PHIA News Digest – Vol. 71

April 18, 2016

PDSITELOGO2Study: Raised speed limits have increased traffic deaths
PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission say they intend to proceed with increasing the speed limit on some state roads to 70 mph next month despite a study released Tuesday that shows a substantial increase in traffic deaths in other states where the limit went up.

This unexpected city might lead the way with driverless cars
When considering what cities are most likely to get autonomous transportation off the ground, several other finalists on that list stand out, like Austin, Texas, a testing site for Google’s driverless cars, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, home to Uber’s driverless car efforts.

Pa. transportation chief not just one of the guys
Bring up self-driving cars and Pennsylvania’s transportation secretary gets enthusiastic.

Leslie Richards is just as excited about using apps to understand traffic, installing smart signs to shrink gridlock, or getting rid of registration stickers.


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