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Transportation roundup 1/30/15

Transportation roundup 1/30/15

| January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways Academic sources: The bottleneck model: An assessment and interpretation // Economics of Transportation [journal article] Autonomous cars: The tension between occupant experience and intersection capacity // Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies [March 2015] [study] Coordinated transit signal priority supporting transit progression under Connected Vehicle Technology  // Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies [March 2015] [study] A […]

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Is Portland’s smart growth smarter than Los Angeles’?

Is Portland’s smart growth smarter than Los Angeles’?

| January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

A recent study contrasts Portland, long admired as an example of a smart growth city, and Los Angeles, often considered the American epitome of urban sprawl. Authors Hongwei Dong of California State University and Pengyu Zhu of Boise State University define smart growth as  “a reaction to urban sprawl” that promotes “compact urban form, orderly […]

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Transportation roundup 1/29/15

Transportation roundup 1/29/15

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways Waze Traffic App Draws Complaints From Sheriffs // New York Times Sheriffs expand concerns about Waze mobile traffic app // US News & World Report New ‘clean’ diesels not associated with lung cancer risks // Autoblog How to Turn “Bike to Work Day” Into Bike to Work Every Day // Next City Blizzard cut […]

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How cops’ reporting biases impact crash data

How cops’ reporting biases impact crash data

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Crash data is often mistaken for fact, but reporting bias may affect the data even more significantly than experts have already assumed. A new study from Kibrom A. Abay of the Department of Economics at the University of Copenhagen aims to investigate by analyzing the “nature, and impact of the reporting bias associated with the police-reported […]

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Transportation roundup 1/27/15

Transportation roundup 1/27/15

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways Effects of providing total cost of ownership information on consumers’ intent to purchase a hybrid or plug-in electric vehicle // Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice [study] Road pricing for congestion and accident externalities for mixed traffic of motorcycles and automobiles  // Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice [study] Investigating the nature and impact of reporting […]

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Transportation roundup 1/26/15

Transportation roundup 1/26/15

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways Capacity, Capacity, Capacity: The Challenge of Urban Policy in the Age of Obama  // Journal of Urban Affairs [journal article] Putting People Back into Place-based Public Policies // Journal of Urban Affairs [journal article] The Neighborhood Stabilization Program: Stable for Whom? // Journal of Urban Affairs [journal article] Mayors say they need the federal […]

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Parking apps & tech roundup 1/14

Parking apps & tech roundup 1/14

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

A host of new apps and techie features promises to help drivers source parking spots, make payment smoother, and, in one case, even eliminate the burdens of handling that pesky steering wheel altogether. Check out our rundown of the latest developments: Parkmobile: Sacramento, California drivers can take advantage of this app’s collaboration with the Sacramento […]

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Transportation roundup 1/23/15

Transportation roundup 1/23/15

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways New York’s Shadow Transit // The New Yorker [interactive] Gas tax push on fumes, House chairman says // The Hill DOT head challenges mayors on bicycle, walking safety // USA Today NYC, San Francisco on Different Paths to Pedestrian Safety // Next City Automotive applications for new hydrophobic metal stagger the mind // Autoblog WTF! It […]

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Hack attack: How vulnerable is your vehicle?

Hack attack: How vulnerable is your vehicle?

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

This week, news broke that two million people who use Progressive Snapshot (a small device that tracks a car’s path to help determine its car insurance rate) may be vulnerable to hacking. But Snapshot drivers aren’t the only ones who are open to a potential hacking attack: Two hackers who demonstrated in 2013 how they could hack […]

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Transportation roundup 1/22/15

Transportation roundup 1/22/15

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways Global Metro Monitor Report 2014 // Brookings Institution [report] 2 million Progressive Snapshot customers may be at risk for car hacking // Autoblog TrueCar says more than half of its web traffic now is mobile // Automotive News App improves the safety of blind pedestrians in cities // phys.org Abolish the Gas Tax // […]

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Transportation roundup 1/21/15

Transportation roundup 1/21/15

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways Adrift at the Margins of Urban Society: What Role Does Neighborhood Play? // Urban Affairs Review [study] Cities and Sustainability: Polycentric Action and Multilevel Governance // Urban Affairs Review [study] ICE Virtual Library: The impact of wind turbine traffic on highways in Texas, USA // Institution of Civil Engineers [study] Obama leaves out gas tax […]

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