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.

Update – The Week Ahead

December 8, 2014 – 7:30 a.m. This is the last scheduled week of session for the 113th Congress, and Congressional leaders have a...

A Lesson From Stockholm’s Sustainable Development: Identifying Crucial Tensions, Conflicts or Tradeoffs in Urban Sustainability Policies

BY AMY RADER OLSSON Director, KTH Center for a Sustainable Built Environment Urban challenges are indisputably complex—even...

3D Printers: Changing Transportation As We Know It

BY BILL ANKNER Principal, Transportation Solutions President Obama’s shout out for 3D printing in his 2012 State of the Union[1]...

Countdown to Mainstreaming of Self-Driving Vehicles

BY EVA LERNER-LAM President, Palisades Consulting Group, Inc. There is a lot of excitement today about the concept of so-called...

Improving Transportation = Better Quality of Life for City Dwellers

BY RICHARD HARRIS Solution Director, Xerox Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) refers to a wide range of services that use...

Transportation and Technological Change: The Case of Autonomous Vehicles

There is tremendous excitement in the transportation world about the idea of self-driving vehicles, also known as autonomous vehicles...

Three Ideas for Big City Departments of Transportation

The United States is increasingly a metropolitan nation, with more of the population concentrating in urban areas. The largest of these...

Shared Use Mobility: The Next Big Thing in Transportation

BY LARRY FILLER Transportation Consultant and MARC OLIPHANT Regional Employee Transportation Coordinator at Naval District...

2013 Transportation Weekly Archive Index

2013 Transportation Weekly Archive Index   January 2013   January 16, 2013 issue January 21, 2013 update ...

They Pay Farmers Not to Grow Crops, Don’t They?

Despite the odd title, this is an optimistic report. Before describing a breakthrough in how to reduce urban traffic congestion, let me...

Design-Build: Doing More With Existing Resources

BY RICHARD THOMAS, LCP Director, State & Local Legislative Affairs, Design-Build Institute of America Passing legislation in...

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