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.

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: Dynamic Streets, Curbs, and Sidewalks in COVID-19

Previous plans to expand bike networks and more space for pedestrians are being fast-tracked as stay-at-home orders for COVID-19 demand...

Webinar: Geofencing and the Potential of Connected Vehicles

Full obedience of traffic rules and regulations and the ability to dynamically change them, depending on the current situation in a...

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...

Webinar: Urban Planning, Transportation, and Public Health Collaborations

This webinar will describe several ways in which urban planners are working with data sources and colleagues in public health and...

House Tees Up Revamp of an Automated Vehicle Bill

On Tuesday, February 11, the House Committee on Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection & Commerce held a hearing...

Webinar: Data on Demand

This webinar is an overview of Data on Demand, which is the second paper in our research report series examining the Case Study in the...

Data on Demand: A Case Study in the Los Angeles and Puget Sound Regions

Data on Demand is the second paper in our research report series examining the Case Study in the Los Angeles and Puget Sound...

FCC Posts Proposed Rule to Reallocate 5.9 GHz Spectrum, Seeks Comments

In line with a general policy of allowing more flexible use of radio frequency spectrum, the Federal Communications Commission’s...

Webinar: Making the Grade: MDOT MTA’s Core Bus Performance Monitoring Program

Following the 2017 launch of BaltimoreLink, a complete network redesign of the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit...

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