Four factors that led to the deadly Amtrak derailment
The fatal Amtrak Cascades derailment in Washington State between Tacoma and Olympia on Dec, 18 killed three people and injured scores of others. It has brought the issue of positive train control (PTC), a technology that automatically activates the brakes of trains to meet speed limits or red lights, to the forefront of national debate once again.
Virginia took a bold step in tolling I-66. And it’s likely to pay off.
When the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) began charging rush-hour tolls on Interstate 66 inside Washington's Beltway, a very important economic experiment was launched. The state put a price on free-flowing traffic by allowing solo drivers to use the road and charged them based on the actual demand for the opportunity to do so.
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3 Transportation Predictions for 2018
Transportation in the Unites States is changing. 2017 brought us record setting aviation travel, advancements in groundbreaking vehicle technologies and huge increases in freight traffic thanks to booming online commerce.