Eberle Design, Inc. and The Traffic Group Sign Strategic Alliance MOU to Provide Real-Time Traffic Data Collection Services for Signalized Intersections and Arterials – Service Aimed to Provide Required Traffic Counts to State DOTs

SAN JOSE, CA (6/14/2016) — Eberle Design, Inc. (EDI), the global leader in engineering and manufacturing of traffic control cabinet peripherals and intersection safety monitoring electronics, and The Traffic Group, Inc. (TTG) – one of the nation’s leading traffic engineering and transportation planning firms – signed an MOU creating a strategic alliance to provide a […]

Technology’s Impact on our Future

As I am prepping for my presentation on Smart Cities and driverless vehicles at next week’s Intelligent Transportation Society’s ITS America 2016 Conference, I realized how much nearly every facet of our lives will change – or at least has the potential to change – as a result of rapidly progressing technology. At the moment, […]

The Traffic Group’s Guckert to Speak at Intelligent Transportation Society of America’s Annual Conference – Guckert to Discuss Driverless Cars and Their Impact on Smart Cities

BALTIMORE, MD (6/8/16) — Wes Guckert, PTP, President & CEO of The Traffic Group, Inc. (TTG) – one of the nation’s leading traffic engineering and transportation planning firms – will be a featured speaker at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America’s (ITSA) annual conference, ITS America 2016, taking place in San Jose, California June 12-16. […]

Self-Driving Cars – Good for the Environment?

ITS International Magazine published an article earlier this year about whether driverless cars will increase reliance on roads. The article indicates a handful of researchers believe that driverless vehicles could actually result in higher car usage, in turn reducing or eliminating potential energy savings and environmental benefits. It seems there are many negative predictions about […]

Are the Shared Mobility Firms Enhancing Public Transportation? – Part 2

Part 1 of our two-part series on shared mobility discussed how this trend will impact public transportation. Research shows that the more people use shared modes, the more likely they are to use public transit, own fewer cars, and spend less on transportation overall. Why? For one: it is easier than ever to access shared […]

Are the Shared Mobility Firms Enhancing Public Transportation? – Part 1

The APTA (American Public Transportation Association) released a research report in March, 2016 entitled “Shared Mobility and the Transformation of Public Transit.” Interestingly, the report examines the relationship of public transportation to transit sharing modes, including bikesharing, carsharing, and ride-sourcing services, like Uber and Lyft. This research shows that the more people use shared modes, […]

Status Report: Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT)

The Federal Highway Administration’s latest travel volume trends reports that U.S. VMT hit 273.5 billion miles in October 2015, which is 2.4% greater than October 2014 and the highest October total ever. Year-to-date in 2015, VMT totaled 2.63 trillion miles for the first ten months of the year, which is up 3.4% over the comparable […]

TESLOOP and a 3 Million Mile Warranty on Your Car

Tesla’s popular Model S, now has an eight-year, infinite mile warranty on both the battery pack and the drive unit, with no limit on the number of owners over the course of the car’s life. Tesla believes that electric motors are fundamentally more reliable than gasoline engines with far fewer moving parts, no oily residue, […]

The Impact of Driverless Cars on Real Estate – Part 2

The first part of our two part series on the impact of self-driving cars on real estate addressed a variety of changes we should expect as this trend takes hold, including less need for parking, increased bike lanes, and a greater number of data centers as technology creeps more and more into our lives. But […]

The Impact of Driverless Cars on Real Estate – Part 1

The buzz lately has been all about driverless cars and what our transportation future may look like. The reality is that these new vehicles will likely drive massive disruption, potentially forcing real estate investors and developers to re-examine their strategies. As an example, according to the Old Urbanist blog, the Houston central business district is […]

Lyft and GM – Now In Cahoots

If you were left scratching your head over the news this week that General Motors (GM) is going to invest $500 million into the company with the pink mustache logo, also known as Lyft, you’re not alone. After reading stories in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, etc, it became quite clear – […]

A Statistic No One Expected

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motor vehicle fatalities increased over 8% compared to the first six months of 2014. This is an unexpected and incredibly sad trend. The U.S. Transportation Secretary, Anthony Foxx, indicated that the Department would redouble its efforts to boost road safety and called upon all parties, including […]

If You Think We Are Driving Less…Guess Again!

A decline in vehicle miles traveled in the U.S. per person between 2005 and 2014 was thought to be a dramatic shift in the transportation preference of the workforce. While this shift coincided with the recession and an increase in gas prices, many in the transportation industry believed it was about a generational change. After […]

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