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  • The True Cost of Bad Roads

    Road Crazed
    Scott Burton
    10 Mar 2014 | 9:22 pm
    $1 to maintain, $7 to rebuild. That’s what the director of the Michigan Department of Transportation says, at least. By this logic, it costs a dollar to keep a road well-maintained for every seven dollars you would have to spend to rebuild it entirely. And according to the superfluously-named American Association of State Highway and Transportation […] The post The True Cost of Bad Roads appeared first on Road Crazed.
  • The Hidden Facts About the Suburbs

    Road Crazed
    Scott Burton
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:28 pm
    For many people, the image of a perfect life consists of owning a modest home within the suburbs and living happily with their families. Over the past few decades, we have seen a shift in living preferences; while living in dense city centers was once a common preference, the widespread implementation of low-cost single-family housing has […] The post The Hidden Facts About the Suburbs appeared first on Road Crazed.
  • Electric Avenue: How to Make Zero-Emissions Cars Go Mainstream | Foreign Affairs May/June 2014

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    David Levinson
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    I have an article in the current (May/June 2014) energy-themed issue of Foreign Affairs: “Electric Avenue: How to Make Zero-Emissions Cars Go Mainstream” about the evolution and prospect of EVs and other alternative fuel vehicles. The opening paragraphs: In 1896, a 33-year-old engineer working for the Detroit branch of Thomas Edison’s Edison Illuminating Company traveled to New York for the firm’s annual convention. The automobile was the obvious technology of the future by then, but it wasn’t yet clear what would propel it: steam, electricity, or gasoline. Edison had been…
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    Linda
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:13 am
  • How to Avoid Ethanol in 3 Easy Steps

    Fuel & Friction
    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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  • The Hidden Facts About the Suburbs

    Scott Burton
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:28 pm
    For many people, the image of a perfect life consists of owning a modest home within the suburbs and living happily with their families. Over the past few decades, we have seen a shift in living preferences; while living in dense city centers was once a common preference, the widespread implementation of low-cost single-family housing has […] The post The Hidden Facts About the Suburbs appeared first on Road Crazed.
  • The True Cost of Bad Roads

    Scott Burton
    10 Mar 2014 | 9:22 pm
    $1 to maintain, $7 to rebuild. That’s what the director of the Michigan Department of Transportation says, at least. By this logic, it costs a dollar to keep a road well-maintained for every seven dollars you would have to spend to rebuild it entirely. And according to the superfluously-named American Association of State Highway and Transportation […] The post The True Cost of Bad Roads appeared first on Road Crazed.
  • Is a Car-Free City a Practical Idea?

    Scott Burton
    1 Jan 2014 | 9:39 pm
    For many of us, it’s nearly impossible to imagine a life without killer rush hours, incessant and problematic road construction, and seemingly endless traffic issues. However distant a world without these elements may seem, though, there was once a time when none of these problems existed. It’s hard to believe that barely more than a […] The post Is a Car-Free City a Practical Idea? appeared first on Road Crazed.
  • Driving on Icy Roads

    Scott Burton
    7 Dec 2013 | 11:16 pm
    Driving in the ice can be a daunting task. While most others simply suggest avoiding frozen roads altogether, sometimes it is necessary to face Mother Nature’s wrath and test your luck out on the icy pavement. Although it’s different from what I usually write about on this blog, having to drive in these conditions myself […] The post Driving on Icy Roads appeared first on Road Crazed.
  • The Truth About Express Toll Lanes

    Scott Burton
    23 Nov 2013 | 12:15 am
    Once upon a time, a man named Dwight D. Eisenhower championed the formation of a little thing called the Interstate Highway System. Sure, you’ve probably heard of it, and most likely have even driven on it a few hundred times, but do you know what the original intent of this incredibly extensive network of concrete […] The post The Truth About Express Toll Lanes appeared first on Road Crazed.
 
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  • Electric Avenue: How to Make Zero-Emissions Cars Go Mainstream | Foreign Affairs May/June 2014

    David Levinson
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    I have an article in the current (May/June 2014) energy-themed issue of Foreign Affairs: “Electric Avenue: How to Make Zero-Emissions Cars Go Mainstream” about the evolution and prospect of EVs and other alternative fuel vehicles. The opening paragraphs: In 1896, a 33-year-old engineer working for the Detroit branch of Thomas Edison’s Edison Illuminating Company traveled to New York for the firm’s annual convention. The automobile was the obvious technology of the future by then, but it wasn’t yet clear what would propel it: steam, electricity, or gasoline. Edison had been…
  • Introduction to Transportation Engineering – Benefit/Cost Analysis – An Example

    David Levinson
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:20 am
    Introduction to Transportation Engineering – Benefit/Cost Analysis – An Example CE3201-P1-09-e Benefit / Cost Analysis – An ExampleFiled under: Education
  • Introduction to Transportation Engineering – Benefit/Cost Analysis – Value of Time

