Category Archives: Commentary

Conservation Group Maps Land Protection Strategy In 3 States – Boise State Public Radio

Conservation group maps have landed a protection strategy in 3 states. The maps have identified key landscapes in three western states. The Nature Conservancy has said it has 6 million from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and it is now distributing it among land trusts. The lands are being protected. Key Takeaways: We’re protecting lands … Read More

U.S. DOT Gives the Gift of “A NHTSA Carol” for ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ This Holiday Season

Choices are a lot like Domino’s. When you make a choice, it branches off a whole new path where other choices can be made. If you take a certain path, it will have an impact on your finances and your relationships. It also has an impact on your career. The choice to drive drunk is … Read More

Transportation for America announces Adrea Turner will join as new director

Transportation for America has announced that Adrea Turner will join as the new director. Turner has had a lot of experience dealing with things of this nature. She knows how decisions at the federal level can impact the lived of people. She has a lot of experience at the local and state level. Key Takeaways: … Read More

Intel bets on selling Mobileye data, with maps a first test – WHTC

Mobileye is working on its first commercial map application, Road Experience Management (REM), which feeds data about a vehicle’s surroundings into a system that updates existing maps in real time. Still, Mobileye says it has 80 percent of the market of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) that can automatically apply brakes or keep a car … Read More

Shadid proposes MAPS sales tax cut, pivot to public safety – NewsOK.com

The first of those centers is set to open within weeks in northwest Oklahoma City, operated by a nonprofit created with the express purpose of managing the center, Healthy Living and Fitness Inc. The city negotiates private-public partnerships to manage other projects.Shadid often expresses concern about how the city will manage upcoming expenses for the … Read More

Texas AG rejects court ruling on state’s congressional maps – Fort Worth Star Telegram

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton disagrees with a ruling by federal judges that Republican lawmakers used racial gerrymandering in drawing lines for congressional districts to dilute the voting power of minorities and said Monday that district boundaries do not need to change. In a 165-page opinion released late Friday, a panel of federal judges determined … Read More

As the water level rises, so does the cost of living on the coast – The News Tribune

The cost of flood insurance for coastal homes, like those on Titlow Beach and Salmon Beach, is expensive and expected to increase over the next several years. At the same time, the city has adopted new FEMA flood maps, which raise the base flood elevation in those coastal areas for the first time since the … Read More

For Pete’s sake…turn your lights on!

For the decades I’ve spent in road safety, I try to shed some light on many topics to help people become better drivers. Sometimes, drivers need to shed some light with their vehicles. For the past few years, I’ve noticed more and more vehicles on the road while it’s dark outside with low wattage headlights … Read More

The early bird gets the worm, but the early driver gets cranky

With daylight savings time, drivers who leave early for work have to adjust to getting up an hour earlier. You need to make sure you are physically and mentally alert in order to deal with the traffic. Drink a large glass of water to reduce drowsiness caused by dehydration. Eating fruit can maintain a steady … Read More

Do our federal transportation priorities match the rhetoric we use to justify more spending?

Government money set aside for transportation is usually allotted to improve crumbling infrastructure. But a recent study shows the money was more often spent on building new roads and adding lanes while little to nothing was spent on deteriorating roads. Some programs allocate money to communities that raise their own funds and use federal money … Read More

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