mobility Plan

Friday, February 26th, 2016
Downtown San Diego

City centers across the nation are experiencing revival and renaissance. Urbanized communities are becoming increasingly desirable, with more people showing interest in living and working in locations with a variety of mobility, cultural, entertainment, employment, and housing options. A combination of transportation strategies is needed to accommodate these shifting attitudes and accompanying influx of residents, employees, and visitors to urbanized areas – even more so in downtown areas already experiencing high concentrations of residential and employment populations.

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Public Transit Beats a McLaren to the Super Bowl

Monday, February 8th, 2016
Public Transit Beats a McLaren to the Super Bowl

If you’re in San Francisco and happen to have an extra 190 grand lying around, maybe you were thinking about getting a McLaren 570S because you wanna quickly get to the Super Bowl in Santa Clara. As we figure out the most efficient way to get to Levi’s Stadium, it turns out that that may not be the case.

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For-Hire Vehicle Transportation Study

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
Annual paid trips by mode

New York City is committed to offering a reliable, safe, accessible, and comprehensive transportation system that promotes the public good and meets the needs of all New Yorkers across all five boroughs. The City must make sure that residents and visitors have a range of appealing transportation options, that the streets are safe, that passengers are protected from fraud and abuse, and that those who work to provide transportation have fair and sustainable working conditions and income opportunities. While doing so, the City must take steps to ensure that its transportation system is accessible to all, regardless of individual ability.

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How Data Helps Get You There Faster

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015
How Data Helps Get You There Faster

Traditionally, pavement inductive loop sensors are used to collect real time traffic data for passenger-freight movement in roadways. This method, however, is expensive to install and maintain. In the last decade, significant improvements have been achieved in MEMS sensors domain with respect to size, cost and accuracy. Motivated by these novel advances, we proposed a wireless MEMS sensor based passenger-freight interactions detection framework for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Our proposed solution will be significantly cost effective in comparison to traditional induction loop approach and it is scalable to cover millions miles of roadways all over the US.

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Report Card for Alabama’s Infrastructure

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015
Report Card for Alabama

The bad news is that Alabama’s infrastructure has some challenges that you should know about before it’s too late to keep these systems from breaking down. Infrastructure deteriorates every single day as it ages, just as our bodies do, and many of these critical systems are reaching the end of their useful life…The good news is there are solutions to all these challenges , and we can raise Alabama’s infrastructure grades. By learning more today about the conditions of the infrastructure you use every day, you too can help raise the grade.

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The 2015 Holiday Travel Forecast

Friday, December 25th, 2015
Share of Travelers by Mode

Travel during the year-end holiday period will top 100 million for the first time, as the 1.4 percent growth will be driven by rising incomes and low prices, boosting consumer spending three percent above year-ago levels.

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ACEC’s ENGINEERING INC. — Smart Roads Ahead: A New Era in Transportation Connectivity

Monday, December 21st, 2015
Engineering Inc. - November/ December 2015

The automobile is undergoing a radical transformation. Advancements in technology, along with growing pressure to reduce congestion, trim carbon emissions and improve safety, are fueling the concept of connected cars and smart transportation systems.
How these technological advances will impact America’s roadways is a new challenge facing engineering firms. There’s growing demand to develop smart infrastructure systems that do things such as alter traffic flow dynamically. Motorists are using apps, such as Google Maps and Apple Maps, to bypass congestion and incidents, but far more advanced vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) systems lie ahead.

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San Francisco, CA: 2015 Congestion Management Plan

Friday, December 11th, 2015
Figure 4-2: 2015 Average Muni Bus Speeds on CMP Network Segments, Weekday AM Peak

The CMP legislation aims to increase the productivity of existing transportation infrastructure and encourage more efficient use of scarce new dollars for transportation investments, in order to effectively manage congestion, improve air quality, and ultimately allow continued development.

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Unclogging America’s Arteries: Prescriptions for Healthier Highways

Friday, November 27th, 2015
The available fuel savings for both trucks and passenger cars from eliminating the 30 worst bottlenecks. 35 MILLION GALLONS A YEAR

Severe congestion continues to stymie passenger and freight movement on many of America’s critical urban Interstates and freeways. This 2015 update to Unclogging America’s Arteries identifies the 50 worst highway bottlenecks in the U.S. and demonstrates that the cost of doing nothing is too significant to ignore.

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Our Future on Track: A Rail Investment Plan for the Northeast Corridor

Friday, November 13th, 2015
NEC Alternatives

NEC FUTURE Choices for the NEC The FRA has identified three distinct Action Alternatives for the NEC, each of which presents a different vision for the future role of passenger rail in the transportation system of the Northeast. In developing these Action Alternatives, the FRA considered a broad range of possibilities for the NEC to […]

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