Monthly Archives: April 2009

I-75 HOV Markings

Last week I blogged about the Northside HOV Exit in Atlanta where the Bluffton University bus crash occurred. Since then, the Georgia Department of Transportation has installed some new pavement markings. Let’s take a look! If you click through to … Continue reading

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Episode 29 – Fatality Statistics, Bikes & Pedestrians, Speed Humps

Topics: NHTSA Fatality Statistics 2008, Speed Humps, Bicycles and Pedestrians in the Motorized Environment

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Episode 28.5 – Metacast

Topics: Metacast

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Do It Yourself Stimulus

A set of business owners on Kauai island in Hawaii have put together their own transportation stimulus and fixed a bridge that needed fixing: So Slack, other business owners and residents made the decision not to sit on their hands … Continue reading

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Professional Ethics Statements

Image by unk’s dump truck on flickr Ethics Statements There was a question posted on one of the Traffic Engineering listservs I’m a part of that sent me out to read (again) the various Canons of Ethics in the professional … Continue reading

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April 9, 1865

Image credit to Southbound_07 Today is the anniversary of Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Union forces at Appomattox. This is a significant date in US history and it also marks a reflection point on the history of transportation. The American … Continue reading

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NHTSA Announces Preliminary 2008 Fatality Analysis

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA – pronounced nit’ suh) announced the preliminary 2008 statistics for Fatal Crashes in the United States (report, pdf). According to projections, traffic fatalities fell to 37,313, down from 41,059 in 2007. That is … Continue reading

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I-75 HOV Exit Problem

You may recall from March 2007 the Bluffton University baseball team bus that mistakenly exited the interstate in Atlanta on a left-hand ramp, failed to recognize the stop condition at the top of the ramp and crashed through the barrier … Continue reading

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