Category Archives: tidbits

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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Traffic Tidbits: 24 April 2008

It’s been a while since my last tidbits post. Let’s try to make this a good one! Laser walls!: Laser walls for visual cueing of the car/pedestrian interface and trying to make it safer for pedestrians in urban areas. It’s … Continue reading

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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: 21 January 2008

Too Much Congestion? Eliminate Half the Vehicles!: An odd/even system of vehicle restriction is being looked at as an option to reduce the congestion of Bangalore. Mine’s Better!: I think my diagram of a Gusset plate is better. But at … 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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Traffic Tidbits: 4 January 2008

Presidential Candidates and Transit: How do the Democratic and Republican candidates stack up on the Transportation issue? Live from the Third Rail has the lowdown. New Rules for Lithium Batteries on Airplanes: Passengers beware. There are now restrictions on lithium-ion … Continue reading

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Traffic Tidbits: 28 November 2007

New Traffic Forecast Model in the Works: Bristol University is developing a new traffic forecast model. This is something that is decidedly non-trivial and depends upond good data. To quote from the article: However, if you are using inductance loops … Continue reading

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