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DOT’s Beyond Traffic Sets 30 Years of Framework

Launched earlier this year, Beyond Traffic is a campaign by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to include the general public, people in the transportation industry, and those that govern the sector in talks about what the future holds for it, in terms of shape, size and condition. They want to encourage open communication about how the transportation network will meet the needs of our country and what goals should be set for it, including policy proposals, for the next several decades into the future. The movement depicts a basic structure for the upcoming years without giving any specific...

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DOT to Give $42mil of Next Gen Tech to Three Cities

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently announced the three states that it selected from a competition for its new Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx stated New York City, Tampa, Fl and Wyoming will each received part of a cool $42 million to pilot next-generation technology for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications. The program is a communication system for vehicles and infrastructure, sharing anonymous info between the two in real time. This will allow for a reduction in traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions, as well as an 80% reduction in the unimpaired...

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