Show your support! @SolarRoadways paves up a parking lot and launches Indiegogo campaign [w/video] #Transpo #VanGuard14 #tech

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The innovators at Solar Roadways have pulled together a demonstration site (i.e., parking lot) to showcase how their technology works – it’s got a textured glass surface that can (among many other things) generate low-carbon electricity, melt snow, and throw up safety warnings with its integrated LED lighting system. Pretty cool, right? 

Their vision for smarter roads has grown…

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.@Pembina shows how investing in #transit helps save $ for the entire community - Infograph: Fight Traffic w/ Rapid Transit

Check out this infograph from Pembina Institute that clearly lays out the case for public transportation (i.e., Rapid Transit) and shows how much money can be saved..

Cities are getting bad mobility results b/c they are asking the wrong question.. Read up.

Job Alert: #Transportation Specialist (GS-13/14) - @USDOTFHWA in Wash.,# DC #RoadSafety #Highways #jobs

Closing date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 (11:59PM EST)

This position is located in the Office of Safety Programs, Office of Safety, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC. The incumbent serves as a transportation specialist and provides advice to Safety Leadership on highway safety programs.

You will serve as a nationally recognized authority and advisor to Safety Leadership in…

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An insight into the American #commute — Which Cities Sleep in, and Which Get to Work Early #Transpo #data @NateSilver

My favorite numbers guy, Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight has poured over the census data and published an intriguing article that shows how the workforce in US cities begin its work day. I’ll share Nate’s findings through the graphs he published but I highly recommend that you read the full article over at his site . This insightful analysis will be definitely useful for transportation systems…

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Look beyond the sticker shock — Infograph: Real Cost of Vehicle Ownership #transpo #finance #cars

The new infograph published by SafeCar.Info. offers some good insights into the real cost of owning a vehicle.  To put it simply, owning a car these days is not easy on any wallet.  the infograph provides a clear guide to the issues which everyone should consider before they make their final decision. 

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Via: | Car safety & Insurance…

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Job Alert: Principal #Transportation Planner (Ops. Planning Division) - @MTA in New York City #NYC #jobs #Transit

MTA-NYCT is hiring a Principal Transportation Planner in the Operations Planning Division. Applications are due by May 5, 2014.

The position will be responsible for helping to plan long-term changes to the NYC bus route network.  The incumbent will develop and maintain a database of service and ridership information for planning purposes, prepare reports recommending new or restructured bus…

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Job Alert: #Transportation Planner / Analyst - Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) @ San Francisco, CA @YPTSFBay

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) has an exciting job opportunity for a bright, self-motivated individual with expertise in transportation planning, transportation engineering, public policy, or economics.

Appalling how little we spend on transportation, the economic engine of this country that moves people and goods 24x7x365..