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Episode 37 – Georgia Transportation Funding

Topics: Transportation Funding

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Guerrilla Traffic Calming

A protest over “‘motorway levels’ of cars and lorries on a road with no pavement for pedestrians” is taking the form of a series of people standing at a pedestrian pushbutton, continuously activating it and making a call for the … Continue reading

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Episode 31 – Toyota Recall and Safety

Topics: Toyota Recall, Safety, Politics

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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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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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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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