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VIDEO:  NJDOT Safety Countermeasures Training and Educational Films NJDOT developed these 6 videos to train and educate viewers on the design features and safety benefits of FHWA’s Proven Safety Countermeasures that improve pedestrian safety.
Ford and Microsoft try to tackle traffic jams with quantum research Axios, Dec. 10, 2019 - Ford and Microsoft have figured out how to leverage quantum computing — the powerful but not yet commercialized technology — to tackle traffic in Seattle. 
 
Kansas City to Make Public Transit Free Next City, Dec. 10, 2019 = The contemplation part is over. On Dec. 5, the city council of Kansas City, Mo., voted unanimously to fund fare-free public transit citywide starting in the next fiscal year.
In bleak report, U.N. says drastic action is only way to avoid worst effects of climate change Washington Post, Nov. 26, 2019 - The world has squandered so much time mustering the action necessary to combat climate change that rapid, unprecedented cuts in greenhouse gas emissions offer the only hope of averting an ever-intensifying cascade of consequences, according to new findings from the United Nations.
FCC Spectrum Proposal Spotlights Automaker Technological Divide Bloomberg, Nov. 20, 2019 - U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai proposed reallocating to mobile devices airwaves long assigned to vehicle safety while preserving some of the spectrum for carmakers planning to deploy new technology.

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