Thinking Highways Articles
People have the power

Innovative approaches to get travelers to help manage transportation in metro corridors, assessed by Paul Minett.  Us travelers have been doing a lousy job in terms of our contribution to...

The Big Data Transition

Until now the development and evolvement of Intelligent Transportation Systems has been thwarted by the limitations of the data currently available. But, says Tip Franklin, this is no longer the...

Open To Suggestion

Whether viewed as intellectual curiosity or simply a matter of common courtesy, acceptance of a broad view of ITS development goes a long way towards fostering collaboration, says David E...

A “model” scheme?

With about two-thirds of America’s new transportation construction “public-private-partnerships,” design-build P3s have been highly praised over the last decade. Contractors, politicians and financiers have been claiming that tiny slivers of...

Boxing clever

How traffic cabinets are preparing us for a world of connected vehicles and driverless cars, by Mike Shea. Communities around the world are experiencing the benefits of more efficient roadways,...

Summer of 79

Davide Brizzolara looks at how automotive radar’s evolution is good news for those tasked with reducing North America’s vehicle accident statistics. Automotive radars play a key role in making the...

Parks and recreation

How ITS can connect camping and recreation parks to the outside world and, therefore, safety - by Bruce Abernethy. Camping and Recreation Parks (CRP) are popular destinations for travelers. Many...

A Bridge Too Far?

So what exactly constitutes a smart bridge? What is connected bridge technology? Bruce Abernethy has the answers. This article addresses SMART Bridge technology and the associated benefits of a connected...

Critical Mass.

Many people cherish Boston's rich history with its ideas of liberty, freedom and democracy. Few, however, are aware that while Boston is the birthplace of American liberty, it is also...

Changing rooms

Since Thinking Highways launched in 2006, the role of the traffic control centre has changed. No more do operatives simply observe the traffic conditions on a video wall and act...

Efficiency drive

Risto Kulmala on improving the duration and quality of journeys via evaluation and piloting. The Finnish Transport Agency's (FTA) mission is to operate the road, rail and maritime transport networks...