Category Archives: Transportation


I’m having way too much fun observing signage.

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New Vehicle Crash Test; Ouch

A new Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash test is making me wince. If you watch the “small overlap test” video above, you can see most of the airbags doing absolutely no good because of the physics of the collision. … Continue reading

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Mobile Behavior

The thing that amazes me the most, if you watch this closely, is how blase everyone is about the close encounters. 3-Way Street from ronconcocacola on Vimeo.

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I Learn my Job Every Day

If you had asked me yesterday, “Bill, can you prevent pedestrians from crossing a bridge during construction?” my answer would have been “Sure.” And I would have been wrong wrong wrong: From the 2009 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices … Continue reading

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Atlanta Metro Area Accessibility

We who live and work in the Atlanta metropolitan region had an object lesson in what happens when a major snowstorm hits a southern city: shutdown. You might assume that this has implications for accessibility. You would be right. The … Continue reading

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New Notebook

I use notebooks at work. I subscribe to the philosophy that if you don’t write it down, it didn’t happen. Since 2000, I’ve been using National Brand 5×5 Quad Paper with Eye Ease® paper. I love these notebooks and have … Continue reading

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Electoral Selections: Georgia 2010

Without preamble, here are the ways I’m going this election season, and why: Georgia State Constitutional Amendment #1: “Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to make Georgia more economically competitive by authorizing legislation to uphold reasonable competitive … Continue reading

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TIGER Grants

The list for TIGER discretionary transportation grants by the FHWA has been released. I don’t have a link to point to at the moment because all I’ve got is a PDF in my email, but I’ll put it up here … Continue reading

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Fun New Interchange Designs

I’m working with CORSIM this week. It is a microsimulation traffic modeling software that can tell you from a stochastic standpoint how well the traffic is going to move on your proposed roadway after certain improvements are installed. One of … Continue reading

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Metric (SI) vs. English (Imperial)

Jim the Cro-ster over at Physics is Phunnner than Phlatulance remarked today on the metric vs. english dichotomy of U.S. society and its implications for daily use. I agree with his main thrust, that in order for something to be … Continue reading

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