Tag Archives: Commuting

Is Google Maps Competing with Waze for Real Time Traffic?

“We’re excited about the prospect of enhancing Google Maps with some of the traffic update features provided by Waze and enhancing Waze with Google’s search capabilities.” Continue reading

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Buying your First Home and Commuting To Work, 400 Times a Year!

Research Before You Buy You’d think it was easy right? You have your deposit, you buy your house, you go to work and you pay the mortgage, just like when you were paying rent. No big deal. But there are other … Continue reading

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Life List #6/150 Write a Sequel to Unleashing the Roadwarrior

It’s been 15 years since I wrote and published Unleashing the Road Warrior and it’s interesting both how much has changed and how little has changed. I was planning on writing a book about traffic congestion on our roads and … Continue reading

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Fixing the American Commute

American transportation is a mess. As the costs of repairs rise—fixing U.S. transportation would cost nearly the entire annual federal budget—and automotive technology advances, cars, often seen as a problem, may be our best hope. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.curbed.comContinue reading

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Why Transit Agencies Are Finally Embracing Uber

Increasingly, public transit is viewing mobility startups as partners, not competition. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.citylab.com Maybe ride-share and new transport suppliers aren’t the enemy. One interesting opportunity suggested in this feature is bridging the gaps between transit stations and … Continue reading

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Commuters’ tales: No room to sit – even in the toilet – BBC News

Bhasker Solanki photographed commuters on an early morning train from Surat to Mumbai. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.bbc.co.uk When I first started catching the Northern Express Bus from the Auckland’s CBD to the North Shore around the evening peak, there … Continue reading

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Autonomous Cars: More on the Pros, Cons, and Competition

The Automated Vehicle Symposium tracks the state of the driverless vehicle, examining the pros and cons of autonomous cars. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.automobilemag.com It’s really interesting how people can pounce on an idea and love it 100% and then … Continue reading

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