At both the federal and state levels, funding to maintain and improve the transportation system has fallen far short of what officials say is needed. In New Jersey, much of the roadway and transit network is supported by the Transportation Trust Fund. The trust fund is currently using all money it raises to pay down debt. John Wisniewski chairs the New Jersey Assembly’s Transportation Committee and he’s called for an increase of the state’s 14.5 cent gas tax. He spoke with Transportation Radio‘s Bernie Wagenblast to talk about the trust fund and efforts to support it.
Monthly Archives: January 2015
Steve Dilts New President of ITS New Jersey
The January meeting of the ITS New Jersey Board of Directors saw Steve Dilts elected president of the organization. Dilts is a Vice President for HNTB and he talked with Transportation Radio‘s Bernie Wagenblast about his goals for the organization as well as his background.
TomTom’s Nick Cohn
This week it was announced the I-95 Corridor Coalition had selected TomTom as a preferred provider of real-time traffic information. Nick Cohn, Senior Business Developer at TomTom sat down with Transportation Radio‘s Bernie Wagenblast to talk about what else is happening with the company.
New National Operations Center of Excellence Opens
Transportation Systems Management and Operations is key to keeping people and freight moving smoothly. The field is constantly evolving and the new National Operations Center of Excellence is designed to help all transportation professionals stay up-to-date on TSM&O best practices. The center is a collaboration of AASHTO, ITS America and ITE, with support from FHWA. Transportation Radio attended the ribbon-cutting for the center at the Transportation Research Board‘s annual meeting.
Dennis Motiani Discusses New National Operations Center of Excellence
Former ITS New Jersey President Dennis Motiani is the executive director of the new National Operations Center of Excellence. Following the center’s ribbon-cutting, Transportation Radio‘s Bernie Wagenblast spoke with Motiani.
Neil Pedersen, TRB’s New Executive Director
Come February 1, the Transportation Research Board will have a new executive director. Neil Pedersen, who spent much of his career at the Maryland State Highway Administration and most recently with TRB’s SHRP 2 program, will follow Robert Skinner’s long tenure in the position. During TRB’s annual meeting in Washington, DC, Bernie Wagenblast spoke with Pedersen.
TomTom Selected by I-95 Corridor Coalition as Preferred Provider of Real-Time Traffic Information
The I-95 Corridor Coalition has selected TomTom, along with Here and Inrix, as preferred providers of real-time traffic information. The coalition members come from 16 states and the District of Columbia along the US east coast, stretching from Florida to Maine. TomTom’s Nick Cohn spoke with Transportation Radio about what it will be doing for the coalition.
NTSB Lists Most Wanted Transportation Safety Improvements
The National Transportation Safety Board‘s top 10 most wanted safety improvements for 2015 was released at a news conference Tuesday. Bernie Wagenblast has the story for Transportation Radio.
National Operations Center of Excellence Introduced
The National Operations Center of Excellence was introduced at the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting in Washington, DC on Sunday. Bud Wright, Executive Director of AASHTO kicked-off the event.