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The United Kingdom Government-backed Transport Systems Catapult has announced it will help create the world’s first ‘Intelligent Mobility Investment Fund’ to pump £50-100m (US$74-148m) into fast-growth technology SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) and help give the country 10% of a market projected to reach £900bn (US$1.3tr) in 10 years. The Catapult aims to partner with a major Fund Manager to raise vital early-stage capital for technology innovations that are tipped to drive ‘intelligent...
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As part of the U.S. DOT's Safer People, Safer Streets initiative, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx has challenged local elected officials to take significant action to improve safety for bicyclists and pedestrians of all ages and abilities over the next year. One of the focus activities of the Mayors’ Challenge is to collect more --and better-- data on pedestrian and bicycle activity to support planning and investment decisions as well as targeted safety improvements. T ...
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A study by MIT researchers could lead to better ways of programming a city’s stoplights to reduce delays, improve efficiency, and reduce emissions. The new findings are reported in a pair of papers by MIT assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering Carolina Osorio and alumna Kanchana Nanduri in the journals Transportation Science and Transportation Research: Part B . In these papers, the researchers describe a method of combining vehicle-level data with less precise—but more...
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Check out the new video on the recently launched National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE). ITE is a partner with AASHTO, ITS America, and the Federal Highway Administration for the center. You'll see ITE staff members Phil Caruso and Deborah Rouse in the video--Deborah provides staff support for the center's newsletter and webinars. If you haven't already, visit the NOCoE website at www.transportationops.org to learn more about the resources it provides.
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Pay-by-space parking meter poles and numbered space markers are currently being installed on select streets in Downtown Washington, DC, USA one of the first signs of the District Department of Transportation's (DDOT) parkDC pilot parking program being tested in Chinatown-Penn Quarter this year. According to DDOT, the parking pilot aims to help change the way everyone parks Downtown.The concept (multimodal value pricing) has been widely successful in areas of San Francisco and Los Angeles...
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The 2015 winners of WTS International's scholarships for women in transportation-related studies have been announced, and among them is ITE Student Member Kimberley Kinnison. Kim attends the University of Colorado, where she is Vice President of the ITE Student Chapter. Look for more information about Kim and the other scholarship winners here .
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Attention ITE Student Chapters: We have been asked by USDOT to share this invite with our ITE student chapters. Be sure to gather together next Tuesday, April 21, 2015 to sit in on this virtual town hall discussion with USDOT! ________________________________________________________ The U.S. Department of Transportation Invites Graduate and Under Graduate Students to Participate in a National VIRTUAL Town Hall on the Future...
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If your employer is planning to hire transportation professionals then the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Employment Center is the place to go to find your next employee easily and affordably! Make sure your human resources department is aware of this important resource when advertising for your next available position! The ITE Employment Center is the job bank for one of the transportation profession's leading associations. Over 11,000 ITE members have access to this...
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Get your name out in front of over 11, ITE Journal subscribers by advertising in the Professional Services Directory. The Professional Service Directory is a cost-effective way to reach potential customers. Your ad will be viewed by a diverse group of transportation professionals, including: highway engineers; transportation specialists; program management engineers; ITS specialists; transportation directors; chief engineers; principle traffic engineers; transportation planning directors; transportation...
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The new addition to the ITE Learning Hub is the Risk Management for Transportation Agencies Online Course Series . The suite of four course modules introduces the learners to the tort liability process, terminology, key concepts, illustrate the best means of defending a claim alleging a roadway deficiency, show how crashes should be reconstructed/investigated beyond the conventional police report and review in-depth examples of claims. Training Modules includes: • Tort Liability...
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The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) in conjunction with National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), and with support from the US-DOT Federal Highway Administration will host a workshop based on the NACTO Urban Street Design Guide in Memphis, Tennessee on Tuesday, April 28 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Central Time. Participants will analyze a corridor and a critical intersection in Memphis, evaluating its potential as a multi-modal street and applying interim design...
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The latest issue of the Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Network newsletter, "The Responder," is now available online here . As noted by ITE member Eric Rensel, TIM Network Liaison, this issue comes at the completion of the National Work Zone Awareness Week, featuring several work zone safety/TIM articles to keep the conversation from the week going. These articles explore various aspects of work zone safety/TIM from several industry experts. Don't miss the great content the TIM Network has...
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If you answered yes then the upcoming ITE 2015 Annual Meeting & Exhibit is the perfect place to showcase them to over 1,000 transportation professionals from the private sector, public agencies (federal, regional, state/provincial, local), consultancies, and academia. Exhibitors include a wide range of organizations in the following areas: consulting services; data collection; incident detection systems; parking; professional development & training; software; sound barriers;...
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ITE invites you to share your expertise and experience with the transportation industry through our professional development programs. These programs are designed to keep transportation professional on the cutting edge of the industry. We are currently seeking individuals interested in presenting a webinar. Our 90 minute webinars are conducted Tues-Thursdays between the hours of 12-1:30p ET and 3-4:30p ET. Conducting a webinar requires the instructor to deliver a PowerPoint presentation over...
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ITE is pleased to announce that VHB has joined PTV and Kimley-Horn as sponsors of the ITE 2015 Annual Meeting & Exhibit, taking place August 2-5, 2015 at the Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, FL. VHB will be a Diamond Level sponsor. Sponsorship provides organizations with a terrific opportunity to demonstrate commitment to the transportation industry and build awareness among attendees. Depending on level, sponsors receive a variety of benefits including recognition before,...
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The Transportation Planning Council (TPC) is launching our inaugural monthly ‘ Recognize ’ Initiative. Each month we intend to feature a project/plan/policy/people (4-Ps) which we believe showcases great planning and includes references and resources for our planning members. These 4-Ps as we call them, revolve around current transportation issues in our industry and we hope will give our members examples, resources, or guidance in their own communities. If you are interested in submitting...
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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched a new Office of Technology and Investigationto examine consumer privacy in the realm of connected cars, smart homes, and big data. The office evolved from the agency's mobile technology unit, an entity the commission created a few years ago to address mobile technology’s own unique consumer protection challenges associated with smartphones and other mobile devices, according to Ashkan Soltani, FTC's chief technologist. Read more at www.nextgov.com...
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Monday, April 13, 2015, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Please join us for a free webinar, Identifying Top V2I Deployment Priority Areas for ITE on Monday, April 13, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT This webinar will present the top V2I Deployment priority areas and seek input from the broad audience on steps to move forward addressing the same. Led by the ITE CV/AV Task Force Registration is required in advance of this event. Location ...
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Technical Specialties: V2IConnected Vehicle
During the Redefining Mobility Summit o n March 31, Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) and its partners will unveil the program for a new Connected Vehicle/Automated Vehicle Test Bed, the GoMentum Station, in Concord, California . At the Summit, participants will have the opportunity to hear from partners and learn how the Station’s collaborative partnership model and comprehensive research will incubate a new generation of technology that has the potential to revolutionize...
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The National Strategy on Highway Safety, called Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) was officially rolled out March 10 across the United States. The TZD plan provides countermeasures in education, engineering, enforcement and emergency medical services (EMS) for organizations, businesses and individuals to reduce deaths on our roadways from over 33,000 each year to zero. More than 40 states have zero-based traffic safety efforts underway, but there is a need for a single, national...
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