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2013-07-11 12:22:58

TORONTO, July 11, 2013 /CNW/ - The true costs of congestion in Canada's cities are higher than previously estimated, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In "Cars, Congestion and Costs: A New Approach to Evaluating Government Infrastructure Investment," author Benjamin Dachis says there are social and economic costs to congestion that governments should take into account when investing in infrastructure, beyond the cost of time lost in traffic. "When...

2013-07-01 08:20:24

-- San Francisco to face worst traffic jams in 15 years, HOV lanes only hope for most -- SAN FRANCISCO, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Francisco BART Strike, announced at midnight PST, promises to induce the largest traffic jams in the Bay Area since 1997, when the last BART strike paralyzed the roads. For people who need to get to work this week, the best option is to rideshare with their neighbors. The Avego app, used in and promoted by several Bay Area counties, is the most...

2013-06-27 12:21:46

Report finds Streetline to be most innovative smart parking technology company in U.S. and Europe MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the smart parking market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Streetline, Inc. with the 2013 North American Frost & Sullivan Competitive Strategy Leadership Award for Intelligent Parking Solutions. Frost & Sullivan commends Streetline's execution on its pioneering market strategy as the company...

2013-06-26 20:43:32

The citizens of Gothenburg, Sweden will vote soon on whether to continue the already up-and-running congestion charge. New research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, shows that congestion charges are indeed a better way to reduce traffic and improve air quality. The doctoral thesis from the School of Business, Economics and Law shows that in Bogota, Colombia drastic driving restrictions have not been effective, while congestion charges besides cutting traffic, as it has happened...

2013-06-26 08:20:28

- Traffic Congestion Increases Nationwide as Retail Sales Rose, Led by Increased Auto Sales - KIRKLAND, Wash., June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Data from the most recent INRIX Gridlock Index (IGI) shows traffic congestion rose nationally more than nine percent in May, signaling the continued strengthening of the national economy as retail sales increased 0.6 percent month-over-month in the U.S., led by a 1.8 percent jump in auto sales, the biggest increase since November.(1) However,...

2013-06-20 12:21:46

A new study highlights the connection between seemingly unconnected policies and the Golden State's demand for oil SAN FRANCISCO, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- California policies that have seemingly little to no connection to petroleum use actually provide incentives that drive demand for oil use artificially high in the state. Fifteen such policies are identified in a new report, Unraveling Ties to Petroleum: How policy drives California's demand for oil (www.next10.org), released...

Driving As Stressful As Skydiving
2013-06-11 13:33:04

[ Watch The Video Audi´s Road Frustration Index Test ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Driving in traffic can be stressful, and even more so depending on where you live. German car maker Audi and researchers from MIT teamed up to discover just how stressful driving is and came up with some surprising results. According to their data, driving can be more stressful than eating breakfast, attending a lecture at MIT or, in some instances, almost as...

2013-06-04 08:20:30

~ INRIX Gridlock Index Shows Mixed Regional Performances Underlying Overall Rise in National Traffic Congestion ~ KIRKLAND, Wash., June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Data from the most recent INRIX Gridlock Index (IGI) shows overall levels of U.S. traffic jumped by more than nine percent during April - the second largest year-over-year increase recorded by the IGI. While more commuters and shoppers took to the roads on a nationwide basis, regional measures differed sharply. Midwestern...

2013-05-29 23:16:35

Vehicle Occupancy Detection Company, a company based in San Rafael, California, has announced the launch of a proprietary short-wave infrared device which can be used for the purpose of counting occupants in a moving vehicle. Entering the $52 billion a year market for intelligent transportation systems, Vehicle Occupancy Detection Company´s system is bringing a new, unique product to the market and spoke directly to Interlinked TV. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 At the recent...

2013-05-28 12:20:13

Poll Finds Transportation Infrastructure Investment Seen as Core Function of Federal Government WASHINGTON, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many Americans are not sure how much money we personally pay every month to maintain and improve the roads, bridges and public transit we use. But 75 to 80 percent of us say having safe, efficient and well-maintained transportation infrastructure is at least, if not more, important to our personal livelihood and well-being than good...