The nation’s cadre of emergency responders trained in techniques to clear roadway incidents safely and quickly continues to grow.
“The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) by means of this RFI, seeks to obtain informed views of the opportunities and challenges to the development, deployment, operation, and use of accessible transportation applications and corresponding infrastructure systems related to the (ATTRI) program.
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The U.S. Department of Transportation is sending out reimbursements totaling more than $232 million to more than half the nation for emergency road and bridge repairs they have made after storms or other unusual events going back to 2007.
Drawn from the Federal Highway Administration's emergency relief program, the money is being disbursed to 26 states and Puerto Rico.
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The heads of state departments of transportation will convene Feb. 24-27 for the annual Washington Legislative Briefing by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, an event that will draw key policymakers to meet with the state leaders in the nation's capital.
Some highlights of the plan include program categories, which provide the structure for research, development, and adoption of ITS technologies:
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Technology giant Apple is looking beyond mobile devices to learn how to make a self-driving electric car, and is talking to experts at carmakers and automotive suppliers, a senior auto industry source familiar with the discussions said on Saturday.
Self-driving cars generate a lot of headlines. But there's already a new kind of car on the road that's completely changing the vehicle market.
The connected car is equipped with internet connections and software that allow people to stream music, look up movie times, be alerted of traffic and weather conditions, and even power driving-assistance services such as self-parking.