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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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VMTs on decline since ’92, with men driving most by far

VMTs on decline since ’92, with men driving most by far

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Call it the great American car devolution: Americans have been driving less since at least 2004 — if not earlier, according to a recent report by the Washington Post. While VMTs, or vehicle miles traveled, peaked 11 years ago, individual states’ VMTs peaked as far back as 1992. And among the drivers who are clocking […]

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Transportation roundup 1/20/15

Transportation roundup 1/20/15

| January 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways Authenticity with a bang: Exploring suburban culture and migration through the new phenomenon of the Richmond Night Market // Urban Studies  [study] Fear of crime and affective ambiguities in the night-time economy // Urban Studies [study] Los Angeles Taxis Will Have a Mandatory App Starting in August // Curbed LA How Uber and Lyft have exploited […]

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Transportation roundup 1/19/15

Transportation roundup 1/19/15

| January 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways Method for investigating intradriver heterogeneity using vehicle trajectory data: A Dynamic Time Warping approach // Transportation Research [study] The outsourcing of control: Alcohol law enforcement, private-sector governance and the evening and night-time economy // Urban Studies  [study] Boston Is Using Uber Data To Plan Better Urban Transportation // Co.Exist Why a Ride in a Tro-Tro Made […]

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Carless in Seattle

Carless in Seattle

| January 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Carsharing is taking off in Seattle. Last week the Seattle City Council’s transportation committee voted for an increase in carshare permits and operators, reports The Urbanist, in a move that would both benefit and encourage competition with Car2go, a company that rents minicars on a minute-by-minute rate. Carsharing — any service that allows users to […]

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Understudied but omnipresent: the economics of parking

Understudied but omnipresent: the economics of parking

| January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cars are parked for a staggering 95% of the time, and can even create problems that are just as serious as when they are parked compared to when they’re in motion — yet there are very few studies available on the economics of parking. In reality, parking problems are more complicated than drivers just nabbing […]

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