5 Alerts From the TRAFFIC CONGESTION Tag


Anti-Car Pressure Groups Declare War on Good Highway Service: NMA E-Newsletter #431

Activist groups waging war on urban auto use under the guise of pedestrian and bicyclist advocacy have found a new hook for their campaign:  the “level of service” measure used by traffic planners to describe how efficiently a road works. Traffic engineers use manuals to compare the hourly volume on a road or through an […]

We Need Our Roads-Better or Worse: NMA E-Newsletter #411

A seismic shift appears to be underway with regards to how experts view transportation. The new vocabulary includes words like multimodal and person-level transportation. Transportation experts want to move “people” instead of cars because most cars on the road today are single occupant vehicles or SOVs—not an efficient enough form of transportation apparently. Aren’t motorists […]

Transportation Shakeout from the 2016 Election: NMA E-Newsletter #409

The entire country shared a sigh of relief when the election in-fighting finally ended this week. Before the election, President-elect Donald Trump released his ideas on rebuilding America’s infrastructure. He said he wants to put a trillion dollars into rebuilding infrastructure over the next 10 years without raising taxes. He plans to do this through […]

VOTE FOR ROADS: NMA E-NEWSLETTER #406

By K.C. Green, P.E., NMA North Carolina Member Been stuck in traffic lately?  Well join the club.  What could be more frustrating than piddling along at 5 mph when the speed limit’s 70?  It’s about the same time you say to yourself (or fellow passenger), “Why don’t they widen this (fill in the blank) road?”  […]

Time to Speak Up or Face the Possibility of Another National Maximum Speed Limit: NMA E-Newsletter #405

Several members have registered their opposition to a NHTSA proposal to cap the maximum speed of trucks following this NMA email alert on October 1st.  We hope more do the same before the public comment period ends on November 7th to help counteract a growing number of calls for a federal mandate that all vehicles […]