Message from the Managing Director
By Patrick Son
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.
Transportation System Management and Operations (TSMO) Workforce: Skills, Positions, Recruitment, Retention, and Career Development
[ NCHRP 20-07 (Research for AASHTO Standing Committee on Highways) ]
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
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.
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.
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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