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  • 2015 AmeriQuest Symposium Set to Inspire Transformational Leadership

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    8 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Slated for February 11-13 in Orlando, the Symposium brings together visionaries, thought leaders, and C-suite executives to explore trends and emerging technologies
  • Quantum, Mainstay CNG Tanks Delivered into Kenworth Network

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    19 Dec 2014 | 8:44 am
    Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. says it has delivered its 21-inch-diameter compressed natural gas (CNG) Q-Lite tank systems to a major transportation company and [...]
  • Bus Love

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    David Levinson
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Inspired by a hand-written final exam.Filed under: art
  • Five Dangerous Chemicals

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    Linda
    14 Dec 2014 | 4:27 pm
    The world’s 5 most dangerous chemicals…..
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    Responsible Reflections
    Eric R. Byer, NACD
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    During the 2014 NACD Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz., we asked members to complete our survey of legislative priorities to ensure the association continues to address the membership’s pressing policy concerns. The issues that we provided members for their input included Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Reform, Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Authorization, Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Renewal, Rail Reform, Tax Reform, Cybersecurity Information Sharing, Highway Reauthorization, Health Care, Energy and Regulatory Overreach. A compilation of the responses…
 
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  • Bus Love

    David Levinson
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Inspired by a hand-written final exam.Filed under: art
  • Journal of Transport and Land Use: Vol 7, No 3 (2014)

    David Levinson
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Journal of Transport and Land Use: Vol 7, No 3 (2014) Table of Contents Residential self-selection in the relationships between the built environment and travel behavior: Introduction to the special issue PDF Jason Cao 1-3 Residential self-selection, built environment, and travel behavior in the Chinese context PDF Donggen Wang, Tao Lin 5-14 Residential self-selection in travel behavior: Towards an integration into mobility biographies PDF Joachim Scheiner 15-28 Revisiting residential self-selection issues: A life-oriented approach PDF Junyi Zhang 29-45 Estimating the effect of land use and…
  • Phantom Trips

    David Levinson
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Adam Millard-Ball has a nice article on Phantom Trips. in Access Magazine Traffic lies at the heart of many fears about new urban development. In some cases, cities require developers to scale back housing or retail proposals to alleviate concerns about congestion. In other cases, cities widen roadways, add turn lanes, or lengthen signal cycles to accommodate projected traffic volumes. In both instances, planners and engineers wield considerable influence through their predictions of the number of vehicle trips that a proposed development will generate. This seemingly mundane process—trip…
  • Accessibility moves out of the lab and into practice

    David Levinson
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Eric Sundquist at SSTI writes: “Accessibility moves out of the lab and into practice“ Accessibility, long considered a more robust measure of transportation system success than simple mobility, is moving out of research and into practice, according to panelists on an SSTI webinar. Accessibility measures the ease by which travelers can reach desired destinations, or “opportunities.” Often, but not always, it is measured in terms of time. As such, it combines both mobility and proximity of land uses, bringing together two directly connected public policy concerns that are often…
  • Autonomy Island

    David Levinson
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Ricardo Montalban and Herve Villechaize Fantasy Island (1977) “Ze Car, Ze Car.” “My dear guests, I am Mr. Roarke, your host. Welcome to Autonomy Island.” Yes, here on Autonomy Island, all of the cars are autonomous. Your adventure will be to ride and drive in a place without fear of a human running you over. When will an automaker (or collective of automakers, or government, or Google) buy all the cars on an island (and perhaps rent the government), replace them with new autonomous vehicles, and see what happens … to safety, to travel behavior, etc? This is the…
 
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  • Five Dangerous Chemicals

    Linda
    14 Dec 2014 | 4:27 pm
    The world’s 5 most dangerous chemicals…..
  • Scotland Has WaveNET

    Linda
    1 Dec 2014 | 8:24 pm
    The world’s first linked array of wave energy devices being transported and deployed in the waters of the Isle of Muck on the west coast of Scotland in May 2014 When interconnected as an array, WaveNET’s movement is like a three-dimensional Mexican wave: the ocean’s energy pushes and pulls the array’s structure; each SQUID unit’s articulated joints flex, absorb some of the wave’s energy, with any unabsorbed energy passing to the next unit, all the way through the array. This unique design allows the array to respond to the full orbital motion of the waves, from any direction,…
  • Its Turkey Time!

    Linda
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:02 pm
    May your day be filled with joy and laughter!!!
  • Feed Me!

