2013 transportation funding may be cut 10% below 2011 levels (Transportation Issues Daily)
Federal agencies will soon begin drafting their 2013 budgets. Last week they were directed by the White House to prepare a 5% cut and a 10% cut budget for their 2013 discretionary funding request, using the 2011 budget as a baseline. What might this mean for transportation?
Engineer will measure vehicle emissions on So Cal highways (UC-Riverside press release)
A University of California, Riverside assistant professor of engineering has received a grant from the UC Transportation Center to build a portable device, install it on test vehicles and use it to map real-time particulate matter concentrations on Southern California highways. The study will focus on particulate matter concentrations, which are increasingly implicated in human death and illness.
A massive wall of video screens displays real-time images from a network of cameras, while employees look at a million points of data on their own computers. It’s Houston’s other mission control, and they’ve now got a new tool to combat congestion: your Bluetooth device.