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U.S. safety board opens investigation into second Tesla Autopilot crash

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board will investigate an accident involving a Tesla Inc. Model S sedan that rear-ended a firetruck on a Southern California freeway Monday, the agency said. The agency will send two investigators to conduct a field inquiry of the crash that occurred near...

TRB Webinar: Vizguide: Data Visualization for Transportation Agencies

This webinar will describe techniques for displaying and reporting information in a visually pleasing manner.

Slick roads possible after light snowfall in D.C. region, some schools delay or close

Commuters in the D.C. region should use caution and allow extra time Wednesday morning as there may be slick roads and sidewalks after a relatively light snowfall overnight, according to transportation experts and police agencies. Some schools in the region were closed, including in Spotsylvania county. Others, including Prince George’s, Montgomery, Fairfax counties were on […]

Costs to upgrade Muni’s Sunset Tunnel soar — partly thanks to neighbors

Work to strengthen and modernize Muni’s Sunset Tunnel will end up costing $4 million more than planned — due in part to neighbors’ complaints about noise and late-night work. The Municipal Transportation Agency board voted Tuesday to...Show More Summary

Regulators To Review GM’s New Driverless Car

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Agence France-Presse reports: Regulators will “carefully and responsibly” review General Motors’ request to test an autonomous car without a steering wheel, US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said Sunday. “It is now coming to the...Show More Summary

RTC Celebrates 25 Years as Transit Agency for Southern Nevada

On Tuesday, December 5, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) celebrated its 25th anniversary as the transit agency for the Las Vegas Valley.

CA: Ventura County Transportation Commission Soliciting Public Input on Unmet Transit Needs

Per the state Transportation Development Act, transportation planning agencies throughout California are required to survey the public annually on its unmet transit needs.

Corrections, Jan. 5

Traffic deaths hit record low in S.F., Jan. 4, Bay Area, D6 A story that started on page D1 misstated the number of traffic improvement projects implemented by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency in 2017. The correct number is 700. Also, a graphic accompanying the story gave an incorrect number of traffic-related deaths in San Francisco in 2009. There were 30.

National Public Transportation Study Ranks NFTA Among the Top 25 Agencies in Connecting Workers with Jobs

Research from the Accessibility Observatory at the University of Minnesota recently ranked the top metropolitan areas in the country for connecting workers with jobs by transportation authorities.

Virginia Public Transportation Agencies Implementing Innovative Driver Assistance Technology

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation has announced the cooperative statewide procurement of Mobileye Shield+ Driver Assistance System (DAS) technology for all public transportation providers in Virginia.

Australian investigators to raise seaplane in which Compass Group CEO, family killed

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's transport safety investigation agency said on Tuesday it plans to raise a seaplane that crashed into a Sydney river on New Year's Eve, killing six people, including the chief executive of British catering giant Compass Group Plc.

TSA eases up on driver’s license ID demand

There’s been a lot of confusion and uncertainty about what exactly the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will accept as a personal ID at airport checkpoints starting in January – but now the agency is backing off an earlier demand that some travelers would have to use passports instead of driver’s licenses. Show More Summary

More than 220,000 women sexually harassed on French public transport over two years

Most cases of sexual harassment occurred when a train or bus was moving so the victim could not flee, crime statistics agency finds

Toll of railroads' speed control lag: 150 crashes, 298 dead

For nearly 50 years, the National Transportation Safety Board has been pushing railroads to implement critical speed-control technology in trains. The agency says it could've prevented 150 crashes since 1970. … Click to Continue »

NY: NFTA Budget Maintains $2 Fare, Current Airport Parking Rates

Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority looks ahead to maintaining the $2 fare as well as tackling a host of capital projects funded by healthy revenues from other operations run by the multi-modal transit agency.

Toll road agency narrows options for helping south county travel, four of which are toll roads

Four possible ways of extending the 241 Toll Road south from Oso Parkway remain on the table, as the Transportation Corridor Agency thins a study of 20 ideas for improving north-south travel in south Orange County to seven. A consultant for Orange County’s toll road agency proposed at a Dec. 14 meeting in Irvine that the […]

A Horrible Way to Be Right

Today is not a proud day for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). The agency spent close to $800 million of federal funds on a so-called high-speed rail project between Seattle and Portland–only “so-called” because top speeds would be just 79 mph, which is conventional rail. Show More Summary

Advocates, lawmakers urge SFMTA not to split into two agencies

Not everyone is happy with SFMTA—and this time, it’s not because of Muni A group of local transit advocates and lawmakers have joined forces to oppose a proposition to split the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) into...Show More Summary

Mixed Progress In Europe On Transport Sector Climate & Environment Goals

A new report from the European Energy Agency (EEA) on the state of Europe's progress to date on the achievement of climate and environmental goals relating to the transport sector has been released

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