22 Alerts From the TRAFFIC CONGESTION Tag


The Split-Speed Limit Effect: That “Oh Crap” Look on Drivers’ Faces: oos E-Newsletter #548

Split speed limits, where certain commercial vehicles such as large trucks are forced to travel at lower speeds than surrounding traffic, are anathema to truckers and car drivers alike. That is why the oos and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) have often joined forces to oppose the posting of split speeds and the use […]

oos Wrap Up of Legislative Activity, 2nd Quarter 2019: oos E-Newsletter #547

April, May, and June were busy months in state legislatures where many of the bills affecting motorists that were introduced in the first quarter, or carried forward from last year, were resolved. The results were a mixed bag, but the biggest victory was a special one: Governor Greg Abbott of Texas signed into law House […]

Paying More for Less Service: oos E-Newsletter #534

By 2021, New York City will begin charging drivers who enter Manhattan below Central Park under the guise of congestion pricing. No one is surprised. City and state officials have been trying to make this happen for years. The rare alignment of views between the governor, the mayor, and the state legislature─each likely motivated by […]

Are Cyclists Vision Zero Zealots—Readers’ Responses: oos Weekly E-Newsletter #525

Last week, we emailed and posted on our website a guest newsletter entitled Are Cyclists Vision Zero Zealots? written by Eric Berg, an oos Board Member, an oos Life Member, an avid sport bicyclist, and a staunch defender of motorists’ rights. Readers, including some of whom (like Eric) are bicyclists, responded with interesting perspectives which […]

The Next Ten Years – Readers’ Edition, Part 2: oos E-Newsletter #523

In oos E-Newsletter #520, The Next Ten Years, Jim Walker, Gary Biller, and Steve Carrellas provided their thoughts — limited by the oos to less than 300 words — on the significant challenges that motorists and the oos will face over the next decade. We asked readers to chime in with their thoughts and published […]