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Texas Lawmakers Let Voters Decide on Transportation Funds

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-06/texas-lawmakers-seek-road-fund-boost-to-accomodate-growth.html

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The age of the connected car will bring new safety, comfort — and threats

http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/age-connected-car-will-bring-new-safety-comfort-threats-6C10736133

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Traffic Circle in Gramado, Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil.

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National Center Releases Report on How MPOs Are Handling TAP and SRTS

“Interviews with staff members at 18 MPOs provide a first look at how MPOs are using their new role under the MAP-21 legislation to support safe…” Source: http://www.saferoutesinfo.org/about-us/newsroom/mpo-report-2013By: Safe Routes to School (SRTS)

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Rise in pedestrian deaths may be due to texting while walking

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-pedestrian-safety-20130806,0,643932.story

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Cattlemen Road Roundabout in Sarasota, Florida – Crosswalk

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Cattlemen Road Roundabout in Sarasota, Florida

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Lib Dems: ban petrol and diesel cars from UK roads by 2040

“The controversial measures would mean millions of petrol and diesel cars being forbidden. Only electric vehicles and ultra-efficient hybrid cars would be allowed on UK roads under the Lib Dem plans.” Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/liberaldemocrats/10224801/Lib-Dems-ban-petrol-and-diesel-cars-from-UK-roads-by-2040.htmlBy: Peter Dominiczak

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TRAFFIC SAFETY FACTS

(Source: US DOT / NHTSA) In 2011, 4,432 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 69,000 were injured in traffic crashes in the United States. On average, a pedestrian was killed every two hours and injured every eight minutes in traffic crashes. http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811748.pdf

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The Future of Transportation: Own an EV, Get Access to an SUV

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/07/the-future-of-transportation-own-an-ev-get-access-to-an-suv/278187/ “The future of the car could well be small, cheap-to-operate electric vehicles for the workaday commute and a sports car or SUV whenever you want one.”  

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