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New Federal MUTCD – Draft Expected Spring 2019

New Federal MUTCD – Draft Expected Spring 2019

FHWA issued a press release on Friday October 5th to say there is a new Federal MUTCD in the works.  They expect to issue a draft for public review and comment next spring. The press release highlights about the updated MUTCD include: * Preparing for automated vehicles * Allow more flexibility and innovation to improve travel for drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists * Formally adopting successful devices that until now were only temporary FHWA Interim Approvals (e.g., variable speed limits, dynamic lane … Read entire article »

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LM Industries Launches “Fleet Challenge”

Like many other companies, LM Industries wants to put autonomous vehicles on the streets of world cities. But instead of going the Uber or Waymo model of showing up in a city with its own fleet of vehicles and its own agenda, the company is asking local groups to figure out how they want to use its Olli low-speed autonomous electric shuttles. LM Industries is launching a “fleet challenge” that invites local governments, companies, and other interested parties to propose three-month use programs for Olli vehicles. The first challenge will be open to entries from the greater Sacramento and Phoenix areas, but LM Industries plans to expand the concept globally. The winner in each city gets what the company calls a “pod” of Ollis (between two and five vehicles) to carry … Read entire article »

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It’s National Roundabouts Week!

It’s National Roundabouts Week!

National Roundabouts Week is this week!September 17-21, 2018 is a celebration of roundabouts organized by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). ITE would like to remind you about our current policy on roundabouts, adopted in 2012: ITE recognizes the safety, operational, and sustainability benefits of well-designed roundabouts and recommends the use of roundabouts be considered when intersections are being planned, designed, or modified. Plan to attend our January luncheon hosted at the City of Goodyear that will be on this … Read entire article »

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NAU Student Chapter Needs Your Help!

NAU Student Chapter Needs Your Help!

Our NAU Student Chapter needs your help! The chapter is looking for speakers to fill their meeting series this fall semester, and still have several open dates. Meetings take place on Thursdays at the NAU campus, from 5:30 – 7:00 PM. The dates they would ideally like to fill are 9/20, 10/4, and 11/15. However, if there is a Thursday that works better for you, they are open to adding more dates or rescheduling a … Read entire article »

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USDOT Offers Webinar on Smart Columbus Program’s Multi-Modal Trip Planning Application and Common Payment System

USDOT Offers Webinar on Smart Columbus Program’s Multi-Modal Trip Planning Application and Common Payment System

Dear ITE Member, The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will host a free webinar on the Smart Columbus Program’s Multi-Modal Trip Planning Application and Common Payment System (MMTPA/CPS). The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, August 29, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET. BACKGROUND Through the USDOT’s Smart City Challenge, in 2016, the Department selected Columbus, OH, to define what it means to be a “smart city” and serve as a model for other cities wishing to fully … Read entire article »

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