Many residents of the San Joaquin region are daily hyper-commuters, driving nearly 3 hours one way through the Altamont Pass to access their jobs in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley. This hyper-commuting causes heavy congestion which, among other transportation issues, led the San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG) to launch a Transportation Innovation Study to investigate ways to apply emerging transportation technologies to solve their transportation needs and challenges. As the COVID-19 pandemic progressed, SJCOG adapted to focus on optimizing telework opportunities within the San Joaquin region.
Exploria Stadium, Camping World Stadium, the Amway Center, and Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Orlando attract visitors from Central Florida and beyond with their many offerings. The highway systems provide regional access to these venues, but vehicular access to and from the highways often impedes the movements of pedestrians who are also heading to the event. Additionally, each venue relies on the parking garages within Downtown Orlando to supplement their own parking, if it is available. Wayfinding and communicating available parking for vehicles prior to entering downtown is important to minimize the vehicular circulation (and driver frustration) on the streets as drivers search for reliable, available parking.
The Idaho Transportation Department’s (ITD) US 20/26 Corridor Study identifies the need for significant investment along this important east/west arterial that connects Boise to Caldwell, but funding for construction projects is limited and not available in the near future. When Costco Wholesale and adjacent developers identified a preferred site on the southeast corner of Chinden Boulevard and Ten Mile Road in Meridian, Idaho, it was determined that significant improvements were needed to support their planned developments. The US 20/26 Corridor Study identified the need for localized improvements and funding challenges to implement the improvements.