Monthly Archives: January 2008

Traffic Tidbits: 30 January 2008

Member of the Surface Transportation Revenue and Study Commission Speaks Out: Paul Weyrich, a member of the Surface Transportation Revenue and Study Commission, objects to the media coverage of the commission’s recent report (see Traffic Tidbits of 22 Jan 08). … Continue reading

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Episode 10 – Another Grab-bag of Topics, Celebrating X Episodes

Topics: Grab Bag: Speed Measuring Units, Foreign Coins, Interstate Myths, Random Statistics, Traffic Calming

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Traffic Tidbits: 22 January 2008

Rail Riders in Connecticut: A blog posting concerining the recent release of a commuter rail evaluation in CT. It discusses what is going well, and what can be improved on. “US Transportation in 2015″: A gaze into the crystal ball … Continue reading

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Traffic Tidbits: 21 January 2008

Too Much Congestion? Eliminate Half the Vehicles!: An odd/even system of vehicle restriction is being looked at as an option to reduce the congestion of Bangalore. Mine’s Better!: I think my diagram of a Gusset plate is better. But at … Continue reading

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Episode 9 – Signs, Striping, MUTCD

Topics: Signs and Striping on our Nation’s Roads. The National Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)

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Traffic Tidbits: 16 January 2008

Trans Texas Corridor Public Meetings: If you’re familiar with Texas’ proposed new system of highway/transit/rail/utility corridors, you’ll be happy to know that Public Meetings for the first section are under way. The Trans Texas Corridor is a system of highways … Continue reading

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Episode 8 – Signal Detection & Operation

Topics: Signal Detection and Actuation, Inductance Loop Detectors, Video Detection

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Traffic Tidbits: 4 January 2008

Presidential Candidates and Transit: How do the Democratic and Republican candidates stack up on the Transportation issue? Live from the Third Rail has the lowdown. New Rules for Lithium Batteries on Airplanes: Passengers beware. There are now restrictions on lithium-ion … Continue reading

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