News tagged with traffic congestion

Uber agrees to share passenger trip data with Boston

Uber has reached an agreement with Boston to share information about the trips passengers take using its on-demand service, a turnaround for a company that in the past has been reluctant to hand over data to government regulators.

dateJan 14, 2015 in Business
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Social equity in urban transportation planning

During the 20th century, urban transportation planning in North America was mainly concerned with easing traffic congestion, improving safety and saving time for motorists. These days, most cities' transportation ...

dateJan 07, 2015 in Other
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Study exposes bias in transportation system design

America's streets are designed and evaluated with a an inherent bias toward the needs of motor vehicles, ignoring those of bicyclists, pedestrians, and public transit users, according to a new study co-authored by Wesley ...

dateOct 14, 2014 in Engineering
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Drones left out of air traffic plans

Designers of the ambitious U.S. air traffic control system of the future neglected to take drones into account, raising questions about whether it can handle the escalating demand for the unmanned aircraft ...

dateSep 24, 2014 in Engineering
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Guarding against 'Carmageddon' cyberattacks

The potential value of turning the nation's freeways into "smart transportation systems" is enormous. Equipping the nation's concrete arteries with a nervous system of computers and sensors that directly control on-ramp signals ...

dateJun 11, 2014 in Security
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Cities open up to congestion charging

Traffic jams aren't the only things that disappear when congestion charging programs are implemented. A Swedish researcher finds that opposition to these proposals appears to vanish once they take effect.

dateMar 31, 2014 in Engineering
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