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  • More than 30% of Transport Topics Top 100 Partner with AmeriQuest

    AmeriQuest Business Services Latest News
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    More than one-third of major carriers ranked on Transport Topics’ Top 100 list turn to AmeriQuest Business Services for technology-enabled fleet management services.
  • AmeriQuest’s Road Rescue Breakdown Data Puts Fleets in the Driver’s Seat

    AmeriQuest Business Services Latest News
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Since the launch of its roadside breakdown data and analytics platform, AmeriQuest customers applaud the detail-rich, real-time data at their fingertips for every incident.
  • Compressed Natural Gas Refueling Coming to Phoenix Suburb

    NGTNews.com
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    The municipal fleet in Gilbert, Ariz., will soon be taking advantage of a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station that is being built to [...]
  • Transit Station and Stop Design and Travel Time Perceptions

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    David Levinson
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Eric Roper at the Star Tribune writes: Study: Transit amenities affect perceived wait times Eric Jaffe at CityLabs writes: A Basic Shelter Can Make the Wait for the Bus Feel Shorter:Twin Cities riders believed transit arrived more quickly at shelters or stations compared with stops at curbside signs. I mentioned the Minnesota Daily piece earlier in the week Both are about our (Guthrie, Fan, Levinson) unpublished, unreleased study on transit amenities: Transit Station and Stop Design and Travel Time Perceptions. I would say more, but it is unpublished and unreleased.Filed under: public…
  • Corn In Your Tank!

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    Linda
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:57 pm
    What do you think?
 
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  • Transit Station and Stop Design and Travel Time Perceptions

    David Levinson
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Eric Roper at the Star Tribune writes: Study: Transit amenities affect perceived wait times Eric Jaffe at CityLabs writes: A Basic Shelter Can Make the Wait for the Bus Feel Shorter:Twin Cities riders believed transit arrived more quickly at shelters or stations compared with stops at curbside signs. I mentioned the Minnesota Daily piece earlier in the week Both are about our (Guthrie, Fan, Levinson) unpublished, unreleased study on transit amenities: Transit Station and Stop Design and Travel Time Perceptions. I would say more, but it is unpublished and unreleased.Filed under: public…
  • Preserving Data for Future Research

    David Levinson
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    I worked with the University of Minnesota libraries on a pilot data curation program. I have discussed this before. The article about the project: Preserving Data for Future Research is online now, and is in their Continuum Magazine. There is a rare photo of me smiling. “This is a service that the Libraries can provide and nobody else on campus is currently providing,” said Lisa Johnston, a University of Minnesota librarian, who also is Co-Director of the University Digital Conservancy. Johnston is working on a plan to meet the federal mandate. “This is just a new type of resource that…
  • Highway Boondoggles | US PIRG

    David Levinson
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    US PIRG just released “Highway Boondoggles: Wasted Money and America’s Transportation Future“. The report is very much in line with our Fix-it-First report, noting many new expansion projects that waste scarce funds,  not consistent with the actual needs for repair, and fly in the face of long-term “peak travel” trends showing declining use of the car both per capita and flat demand overall. Sadly some states (at least 11) continue to build while they fail to maintain. They conclude: Reconsider all plans for new and expanded highways in light of new transportation…
  • Bus stop amenities shorten wait | MnDaily

    David Levinson
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:10 am
    The article Bus stop amenities shorten wait by Jessie Baker appeared in the Minnesota Daily. While some students say they’re content with the Twin Cities bus system, many commuters associate waiting time at stops with unhappiness and unpredictability, according to a recent University study. The research, which examined perceived waiting time at bus stations, will inform local transit authorities as they create and redesign bus stops. Based on early statistical models, it appears that bus shelters help determine commuters’ perceived wait time when they’re actually waiting for five…
  • Rail-volution: Value Capture: Myth or Reality?

    David Levinson
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    I am moderating (and presenting) on a Rail-Volution panel on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 10 AM. This is being held in Minneapolis at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in the Minnehaha Room. I will be at the conference much of Tuesday, so email if you want to meet up. Value Capture: Myth or Reality?     AICP CM 1.5 Capturing the value of public transit investments can be a tricky business. Everybody has a vested interest. Everyone wants a piece of the pie. Value capture strategies include joint development, special assessment districts, tax increment financing and development impact fees. But how…
 
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  • Corn In Your Tank!

    Linda
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:57 pm
    What do you think?
  • To Be Free Again

    Linda
    6 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    According to Abledata, The MonoMano Cycling System is a leg-propelled adult tricycle with adapted tricycle handlebars intended for upper extremity amputees and others who have the use of only one hand, including stroke survivors and people with brain injury or arthritis. This system includes a Sun Bicycles EZ-3 recumbent tricycle with the MonoMano Handlebar (see separate entry) attached to the horizontal support beam in the center of the trike’s standard U-shaped handlebar. The design of the MonoMano Handlebar enables a person to steer the tricycle comfortably with one hand, while…
  • Happy Labor Day

    Linda
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:16 am
  • Minimize Air Conditioning

    Linda
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:47 pm
    What if we could rely on “natural” air conditioning to minimize energy use? Swedish architect Anders Nyquist takes us to a school in Timrå, Sweden, that keeps cool and warm by mimicking the flow of air through anthills and termite mounds. This is an example of how designing a home or building properly can create a comfortable environment using less resources. If the termite’s can figure this out, perhaps we can too.
  • The World As We Don’t See It (fast, slow, and small)

    Linda
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:16 am
    This is fascinating! I’d love to see the IMAX film. Hope you enjoyed it.
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