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Daily Archives: October 25, 2017

Global Traffic Scorecard – A Guide to Congestion in the US

“The INRIX 2016 Traffic Scorecard analyzed congestion in 1,064 cities — 240 in the U.S. — across 38 countries. The visualization below shows the ranking of the top 100 U.S. cities by the number of peak hours the average commuter spent in congestion. It also includes the economic cost of congestion per driver and the total cost per city in 2016. Los Angeles tops the list as the most congested city in the world, with traffic jams costing drivers $2,408 each or $9.7 billion city wide.”

  • Related – “INRIX, Inc., the world leader in connected car services and transportation analytics…announced that its traffic data will be used by the United States Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and state and regional agencies to assess travel reliability, congestion and emissions.”

GSA launches U.S. Emerging Citizen Technology Atlas

“The U.S. Emerging Citizen Technology Atlas is an open source one-stop shop for U.S. federal government Artificial Intelligence for Citizen Services, Blockchain, and soon Virtual and Augmented Reality and Social Technologies. Anyone from federal managers and policy-makers to U.S. businesses, researchers, and the public can analyze and update with: 1. Use cases for the practical… Continue Reading

Survey – American cities depend on federal data

“A Sunlight Foundation survey of staff in 63 American cities reveals that data collected and published by the federal government is a crucial resource for local communities.Federal data is uniquely important to cities. The federal government collects information on things like population, household incomes, race and ethnicity, public health, and economic activity, among many others,… Continue Reading

“News you don’t believe”: Audience perspectives on fake news

“In this Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) Factsheet by Rasmus Kleis Nielsen and Lucas Graves, we analyse data from 8 focus groups and a survey of online news users to understand audience perspectives on fake news. On the basis of focus group discussions and survey data from the first half of 2017… Continue Reading

Here come the drones – by Executive Order!

FAA – “President Donald J. Trump directed U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today to launch an initiative to safely test and validate advanced operations for drones in partnership with state and local governments in select jurisdictions. The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program implements a directive signed by President Trump today, and… Continue Reading

CBO – Bipartisan Health Care Stabilization Act of 2017

“The Bipartisan Health Care Stabilization Act of 2017 would make several changes to the state innovation waiver process established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), appropriate money for cost-sharing reductions (CSRs) through 2019, require many insurers to pay rebates to individuals and the federal government related to premiums in the nongroup health insurance market for… Continue Reading

Measuring the Adequacy of Retirement Income: A Primer

CBO – “Over the next 30 years, the share of the U.S. population age 65 and older will increase from about 15 percent to almost 22 percent, spurring growing interest in understanding whether people will have adequate income in retirement. As reflected in an extensive body of literature on the topic, researchers have developed diverse… Continue Reading

Consumer Credit Lawsuits Surpass 10,000 in FY 2017

“The latest available data from the federal courts show that a total of 10,583 new consumer credit lawsuits were filed for fiscal year 2017. This is the first time in memory that new annual filings of this type surpassed 10,000. According to the case-by-case information analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse… Continue Reading