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The U.S. Department of Transportation's 2014 ITS Benefits, Costs, and Lessons Learned Report and Fact Sheets Available Online

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. Read More

2015 TRB 94th Annual Meeting: USDOT Secretary Foxx and Team to Discuss Strategy/Key Issues at Three Sessions

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. Read More

National Operations Center of Excellence Welcomes Executive Director

Dennis Motiani joins NOCoE staff

Dennis Motiani, a well-known expert in transportation systems management and operations, will be Executive Director of the new National Operations Center of Excellence. The Center, which officially launches in January, is designed to provide transportation agencies with a centralized and comprehensive set of resources for TSM&O specialists. It is a collaborative effort of AASHTO, the Institute of Transportation Engineers and Intelligent Transportation Society of America, with support from the Federal Highway Administration. Read More

Evaluation of the Flashing Yellow Arrow (FYA) Permissive Left-Turn in Shared Yellow Signal Sections

 Via Transportation Research Board

TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) has released Web-Only Document 207: Evaluation of the Flashing Yellow Arrow (FYA) Permissive Left-Turn in Shared Yellow Signal Sections analyzes driver behavior and comprehension related to the FYA permissive left-turn indication when added to three- and five-section traffic signal displays. Read More

Car Technology That Could Revitalize Cities

"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. Read More