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$2.3 Billion Air Traffic Control Plan Set To Take Flight In Long Island

$2.3 Billion Air Traffic Control Plan Set To Take Flight In Long Island

| July 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Air traffic will be streamlined with the new plans for control tower modernization.) July 26, 2012 — Air traffic control has become the center of attention in the past few weeks as issues with outdated equipment and the decentralization of control towers causing delays and headaches for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). At the start […]

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Traffic Fatalities Spike for First Time in Four Years

Traffic Fatalities Spike for First Time in Four Years

| July 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Good weather and high economy play significant roles in the caution a driver takes on the road. July 23, 2012 — For the first time in years, traffic fatalities may be on the rise.  The US government began recording traffic fatalities in 1975. Since then, there has been a notable and reassuring decline in automobile-related […]

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The Red Light Camera Program Controversy: How Prevention Methods May Break an Impasse

The Red Light Camera Program Controversy: How Prevention Methods May Break an Impasse

| July 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Red-light cameras are an enforcement tool against red-light runners (image via Southdacola). July 20, 2012 — The controversial Red Light Camera Program, which records drivers stopped at red lights, has reached national attention from California and Texas to Florida and New York. In each case, municipalities are fiercely debating the merits of the program to determine […]

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The Ku Klux Klan Proves Adopt-A-Highway’s Most Controversial Applicant

The Ku Klux Klan Proves Adopt-A-Highway’s Most Controversial Applicant

| July 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

 This sign may show up on one stretch of Georgia highway, with lawsuits surrounding the KKK’s ability to participate in the Adopt-A-Highway program currently underway . July 18, 2012 — This week, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) agreed to back Georgia’s Ku Klux Klan chapter, in its efforts to participate in the state’s Adopt-A-Highway […]

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California Eases Ban on Texting While Driving, Allows Handheld Devices

California Eases Ban on Texting While Driving, Allows Handheld Devices

| July 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Using mobile phones are distracting to drivers because they divert attention that should be on the road, but most legislation focuses on hands-on devices. July 16, 2012 — Last week, California passed a bill legalizing the operation of voice-activated technology while driving. The bill, which will take effect on January 1, 2013, was initially developed […]

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North American Congestion Index: Los Angeles has the worst traffic in North America

North American Congestion Index: Los Angeles has the worst traffic in North America

| July 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

 Los Angeles tops TomTom’s list of most congested cities again this year. July 13, 2012 — TomTom’s North American Congestion Index has Los Angeles, California, as the number one worst city for traffic congestion, retaining its ranking from last year. With a 33% congestion level and an average of a 40 minute delay per hour […]

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New York City Begins to Optimize its Most Dangerous Streets

New York City Begins to Optimize its Most Dangerous Streets

| July 11, 2012

Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, one of the most dangerous streets in Manhattan, is getting a makeover. (Via Madang) July 11, 2012 — One of the busiest avenues in New York City, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard is known as a death trap for drivers and pedestrians alike. Since the beginning of 2012, seven people […]

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Parking Meters: The Flawed, the Automated, and the Downright Explosive

Parking Meters: The Flawed, the Automated, and the Downright Explosive

| July 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

  Parking meters randomly changing time can leave parkers ill-at-ease, with strict ticketing laws on unpaid machines (via Victor Kerlow, The New York Times City Room Blog) July 9, 2012 — Thanks to some crossed wires, mysterious time changes regularly occur at automated parking meters across New York City. Newer parking meters are generally equipped […]

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Discount Bus Crashes Lead to Calls for Tougher Regulations

Discount Bus Crashes Lead to Calls for Tougher Regulations

| July 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Coach buses and other top-heavy vehicles tend to rollover more often. Alert these drivers to slow down, especially on curves. July 6, 2012 — On the 4th of July, another discount bus crashed, igniting calls for tighter regulations and safety standards for the discount bus industry. The accident occurred at 6:20am when the bus struck the […]

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Study: License Restrictions Reduce Teen Drinking and Driving

Study: License Restrictions Reduce Teen Drinking and Driving

| July 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Harsher legislation regarding teen driving systematically lowers the number of drunk driving fatalities, a new study says July 2, 2012 — A study published last week found that restricting teen driving effectively cuts down on drinking and driving at large. Set to be released in the September issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, the […]

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Signage Debacle Highlights Misallocation of Funds in Local Government

Signage Debacle Highlights Misallocation of Funds in Local Government

| June 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

In Trenton, New Jersey, this $17,000 sign was removed almost immediately after its unveiling (via NJ.com). June 29, 2012 — A new sign at Trenton’s Cadwalader Park has many local residents of the New Jersey city confused, concerned, and angry. On Monday, the park’s new sign, designed to look like a local landmark bridge, was […]

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