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publicradiointernational:

A new study finds that 16- to 34-year-olds without driver’s licenses rose to 26 percent in 2010 from 21 percent a decade earlier. At the same time, biking, walking, and other driving alternatives rose among young people in the past decade. (Photo by Richard Masoner, Flickr)

Samantha Henderson from Denver gave her reasons for not driving as, ” 1) Damn, gas is expensive, and 2) Greener alternatives: awareness and availability (biking, busing, walking, etc).Also, the motor vehicle is no longer as novel an item as it once was for older generations.”

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Posted at 1:32pm and tagged with: transportation, cars, society, US,.

publicradiointernational:

A new study finds that 16- to 34-year-olds without driver’s licenses rose to 26 percent in 2010 from 21 percent a decade earlier. At the same time, biking, walking, and other driving alternatives rose among young people in the past decade. (Photo by Richard Masoner, Flickr)
Samantha Henderson from Denver gave her reasons for not driving as, ” 1) Damn, gas is expensive, and 2) Greener alternatives: awareness and availability (biking, busing, walking, etc).Also, the motor vehicle is no longer as novel an item as it once was for older generations.”
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This brings up the most challenging obstacle on our road to the autonomous-driving future: managing the handoff. For as long as anyone, even Google, is willing to predict, cars will by necessity be semi-autonomous; human drivers will still have to play some role. But figuring out what that role will be is complicated. Are we pilots or copilots? How far out of the loop can we be taken? “We need clear mental models of when you are better at something and when the car is better,” Stanford’s Nass says.

Posted at 8:25am and tagged with: Infrastructure, Transportation, Transit, Innovation, Design, Engineering, Urban Planning,.

twf-ux:

Tracking train delays in real time by OpenDataCity

Posted at 5:10pm and tagged with: OpenDataCity, Maps, Mapping, Location, Germany, Transportation, Visualization, The Guardian,.

twf-ux:

Tracking train delays in real time by OpenDataCity

On Wednesday, March 14, transportation expert Robert Puentes took your questions on the debate in Congress over the surface transportation bill and its impact on infrastructure challenges facing the nation during a live web chat with Vivyan Tran of POLITICO

Posted at 6:22pm and tagged with: Infrastructure, Economy, Development, Business, Transportation, Congress, Senate, House of Representatives, United States, US,.

theatlantic:

On This Day: The Steam Locomotive Gets Going

On this day in 1804, the world’s first steam-powered train hauled 10 tons of iron and 70 men for nine miles at a speed of five miles an hour in Merthyr Tydvil, South Wales, opening a century whose history would be defined and guided by the expansion of the railway. The engine was designed by Richard Trevithick (1771-1833). Above, a drawing of an earlier Trevithick design, thought to be quite similar to the locomotive that ran in 1804.

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Posted at 11:49am and tagged with: History, Technology, Trains, Transportation,.

theatlantic:

On This Day: The Steam Locomotive Gets Going

On this day in 1804, the world’s first steam-powered train hauled 10 tons of iron and 70 men for nine miles at a speed of five miles an hour in Merthyr Tydvil, South Wales, opening a century whose history would be defined and guided by the expansion of the railway. The engine was designed by Richard Trevithick (1771-1833). Above, a drawing of an earlier Trevithick design, thought to be quite similar to the locomotive that ran in 1804.
Read more. [Image: irsociety.co.uk]