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Category Archives: Transportation

Brad Ideas – Carpool apps are on the rise, let’s make transfer points and roads to help them

Carpool apps are on the rise, let’s make transfer points and roads to help them: “The cell phone ride hail apps like Uber and Lyft are now reporting great success with actual ride-sharing, under the names UberPool, LyftLines and Lyft Carpool. In addition, a whole new raft of apps to enable semi-planned and planned carpooling… Continue Reading

Google announces ways to share street smarts in Google Maps

Via Google Maps Blogs: “Each day, we make million of updates to Google Maps throughout the world. But it’s still not enough to ensure that every single restaurant, shop or landmark worldwide has the most accurate information possible. That’s why we’ve been rolling out new, easy ways for you to help keep the neighborhoods and… Continue Reading

Annual Update for HIV/AIDS Surveillance Data Base in Its 30th Year

“This annual update of the interactive global resource on the prevalence of HIV infection and AIDS cases and deaths coincides with the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. First developed in 1987, this marks 30 years of database releases. The HIV/AIDS Surveillance Data Base is a compilation of information from widely scattered small-scale… Continue Reading

GAO – DHS Management, Federal Travel, IRS 2017 Budget, Oil and Gas

DHS Management: Enhanced Oversight Could Better Ensure Programs Receiving Fees and Other Collections Use Funds Efficiently, GAO-16-443: Published: Jul 21, 2016. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 2016. Federal Travel: Opportunities Exist to Improve Data and Information Sharing, GAO-16-657: Published: Jul 21, 2016. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 2016. IRS 2017 Budget: IRS Could Improve Presentation of Budget… Continue Reading

National Transportation Atlas Database

“The National Transportation Atlas Database is a set of nationwide geographic databases of transportation facilities, transportation networks, and associated infrastructure. These datasets include spatial information for transportation modal networks and intermodal terminals, as well as the related attribute information for these features. Metadata documentation, as prescribed by the Federal Geographic Data Committee, is also provided… Continue Reading

New East Coast Bike Trail Will Stretch 3,000 Miles From Maine to Florida

Via CityLab: “From northern Maine to the tip of Florida, the East Coast of the United States stretches 3,000 miles. It’s a diverse, expansive route, cutting through wooded hills and rocky coastlines before hitting the sun-drenched beaches of the South. And all of it can be traveled by bicycle. The East Coast Greenway Alliance has… Continue Reading

Internet of Things, transportation and privacy – or not?

Via Bloomberg: “As you may have suspected, your car is spying on you. Fire up a new model and it updates more than 100,000 data points, including rather personal details like the front-seat passenger’s weight. The navigation system tracks every mile and remembers your route to work. The vehicular brain is smart enough to help… Continue Reading

New bill permits reimbursement for alternative transportation used by fed employees

Via – Zach Noble – “A new bill would allow federal employees to expense Uber and other app-powered transportation options. A bipartisan group of lawmakers wants feds to be able to use ride-hailing and -sharing services for official government travel. The Modernizing Government Travel Act, introduced July 5, would allow federal employees to seek… Continue Reading

CDC Report – Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths

“Reducing motor vehicle crash deaths was one of the great public health achievements of the 20th century for the US. However, more than 32,000 people are killed and 2 million are injured each year from motor vehicle crashes. In 2013, the US crash death rate was more than twice the average of other high-income countries.… Continue Reading

2012 Economic Census Subject Series: Miscellaneous Reports for Seven Sectors

“These reports present data for a variety of industry-specific topics, such as end-of-year inventories for establishments of firms with payroll. Presentation of data varies by kind of business. This concludes the subject series for these sectors. Transportation and Warehousing Information Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Administrative Support and Waste Management and Remediation Health Care and Social… Continue Reading

GAO Reports – Refundable Tax Credits, Veterans Crisis Line, Highway Trust Fund

Refundable Tax Credits: Comprehensive Compliance Strategy and Expanded Use of Data Could Strengthen IRS’s Efforts to Address Noncompliance, GAO-16-475: Published: May 27, 2016. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2016. Veterans Crisis Line: Additional Testing, Monitoring, and Information Needed to Ensure Better Quality Service, GAO-16-373: Published: May 26, 2016. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2016 Highway Trust Fund:… Continue Reading

The Young and the Carless? The Demographics of New Vehicle Purchases

June 24, 2016 – The Young and the Carless? The Demographics of New Vehicle Purchases, Christopher Kurz, Geng Li, and Daniel Vine, Federal Reserve Board: ” U.S. sales of new light vehicles have rebounded strongly since the end of the 2007-09 recession and are considered one of the bright spots of the recovery. Indeed, sales… Continue Reading