October 20, 2020

De Blasio Ignores His Own Transportation Experts As Cyclist Deaths Rise And Traffic Gridlock Returns

In May, as the city continued to fight to keep down its coronavirus infection rate, Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed transit experts to a Surface Transportation Advisory Council. “These councils will provide real world guidance to ensure our plans to reopen the city make sense and keep people safe,” de Blasio said in a release.

The transportation experts submitted a long list of ideas to the mayor this summer. Among the suggestions: aggressively expand street space for pedestrians and ramp up bike lane installation with the goal of doubling ridership; come up with a plan for restricting vehicular traffic in Manhattan like the city did after 9/11, “should traffic congestion surge”; and come up with a “robust communications plan” to help New Yorkers get out of their cars and find other ways to get around.

The de Blasio administration did not respond to the panel. Nor did they respond to

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Black woman says deputy yanked her out of car during traffic stop

A woman lodged a complaint against the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department on Monday, alleging that a deputy used excessive force when he yanked her out of her car, pulling her hair and arm, during a traffic stop last week in the Lakeside area of San Diego County.

“It was uncalled for, it was abuse of power, [and] it was racially [motivated],” Shynita Phillips Abu, who is Black, said during a news conference outside the department’s headquarters in the Kearny Mesa neighborhood of San Diego.

Surrounded by two dozen activists and community members, she held braids she said the deputy had pulled out of her scalp and showed bruises on her arm that she said stemmed from the encounter Thursday.

“We are aware of the allegations and are looking into the matter,” Sheriff’s Department spokesman Ricardo Lopez said. The deputy remained assigned to the sheriff’s Lakeside substation as of Monday.

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Overturned vehicle backs up I-95 traffic in Stratford

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A Philly man has been charged with the murder of a transgender woman found in his car during a traffic stop

When police pulled a Jeep Wrangler over for running a stop sign in Philadelphia’s Belmont section Monday morning, officers made a horrifying discovery.



a close up of a road: Police discovered the victim during a routine traffic stop in Belmont Monday morning.


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Police discovered the victim during a routine traffic stop in Belmont Monday morning.

The front seat passenger, Mia Green, 29, was suffering from a gunshot wound to her neck. She was pronounced dead at Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center within a half-hour.

On Tuesday, authorities charged the driver of the vehicle, Abdullah lbn El-Amin Jaamia, with the murder of Green, who was a Black transgender woman, according to a statement from the city’s Office of LGBT Affairs.

“This latest act of violence against a member of our community is a somber reminder of the epidemic of violence against trans individuals. It is a crisis that cannot be allowed to persist any further,” the office’s statement read in part. “The countless painful losses experienced

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Iteris Awarded $4.7 Million Contract by Orange County Transportation Authority for Traffic Signal Synchronization

Three-year Initiative will Improve Traffic Flow and Safety Across Eight Southern California Cities

  • Project leverages Iteris’ traffic signal operations expertise to support region’s goal of improving the safety and mobility for road users

  • Initiative will improve coordination and safety across eight cities in southern California

  • Program includes Iteris’ Intersection-as-a-Service solution, which provides proactive signal operations and maintenance with 24/7 monitoring of device and system health

 

Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI), the global leader in smart mobility infrastructure management, today announced that it has executed the final contract and received the formal notice to proceed for a $4.7 million initiative with the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) for a regional traffic signal synchronization project.

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Iteris Awarded $4.7 Million Contract by Orange County Transportation Authority for Traffic Signal Synchronization (Photo: Business Wire)

The three-year project includes signal coordination and timing improvements, with

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What To Do In Traffic Court After Receiving A Ticket

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