Transportation

Putting the 'Auto' in Automobile
5:38 pm
Thu June 11, 2015

The Cars of the Future are Already Here

Credit Virginia Tech, Center for Automated Vehicle Systems

Researchers will soon begin testing automated cars on Virginia Roadways. But the advent of truly driverless cars is still pretty far down the road.

On the outside this looks like any normal Cadillac SRX a sleek, a 2013 luxury SUV.  But it’s been retrofitted with screens and sensors.  A small antenna on top with a GPS and Wi-Fi receiver detecting obstacles ahead, in this case, a tester wearing what looks like a construction worker’s vest containing a transmitter. 

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Transportation
3:13 pm
Mon May 25, 2015

One Motorcyclist Hopes Drivers Increase Awareness

Flickr user Craig Howell
Credit Creative Commons

"Measure twice, cut once." The old adage holds especially true for the many motorists who will hit the road this summer. One veteran motorcyclist is asking millions of drivers to measure their surroundings to AVOID cutting off, hitting, or injuring “two-wheelers.”

After he was approached by Allstate to participate in a motorcycle awareness campaign, veteran motorcyclist Nate Hudson embarked on a 111-day trek across all 50 states. And the first thing he wants to relay is the onus isn't just on drivers to keep riders safe.

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N&W's Class J 611 Back in Action
5:37 am
Wed May 6, 2015

Excursions Planned for Steam Passenger Locomotive

Tickets are now on sale for Norfolk & Western Class J 611 excursion this spring and summer.

There are several day trips around the state, and you can find the schedule here.

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Commonwealth Transportation Board Meets
10:55 am
Fri February 13, 2015

Transportation Secretary Wants Charlottesville Traffic Congestion Eased

Credit http://route29solutions.org/

When the federal government refused to issue a permit for the proposed Route 29 bypass, opponents in Charlottesville were relieved, but Virginia’s Secretary of Transportation says the idea is not dead.

Aubrey Layne is a businessman, but he served five years on the Commonwealth Transportation Board, and in that time he was convinced something had to be done about traffic congestion in Charlottesville.

“When I was a CTB member, I did vote for the bypass.”

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5 Part Series
3:25 pm
Sat February 7, 2015

Dangerous Cargo Rides the Rails

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