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Archive for the ‘Accountability’ Category

Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Strategy

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Strategy

US DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Introduction Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey and New York on October 29, 2012. The results were tragic and devastating. The office towers of Lower Manhattan were left powerless and dark. Miles of rail lines were twisted and torn apart. Beach towns from New Jersey to Rhode […]

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Environmental Assessment of Air and High-Speed Rail

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013
Environmental Assessment of Air and High-Speed Rail

AIRPORT COOPERATIVE RESEARCH PROGRAM Introduction In accommodating surging intercity transportation demand during an era of unprecedented environmental concern, understanding the environmental trade-offs and co-benefits of air and high-speed rail (HSR) transportation is critical for producing high-quality information for decision makers. An analysis of the environmental impacts of air and HSR competition or complementary service in […]

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Roads Kill

Friday, August 16th, 2013
Roads Kill

PULITZER CENTER More than 1.2 million are killed on the world’s roads each year—and that number is increasing rapidly. If nothing is done to reverse this trend, the annual death toll is on course to triple by 2030. The toll is highest in the developing world. Poor countries account for 50 percent of the world’s […]

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Integrating GIS in Emergency Management

Monday, August 12th, 2013
Integrating GIS in Emergency Management

AIRPORT COOPERATIVE RESEARCH PROGRAM Guidebook on Integrating GIS in Emergency Management at Airports As airspace and aircraft surface management demands increase, emergency management (EM) responsibilities and requirements become more complex and demanding. Information provided to EM operations is not keeping up with the increase in EM operation responsibilities and complexity. If trends hold true, the […]

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Infographic: NYC Crashmapper

Friday, August 9th, 2013
NYC Crashmapper

From Visua.ly See interactive infographic here: NYC Crashmapper

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Who Pays the Cost of Fracking?

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
Who Pays the Cost of Fracking?

ENVIRONMENT AMERICA Introduction America is in the midst of a fracking boom … and a fracking bust. In North Dakota, times are booming. The state has rapidly become the nation’s second-largest oil producer due to the use of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (the combination of technologies used in fracking) to tap oil supplies from […]

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Safety in Numbers: Are Major Cities the Safest Places in the United States?

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
Safety in Numbers: Are Major Cities the Safest Places in the United States?

ANNALS OF EMERGENCY MEDECINE Introduction Background By 2008, more than half of the world’s people was living in urban areas for the first time in human history. This growing urbanization of global populations has been called an emerging humanitarian disaster, partly because of prominent urban safety hazards such as injuries. In contrast, during the past […]

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San Diego, CA: Accessible MTS

Monday, August 5th, 2013
San Diego, CA: Accessible MTS

Accessible MTS from Will Suto on Vimeo. Produced in association with the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System and Accessible San Diego.

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Amtrak K-9 Unit: Trained to Keep America’s Railroad Safe

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Strategically deployed at stations throughout the Amtrak system, the Amtrak Police K-9 Unit is trained to detect threats from explosives. These teams undergo an 11-week training program where the conventional bomb dogs are taught odor recognition. Some of these dogs continue their training to become Vapor Wake Detection Canines, where they are trained to alert […]

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Older Pedestrians at Risk

Friday, July 12th, 2013
Older Pedestrians at Risk

TRI-STATE TRANSPORTATION CAMPAIGN Introduction Pedestrians 60 years and older are disproportionately at risk of being killed in collisions with vehicles while walking. In the United States, those 60 and older make up 18.5 percent of the population but 25.7 percent of the pedestrian fatalities. In New Jersey, Connecticut and downstate New York, those 60 and […]

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