    Linda
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:07 pm
    I think that this is soo cool. Enjoy! What would you do if you were in the middle of this?
  • Power Monsters In Your Home

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    3 Nov 2014 | 4:52 pm
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    Eric R. Byer, NACD
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    During the 2014 NACD Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz., we asked members to complete our survey of legislative priorities to ensure the association continues to address the membership’s pressing policy concerns. The issues that we provided members for their input included Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Reform, Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Authorization, Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Renewal, Rail Reform, Tax Reform, Cybersecurity Information Sharing, Highway Reauthorization, Health Care, Energy and Regulatory Overreach. A compilation of the responses…
  • The Key to Legislative Success in 2015 May Rest on Political Civility

    Eric R. Byer, NACD
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:37 am
    Many are saying Tuesday night’s midterm elections were a clear, unfavorable referendum on President Obama’s policies.  Exit polls showed Americans are deeply concerned with terrorism, the economy, and health care.  So what will change with Republicans now having control of the Senate and House Republicans potentially adding another 15-16 members to their majority?  As I discussed in my blog last week, I think issues including TSCA Reform, CFATS, and rail reform will be a mixed bag.  But the primary key for any legislative success to take place early next year will be the bipartisan…
  • Trick or Treat—What to Expect on Some Important Issues Confronting NACD’s Members

    Eric R. Byer, NACD
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
    With the 2014 midterm elections taking place next Tuesday, countless political analysts are offering their forecasts for what will happen in 2015.  As I mentioned in my blog last week, so many questions remain that it is really tough to predict how the midterm results will translate into policy changes in 2015 and beyond. Nonetheless, I have some thoughts on the key issues impacting our members.  So, in the spirit of Halloween, I am offering my trick or treat predictions outlined below. TSCA Reform – Trick – TSCA reform was essentially torpedoed by politics earlier this fall, and the…
  • Why Should You Care About the Upcoming Midterm Elections?

    Eric R. Byer, NACD
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    During recent conversations, a number of members told me they are frustrated with Congress’ inability to get anything done and with the lack of leadership coming out of the White House.  I think it is safe to say everyone, regardless of political belief, can agree with that sentiment.  But should political discontent lead to a lack of interest in these upcoming midterm elections or staying home on November 4? Absolutely not! The fact is, no one knows what the final outcome will be in U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races across the country.  Earlier this week, I was reading a daily Capitol…
  • Toxic Politics and TSCA: Nearly Four Decades of Bad Policy

    Eric R. Byer, NACD
    2 Oct 2014 | 9:17 am
    In 1976, President Gerald Ford signed into law the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  Next week marks its 38th year as the primary vehicle overseeing the safety of chemicals. TSCA regulates the introduction of new as well as existing chemicals, with the stated intention of protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. After nearly four decades, it is apparent the law has failed in its principal task and is in desperate need of reform. Over the past year, NACD has reached out to lawmakers in an effort to push TSCA reform forward. We have been fighting…
 
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  • DOT Awards $2 Million to Assist California Repair of Flood-Damaged Roads

    19 Dec 2014 | 5:51 am
    The federal Department of Transportation is sending California $2 million to assist communities in repairing roads damaged by recent floods. The Golden State is receiving the aid after state officials estimated repair costs could exceed $24 million. Heavy rainfalls led to flash floods this month in northern and southern parts of the state, resulting in erosion, mudslides and accumulated roadway debris. "We are working closely with Caltrans and will do everything we can to help them restore full access to the many roads affected,” acting Federal Highway Administrator Gregory Nadeau said…
  • Restart Change Now in Effect

    18 Dec 2014 | 10:20 am
    On Tuesday President Obama signed the 2015 appropriations bill, which contains a provision suspending the more restrictive restart that went into effect as part of the hours of service rules enacted in July 2013.That provision required drivers to take two periods off between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. during their 34-hour restart, and limited use of the restart to once a week.The provision now in effect does not have these restrictions. It will stay in effect until the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration finishes a study of the provision or until September 30 of next year, whichever comes…
  • Consumer Prices Drop by Most in Six Years on Fuel

    17 Dec 2014 | 6:34 am
    The cost of living in the U.S. fell in November by the most in almost six years, depressed by falling energy prices that signal inflation will stay below the Federal Reserve’s goal heading into 2015. The consumer-price index dropped 0.3%, the most since December 2008, after being little changed the prior month, a Labor Department report showed in Washington. The median forecast of 84 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News called for a 0.1% fall. Costs rose 1.3% over the past year, the least since February. Excluding volatile food and fuel, the so-called core measure rose at a slower pace…
  • ATA: New Survey Shows Driver Pay Competitive

    16 Dec 2014 | 6:13 am
    Median pay for truck drivers is on par with the national median for U.S. households, while the trucking industry offers drivers “competitive" benefits, according to a new study from the American Trucking Associations.Its 2014 Driver Compensation Study, which covers more than 130 fleets and more than 130,000 drivers, also shows annual employee driver compensation varied among carrier and trailer types. The 2013 median pay for truckload national, irregular route van drivers was just over $46,000, while private fleet van drivers earned 58% more, at $73,000. While mileage-base pay packages…
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