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2014-01-09 08:26:39

GeoBlue, an international health insurance product offered in the U.S. via the BCBS network, to be expanded. CHICAGO and LONDON, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) and Bupa today announced a strategic global partnership that will create the largest healthcare provider network in the world for international health insurance customers. The U.K.-headquartered international healthcare company Bupa, and the largest U.S.-based health...

2013-11-06 16:20:36

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Road Assessment Program's analysis of Genesee County, Michigan's highway network has been honored with a 2013 National Roadway Safety Award in the category of Program Planning, Development, and Evaluation. Presented by the Federal Highway Administration and the Roadway Safety Foundation to the Genesee County Road Commission (GCRC) at a Capitol Hill luncheon today, the Award recognizes the "particular benefits of the usRAP...

2013-03-19 16:20:47

FREDERICKSBURG, Va., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) congratulates the American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE) for continuing to support roadway safety infrastructure investments designed to reduce injuries and fatalities in its 2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure. "Improved safety should be a key driving force behind financial investments in America's highways," said Roger Wentz, ATSSA's president and CEO. "We...

Phone GPS Data Shows Traffic Problems
2012-12-20 20:21:13

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Death and taxes are two things that no one can avoid, but there have been countless efforts made to help drivers avoid congestion and traffic tie-ups. From GPS devices that offer real time traffic updates, to news radio stations that offer traffic updates every 10 minutes, drivers will go to great efforts — and sometimes even great distance — to keep moving and avoid sitting in go-nowhere congestion. The biggest...

2012-09-11 22:23:50

The World Health Organization recently recognized environmental noise as harmful pollution, with adverse psychosocial and physiological effects on public health. A new study of noise pollution in Fulton County, Georgia, suggests that many residents are exposed to high noise levels that put them at risk of annoyance or sleep disturbance, which can have serious health consequences. The research is published in the October issue of American Journal of Preventive Medicine. "Our research...

2012-08-03 06:20:44

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Motorists using major highways in England can now access real-time, personalized traffic and roadway travel information on their smartphones by downloading a free app developed by Philadelphia-based Information Logistics. The Hands-Free Traffic Talker England (HFT England) app audibly broadcasts information about a motorist's specific travel route, freeing the motorist from the distractions of touching the phone, reading messages, or listening to...

Maths Helps Us Know When To Be More Alert On The Roads
2012-06-22 12:05:18

Technicians from Madrid City Council and a team of Pole and Spanish researchers have analyzed the density and intensity of traffic on Madrid's M30 motorway (Spain) throughout the day. By applying mathematical algorithms, they have verified that drivers should pay more attention to the road between 6pm and 8pm to avoid accidents. Detection devices installed by the Department of Traffic Technologies of Madrid City Council on the M30 motorway and its access roads were used to conduct a...

2012-03-14 12:22:00

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the American Highway Users Alliance applauded the Senate for passing MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century) by a vote of 74 to 22. The next step is for the House to pass its own highway bill that can be reconciled with the Senate's. Highway Users President and CEO Greg Cohen remarked, "The Highway Users commends the Senate for passing a highway bill that will be a huge benefit for motorists. The bill provides...

2011-09-01 09:00:00

Construction may have contributed to rating shifts for some highways AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) released its 2011 edition of the 100 most congested roadways list today, and the results are not surprising--congestion remains a daily challenge for motorists in Texas metropolitan areas. With a few exceptions, the 2011 list is much the same as last year's. The differences are likely the result of slower traffic speeds...

2011-07-07 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today House Transportation Committee Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.) presented an outline for a new highway and transit bill that would set transportation policies for the next six years. The American Highway Users Alliance (Highway Users) supports Chairman Mica's decision to move forward with a bill that reforms transportation policy, cuts bureaucracy and red tape, and expedites the delivery of important projects that will move our economy...