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  • Indiana: City Threatens $2500 Fines for Challenging Traffic Tickets

    12/09/2009 11:54:04 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 69 replies · 2,618+ views
    Newspaper.com ^ | 12/9/2009 | Newspaper.com
    Motorists who receive minor parking or traffic tickets in Indianapolis, Indiana are being threatened with fines of up to $2500 if they attempt to take the ticket to court. A local attorney with the firm Roberts and Bishop was so outraged by what he saw in Marion County traffic court that he filed a class action suit yesterday seeking to have the practice banned as unconstitutional. "The deck is stacked against the motorist," lawyer Paul K. Ogden wrote. "To penalize that person for seeking justice seems wrong. I know it is done for the purpose of discouraging baseless challenges to...
  • Portland has 19th worst traffic (Seattle is worst, LA #2 according to TomTom report)

    12/03/2009 3:21:09 PM PST · by Stoat · 77 replies · 1,511+ views
    Portland Business Journal ^ | December 3, 2009
    Portland has the 19th worst traffic congestion in the country, with 23 percent of the city’s roads having “heavy delays,” according to a report released Wednesday.Seattle’s road woes are the worst, followed by Los Angeles at No. 2, with 38 percent of its roads having heavy delays, followed by Chicago (37 percent), San Francisco (35 percent) and New York City (31 percent), according to global positioning system (GPS) company TomTom of Concord, Mass.The company ranked cities as most to least congested according to how fast cars could travel on the street network. Traffic was defined as congested if drivers...
  • The main causes of traffic accidents...

    11/24/2009 6:41:41 AM PST · by nutsonthebus · 33 replies · 1,452+ views
    I'm applying for a government grant to study this problem further. Wish me luck.
  • India introduces traffic rules

    10/18/2009 7:53:31 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 2 replies · 423+ views
    www.pib.nic.in ^ | 08/04/2009 | Press Information Bureau/Government of India
    A scheme named “Developing of Traffic and Communication Network in NCR and Mega Cities and Model System of Traffic Management” has been included for implementation in 11th Five Years Plan with a provision of Rs. 200 crore. The scheme has two components viz., (i)Introduction of Intelligent traffic system (ITS) and (ii) Setting up of an Integrated Date communication Network (Cyber Highway). The scheme comprises a wide range of novel tools for managing transport networks, as well as services for travelers. The project broadly includes the state-of-art command and control centre, a city video surveillance system covering the maximum number of...
  • Weekly US Railroad Carloadings Down 17.2%, Cumulative Decline By 18.1%

    10/18/2009 6:24:28 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies · 866+ views
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/16/09 | Tyler Durden
    Weekly US Railroad Carloadings Down 17.2%, Cumulative Decline By 18.1% Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/16/2009 16:02 -0500 AAR Commodity Housing Lennar Railroads US Volume Even as we have anniversaried the Lehman collapse, the primary indicator of economic viability and potential growth: intermodal traffic, continues to decline. In fact the weekly decline was slight worse, and came out at -17.2% YoY for week 40, nominally worse than the prior week's -17.1%. The categories most impacted were Primary Forest Products and Lumber and Wood Products, both instrumental in new housing construction. If there is a reason to be buying Centex, Lennar...
  • Pr. William declines to join [race-baiting] anti-HOT lanes lawsuit

    10/08/2009 8:20:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies · 930+ views
    The Washington Business Journal ^ | October 7, 2009 | Sarah Krouse
    Prince William County decided not to join Arlington County in its lawsuit against high-occupancy toll lanes on Interstates 95 and 395, citing what it characterizes as race-baiting and class warfare in the suit. The county considered joining the suit because it shared concerns about the HOT lanes’ proceeding without a proper environmental study and their effect on traffic, but Board Chairman Corey Stewart, R-At large, said the board unanimously agreed Arlington’s suit raised too many concerns. “The board had a closer look at the suit and there are allegations in there about Pierce Homer, the secretary of transportation, and about...
  • Traffic Problems Cause Some People to Miss U2 Concert [Raleigh]

    10/04/2009 5:40:59 PM PDT · by The Pack Knight · 24 replies · 1,698+ views
    WRAL ^ | 4 Oct 2009 | Sloane Heffernan
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Not everyone who paid to see Irish rock band U2 perform at Carter-Finley Stadium got to see the Saturday night show due to traffic back-ups. "We were really disappointed,” concertgoer Carrie White said. White spent $250 on U2 360° tour tickets for her husband’s birthday. She said they were stuck in traffic for three hours, and were then told no parking was available. "One of the state troopers told us, ‘Too late. All lots are full. Go home and see you next year,’” White said. The state Highway Patrol said the traffic congestion was not due to...
  • BLAM!!!

