Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Preview: Fall 2016 Issue

We're getting ready to mail the next issue of InTransition magazine. Our latest edition will focus on pedestrian safety and walking.

Here's a look at some of the top stories:

Cities Zero In on Road Safety: How do you get from 38,000 traffic fatalities to zero? A look at how the ambition, rapidly expanding Vision Zero movement seeks to accomplish that goal.

Eyes on the Streets: From cell phone apps for the visually impaired to new car features and "smart" signals, there is an array of technology that aims to improve pedestrian safety.

Creative Crossings: Cities across the country are changing the function and design of crosswalks. Some communities are highlighting their culture and heritage, while others are getting creative in hopes of reducing pedestrian-vehicle conflicts.

Taking Back the Streets: Gil Penalosa is an urban planner on a crusade to make cities in every corner of the world more livable and inclusive.

Encouraging Street Smarts: A New Jersey pedestrian safety campaign, Street Smart NJ, aims to improve behaviors and reduce fatalities.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The E-Commerce Revolution

From the online shopping boom, to Uber for trucking apps and technology for autonomous platoons we covered a lot of ground in our freight issue of InTransition Magazine.

Did you get a chance to read the Winter 2016 edition? We'd love to get your feedback.

If you haven't yet delved into the issue, here are a few featured articles:

  • The E-Commerce Revolution: Amazon is expanding and more retailers are seeing customers choose online shopping over brick and mortar storefronts. We take a look at how this e-commerce boom impacting freight systems and land use. Read the full article here

  • Uber for Trucking: Matching Freight with Haulers: It's not exactly like Uber, but companies like Cargomatic and Trucker Patch have applications that match haulers with freight in an effort to improve efficiency and reduce the number of empty trucks on the roads. Read the full article here

  • Sticking Together Could Pay with Truck Platooning Technology: Auto manufacturers and military contractors are testing the possibility of fully-automated truck convoys. Can you expect to see them on a highway near you? Read the full article here

  • In the Shadow of the Port: Slow Progress on Brownfields Clean Up for Freight Use: They're prime locations near the largest port on the East Coast, but these industrial sites largely remain an untapped resources. Read the full article here.

  • Visit intransitionmag.org to read other articles from the Winter 2016 edition. Don't forget to tell us what you think and submit letters to the editor and story ideas for our next issue. Email intransitionmag@njtpa.org.