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  • SAE International Rolls Out New Protocol for Hydrogen Fuel Cell EVs

    NGTNews.com
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:41 am
    SAE International has created a new standard, J2601 - Fueling Protocols for Light Duty Gaseous Hydrogen Surface Vehicles - that will be used worldwide for [...]
  • Riverview Corridor – Some History

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    David Levinson
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:21 am
    While I await my copy of  the 2000 Riverview Corridor major investment study : draft report, which I cannot find online, I will remind of the history I can scrape together from a quick web search: The Star Tribune August 27, 2000, Sunday, Metro Edition  reported (via LexisNexis): St. Paul asks: Light rail or busway?; Public hearings in Ramsey County soon will be airing various transit options for a corridor linking the East Side, downtown and the airport.Kevin Duchschere; Staff WriterSECTION: NEWS; Pg. 1BLENGTH: 1135 wordsAs plans for the Hiawatha light-rail line in Minneapolis move…
  • Coolest Item To Hook To Water Hose!

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    Linda
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    I guarantee, you will have a winning team!
  • Hot Summers and Cool Diesels

    Fuel & Friction
    Tech Guy
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Cooling System Since hot summers and cool diesels don’t normally co-exist, it’s very important to pay attention to this critical part of your ride… the cooling system. As the mercury rises, your diesel’s cooling system has to work twice as … Continue reading → The post Hot Summers and Cool Diesels appeared first on Fuel & Friction.
 
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  • Riverview Corridor – Some History

    David Levinson
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:21 am
    While I await my copy of  the 2000 Riverview Corridor major investment study : draft report, which I cannot find online, I will remind of the history I can scrape together from a quick web search: The Star Tribune August 27, 2000, Sunday, Metro Edition  reported (via LexisNexis): St. Paul asks: Light rail or busway?; Public hearings in Ramsey County soon will be airing various transit options for a corridor linking the East Side, downtown and the airport.Kevin Duchschere; Staff WriterSECTION: NEWS; Pg. 1BLENGTH: 1135 wordsAs plans for the Hiawatha light-rail line in Minneapolis move…
  • The Futurist Fallacy

    David Levinson
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    As I occasionally write about the future in this blog, I try to keep in mind what I will call “The Futurist Fallacy” –   In the future, everyone will live and behave like  the futurist does today. Contrast this with William Gibson’s quote: “The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed”, which he is reported to have first said this in an interview on Fresh Air, NPR (31 August 1993). Both of these may hold provided that the futurist is not in fact behaving the way future will turn out. Of course every good futurist will try…
  • Street Network Structure and Activity Spaces

    David Levinson
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Activity Space Recently Published: Parthasarathi, Pavithra and David Levinson (2014) Street Network Structure and Activity Spaces. Urban Studies [doi] (online first) This research analyses the influence of street network structure on household travel patterns, as measured by activity spaces. The analysis uses street network and travel survey data from the Minneapolis – St. Paul (Twin Cities) and Miami – Ft. Lauderdale (South Florida) metropolitan areas. Various measures of street network structure are used to quantify street network structure. The activity space polygon for each…
  • Good Transit – Transit as a Good

    David Levinson
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:20 am
    Due to a peculiar aspect of American exceptionalism, unlike most countries, we persist in governing transit as if it were a public good. This misleading and inaccurate model prevents consideration of policies that will lead to better transit. Public services are often provided by the public sector. However, not all public services are public goods – following the economic definition of public goods as neither excludable nor rivalrous, and thus capable of only being provided by a government or government-like entity. Many public services which are provided by the public sector in one…
  • It’s “only” 5 minutes, or Green Line Delay Monetized

    David Levinson
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:36 am
    Jim Walsh reports in the Strib “According to timetables released before the line opened, a trip from Union Depot to Target Field was expected to take about 48-49 minutes. Metro Transit officials said last week that the westbound Green Line is averaging about 54 minutes, end to end and that the eastbound train is averaging about 53 minutes.” If we take these numbers at face value, the train is 5 minutes late on average. (It is probably worse than this from a user perspective, because the times when it is late is when more riders are on the train to experience its lateness, when few…
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  • Coolest Item To Hook To Water Hose!

