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Ericsson proposes sweeping program to reduce traffic congestion in Miami

Ericsson proposes sweeping program to reduce traffic congestion in Miami

November 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Swedish multinational Ericsson plans to use its data and communications experience to help curb traffic congestion in Miami, Florida. The telecom giant announced a proposal during its annual event, NEST 2013, held this year in Miami Beach. ICT to address traffic woes Through its “Intelligent Transport Initiative,” Ericsson plans to use its advanced network of information […]

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Electric school buses coming to California in 2014

Electric school buses coming to California in 2014

November 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

By next year, students in San Joaquin Valley, California will breathe only clean air when they hop on to one of the many electric school buses their district is set to buy. Although all-electric cars have been growing in popularity in the U.S. for quite some time, the technology has never been employed in school […]

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Driverless pods to be on UK streets by 2015

Driverless pods to be on UK streets by 2015

November 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Milton Keynes, a city near London, is investing £65 million in infrastructure to enable self driving pods to run in the city. The first 100 ULTra PRT transport pods will hit its streets in 2015, and will travel between the town’s shopping center, office parks, and railway station. ​ How the driverless pods will work […]

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Golf carts now legal to drive on some city streets

Golf carts now legal to drive on some city streets

November 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Golf carts aren’t merely the stuff of prepubescent boys’ driving dreams and elderly golfers’ daily lives – they’re street legal in some areas. Supporters claim that golf carts are friendlier to the environment than their gas-guzzling counterparts, cheaper to run and maintain, and that the vehicles are particularly useful for short trips – which are, […]

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Expert: Traffic jams signal economic vitality

Expert: Traffic jams signal economic vitality

October 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Drivers take for granted that traffic jams are “bad” — who wants to sit at a standstill, burning off gas and anxiously planning out how we’ll compensate at work for the lost time? Yet a recent study suggests that in certain metro areas, traffic isn’t always all that bad — in fact, in certain areas […]

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Congestion charge to counter pollution in Shanghai possible

Congestion charge to counter pollution in Shanghai possible

October 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

In an attempt to reduce traffic volume and control soaring levels of air pollution, Shanghai officials may soon impose a congestion charge at peak hours. If this type of road pricing is levied, Shanghai would be the first city in China to implement such a move. Similar initiatives in London and Singapore have been successful (though […]

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Oklahoma bucks national trend of falling drunk driving deaths

Oklahoma bucks national trend of falling drunk driving deaths

September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Although U.S. alcohol-related deaths fell by around 20 percent over the last twenty years, Oklahoma experienced a 10 percent rise in drunk driving deaths during the same period. Considering the state has about the same vehicles, intensive public education campaigns, and tough drunk driving laws as the rest of the nation, it’s unclear why drunk […]

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Think tank calls on congress to allow interstate tolls

Think tank calls on congress to allow interstate tolls

September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

As anyone who has had the pleasure of driving on an American highway knows far too well, our country’s roads are in dire need of repair. Lack of funding and incredibly outdated infrastructure make for an often deadly combination, jeopardizing drivers’ and passengers’ safety on the road. While Washington recognizes the dangers – in fact, […]

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Red light cameras result in a drop in right-angle crashes in New Jersey

Red light cameras result in a drop in right-angle crashes in New Jersey

September 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Recently released data now reveals that right-angle crashes are continuing to decline at New Jersey intersections where American Traffic Solutions’ red light safety cameras are installed, according to the Rutgers Plan4Safety crash database. Plus, there is more good news: Of those vehicles receiving a violation, almost nine out of ten have not received a second […]

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New York traffic speeds up – despite bike lanes

New York traffic speeds up – despite bike lanes

September 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

In New York City’s most traffic-burdened hub, the past is picking up, according to a recent Department of Transportation study and GPS-obtained taxi data, which states that average taxi speeds in Manhattan’s central business district have jumped from 8.9 mph in 2011 to 9.3 mph in 2012. There’s also been a nearly 7% increase in […]

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