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Putting Transportation Communications at the Top of Solar Eclipse Story By Matt Hiebert

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. Read More

Southeast Michigan Traffic Incident Management Partnering Workshop Connects TIM Partners and the Connected &Autonomous Vehicle Community By Tony Kratofil, PE, Metro Region Engineer, Michigan DOT Chair of the NOCoE Technical Advisory Cmmte.

On March 3rd, 2017, approximately 140 members from across the traffic incident management (TIM) community gathered for the 12th annual Southeast Michigan Traffic Incident Management Partnering Workshop at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan.  The event was organized by Beaubien Engineering, the Michigan Department o Read More

Communicating TSMO: The Examples of Colorado and California

Earlier this month, NOCoE conducted a peer-to-peer exchange on "Communicating the Future of Transportation," where we brought in state communications directors to discuss the role communications can play in TSMO. NOCoE focused on both internal and external communications needs, including change management efforts across entire agencies to successfully implement TSMO, as well as communicating the benefits of TSMO strategies to the users of transportation systems. Read More

FHWA Publishes Performance Management Final Rules Required by MAP-21

On Wednesday, January 18, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) published in the Federal Register the final rules for the last two national performance management measure regulations. One rule establishes regulations to assess the condition and performance of bridges on the NHS and of pavements on the Interstate and non-Interstate NHS. The other establishes regulations to assess the performance of the National Highway System (NHS), Freight Movement on the Interstate System, and the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program. Read More

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Technology allows us to make phone calls, dictate texts or emails and update social media while driving – all actions that are proven to increase crash risk. The National Safety Council observes April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month to draw attention to this epidemic. NSC wants empower you to put safety first and Just Drive.

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New Episode of "ITE Talks Transportation" Podcast

New Episode Featured in Passenger Transport 
 
Highlights from the latest episode of ITE's Thought Leaders in Transportation series with Peter Rogoff, Chief Executive Officer of Sound Transit, are summarized in the current issue of the American Public Transportation Association's Passenger Transport publication. Read More

ITE Transportation and Health Initiative: Statement of Intent

At the January meeting of the ITE International Board of Direction, the Board established a 2017 initiative on Transportation and Health.  Past President, Paula Flores, was charged with working with ITE staff and volunteers in the development of this initiative and the preparation of a Statement of Intent to share with ITE members.  Over the last several months Paula and Jeff Lindley, ITE's Chief Technical Officer, have worked to lay out a series of steps and actions that ITE can take in the coming months to advance this initiative.   Read More