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Tag Archives: Traffic Congestion

Sydney to get electronic freeway management system

The M4 motorway in Sydney will get a new electronic freeway management system. The system, funded by the Australian federal government and the provincial government of New South Wales, will reduce traffic congestion and lead to quicker traffic movement. The system includes CCTVs, entry ramp signalling and digital message signs to provide live traffic updates and signs indicating variable speed ...

Auto rickshaw, taxi parking to be mandatory for Mumbai malls

It may become mandatory for malls in the country’s financial capital to provide parking for auto rickshaws and taxis, if a new policy proposed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) comes into effect. The proposal is part of the Maharashtra government’s plans to decongest the city’s roads. The government has held meetings with all the stakeholders and has reviewed presentations ...

Warsaw most congested city in Europe

In its latest report on traffic congestion in Europe, a study by TomTom (in-car location and navigation products and services provider) has named the Polish capital of Warsaw the most congested city in Europe. The congestion study was carried out in 31 cities throughout Europe and compared the travel time during the non-congested period with congested peak hour periods to ...

Ganga Expressway project gets nod

The Bihar government has approved in principle the Ganga Expressway project to ease traffic congestion on the roads in Patna. The proposed Expressway would be 21.5km long, running along the Ganga, with an estimated completion time of three years. About 222 hectares of land is needed for the project out of which 54 hectares is private property which has to ...

Reducing journey time through VMS

A study on the use of Variable Message Signs for getting traffic information was carried out in Kolkata by two Associate Professors of IIT. They opine that there is a need to revisit the taxi fare structure in Kolkata city as the present taxi fare policy is considerably skewed to the length (distance) of the journey route rather than journey ...

Panvel flyover to be ready by this June

The Panvel flyover that is expected to solve the problems of traffic jams, road rages and inconvenience of Panvel residents is expected to be ready by June 2012. The flyover will also ease commuters’ journey to Pune by the old Mumbai-Pune road which passes through Panvel. The 17-metre wide flyover will offer two lanes each for up and down traffic. ...

Traffic Modelling of Cross-Roads

Forecasting traffic is a very important tool of traffic management. It is done by using mathematical models of traffic flow and the result is then used to predict congestion, plan amelioration and establish future usage levels of the mitigating measures. The measures can include simple and low-cost traffic signals to complex and expensive bridges across the ocean (and everything in ...

Smart Traffic Congestion Reductions

Todd Litman, Founder and Executive Director, Victoria Transport Policy Institute critically evaluates the traffic congestion methodologies in this article specially written for TrafficInfraTech. The current evaluation practices are biased in various ways that encourage decision makers to over-invest in roadway expansion and under-support other congestion reduction strategies, he says. While developing a more comprehensive congestion costing framework, this study indicates that improved congestion costing methods can lead to more efficient and equitable traffic congestion solutions, and that these planning reforms are important in both developing and developed countries.

UK to penalise rush hour road works

The UK, which loses an estimated $6.6 billion annually due to traffic congestion caused by road repair works, plans to charge companies that carry out utility repair works during the peak traffic hours on roads, especially the busiest roads. The measure will be implemented under a proposed ‘lane rental’ scheme, under which city councils could charge utility companies ‘rent’ for ...

AFCONS to build Bahrain Highway Interchange

AFCONS Infrastructure has bagged a $66.3 million contract from the Bahrain government to construct a three-level highway interchange with a two-lane flyover, and a tunnel with three lanes in each direction. The interchange, which will be built between King Fahd Causeway and Khaifa bin Salman Port, is expected to ease traffic congestion considerably when it opens in 28 months.