Transportation Technology

Issues & Modes / Transportation Technology

A technological revolution has shifted the transportation services available to customers and the way they interact with those options. From demand management systems, intelligent traffic signals, vehicle automation, and new mobility options, technology is altering how the transportation system functions. While the long-term outcome of recent mobility additions like ridehailing services and dockless electric scooters is unknown, these services have already begun to influence regulation and legislation in cities and states. In some cases, technology has also changed the user experience by, for example, making it easier for transit riders to access the bus schedule and to see when their next bus will arrive.

Webinar: The Role of Transportation in Improving America’s Health

Transportation access is one of the fundamental objectives of the public sector as a means to provide access to jobs, services,...

Webinar: Transit Innovation in the Time of COVID

The challenges facing public transit during the global pandemic are well-known, with low ridership, safety concerns for workers, and...

Road to Recovery Webinar: The Federal Role in Transit’s COVID Recovery

Public transportation has been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The stay at home orders have dramatically reduced...

Webinar: Automated Vehicle Technology, Public Policy, and BMW’s Level 3 AV System

While much of the transportation-related news has been focused on COVID-19 recovery, automated vehicle technologies are quietly...

Op-Ed: Now is The Right Moment to Address Transportation-Related Air Quality Concerns

Vehicle miles traveled have plummeted across the country with many pre-COVID drivers now working from home (see FHWA’s April 2020...

Webinar: Mobility Innovations: Rethinking Transit During and After COVID-19

In just a few months, the paradigm for transit has been upended. Agencies and the organizations that support them are adopting...

Guest Op-Ed: Post-COVID Transportation Planning Demands the Right Data, Not Guesswork

When will people start vacationing? How many will stick with work-from-home routines? Will online grocery shopping be a fading fad or...

New Automated Vehicle Safety Self-Assessment from BMW Reveals AV Technology Progress, Policy Gaps

Last week BMW quietly released a new Voluntary Safety Self-Assessment (VSSA), which was posted to the National Highway Traffic Safety...

Guest Op-Ed: Micromobility Can Get America Moving Again

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has placed U.S. transit agencies in the difficult position of urging passengers not to use their...

Resiliency of Transit Agency Partnerships with Private Mobility Services in the Face of COVID-19

Induced demand drives public transit and ridehail ridership moreso than any other mode. At a time when people may be going for walks,...

Webinar: There’s No Tool Like Curbs: The Powerful Mobility Tool Every City Already Has

Cities are looking to their transportation systems to promote mobility, safety, equity, climate and accessibility goals. Some trends,...

FTA Announces Integrated Mobility Innovation Grant Awards and Next Round of Transit Innovation Funding

On Monday, March 16, FTA announced 25 awards for the 2019 Innovative Mobility Initiative (IMI) grants. IMI grants are part of the...

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