9 Alerts From the TRAFFIC CONGESTION Tag


‘Variable Speed Limits’ allow Police to Trap Motorists on the Fly: NMA E-Newsletter #454

From Joe Cadillic, writer of the massprivatel blog A nightmare driving scenario, is slowly making its way across the country as states everywhere begin installing ‘Variable Speed Limits’ (VSL) which allows law enforcement to change speed limits on a whim. Imagine you are cruising down the highway, obeying the posted speed limit of 75 MPH only […]

Cashless Tolling – A Convenience or a Hassle?: NMA E-Newsletter #452

Last October the Massachusetts Turnpike switched to all-electronic tolling (AET). Now that Bay State commuters are several months into traveling a cashless turnpike, we asked members how that is working out. More states will undoubtedly be transitioning to AET in the coming years so it is a topic of interest for most NMA members. There […]

No lollygagging in the Left Lane, Please! Legislative Update on Lane Courtesy Laws: NMA E-Newsletter #438

June is Lane Courtesy Month and many state legislatures are taking on the problem of drivers who impede traffic by camping out in the left lane.  The NMA long ago established June as the spotlight month for lane courtesy to raise awareness that keeping right to allow faster traffic to pass is one of the […]

Bike Path Collisions – City Planners and Business Owners at Odds in Minneapolis: NMA E-Newsletter #437

Let’s focus for a moment on the opening statement of the NMA’s Streets That Work initiative: Motorists deserve roads that not only work, but can also be put to work.  That means allowing people the freedom to travel to the destination of their choice when they want with the least amount of interference.  That is […]

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 […]