Category Archives: Highways

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

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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

Urban Living

It seems to me… “The car has become the carapace, the protective and aggressive shell, of urban and suburban man.” ~ Marshall McLuhan. Though I always have preferred the space and quiet of living in the country, there are some … Continue reading

Posted in Apartment, City, Condominium, Congestion, Decay, Environment, Highways, Home, Housing, Mass Transit, Multi-Family, Personal, Single Family, Suburb, Traffic, Transportation, Urban, Vehicle, Vehicle | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Autonomous Vehicles

It seems to me… “The trouble with research is that it tells you what people were thinking about yesterday, not tomorrow.  It’s like driving a car using a rearview mirror.”  ~ Bernard Loomis. Many versions of a story[i] have made … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Investment

It seems to me… “To be sure, the United States has profound problems, not least our faltering educational and physical infrastructure.”  ~ Eric Liu. President Obama’s 2013 State of the Union address presented his vision of how smart government could … Continue reading

Posted in Accidents, American Jobs Act, American Society of Civil Engineers, Economic, Economy, Education, Electrical, FAA, Fiscal, Grid, Growth, Highways, Infrastructure, Investment, National Infrastructure Bank, railway, Recovery, Roads, Schools, Stimulus, Traffic, Transportation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

On The Road Again…

It seems to me… On the road again Goin’ places that I’ve never been. Seein’ things that I may never see again And I can’t wait to get on the road again.  ~ Willie Nelson (1980) Like many people, I … Continue reading

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