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.
The Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis has released the report, Plug-In Electric Vehicles: A Case Study of Seven Markets, that shares insights into the developing plug-in electric vehicle market in order to understand the policy, economic, infrastructure and social drivers related to vehicle adoption.
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.
"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.
Via AASHTO and America's Transportation Awards.org
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today announced that California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) earned the Grand Prize and the People's Choice awards in the 2014 America's Transportation Awards competition.
"Almost exactly a year ago, Transportation Secretary Foxx addressed the National League of Cities. He then turned to the Fast Lane to blog about what it means to city leaders that drivers in their cities spend an average of 42 hours a year stuck in traffic and how an increasing population is only going to make matters worse unless we invest in infrastructure solutions.