B. Colucci, A. Medina, D. Díaz
Transportation infrastructure systems are vital for the effective, efficient, safe, and sustainable movement of people and goods, and promote the economic development of cities and countries for present and future generations. This article presents pertinent statistics related to mobility, safety, accessibility, equity, reliability, and resilience of transportation systems in the United States (U.S.) and internationally, and present some of the present and future challenges. Safety, congestion, and the human factor are emphasized in combination with innovative ideas and research-based remedial measures at the State and Federal level to mitigate congestion and improve safety for all users. Innovative ideas include the U.S. Federal Highway Administration's Every Day Counts program initiatives, findings from University Transportation Centers (UTC) SAFER-SIM ,and the National Institute for Congestion Reduction (NICR), and the use of driving simulators, virtual reality, unmanned aerial systems and alternative modes of transport such as e-scooters, and the successful management of knowledge transfer of these innovative initiatives at in person seminars and webinars through the Puerto Rico Transportation Technology Transfer Center.
Published on 18/02/21Accepted on 18/02/21Submitted on 18/02/21
Volume 19-20, 2021Licence: CC BY-NC-SA license
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