Transportation

How data sharing revs up mobility decisions

What’s the expected usage for rural EV charging stations? A new data platform lets transportation managers predict energy savings for mobility programs from shared program data.

Michigan test drives country’s first mobility officer

Trevor Pawl hopes transformations in the automotive industry will also help state government replace “Depression Era departmental structures” with more nimble organizations.

Transportation Department looks to AI to help modernize highways

The Department of Transportation is soliciting applicants to integrate artificial intelligence and environmental analytics into highway infrastructure.

Testing out new transportation options in the nation’s capital

Washington, D.C. officials are hoping a “mobility innovation district” will help address equity concerns.

How cities are deciding where electric vehicle chargers should go

Places where street parking is the norm and residential driveways are rare face unique challenges when it comes to making sure drivers can plug in their cars.

Intelligent transportation management alleviates congestion

Rather than expanding highways in response to traffic congestion, communities can more efficiently manage their roadways with integrated insights from partner agencies, automated vehicles and navigation systems.

One city's proposed e-scooter ultimatum: No sidewalks or no scooting

The new plan under consideration in San Francisco would require all of the transportation devices to have anti-sidewalk technology or to stop operation.

Feds prepare to open new $500M program for transportation tech

States and localities are among those eligible for the grants, which are aimed at funding projects focused on innovations like autonomous vehicles and roadside sensors.

Mobile app aims to reduce work zone-related crashes

Florida is testing the Lane Closure Notification System, which allows highway workers to send notices of traffic changes to navigation services like Waze.

Public transit agencies are vulnerable to cyber threats, researchers warn

Researchers at the Mineta Transportation Institute urged transit agencies to have a unified risk management strategy and called on regulators to provide more guidance.

Driverless vehicles are finally hitting city streets

In San Francisco, people can now catch rides in cars without anybody behind the wheel. But as the technology spreads, are regulators ready?

Lessons from Transportation's telework stress test

DOT shut down its headquarters last spring and discovered that telework works, but problems can crop up in a few areas.

DOT agency takes mission-critical database to the cloud

The Transportation Department is migrating applications connected with the agency's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to Virtustream's FISMA-certified cloud data center.

As BYOD gains fed acceptance, assume devices been hacked, protect the data

There's no one-size-fits-all solution, but it's just a matter of time before secure plans are in place, a CIO panel says.

GSA looking to turn everything into a service

Everything-as-a-Service has emerged in the post-personal computer era as a cost-effective, streamlined way to buy IT services and solutions.

A sensing probe in every car?

Sensors in new cars could track bad weather, pinpoint road congestion and prevent crashes.

New Jersey mashes up to keep traffic moving

The New Jersey Department of Transportation is making traffic data from a variety of sources available to drivers through multiple channels, including interactive voice response systems for phones and a new website.