All posts tagged traffic congestion

Rush Hour: Bus faster than a Porsche

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) now permits and encourages buses running on the interstate shoulders. Issuing guidance for District offices and transit agency partners, FDOT describes steps to evaluate and consider the use of interstate shoulders for operating buses. Shoulder-running buses have been bypassing interstate traffic jams for decades in Minneapolis-St. Paul, where they…

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More WAZE to ease area traffic

Hillsborough MPO will provide WAZE information about school zones, posted speed limits, parking garage and where electric vehicle charging stations. In exchange, WAZE will offer continuous speed data, and show when congested, routing and road hazards.   The MPO board believes this could have a huge impact on local drivers, after reviewing data from the…

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The science of traffic jams

Have you ever wondered why, when traveling on interstates and highways, there seems to be sudden slowdowns and stops for no apparent reason? There is a science behind our driving habits that affects these back ups. Watch this short video and be part of the solution.

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George Jetson, here we come!

We may not have flying space cars, but other advances in technology will be tested right here in Hillsborough County. A “Connected Vehicle” pilot program proposed by the Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) has been awarded $2.4 million by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for an initial phase. If all goes well, the Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway…

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Tampa area ranked 11th in nation for traffic congestion

Yvette C. Hammett | Tribune Staff  Published March 21, 2015 During afternoon rush hour, 53 percent of commuters in the Tampa metro area are mired in gridlock. In the mornings, 34 percent sit in traffic. This region ranks 11th in the nation for congestion, according to the 2014 TomTom Traffic Index released Tuesday.   Using…

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MPO endorses crash reduction strategies

In March, the MPO Board received a study on strategies to reduce crashes on some of Hillsborough County’s most heavily-traveled roads. One way to alleviate traffic congestion is to make it less unpredictable by reducing the frequency and severity of crashes which can cause delay and a host of other social and economic impacts.  Another…

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