Category Archives: government

A Post about Drainage – In Which I Opine with No Real Knowledge about the Legalities

Last weekend, I attended Momocon at Georgia Tech, primarily to see The Extraordinary Contraptions play.1 I went down a bit early from the start time so I could wander around that part of Midtown Atlanta and just see what could … Continue reading

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Episode 30 – LEDs, Newspapers, Funding

Topics: LEDs, Newspapers, Funding

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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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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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Cameras: Not Just for Signals

A quick rundown on issues facing traffic cameras: The death of the traffic camera will be from citizens rising up and making it so expensive to install/maintain them that they’re not erected in the first place. The usual scheme is … Continue reading

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Episode 28 – Stimulus and Politics

Topics: Economic Stimulus, Georgia Politics

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Georgia DOT has its Work Cut Out

As mentioned previously, I’ve been doing some research into the portion of the Transportation Stimulus that will end up in Georgia. I’ve come up with some numbers that leads me to believe that the Georgia Department of Transportation contract office … Continue reading

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Education about Law, Codes and Time

I’m putting out an episode next week about the transportation stimulus. In preparation, I looked up the text of the stimulus1 in order to determine how much of the $26.725 billion will be ending up in Georgia: …50 percent of … Continue reading

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Episode 27 – Myriad Topics

Topics: Metacast, Transportationist, Email Encryption, Infrastructure Stimulus, Podcast Shout Outs, Extraordinary Contraptions

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Episode 26 – Transportation Finance in the United States

Topics: Transportation Finance in the United States

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