    David Levinson
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Introduction to Transportation Engineering – Benefit/Cost Analysis – Value of Time CE3201-P1-09-d Value of TimeFiled under: Education
  • Simulating Cities with OpenStreetMap and OpenTripPlanner Analyst

    David Levinson
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    From State of the Map 2014, a Video by Kevin Webb of Conveyal In this session I will discuss transport accessibility modeling using OpenStreetMap and OpenTripPlanner Analyst. Accessibility analysis techniques are one of a suite of tools used by transport planners to understand the efficiency of a city authority’s transportation system, and to inform decision-making about transport service planning. The goal of the OTPA project is to produce quantitative indicators that inform debate and decision-making processes by revealing hidden dimensions of the relationship between transportation and…
  • Introduction to Transportation Engineering – Benefit/Cost Analysis – Value of Life

    David Levinson
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Introduction to Transportation Engineering – Benefit/Cost Analysis – Value of Life CE3201-P1-09-c Benefit / Cost Analysis – Value of LifeFiled under: Education
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  • Happy Easter

    Linda
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:13 am
  • Help Each Other

    Linda
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:53 pm
    Whale IS Dead? Folks thought this humpback whale was dead. However, upon further research, they found that the whale had been ensnared with fishing nets around its flippers. Needless to say, the whale could not swim anywhere. Then looking further, found the net around the tail as well. See how it turns out! What a feat and thank you all at once. We need to do this for everyone!
  • Earthquakes Are Becoming Abundant

    Linda
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Fracking can cause earthquakes either by the deed itself or the injection of the waste water. “Before 2009, Oklahoma experienced few 3.0 or higher earthquakes — no more than three a year from 1991 to 2008. But in 2009, the amount of fracking wastewater injected deep into the ground has risen, and so has the number of earthquakes in the state”, reported by climate progress. Really Scary! So, you have heard of the big quakes in California? Well, at least 1/2 of them are caused from fracking. Then add in the fault lines and you have a recipe for a total failure for one state. Now…
  • Pollination, The Beauty

    Linda
    5 Apr 2014 | 8:02 pm
    How Beautiful is the act of Pollination? I know this will hit your heart! Let’s help all of the pollinators continue by using non-toxic chemicals on flowers, crops and other living things.
  • Solar Revolution: 3 Reasons that Residential Solar Power is the Next Big Thing

    Linda
    2 Apr 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Are you looking forward to July? Of course you are, because you know that the 2014 Annual National Solar Conference is going to be held at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco, and that the ideas and concepts that the attendant experts toss around are going to take us as a society a few steps closer to realizing the dream of fully clean and renewable energy. Ok, so you may not actually be ticking off the days on your calendar, but you’re probably still pretty happy about the possibility of not having to rely on coal and fossil fuels anymore. With more and more information regarding…
 
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  • 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.
  • 12 Everyday Tips to Reduce Your Exposure to Common Driving Hazards

    Tech Guy
    15 Mar 2014 | 7:45 pm
    Tip #1 – Staying Safe at Intersections to Reduce Your Exposure to Common Driving Hazards Driving through an intersection is one of the most dangerous places you could drive through and not paying attention can cause you a lot of … Continue reading → The post 12 Everyday Tips to Reduce Your Exposure to Common Driving Hazards appeared first on Fuel & Friction.
  • Warning Not to Use E15 Gasoline

    Tech Guy
    25 Feb 2014 | 6:09 am
    Where the Warning Not to Use E15 Gasoline All Started In response to a request of 54 ethanol manufacturers and the Growth Energy under the Clean Air Act, the EPA has decided to grant two partial waivers which allowed the … Continue reading → The post Warning Not to Use E15 Gasoline appeared first on Fuel & Friction.
  • 4 Wheel and Off Road Mishaps

    Tech Guy
    22 Feb 2014 | 10:19 am
    Men who live and breathe adventure always say that you can never really enjoy what you are doing if you are always too prepared. This very much applies to driving where 4 wheel and off road mishaps are quite common … Continue reading → The post 4 Wheel and Off Road Mishaps appeared first on Fuel & Friction.
  • Obama Hopes to Improve Fuel Efficiency in Heavy-Duty Trucks by 2016

    Tech Guy
    21 Feb 2014 | 10:39 am
    Big Plans for Fuel Efficiency in Heavy-duty and Medium Trucks “Don’t make small plans; make big plans,” this is what the Obama said during his speech in front of 275 people which includes trucking industry officials and environmental leaders. This … Continue reading → The post Obama Hopes to Improve Fuel Efficiency in Heavy-Duty Trucks by 2016 appeared first on Fuel & Friction.
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