Traffic data and how it is collected and handled has evolved along with changes in technology and policy. Early data collection efforts were largely performed by transportation professionals themselves with the primary method of collection done manually. With growing metropolitan areas and increased concurrency requirements, the need for more data collection led to the use of more tools to improve the efficiency of collection efforts, including roadway tubes and intersection count boards. With increasing demands and less time for engineers to collect data, private data collection companies emerged to collect and deliver information to transportation professionals.View Complete Post»
Transpo Group was recently recognized by the City of Kirkland as a Kirkland Green Business, for efforts in reducing our transportation impacts and reducing waste. Transpo Sustainability Committee Chair Stephanie Sullivan accepted the certificate of recognition at a ceremony led by Kirkland Mayor Amy Whalen at the Kirkland City Council meeting on Tuesday, July 1.View Complete Post»
The City of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia has begun efforts on constructing one of the largest public transportation projects in the world. The Riyadh Metro Project, valued at $22 billion, consists of six Metro rail lines to be constructed within five years.View Complete Post»
It has been widely acknowledged that intelligent transportation systems (ITS) are useful in assisting agencies with transportation management tasks.
These days, many different ITS solutions may be adopted to address transportation issues. However, information about the wider impacts and benefits of these ITS solutions is not always accessible, causing agencies to struggle to make informed decisions about which ITS solutions best suit their needs. The absence of a single method for comparing the strengths and weaknesses of different measures has posed challenges for agencies wishing to implement effective ITS solutions and maximize return on their investment.View Complete Post»
Marnie O’Brien Primmer, Transpo Group Director of Strategic Business Development, has been awarded the prestigious Mobility 21 Service Award in recognition of her tireless work to help deliver major transportation improvements throughout Southern California. Southern California-based Mobility 21 is a seven-county transportation advocacy coalition focused on securing transportation funding solutions for the region.View Complete Post»