    Linda
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    I guarantee, you will have a winning team!
  • Urban Wind Turbine

    Linda
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:14 am
    Revolution in generating energy: the Liam F1 Urban Wind Turbine After 11 years of development it has become reality: the most efficient urban wind turbine in its shape and size will enter the international market. On Tuesday the 27th of May 2014 this already high profiled wind turbine will be revealed at the Innovation Dock on the RDM Campus in Rotterdam. This wind turbine combines an austere and elegant design with an unequaled high efficiency. Based on natural forms the Liam F1 converts, with minimal resistance and almost silently, no less than 80% of the available energy from the wind into…
  • mmmmm.. Marijuana

    Linda
    13 Jul 2014 | 7:22 am
    Seattle’s first and only recreational marijuana store had to close on Friday after running out of stock in just three days since Washington became the second U.S. state to allow pot sales to adults. For the rest of us (besides Colorado), what a pity! I cannot even imagine having a store that sells pot muchless having the issue of running out of stock! However, even if I wanted to get involved in the selling of pot, I would have to be rich. Currently, getting a license costs anywhere from $60,000 to $500,000 so that means i am out of the running. Florida could use the extra income from…
  • Items for Xmas in July

    Linda
    2 Jul 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Here are some items that could be bought for christmas in July events
  • How To Teach The World

    Linda
    24 Jun 2014 | 4:08 pm
    The seed vault. Have you heard of it? Screenings of the film are at: BERGEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Bergen, Norway Sept 24 – Oct 1, 2014 (Exact Date / Time: TBD) biff.no VEGETARIAN FILM FESTIVAL Gorizia, Italy (near Slovenia) July 4th, 2014 @ Time TBD marinij.com POINT REYES Point Reyes, CA Point Reyes Presbyterian Church at 11445 Shoreline Highway June 6 @ 7:30 pm (PST) This screening is sponsored by Point Reyes Books, the Point Reyes Farmers Market and Marin Organic marinij.com SAN FRANCISCO GREEN FILM FESTIVAL San Francisco, CA June 2, 2014 @ 6:00p (PDT) – Roxie Theater…
 
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  • Hot Summers and Cool Diesels

    Tech Guy
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Cooling System Since hot summers and cool diesels don’t normally co-exist, it’s very important to pay attention to this critical part of your ride… the cooling system. As the mercury rises, your diesel’s cooling system has to work twice as … Continue reading → The post Hot Summers and Cool Diesels appeared first on Fuel & Friction.
  • The Truth about MPG Ratings

    Tech Guy
    16 Jun 2014 | 11:09 am
    After the great Carpocolypse of 2008, automakers were forced to change their gas-guzzling ways. Americans could no longer afford to get just 12-15 miles from a $5 gallon of gas. Times were changing, and modern cars had to change with … Continue reading → The post The Truth about MPG Ratings appeared first on Fuel & Friction.
  • 3 Mean New Diesel Powered Trucks… Yet 1 in 3 Will Die Early

    Tech Guy
    21 May 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Several years ago, Barack Obama announced that the federal fuel economy standards, known as Corporate Average Fuel Economy or CAFE, will be raised to 54.5 mpg by the year 2025. This doesn’t mean that all cars will get 54 mpg, … Continue reading → The post 3 Mean New Diesel Powered Trucks… Yet 1 in 3 Will Die Early appeared first on Fuel & Friction.
  • The Dangers of Chlorinated Paraffin Additives

    Tech Guy
    13 May 2014 | 10:04 am
    The Dangers of Chlorinated Paraffin Additives Unless you’re Amish, you’ve no doubt heard somebody somewhere, extolling the benefits of some magic engine additive that reduces engine wear. However, most of them are about as effective as Dr. BillyBob’s Miracle Snake … Continue reading → The post The Dangers of Chlorinated Paraffin Additives appeared first on Fuel & Friction.
  • How to Avoid Ethanol in 3 Easy Steps

    Tech Guy
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:15 am
    Why The Need to Avoid Ethanol in the First Place? Maybe you’re not sure on why you need to avoid ethanol in your fuel buying habits. If that’s the case, then first, read our article here on fuelandfriction.com. This way, you … Continue reading → The post How to Avoid Ethanol in 3 Easy Steps appeared first on Fuel & Friction.
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