Daily News Briefs, March 13, 2023

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Kapsch: Latin America's Cities Can And Should Embrace Technology Solutions For Congestion

Kapsch TrafficCom issued a new release spotlighting the growth of urbanization and traffic congestion in Latin America. “As the number of drivers in Latin America keeps growing, it is clear that congestion is a problem that will only get worse if left unaddressed. The technologies to do something about it are there, and the business case is clear when the economic costs of congestion are considered.” The firm highlights its success in helping a number of cities around the world combat congestion with advanced management systems and congestion charging. According to Kapsch, “The question is really not if, but rather when such systems will become common place in cities around the world.”

Congestion Pricing Intelligent Traffic Management Systems Intelligent Transportation Systems Kapsch


TRB Schedules Webinar On Nexus Between Workforce Diversity And Project Equity

The Transportation Research Board has scheduled the third webinar in its current Career Series for the afternoon of March 22. This session will focus on “the critical role of transportation careers in community-building and achieving equity-centered and sustainable outcomes” in transportation infrastructure development. “Presenters will share how cross-sector integration can improve access to goods, services, and opportunities in communities. Presenters will also discuss the importance of diverse and authentic community participation in driving more equitable policies, programs, practices, and outcomes.” Registration is required, but there is no attendance fee.

Infrastructure Workforce Issues Transportation and Infrastructure Leadership And Workforce Diversity Transportation Research Board


PA Turnpike Mosaic Unveiled By Archbishop Carroll Students Depicts Valley Forge Park

CatholicPhilly.com reports, “Students from Archbishop John Carroll High School in Radnor unveiled the mosaic installation they created for the Valley Forge Service Plaza on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Friday, March 3 as a result of their work with the Art Sparks Program.” Art Sparks is an initiative started in 2017 by the PA Council on the Arts (a state agency) and the turnpike commission to beautify turnpike service plazas. It is co-funded by the council and the turnpike commission.

Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) Service Plazas


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