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National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board Report

Regional Twelve-Year Bottleneck Analysis, December 2, 2022 – “Bottom Line Up Front: results of staff’s analyses show a complex set of occurrences, but with one persistent top-ranked bottleneck. Today’s presentation will look at: The PDA Suite bottleneck tool methodology, how options within the tool cause variations in results, and caveats; Observations on how choosing alternative… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, December 3, 2022

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, December 3, 2022 – Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly… Continue Reading

TSA now wants to scan your face at security. Here are your rights.

Washington Post – $ – “Next time you’re at airport security, get ready to look straight into a camera. The TSA wants to analyze your face. The Transportation Security Administration has been quietly testing controversial facial recognition technology for passenger screening at 16 major domestic airports — from Washington to Los Angeles — and hopes… Continue Reading

The 100 greatest innovations of 2022

PopSci The 35th annual Best of What’s New awards. “Every year since 1988, Popular Science has highlighted the innovations that make living on Earth even a tiny bit better. And this year—our 35th—has been remarkable, thanks to the successful deployment of the JWST, which earned our highest honor as the Innovation of the Year. But… Continue Reading

Zero-Emission Vehicles Factbook, November 2022

“This special report, Zero-Emission Vehicles Factbook, November 2022, has been produced by BloombergNEF in cooperation with the Accelerating to Zero Coalition and in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies, to coincide with COP27, the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference. Since the last Conference of the Parties in 2021, global momentum towards zero-emissions road transport has continued… Continue Reading

TIME The Best Inventions of 2022

“Every year for over two decades, TIME editors have highlighted the 100 most impactful new products and ideas. This year, in a rapidly shifting world, innovation boomed. So in 2022, for the first time ever, we selected the year’s 200 Best Inventions. To compile the list, we solicited nominations from TIME’s editors and correspondents around… Continue Reading

Drive and Listen or Walk and Enjoy

See radio stations around the world with an accompanying virtual ride wherever you choose – you can also get stuck in traffic. (Note – Not anywhere near enough bike lanes in Rome!) Even better, take a walking tour around a city of your choice – choose day or night, and sounds to accompany your walk. Continue Reading

Busload of Books bringing inspiration to the classroom one stop at a time

Mitchell Republic: “Matthew Swanson received a positive review Monday morning from one of the L.B. Williams Elementary School students who had just attended an assembly with the children’s book author. “He came up to me after the first assembly and said, ‘Mister, for some reason, you inspired me,’” Swanson laughed. “It was the best.” Swanson… Continue Reading

Don’t expect your car’s safety technology to save you

The Verge: “…The companies are referring to technologies, typically known as advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), that can manage aspects of the driving experience and intervene if the human behind the wheel makes a mistake. Such features include automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and pedestrian detection. With billions of dollars invested, automakers,… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cybersecurity issues – October 15, 2022

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cybersecurity issues – October 15, 2022 – Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly… Continue Reading

Exploring gaps in city climate planning and the need for regional action

Brookings: “The growing threats from climate change leave the global population no choice: We must decarbonize human activity as soon as possible. That includes changing how we build, travel, generate power, and more to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Achieving such transformative change will require a mix of policy reforms, new technologies, and significant capital… Continue Reading