    09/29/2009 8:57:38 PM PDT · by neverhome · 23 replies · 1,374+ views
    Burkhart's Blog ^ | 09.29.09 | Alan Burkhart
    ...There was this old Buick, a big late 60’s road yacht, crammed into the back of the trailer. The man and wife inside were hurt although not terribly so. But behind them was the little Datsun pickup truck (remember those?) that had hit the Buick hard enough to shove it into my trailer. The two girls inside were badly injured. The driver’s forehead had been essentially peeled back and the flap of skin was hanging down over her face. I eased it back into place and held it there to slow her bleeding until an ambulance arrived. The other girl’s...
  • Google Australia adds traffic feature to Google Maps

    09/14/2009 8:54:05 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 1 replies · 277+ views
    Smart Company ^ | September 15, 2009 | James Thomson
    Search giant Google Australia is continuing to add features to its Google Maps tool, launching a tool that allows users to monitor traffic flows in major cities and uses crowd-sourcing data on which the service relies. Information on Google Maps displays the current traffic status of many motorways, major and minor arterial routes in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and smaller areas like Wollongong, the Central Coast, Geelong, the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast. When the "traffic" function is turned on, roads are marked with a coloured line indicating whether traffic flow is fast (a green line), medium (yellow), heavy (red)...
  • Need Free Legal Advice

    09/01/2009 1:27:53 PM PDT · by OneVike · 31 replies · 1,072+ views
    9/1/09 | OneVike
    I need some advice about a legal matter that has visited me from the past. I just went down to renew my drivers license in California, and when I talked to the DMV clerk she told me I needed to call Alabama because they put a hold on authorizing my renewal. The clerk gave me a phone number to call, and a half hour later I was in touch with the Alabama DMV.First you need to know that I have been a California registered resident since 1988, and never had trouble renewing my drivers license. Now, when I contacted the...
  • Ending Traffic Congestion Would Really Stimulate the Economy

    08/30/2009 11:41:26 PM PDT · by ari-freedom · 22 replies · 841+ views
    reason.org ^ | August 27, 2009 | David T. Hartgen
    People and businesses waste time, fuel and money stuck in traffic. How much would regional economies grow if traffic conditions were free-flowing instead of jammed? My new Reason Foundation study, written with Gregory Fields and Adrian Moore, looks at how reducing gridlock would increase economic output and worker productivity in eight cities across the country. The results show how much cities stand to gain if they increase mobility around key destinations like universities, suburbs and retail shopping centers. Once free-flow conditions were achieved, the Gross Regional Product of these areas would see major annual gains: * Reducing Atlanta's Congestion Could...
  • Traffic-Enabled GPS Saves Drivers 4 Days per Year; Cuts C02 Emissions for a Lot Less Than ‘Clunkers’

    08/28/2009 7:02:27 AM PDT · by wrrock · 20 replies · 720+ views
    cars ^ | 8/28/2009 | cars
    A recent study suggests that drivers that have real time traffic loaded on their GPS systems spend 4 days less on congested highways. The study also noted that C02 emissions from the traffic-enabled drivers decreased 21%. Traffic-enabled navigation retails for $250.00 to $350.00. By comparison, the expensive ‘cash for clunkers’ program cost up to $4,5000 per driver and if you assume the driver keeps the same driving habits with the new car, cuts CO2 emissions per driver 25%. (However, some suggest that most drivers will drive a new car more).
  • Critical Access Road Now Open to Traffic

