Tag: traffic


Shipping hit by soaring cases of covid in China

December 23, 2022

Via: Splash 247

Ships are backing up along the Chinese coastline as soaring cases of covid take out port staff. With China easing its strict zero-covid policies this month, hundreds of thousands of citizens have been struck down by the illness. Beijing continues […]

Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

DOT Awards Virginia $97.6 Million in Loans to Improve I-81

December 15, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Virginia has $97.6 million in two new low-interest federal loans to improve safety and traffic flows along its rolling Interstate 81 that cuts through rural mountain areas in a main trucking route linking southern economic areas and northeast markets. The […]


cat NYC-Area Bridges, Tunnels Hits Pre-Pandemic Levels

May 24, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Traffic at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s bridges and tunnels has returned to pre-pandemic levels, partly due to changes in traveling habits, said Rick Cotton, the agency’s executive director. “At the bridges and tunnels, the volumes […]


Tool estimates increased traffic, pollution from road projects

October 22, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

A new tool can estimate the increased traffic and pollution resulting from proposed highway expansions. The State Highway Induced Frequency of Travel (SHIFT) Calculator will enable transportation agencies to account for the principle of induced demand in the planning and […]

Impact & Regulations

Connecticut DOT report addresses pedestrian fatalities, injuries

January 28, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

A recently released Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) report outlines tactics and programs designed to address pedestrian fatalities and injuries. The Comprehensive Pedestrian Safety Strategy notes there are several factors contributing to the rise in pedestrian deaths, such as the […]


A small number of self-organizing autonomous vehicles significantly increases traffic flow

September 1, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily

The study, published in Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, focused on the anticipated hybrid traffic flow of the future, which will combine traditional, human-operated vehicles with a small fraction of AVs. This scenario raises several questions as to […]

Travel & Public Transit

An uncertain future for road travel

August 24, 2020

Via: Politico

Some traffic is returning to the roads, but volumes remain down by as much as half on some major turnpikes and toll authorities around the country, according to the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association, which released new data from […]


Waze Data Can Help Predict Car Crashes and Cut Response Time

July 8, 2019

Via: Wired

HERE’S THE THING about car crashes: They are, blessedly, pretty rare. In the US, nine people are injured in motor vehicle crashes for every 100 million miles traveled in cars, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. […]


Suez Canal Grinds to a Halt after Multi-Ship Groundings, Collisions

July 17, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

The drama started with the grounding of a containership on July 15, which has been identified as Aeneas. The 63,059 dwt containership grounded during its transit at about 1830 hours local time, GAC Egypt reported. It was the 20th in […]


We don’t need electric transport trucks, we need to get rid of trucks

November 17, 2017

Via: TreeHugger

At the 1967 International Container Conference in Genoa, Italy, Gabriel Alter (my late dad) outlined what he called a “land bridge” for moving goods in containers from ship to rail to truck for freight distribution across the country. With the […]


Listing Ship Closes Traffic at India’s Vizag Port

September 8, 2017

Via: World Maritime News

A number of berths were closed to vessel traffic at India’s Visakhapatnam Port after a general cargo ship started to list badly, according to GAC India. The 10,959 dwt vessel HAI DUONG 09 was being loaded with steel billets when […]

Impact & Regulations

Switching to off-peak delivery times reduced city congestion

May 25, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily

In some businesses — like supermarkets and restaurants — local restrictions on nighttime deliveries leave distributors no choice but to dispatch trucks during morning rush hours. But lifting these rules could reduce peak traffic volumes and increase transport efficiency, according […]

Impact & Regulations

Los Angeles Most Congested City in the World, INRIX Reports

February 22, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

The City of Angels topped the list of cities with the worst traffic, where motorists spent more than 104 hours stuck in traffic in 2016, a new ranking of the most congested cities found. Behind Los Angeles was Moscow, New […]