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November 28, 2011 • 11:10 pm 0
The state has withdrawn a federal application seeking permission to raise money for road and bridge repairs by selling advertisements on the electronic message signs.
Read more at The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/regional/s_769307.html#ixzz1f2olF52y
November 27, 2011 • 6:03 pm 0
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November 26, 2011 • 5:12 pm 0
With Bryan Mistele at the wheel, Inrix was on the move in 2011. The Kirkland provider of real-time traffic information raised a $37 million venture round from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, signed a multi-million dollar deal with Google and purchased its biggest European rival.
More at GeekWire
November 23, 2011 • 11:28 pm 0
One of the big pushes this year is a new 511 application for iPhones and other mobile devices that helps drivers navigate the roads and informs them of anything from construction to car accidents. Application users can look at traffic cameras to see traffic flow and can pinpoint areas where construction might be causing detours or delays.
More at The Palm Beach Post
November 23, 2011 • 12:30 am 0
TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Report S2-L06-RR-2 Guide to Improving Capability for Systems Operations and Management examines the way transportation agencies should be organized to successfully execute operations programs that improve travel time reliability.
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November 22, 2011 • 2:04 pm 0
Travelers from Maine to Florida this Thanksgiving holiday will be able to save time and better plan their trips thanks to a web site that provides them with real-time traffic information and estimated drive times for roadways in and between major metropolitan areas along the East Coast.
November 21, 2011 • 4:21 pm 0
CDOT, I-70 coalition herald new apps to encourage drivers to patronize businesses during heavy traffic
CDOT is preparing to commission the development of a smartphone application that will not only alert drivers to traffic conditions, delays, road conditions and potential travel times, but will provide them with specials and deals for places where they can eat, kill time and even spend the night while waiting for the roads to clear up.
More at SummitDailly
November 21, 2011 • 1:51 am 0
Flipping the debate from potential profits to actual expenses. Gordon Linton, a former head of the Federal Transit Administration who served alongside Zimmerman on the Metro board, focused on the opportunity cost of giving data to other sites. He said the agency had given away resources – for example, free parking for car-sharing services – that it later realized could yield income.
More at ReadWriteWeb
November 7, 2011 • 11:13 pm 0
For WTOP.com, the website for Washington, D.C.’s 24-hour headline news radio station, helping the region’s drivers navigate around traffic snarls has boosted site visits.
This is thanks to WTOP’s proprietary technology feature “Custom Commute,” which lets users custom stitch together the streams from a network of traffic cameras. For the Hubbard Broadcasting-owned station and site, traffic is serious business, so much so that it recently stopped outsourcing its traffic reporting altogether, according to John Meyer, director of digital media.
More at NetNewsCheck
November 7, 2011 • 10:29 pm 0
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A Media Lab group that has done groundbreaking work using cellphones to gauge human social interactions releases its technology to the public.
Now, the group is making its phone-based data-collection system available as a free, open-source download so that other researchers, and people interested in the burgeoning phenomenon of “self-tracking,” can not only use it but also help expand it, incorporating it into other applications or providing it with new features and functions.
More at MIT Media Lab