The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has released a 2014 update of the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Benefits, Costs, and Lessons Learned Report, along with a series of accompanying fact sheets. The report is based on three related Web-based databases, known collectively as the ITS Knowledge Resources. The ITS Joint Program Office's evaluation program developed the Knowledge Resources to support informed decision making regarding ITS investments by tracking the effectiveness of deployed ITS.
Three sessions at the TRB 94th Annual Meeting on Monday, January 12, 2015 will explore priorities and key issues developed by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and are slated to involve top administration officials. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx will preside at the session, "U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx's 30-Year Plan: A Framework for the Future," unveiling USDOT's efforts over the past year to create a comprehensive, long-lasting transportation plan.
"As declines go, Detroit's has been spectacular. So it's a little strange to discover-just a short drive north of downtown, past countless deserted office blocks and homes-something that could help make cities safer, more energy-efficient, and generally more pleasant to live in. In Warren, Michigan, General Motors is testing technology that lets cars transmit and receive useful information wirelessly across several hundred meters.
Via AASHTO and America's Transportation Awards.org
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today announced that California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) earned the Grand Prize and the People's Choice awards in the 2014 America's Transportation Awards competition.
"Almost exactly a year ago, Transportation Secretary Foxx addressed the National League of Cities. He then turned to the Fast Lane to blog about what it means to city leaders that drivers in their cities spend an average of 42 hours a year stuck in traffic and how an increasing population is only going to make matters worse unless we invest in infrastructure solutions.