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Version 19.3 – Protecting Cyclists and Other Vulnerable Road Users

Despite the 1 percent decrease in traffic fatalities, cyclist and pedestrian fatalities rose 10 percent in 2018, according to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This is the second year in a row for pedestrian and cyclist fatalities to rise to their highest since 1990. What caused this increase? According to […]

Warranties Made Simple

Our warranty process just got a whole lot simpler. Starting July 1, 2019, GRIDSMART will implement an automatic warranty process. What does that mean? Your product warranty will automatically go into effect when your product is shipped. Gone are the days of activating your warranty online; we’re doing it for you! In the past, customers […]

Traffic Signal Academy

In 2012, The Center for Transportation Research at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville launched the Traffic Signal Academy (TSA), adding to its nationally recognized continuing education program. TSA offers affordable education on many aspects of traffic signals focused on enhancing the design, operation, and maintenance capabilities of the transportation community. Prioritizing the student learning […]

Intelligent Transport Systems and Public Transport in the U.K.

Back around the year 2000, the UK Department for Transport (DfT) decided to bump start the provision of real-time bus information with a generous £20 million+ fund. The technology was fairly well established and was in use in a small number of U.K. locations and elsewhere in Europe, but neither local transport authorities nor bus […]

Maintaining the Human Touch in ITS

I edit several newsletters about transportation, including the AASHTO Daily Transportation Update and the Transportation Communications Newsletter. Each day these publications are filled with news items about technology and how automation is giving us new and exciting possibilities. With all this technology, it’s easy to think that AI can make everything work. I’m going to […]

The ITS Customer Experience Lab: Your Strategic Weapon

President John F. Kennedy once said, “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” As the pace of technology innovation increases in the Intelligent Transportation space, chances are you may be finding it harder and harder to keep up. As a leader in your organization, you’re expected to keep up with the latest innovations and […]

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POLICYSMART 50: Talking Curb Appeal with Jim Barbaresso, HNTB

What happens when the curb becomes too appealing? What can we do about it? The curb is loved by more than just cars and trucks nowadays. Bikes, scooters, rideshare, and even food trucks want a piece of it—and they're willing to fight each other for it. Jim Barbaresso,...

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RETURNING 2021

After much deliberation, and with much remorse, GRIDSMART has decided to cancel INTERSECT this year. The safety of our employees, distributors and customers is of utmost importance.