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Caltrans installing flexible charging Express Lanes to ease congestion

Caltrans plans to install 500 miles (804 km) of Express Lanes in the Bay Area by 2035. Express Lanes are designated freeway lanes that provide solo drivers with the option of paying a toll for a more reliable, faster journey. Outside of chargeable hours, Express Lanes are open to all traffic, for free.

August 2017



MaaS Global prepares to launch its Whim app in the UK

Sampo Hietanen, CEO of MaaS Global, explains the convenience of accessing and paying for mobility via the company's Whim app. The app is currently live in major cities in Finland. MaaS Global plans to launch Whim in the UK this month (August 2017). Don't miss our exclusive interview with Sampo Heitanen in our MaaS feature in the forthcoming August/September issue of Traffic Technology International magazine. Out soon!

August 2017



NYC DOT's commissioner on the new wave of traffic technology transforming her city

In the latest ITE Talks Transportation podcast, this month sponsored by Iteris, Bernie Wagenblast has a fascinating chat with Polly Trottenberg, New York City DOT's commissioner. In this clip she gives a comprehensive overview of some of the new traffic technology being deployed. To hear her give more detail about some of the groundbreaking projects being implemented, including a hugely successful signal priority system for buses, and trails with vehicle-mounted ALPR cameras for parking enforcement, just click here.

August 2017



Chariot ride-sharing service promises to ease congestion in New York City

The Ford-owned Chariot ride-sharing service has just been launched in perhaps the busiest metropolis on earth New York City. This promotional video for the latest city to witness the roll-out of the technology explains how it works, and reveals ambitions to fight congestion by getting more people out of private cars. But will it, in fact, just mean more vehicles on the roads?

August 2017



Tampa Bay's innovative traffic projects

Vik Bhide, chief traffic management engineer for the City of Tampa, transportation & stormwater services, speaks to Bernie Wagenblast on the ITE Talks Transportation podcast. In this clip he discusses the variety of projects the city is introducing in a bid to reduce congestion and improve mobility. To hear the full interview and others click here.

August 2017



Caltrans enhances its QuickMap travel app with Waze data

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has integrated data from Waze, a leading community-based traffic and navigation app, into QuickMap its app that provides travel time and incident updates to local members of the public. The integration means that people in the California area, using the QuickMap app, can access more even traffic information, enabling them to make better decisions when planning their travel routes.

August 2017



Caltrans uses new pothole patching material to fix roads with minimal disruption

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is using an innovative, cost-effective material to patch potholes that have occurred as a result of harsh weather. Organic additives in the material cause it to harden immediately when water is added to the mix. This means that staff can patch potholes quickly, spending less time at dangerous workzones. With the new material, faster repairs allow for roads to be disrupted for shorter periods of time.

August 2017



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