Category Archives: Transportation

The Post-Industrial Economy

It seems to me…. “Our working hypothesis is that the status of knowledge is altered as societies enter what is known as the postindustrial age and cultures enter what is known as the postmodern age.” ~ Jean-Francois Lyotard[1]. Over the … Continue reading

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Our Decaying Infrastructure

It seems to me…. “This is our history – from the Transcontinental Railroad to the Hoover Dam, to the dredging of our ports and building of our most historic bridges – our American ancestors prioritized growth and investment in our … Continue reading

Posted in Air, airports, Bridges, Climate Change, Communications, Congress, Dams, Drought, Economy, Education, Energy, Environment, Fires, Floods, Highways, highways, Infrastructure, Infrastructure, Infrastructure, Investment, Investment, Levees, Power, Power, Railroads, Roads, Roads, Sewers, Storms, Subways, telecommunications, Traffic, Train, Trains, Transportation, Travel, Tunnels, Utilities, Utilities, Vehicle, Water, Water Systems, weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Employment and Globalization

It seems to me…. “Globalization is not a monolithic force but an evolving set of consequences – some good, some bad, and some unintended. It is the new reality.” ~ John B. Larson[1]. While local loss of jobs is frequently … Continue reading

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Critical Agreement Possibilities

It seems to me…. “The ability to compromise is not a diplomatic politeness toward a partner but rather taking into account and respecting your partner’s legitimate interests.” ~ Vladimir Putin[1]. It is very difficult to know what priorities President-Elect Trump … Continue reading

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Road Trip 2016

It seems to me…. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” ~ Martin Buber[1]. While travel might be “broadening”, whatever that means, it certainly is NOT inexpensive. My wife, Barb, & I recently returned home following … Continue reading

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Self-Driving Vehicles

It seems to me…. “Self-driving cars are the natural extension of active safety and obviously something we should do.” ~ Elon Musk[1]. The rise of the automobile in the early 20th century transformed many aspects of modern society: where we … Continue reading

Posted in Accidents, Automobiles, Autonomous, car, Congestion, Department of Transportation, DOT, Driverless, Fatalities, Google, Highways, National Highway Traffic Safety Association, NHTSA, Roads, Self-Driving, Transportation, Travel, Truck, Vehicle, Vehicle | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

2016 Campaign Issues

It seems to me…. “One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician’s objective. Election and power are.” ~ Cal Thomas[1]. Prospective U.S. voters have now had an opportunity to watch several debates by potential … Continue reading

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