Management & Operations

FHWA's Peters testifies on growing threat of traffic congestion

Posted on May 22, 2002

Federal Highway Administrator Mary E. Peters testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure's Subcommittee on Highways and Transit on the growing threat of traffic congestion to the nation's economy and quality of life. One of the major reasons for increased traffic congestion is that the system has not kept pace with the growing demands placed on it, said Peters. From 1980 to 2000 highway travel increased 80% and the number of drivers increased by 30%, while highway mileage increased only 2%. Peters said the U.S. Department of Transportation's goal is to provide the American people with a transportation system that is safe, secure and efficient. To enhance the operation of highways, Peters called for increased coordination among agencies responsible for roadway operations, including traffic, public safety and emergency response agencies.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Minn. Metro Transit union workers threaten strike during Super Bowl

The union’s president noted that although the most recent agreement was overwhelmingly rejected, he is optimistic an agreement will be reached before the deadline.

COMTO launching new Washington State chapter

Local charter agency members and supporters of COMTO Washington State include Pierce Transit, the Seattle Department of Transportation, Washington State Department of Transportation, Community Transit, and the Port of Seattle.

New York drops 'ladies and gentlemen' for more inclusive announcements

Effective immediately, subway conductors and bus drivers have been instructed to use gender-neutral language when communicating, such as "passengers," "riders," and "everyone."

CCW hires Southwest territory sales manager

Mark Lein joins Complete Coach Works with 15 years of transit bus sales experience.

Visa introduces global contactless transit payment program

A company study found that transit agencies spend an average of 14.5 cents of every physical dollar collected, compared to only 4.2 cents for every digital dollar.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close