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This is your future.
Since I've not been paid or replied to, I'm declassifying it. One of the biggest hurdles in building high speed rail is paying for the project. The solution is built in from the beginning. Its not just that you build it, its how you build it.
READ THREAD.
Right after hurricane Harvey Texas was flooded and I was talking about how the maglev would still be running because it was elevated. All you need to do is make it to the terminal. Thats when Trump declared National emergency and classified my work under nuclear preparedness.
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The U.S. House of Representatives is preparing to vote on the CARES Act, which will provide communities with immediate #Coronavirus relief. Here's everything planners need to know. #CARESact

thread below👇🏼 (1/16)
#Housing security is addressed through new funding for critical block grants, housing voucher, and housing assistance programs. Provisions include $5 billion for Community Development Block Grants. #CDBG (2/16)
$5 billion for Community Development Block Grants (#CDBG). $2 billion to entitlement communities, $1 billion to the states, $2 bill for @HUDgov targeting to most heavily affected areas. (3/16)
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MAR 19 #WWIII #COVID19 MD THREAD 1: Most stories from WaPo: Siobhán O'Grady, Rick Noack, Marisa Iati, Alex Horton, Miriam Berger and Katie Mettler
March 20 at 7:31 AM PT .. skip all TRUMP lies, JUST FACTS HERE
tinyurl.com/ry9j5q7 FRONTLINE TROOPS @AMSA_News @ANANursingWorld
MAR 19 #WWIII vs #COVID19 MD THREAD 2: Way too late for #Fresno #McCarthy THIS IS #WWIII on our #AmericanSoil. Against tiny but vicious Enemy #COVID19 ...AND OUR #FRONTLINTROOPS Need #N95 masks #ProtectiveEquipment (Like #China has) HERE is a 60 page PDF #HANDBOOK @usairforce
MAR 19 #WWIII vs #COVID19 MD THREAD 3: FIRST the toll to date. 250,000 Reported CASES (Remember MANY Countries do not report..including #Turkey #Russia ) 11,000 DEATHS #Italy passed #China #Spain up 30% @WHO @maddow @CNN @JohnsHopkinsSPH @UCSF @BuzzFeed @SCMPNews @guardian
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Between 1993 & 2017, total freeway lane-miles in the 100 largest U.S. metro areas increased by 42% (31% more than the population growth of 32%). So, free-flow on highways resulted, right, DOTs? Wrong: congestion skyrocketed by 144% (4.5X higher than the population growth).

2/7
And yes: 42% is 31% higher than 32%. Errors with percentages, especially regarding #elections, are made constantly. OK, back to crushing the “building your way out of congestion” logic: #Nashville’s traffic delay increased by 329%, or ~5.5X the % increase in lane-miles added. 3/7
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A State Of Panic Hits The Globe As Cases Of China’s New Mystery Virus Rise Exponentially

There is so much that we still don’t know about this disease, but what we do know is that there were 48 confirmed cases on January 17th and now there are 440…

infowars.com/a-state-of-pan…
JAPANESE SHOPKEEPER HANGS SIGN IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS PANIC: “NO CHINESE ALLOWED”

“I do not want to spread the virus.”

infowars.com/japan-shopkeep…
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Didn't dawn on me til I learned more housing/transpo policy that
Oh hey
Sum1 I love was put in a months' coma & died b/c a driver hit them while skateboarding down a street w/o a sidewalk
The trauma I &his fam &friends hv from it is life-altering & nvr goes away. No1 watched btw.
I love his family so much. They are all such good, amazing, wonderful fucking people. I still talk to his mom and keep tabs on his lil sis--who is getting married?!

He was 16 years old.
The thing is

It NEVER crossed my mind that this didn't have 2happen if the street was just...not like that. It NVR crossed my mind to be mad or upset at the driver (still kind of doesn't make sense to do that tho per se). Policy &accessibility to these systems inform our lives.
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What are the #HumanFactors challenges of #AutomatedVehicles? Looking forward to hearing @NatashaMerat's keynote at #AOW2019. Will automated transport add to our daily struggles of 'getting things done' or lighten it? How will it transform societies?

aow2019.de/frontend/index…
Why talk about #AutomatedVehicles at the 🇩🇪 Psych. Soc. for Work, Organizations, & Industry?

This year's theme is "New Forms of Work in the Digital World: Strengthening Alternative Competences".

What new competences do we require, collaborating w/ automation in a mobile office?
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At @AASHTOSpeaks Joint Policy Conference of Committee on Design and Council on Active Transportation (I'm a member of that). Flexible design workshop to kick it off. #infrastructure #RoadSafety
Joyce Taylor, Maine DOT Chief Engineerb Over the years people have debated names for different approaches to streets that serve people. Let's call it GOOD DESIGN. #AASHTO #infrastructure #RoadSafety #PeopleStreets #HealthyStreets
Shari Schaftlein, FHWA Office of Human Environment, on context sensitive solutions/design. Case studies/resources fhwa.dot.gov/planning/css/. #AASHTO #infrastructure #RoadSafety #PeopleStreets
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1/ Frustrated and stuck on the @MBTA? Here’s a thread for your morning commute, and a reminder of why the transit system’s main funding source has fallen far short of expectations:
2/ The @MBTA has relied on the “penny on the sales tax” since 2001. At the time, the state thought sales tax revenue would continue to grow by 3 to 8% per year as it had. In 2007, 3% was still “worst case scenario”.
3/ Actual growth of sales tax has, in fact, averaged 1.5% — half what leaders expected. This is partly because of changes in what people buy. Further, the “penny on the sales tax” portion that the @MBTA gets doesn’t include meals.
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Kicking-off #EMTA meeting sessions.
Great introduction given by @jaume_mateu, let’s enjoy!
#publictransport #sustainablemobility
New Regional Master Plan in the #BalearicIslands is willing to overturn #transportation planning from traffic to #mobility management.
"If you plan cities for cars and traffic, you get cars and traffic. If you plan for people and places, you get people and places". Fred Kent.
The last 16 years of planning and transportation management has been nearly useless to reduce private motorized vehicle trips mode share. It's time to change if we want to keep living on this precious islands.
Push and pull policies need to be implemented in the short term.
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mountains, snow, avalanches and climate at #ISSW2018
Now sitting in on a session with @oeav on excessive ski area development in Tirol.
Lots of ski areas in Tirol, more lifts planned as resorts try to outrace #globalwarming. But it’s too much, says @oeav - seele-der-alpen.at
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Kicking off my #aashtoAM tweeting with a few relevant tweets from #WalkBikePlaces below. And really, you should just go look at that whole thread if you work in transportation.
Taking @RelayBikeShare in Atlanta bike infrastructure. Raised path an interesting experience--I like it. Celebratory 100-mile marker a nice touch--recognizes progress. #AASHTOam #infrastructure #BIKES TO #bikeshare
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