Daily News Briefs, June 24, 2019

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Kapsch Will Provide Infrastructure for Columbus, Ohio, CV Environment

Kapsch TrafficCom announced it was selected by the city of Columbus, Ohio, to oversee the infrastructure integration of the city’s Smart Columbus Connected Vehicle Environment (CVE). The CVE is expected to enhance safety and mobility for vehicle operators and improve pedestrian safety in school zones by deploying connected vehicle (CV) infrastructure on the roadside and CV equipment in vehicles. According to the company’s news release, “As the infrastructure prime contractor, Kapsch will supply its roadside unit (RSU) ITS Station 9160 (RIS-9160) at over 100 Columbus intersections to support vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) safety and mobility applications.”

Intelligent Transportation Systems Kapsch Ohio V2X and V2V Technology


Banff, Canada, Officials Study Congestion Toll Program

Rocky Mountain Outlook reports, elected officials in Banff, Alberta, “are considering the possibility of establishing a congestion charge, or toll, for vehicles driving into the busiest parts of the community, if a user-pay parking system doesn’t work out. Earlier in June, Banff council directed administration to consult with the community about a proposed comprehensive parking management plan, which included use-pay parking. . . . But elected officials also received a report from administration on a congestion charge as an option to address traffic issues in the busy resort community.”

Alberta Canada Congestion Pricing


Fiery Weekend Crash Temporarily Closes Some Florida Turnpike Lanes

WPLG reports, on Saturday morning, a commercial truck rear-ended a passenger car towing a Boy Scout troop’s camping equipment on the southbound Florida Turnpike near the Fort Drum service plaza in Okeechobee County. Both vehicles caught fire and burned completely. One scout and a scoutmaster received the only injuries, which were reported to be minor.

TCPalm.com also covers the story.

Florida Florida's Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) Highway-Tunnel-Bridge Safety (Includes COVID-19 Impacts)