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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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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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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: 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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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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Traffic Tidbits: 23 August 2007

Internal Documents from MnDOT About I 35W Bridge Maintenance: The Star Tribune of Minneapolis/St. Paul is digging into the recent history of bridge maintenance activities and decisions. China Trying Dictatorial Traffic Congestion Solutions: Want to cut traffic congestion?  Just ban … Continue reading

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Traffic Tidbits: 18 August 2007

Five Cities awarded Close to $900M: Five american cities have been awarded funds as a part of the US federal government’s Urban Partnership Program.  New York, Minneapolis, Seattle, San Francisco, and Miami have been awarded varying amounts of funds. Minneapolis … Continue reading

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Traffic Tidbits: 15 August 2007

Don’t Know which way is North? Fight about it! Two men have a round of fisticuffs due to an argument whether Pennsylvannia is north or south of Virginia. As someone mentioned in the comments, I sincerely hope that the drunk one … Continue reading

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