    08/04/2009 6:24:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 223+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Lt. Col. Pat Simon, USA
    BAGHDAD — Maya road, the major access road just outside the Victory Base Complex (VBC) here, opened to traffic, Aug 1. For the past three months, the formerly pothole-plagued dirt path underwent a complete overhaul. It is now a smooth concrete means of travel for both military and Iraqi civilian traffic. One of the greatest achievements of this construction project is that it will now reduce the footprint of Coalition forces in line with the June 30 Security Agreement. "It is not only an easier means of travel, it also keeps military traffic out of the cities," said Capt. Steven...
  • Don't Be So Square - Why American Drivers should learn to love the Roundabout

    07/21/2009 6:58:18 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 144 replies · 2,867+ views
    Slate ^ | July 20, 2009 | Tom Vanderbilt
    Don't Be So Square Why American drivers should learn to love the roundabout. By Tom Vanderbilt Posted Monday, July 20, 2009, at 6:54 AM ET Here is a narrative that has been playing out over the last several years in any number of American towns: Traffic engineers notice that a particular intersection has a crash problem or is moving traffic inefficiently. After a period of study, the engineers propose a roundabout.
  • U.S. Cities Consider Congestion Pricing

    07/14/2009 6:11:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies · 689+ views
    National League of Cities ^ | July 13, 2009 | Matt Bradley and Julia Pulidindi
    The social and economic costs of lost productivity and wasted fuel from traffic-choked streets are estimated to be $87 billion a year, according to the Texas Transportation Institute’s 2009 Urban Mobility Report. So far, federal, state and local efforts — focused mostly on expanding road capacity — have been largely unsuccessful at slowing the growing congestion on U.S. roads. Transportation experts now advocate a different approach, changing the emphasis from increasing supply to reducing demand. To reinforce smart growth policies, plug mounting transportation funding gaps and achieve immediate traffic relief, London, Stockholm, Singapore, Milan and three cities in Norway have...
  • Electro-kinetic road ramp powers up by pushing down

    07/11/2009 12:17:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies · 2,760+ views
    ABC7.com (Green Right Now) ^ | July 10, 2009 | Ashley Phillips
    Peter Hughes of Highway Energy Systems Ltd. is an electrical and mechanical engineer responsible for many sustainable technological innovations. He spent years as an environmental consultant to the United Nations. Hughes developed ways to use solar-powered cooking at night for third world countries, and ways to force water into arid climates. But none of his accomplishments is as impressive as his most recent innovation. The electro-kinetic road ramp, or as he refers to it, his “prized jewel in the crown,” is already making an impact in the UK and will soon be coming to the United States. In development for...
  • US government Internet traffic to be screened: report

    07/03/2009 12:09:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 573+ views
    breitbart ^ | 7/3/09 | ap
    The Obama administration is planning to use the National Security Agency to screen Internet traffic between government agencies and the private sector, the Washington Post reported Friday. The project was first initiated by the previous administration of president George W. Bush and was due to be set in motion in February. The aim is to protect the government computer network from attacks from outside, the Post said quoting Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
  • Blog Readership Down?

    06/18/2009 12:20:49 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 3 replies · 259+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | June 18, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    Maybe on the left. But since the election, the righty blogs are coming back in good shape.
  • Iraqi Public Gains Highway Access

    06/05/2009 5:52:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 203+ views
    CONVOY SUPPORT CENTER SCANIA, Iraq, June 5, 2009 – Coalition forces opened two lanes of traffic along Main Supply Route Tampa for use by Iraqi travelers during a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 1. Cars head south down Main Supply Route Tampa, Iraq, June 2, 2009. The road reopened to local traffic the previous day at Convoy Support Center Scania. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron Thacker  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Dozens of people from various agencies came to commemorate the Event, including U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Christopher R. Hill; Gov. Salman al-Zargany of Iraq’s Babil province; Army...
  • World Air Traffic - 24 Hour Time Lapse - Video

    04/15/2009 7:24:35 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 10 replies · 1,059+ views
    Now That's Nifty ^ | 04 15 09 | Nick
    The yellow dots are aircraft. It is a 24 hour observation of all of the large aircraft flights in the world, condensed down to about 2 minutes. From space we look like a bee hive of activity. You can tell it is summer time in the north by the sun's footprint over the planet. You Can see that it didn't quite set in the extreme north and it didn't quite rise in the extreme south. At the beginning of the clip watch all of the traffic from the US heading for Europe over night and then all of the traffic...