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Posts Tagged ‘California’

California HSR: Fresno River Viaduct Update

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016
California HSR: Fresno River Viaduct Update

Construction Manager Hugo Mejia offers an update on the construction of the Fresno River Viaduct in Madera.

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Los Angeles, CA: Bike Coop Brings Mobility to Leimert Park

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016
Los Angeles, CA: Bike Coop Brings Mobility to Leimert Park

“We’ve been conditioned to think that the road and the city belong to cars. We need to turn it around so it belongs to people. Everybody should have access to the city.” – Ade Neff

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How Data Helps Get You There Faster

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015
How Data Helps Get You There Faster

Traditionally, pavement inductive loop sensors are used to collect real time traffic data for passenger-freight movement in roadways. This method, however, is expensive to install and maintain. In the last decade, significant improvements have been achieved in MEMS sensors domain with respect to size, cost and accuracy. Motivated by these novel advances, we proposed a wireless MEMS sensor based passenger-freight interactions detection framework for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Our proposed solution will be significantly cost effective in comparison to traditional induction loop approach and it is scalable to cover millions miles of roadways all over the US.

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California High-Speed Rail: Reasons to Ride

Monday, December 28th, 2015
California High-Speed Rail: Reasons to Ride

Traveling from San Francisco to LA? Not as easy as you’d think. Find out the advantages high-speed rail will offer over driving and flying.#Iwillride

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Thirsting for Progress: A Report Card on California’s Response to the Drought

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015
Water strategies and categories

NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL
As California bids farewell to a fourth, searing year of drought, we don’t know what Mother Nature has in store for us next year. We may face torrential downpours associated with the strong El Niño in the Pacific Ocean. We may face another crippling year of drought. Or we could experience something in between. But we do know that California has experienced multi-year droughts in the past and will again. As a state, we must prepare for these inevitable droughts if we are to continue to support our growing population, thriving economy, and healthy environment.

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A Tale of Three Markets: Comparing the Solar and Wind Deployment Experiences of California, Texas, and Germany

Thursday, December 17th, 2015
Figure 1: Map of Solar PV Resource Quality – U.S. and Germany20

STANFORD UNIVERSITY
STEYER-TAYLOR CENTER FOR ENERGY POLICY AND FINANCE
The Obama administration has repeatedly identified the large-scale build-out of clean, renewable energy infrastructure as a key priority of the United States. The President’s calls for a cleaner energy economy are often accompanied by references to other industrialized countries such as Germany, the world’s 4th largest economy, hailed by many as a leader in renewable energy deployment and proof of concept. Indeed, the share of renewables in Germany’s electricity generation mix (28% ) is twice that of the United States (14% ), and the ambitious „Energiewende“ commits the country to meeting 80% of its electricity needs with renewables by 2050. The German renewables experience, however, is not without its critics.

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A Roadmap For Economic Resilience: The Bay Area Regional Economic Strategy

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
bay area nonfarm employment

BAY AREA COUNCIL
ECONOMIC INSTITUTE
The purpose of the Regional Economic Strategy Roadmap is to offer concrete actions for growing regional prosperity and a flexible framework for developing actions going forward. Its proposals are evergreen agents of economic resilience, strategies wise in both expansion and downturn, necessary to accelerate the former and dampen the latter. It is a recipe for a robust and enduring regional economy.

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Oregon DOT: Rehabilitating the Historic Siskiyou Rail

Monday, November 2nd, 2015
Oregon DOT: Rehabilitating the Historic Siskiyou Rail

How a 65 mile section of the historic and rugged Siskiyou rail line in southern Oregon and northern California was opened using a mix of public and private funds, including $7 million in federal TIGER funds. Rail construction reopened the line that had been closed since 2008.

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El Dorado Hills, CA: A Disappearing Reservoir (Timelapse)

Friday, October 9th, 2015
El Dorado Hills, CA: A Disappearing Reservoir (Timelapse)

A timelapse of ‎Folsom Lake Marina. I’ve been collecting and assembling these since March of 2015 through August 2015 showing the effects of the drought in California is having on our reservoirs. This is from Brown’s Ravine where the marina is. Every time I’ve watched it I’ve seen something new (did you see the Sea Plane?).

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Transportation Fuels Supply & Demand on the West Coast

Friday, October 2nd, 2015
Figure 1. Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts (PADDs)

UNITED STATES ENERGY INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION
This study examines supply, demand, and distribution of transportation fuels in Petroleum Administration for Defense District (PADD) 5, a region that includes the western states of California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii. For this study, transportation fuels include gasoline, diesel fuel, and jet fuel.

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