Category Archives: Highways

Infrastructure Critical Care

It seems to me…. “Productivity depends on many factors, including our workforce’s knowledge and skills and the quantity and quality of the capital, technology, and infrastructure that they have to work with.” ~ Janet Yellen[1]. The World Bank in 2017 … Continue reading

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Vehicles: Electric and Autonomous

It seems to me…. “The time is right for electric cars – in fact the time is critical.” ~ Carlos Ghosn[1]. Automotive vehicles have reached a point where current rapid changes will seem more revolutionary than any previous advances that … 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

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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