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This is not a test: I-405 peak-use shoulder lane open to traffic
At 2 p.m. on Monday, April 24, Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) offered travelers in south Snohomish County a new option for their afternoon commute. The northbound peak-use shoulder lane (PUSL) officially opened to general-purpose traffic on the 1.8-mile stretch between State Route 527 in Bothell and I-5 in Lynnwood, about 20 miles northeast of Seattle.
The USDOT has released several new reports highlighting its latest research initiatives and findings related to intelligent transportation system (ITS) technologies and connected vehicles:
On May 11, 2017, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Resource Management Supplem
The Survey of State Funding for Public Transportation is an annual report that provides a snapshot of state-by-state investments in public transportation. The report includes a comparison of state and Federal funding for public transportation, an overview of state transit programs, revenue sources, and eligible uses for state transit funding.
The best way to protect MoDOT workers in work zones may be to not have them there in the first place. The Kansas City District is turning to technological advances to test that theory.
MoDOT recently sent out a Request for Proposal to test driverless warning vehicles in slow-moving work zones like striping and sweeping.
Transportation probably isn’t the first thing you think about when you mention the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse. But when you consider the fact that millions of people will be hitting the road to witness the event, you might want to change your mind. According to some estimates, Missouri could receive up to 1 million out-of-state visitors during the eclipse.
Today, the Eno Center for Transportation released Beyond Speculation: Automated Vehicles and Public Policy. The report provides a much-needed set of recommendations that address the myriad policy issues that face automated vehicles.