New Jersey increases highway patrols for "Click it or Ticket" campaign to enforce safe driving rules
This week, New Jersey is sending out additional patrols as part of the national "Click It or Ticket" campaign to ensure drivers wear seat belts and follow other safe driving rules.
Traffic Fatalities Reached a 16-Year High in 2021
New Data shows a 10.5% increase in vehicle fatalities from 2020 to 2021. In response to this crisis, earlier this year USDOT unveiled the National Roadway Safety Strategy. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released its early estimate of traffic fatalities for 2021.
High-speed rail from Southern California to Las Vegas will likely be constructed in 2023
A private rail company called Brightline Holdings is planning to build a rail line between Southern California and Las Vegas, Nevada. Brightline Holdings is the only private passenger rail company in the US. Construction is currently slated to begin in early 2023, and the company projects that by 2026, the rail line will be complete.
Aurora plans to borrow $35 million for street maintenance
(Aurora, Colo.) The rubber hit the road Monday during discussions on street repairs in Aurora. In response to a request by councilman Dustin Zvonek, city staff showed the City Council what it would cost $35 million through 2028 to make minor improvements to the city's streets.
Gov. Ducey plans to “finish the job” on I-10 expansion
The plans to expand the I-10 and improve the trip from Phoenix to Tucson announced this year are going full steam ahead, according to Gov. Doug Ducey. The $700 million project, announced during Ducey’s State of the State address in January, is focused on adding more lanes to the segment between Chandler and Casa Grande known as Wild Horse Pass. This part of the freeway is the last stretch to only have two lanes.
New NJ Transit Technology Enhances Accessibility on Public Transit
Advancements Improve Customer Experience and Enhance Accessibility for Neurodiverse Customers and Those with Mobility Challenges. Today, May 11, 2022, NJ Transit announced the launch of a new mobile app to improve accessibility on NJ Transit for neurodiverse customers and customers with mobility challenges.
New luxury car service in the Queen City
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National Gas Price Surging To $4.50
The prices of gas are inching back up to record highs. This hike means inflationary woes for families, the economy, and the Biden administration. According to the AAA, the national average for regular petrol jumped to $4.328 a gallon on Monday. This figure is close to the all-time high of $4.331 set on March 11. Diesel prices are also rising. The national average hit a record of $5.54 a gallon. (source)
Pennsylvania Turnpike plans to raise tolls again after laying off 500 tollbooth workers
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission plans to raise tolls again soon, despite the fact that they recently laid off more than 500 toll booth workers and are ahead on revenues for 2022.
Citi Bike adds new eBikes at Eastern Parkway and Grand Army Plaza
(BROOKLYN, N.Y.) Citi Bike dropped a batch of their new eBikes Thursday at various locations across New York City, including a docking station at Eastern Parkway and Grand Army Plaza.
Core bus route changes to go into effect in August
The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) of the Maryland Transportation Authority (MTA) released its Fall 2022 Service Plan which includes service enhancements, adjustments and discontinuing routes.
Thursday in Portland: Mayor releases $6.7B budget proposal focusing on homelessness, public safety
(Nathan Howard/Getty Images) (PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Thursday, May 5 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses. 1. Mayor Wheeler releases $6.7B budget proposal focused on homelessness, public safety.
Baltimore seeking dockless vehicle companies to join Spin
(Interim Archives/Getty Images) The city is now accepting permit applications for its dockless vehicle program which allows residents to rent scooters and bikes. The Baltimore City Department of Transportation (BCDOT) will permit up to three dockless vehicle companies this year. One permit has already been awarded to Spin, whose permit was renewed for another year.
Tesla Recalls Model 3 Cars
Did you recently buy a Tesla? A recall of cars by Tesla could affect you and 48,000 other drivers. So, what is the problem? And which automobile models got affected?. Tesla issued a recall of more than 48,184 Model 3 vehicles. This event is because of a speedometer problem. But the company says an over-the-air software update will fix the issue. (source)
Painted streetscapes to calm traffic, enhance Baltimore neighborhoods
Rayobello protected art crosswalks on your way to Lake Montebello in northeast Baltimore.(Grahamprojects/Instagram) The city announced the development of a new community-led placemaking program that will allow creative projects to be implemented into sidewalks, roadways, alleys and other areas managed by the Baltimore City Department of Transportation (DOT).
Rt. 24 & Columbia Tpk. Traffic Congestion Improvements
Alternatives to improve traffic movement between the Route 24 eastbound off-ramp and the intersection of Columbia Turnpike (CR 510) and Park Avenue (CR 623) The Route 24 and Columbia Turnpike Interchange Improvements Concept Development project (a mouthful) examines traffic congestion and offers four alternatives to improve traffic movement and congestion at key intersections.
A Personal Water Vehicle Exudes Luxury and Speed!
Strand Craft, a Miami Beach, Florida-based company, has been working diligently to realize a dream eight years in the making. They want to bring to market a personal luxury watercraft that pushes the limits of everything the Waverunner and small water vessels alike represent. I introduce you to the Strand Craft V-8 Daytona GT.
What are those pillars at the City of Boulder border?
On the Northwest corner of Arapahoe Road and US 287, stand two large sandstone pillars. For years I have wondered why these pillars were built. They sit right on the west border of Boulder, Colorado. You can tell they are old and not maintained. I searched for years on the internet for some explanation. But I just didn’t know the right keywords until now. Because they have made the news in the recently. Come along with us as we take you to the pillars and tell their story.
Lightest Folding E-Bikes on the Market!
Everyone knows about the struggles at the gas pump as of late. For this reason, demand for alternative transportation has increased exponentially over the last few years. It is one of the reasons a growing amount of the population and I have decided to seek out a portable, folding e-bike option. I wrote about finally making an e-bike purchase that met most of my needs.
Local Sunrise Movement chapter calls for expanded public transit
Students protest for climate change actionPaige Green Photography. On Earth Day Sunrise Sonoma County marched from Santa Rosa Junior College to the county supervisor chambers. Sunrise SoCo is the local chapter of the national youth-fueled Sunrise movement aiming to put pressure on elected officials to meaningfully act on the climate crisis.