Category Archives: government

Benefit/Cost Ratios

One of the more frustrating parts of my day job is when a project requires the calculation of a Benefit/Cost ratio. This ratio is simple in concept: add up all the financial benefits of a project including the projected reductions … Continue reading

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I-35W Anniversary

Today is the one year anniversary of the I-35W bridge collapse in Minnesota. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, check out the wikipedia article. Most of the relevant info is there. The Interstate bridge collapsed during evening rush … Continue reading

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Traffic Tidbits: 5 May 2008

Housing & Transportation Costs in your Neighborhood: If you live in a metropolitan area, it’s possible that your town is on this survey of transportation & housing costs by median income. Check it out. A Blow for Gender Equality: Sweden … Continue reading

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Traffic Tidbits: 29 April 2008

Hold the Presses! US Trans Sec has a Blog!: US Transportation Secretary Mary Peters announced that she has a blog now! Call my cynical, but how much “blogging” is really done by the top politicians, rather than their staffers. I … Continue reading

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Episode 17 – Red Light Enforcement, Red Light Running, Clearance Intervals

Topics: Red Light Enforcement, Red Light Running, Clearance Intervals

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Episode 16 – Project Development Process

Topics: Project Development Process

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Episode 13 – Safe Routes to Schools

Topics: Safe Routes to School

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Traffic Tidbits: 7 JanuaryFebruary 2008

Anti-Trust in the Transportation Sector?: If you’re not a net junky like me (and if you weren’t, would you be reading this?) then you might not have heard of Traffic.com, the company responsible for the vast proliferation of Intelligent Transportation … Continue reading

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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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Land Use and Energy

Kaid Benfield of the National Resources Defense Council has a posting about the recently passed U.S. energy bill, land use, carbon footprints, and policy. It’s worth a read if you believe (as I do) that the current U.S. transportation policy … Continue reading

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