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Heritage of Blue Highways - Heritage of Blue Highways In the country travelers' Bible, Blue Highways, William Least Heat Moon takes a journey into his Native American heritage as well as into the heart of American culture. As a person of mixed ancestry, Least Heat Moon wishes to seek the history and experiences of his past in his travels. He is especially interested in the Native American element of his heritage because he had no knowledge of his ancestry as he was growing up. At the point at which he begins his journey, after being a student and scholar of Renaissance literature, Least Heat Moon is able to identify more freely with his past ("Whispers..." 58-60)....   [tags: Blue Highways] 811 words
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Nature and Procreation in Blue Highways - Nature and Procreation in Blue Highways In the book of a rustic American journey, Blue Highways, William Least Heat Moon continually characterizes the land he travels with simple, natural references. Least Heat Moon repeatedly gives the nature he discovers on his journey very fertile, prolific qualities. The essays often contains vivid physical descriptions of the environment, particularly its natural beauty. Least Heat Moon ponders human existence and its interference with the environment....   [tags: Blue Highways] 562 words
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Forgotten People of the Blue Highways - Forgotten People of the Blue Highways Journeying along the back roads of the blue highways of the road maps, William Least Heat Moon discovers the forgotten people of America in Blue Highways. In the beginning, his trip seems to be motivated by anger and disillusion. But when readers look deeper into the story, they see that Least Heat Moon focuses the attention on how to "climb out of a world which he realized was impersonal and materialistic" (Lyons 63). By avoiding the large cities, he focuses his attention on the forgotten civilizations....   [tags: Blue Highways] 639 words
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Coming Full Circle in Blue Highways - Coming Full Circle in Blue Highways In his traveling diary, Blue Highways, William Least Heat Moon takes a trip to various destinations of unknown worth. His American back roads tour is characterized by the pattern of taking a journey that follows a circle. Least Heat Moon's circular journey is both literal and spiritual. His travels circle the nation, and he gathers history and personality from all corners of America. More importantly, however, Least Heat Moon sets out to fully explore and find himself....   [tags: Blue Highways] 644 words
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Book Review: Divided Highways - Since the beginning of the United States the American people have been on the move. Public transportation has played a major role in the development of this nation and in bringing its citizens together. In the book “Divided Highways”, author Tom Lewis takes the reader on a journey of the building of the Interstates and the consequences(good and bad) that came from them. Lewis believes that the Interstates are a physical characteristic of America and that it shows “all our glory and our meanness; all our vision and our shortsightedness”(xiv)....   [tags: Book Review ]
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Thailand Highways Management Project - Thailand Highways Management Project (P075173) Group 3 1. Praphop Anantakoon St101942 2. Lam Quynh Tho St102016 3. Phan Thanh Nga St102056 4. Trinh Thi Kim Phuong St102015 5. Nguyen Thuy Hang St102062 6. Probal Dutta St101941 SOM, May 2005 TABLE OF CONTENT I - INTRODUCTION: 3 1.The rationale of the study. 3 2.The Project Background. 3 2.1. The Project Information: 3 2.2....   [tags: Papers] 6784 words
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Automobile Safety - Slaughter on the Highways - Slaughter on the Highways If there is one thing that is largely ignored in our society, it is the sheer slaughter that takes place daily on our roads and motorways/highways. It just doesn't get the same media and political attention as crime and drugs do, even though the number of road deaths is far greater than in both of these categories. When politicans want to raise their popularity they nearly always talk about the high number of deaths from drugs and the like, and what measures they are going to introduce to bring these down....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1685 words
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The Effects of Highways and Automobiles on Urban American Character - The development of the United States Highway System has had negative impacts on the urban character of our country’s cities. One of the main catalysts, if not the main catalyst, of urban sprawl has been the development of transportation. It has made it extremely convenient and easy for people to move farther out of the inner city and develop rural America. As a result many prominent cities across our country have felt the effects of sprawl through diminished downtown economies. Highways have also played a key role in the standardization of American urban environments....   [tags: transportation, suburban, ] 1308 words
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Proposal for the Installation of Emergency Telephones On Highways in Connecticut - Proposal for the Installation of Emergency Telephones On Highways in Connecticut Introduction I propose to install emergency telephones along Connecticut highways. Connecticut highways do not provide immediate help for emergencies. Daily, there is a 50/50 change of an accident or emergency happening. There are 45 and up to 70 emergencies in the Greater Hartford area alone. Proposal This report proposes that emergency telephones be installed on Connecticut highways. They would offer efficient ways to get help immediately for emergency situations and also would decrease the chances of crime that may occur while people have to wait for help....   [tags: Proposal Paper]
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Blue Highways, Leaves of Grass and the Parkdale Library - Blue Highways, Leaves of Grass and the Parkdale Library I don't know what exactly I expected to find at the library that summer. Rows of gleaming shelves and neatly stacked books, probably. No sound but the humming of fluorescent lights and the thump of rubber stamps. The librarians would be demure types - soft-spoken and intellectual. I thought of the place itself as a sort of solemn temple to the written word. With these images in mind, I was startled by my first glimpse of the employees' workroom....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1141 words
