Costs of Congestion: The Environment

For so many years, we lived in our own bubble. If it didn't affect us, it didn't concern us. We were told to keep our "noses out of other's business" and so on. In today's climate (no pun intended), that is no longer an option. We have to take action against the...

Costs of Congestion: Your Health

It has become a matter of public knowledge that pollution is unhealthy, both for the planet and for those who call it home. A sign outside the community centre warns against idling. A teacher tells you to turn off the car in the school drop-off lane. We try to protect...

Revolutionizing Intersection Performance Evaluation

Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) traditionally proposes an 8-step method to evaluate the performance of signalized intersections. This evaluation begins from the calculation of the saturation flow rate all the way to estimating the Level of Service (LOS) of the...

Can Autonomous Vehicles Kill Traffic Lights?

Improvements in the sensor technology and the emergence of connected vehicles and wireless communication have provided a base for the development of a new generation of vehicles with the ability to navigate on roads without human intervention. Autonomous vehicles use...