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A Study of the Trans-Texas Corridor and How it Affects Texans - A Study of the Trans-Texas Corridor and How it Affects Texans      Everything is bigger in Texas. That’s what a lot of Texans what Americans and people around the world to know – you don’t mess with Texas. In the 1950’s, when President Eisenhower created the first Interstate plan for the country and implemented new roads in almost every single state, it was the largest engineering feat in the modern world. Now, almost half a century later, Governor Rick Perry is set to break that record, with the costliest, largest, and most incredible-sized proportion Texas Trans-Corridor, dubbed the “Texas Superhighway,” a 4000 mile, $175 billion dollar project that won’t be completely functional for another fifty years (Perry)....   [tags: Texas Super Highways Transportation Essays]
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Highway - Where are you at seven-o-clock on a Monday morning. If you are like most of the working populous, you are waking up for work. Skip ahead to eight-o-clock, the car starts and it is off to join the morning commute. During the daily grind, sitting in the car becomes repetitious and thoughts begin to wander. During this wondering, the thought of unlimited speed and unclogged highways overflows into every corner of your brain, but traffic begins to move again and those thoughts dissipate. This anecdote is an example of a cultural value, specifically, the value of freedom; the freedom to drive fast....   [tags: Building Roads, Freedom] 1352 words
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The Highway Agency in England - This essay discusses the importance of knowing the business environment together with the social and economic factors that have both a direct and indirect impact on the business world. The following are the three subsections on how the essay is arranged. Firstly, the discussion tackles the abstract and then followed by the introduction of the essay. In addition, the essay also has the body part where all the detailed discussion is done. Finally are the conclusion and the reference part of the essay (Tinsley 2001, p .1)....   [tags: International Business ]
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Highway Maintenance Worker - The career I chose is Highway maintenance worker. I chose this job because I am good at working with my hands and getting involved. As well as I can operate big semi trucks and machinery that that job requires me to use. Thus I would be able to advance through ranks quickly. This career wasn’t needed until the year 1925 when the first transcontinental highway was made, state route 30. In 1921 Bureau of Public Roads was authorized to fund for the building of highways, by the Federal Highway Act. With being employed as a Highway Maintenance worker you have to be able to drive trucks to the work sites that are carrying the equipment....   [tags: Career Ambition ]
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Information Highway - What exactly is this “information highway”. “Think of the information highway as a library that's so new it doesn't have any shelves yet or a card catalogue to find what you need or a road you can take with information on all kinds of subjects” (The Information Highway). The ”information highway” or “information superhighway” is a term that became popularized in 1990 and is now regarded as information and communication technologies (ICTs) as a basic human need. The official project behind the information highway was the National Information Infrastructure....   [tags: essays research papers] 998 words
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Thomson Highway's The Rez Sisters - Thomson Highway's The Rez Sisters Works Cited Not Included The play The Rez Sisters is written by one of Canada's most celebrated playwrights, Tomson Highway. Highway was born in 1951 in northwestern Manitoba. He went on to study at the University of Manitoba and graduated from the University of Western Ontario, with honors in Music and English. Native Literature is inspired by 'contemporary social problems facing native Canadians today; alcohol and drug abuse, suicide, wife battering, family violence, the racism of the justice system, loneliness, rejection, youth awareness, as well as modern-day environmental issues.';(P....   [tags: Thomson Highway Rez Sisters Essays Papers] 1309 words
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Dream Interpretation of the Film Lost Highway - Dream Interpretation of the Film "Lost Highway" Cop: Do you own a video camera. Renee: No. Fred hates them. Fred: I like to remember things my own way. Cop: What do you mean by that. Fred: How I remembered them. Not necessarily the way they happened. A dream can mean everything, or it can mean nothing. According to Freud, if we take its contents seriously, it has the potential to reveal things about ourselves that we scarcely believe could be true. But often the fragmented oddness of such a vision damages its credibility, and one is left wondering how something so disjointed could contain insight of any value....   [tags: Lost Highway Movie Films Dreams Essays Papers]
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Natalie Goldberg’s Long Quiet Highway: Waking Up in America - Natalie Goldberg’s Long Quiet Highway: Waking Up in America “I don’t think fate is a creature, or a lady, like some people say. It’s a tide of events sweeping us along. But I’m not a Fatalist, because I believe you can swim against it, and sometimes grasp the hands of the clock face and steal a few precious minutes. If you don’t you’re just cartwheeled along. Before you know it, the magic opportunity is lost, and for the rest of your life it lingers on in that part of your mind which dreams the very best dreams—taunting and tantalizing you with what might have been.” (from the film Flirting, 1990) “Every moment is enormous, and it is all we have” (Goldberg xii)....   [tags: Long Quiet Highway]
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Application of Linear Techniques to Project Plan and Scheduling for Highway Construction - INTRODUCTION Highway construction scheduling and planning is a complex process. For any person involved in Highway construction project, the intimate knowledge of construction methods, materials, equipment, and historical production rates is a very important factor. My personal knowledge and experience has helped me in planning several projects for construction of highways. I have realized that good scheduling of projects takes into account the economies that can be realized by conducting multiple activities concurrently....   [tags: Urban Development ]
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Highway Bound - Highway Bound Highway 40, is it a battleground or an interstate. It is a large mass of asphalt, dark rubber tire marks burnt into pavement, tons of fast moving steel, confusion, boiling anger, mental anguish and lost souls. I view the nations first federally funded interstate as a large mass of asphalt that stretches from North Carolina to California. I have personally spent many infuriating, intense and mentally draining hours on this highway, traveling in route between Durham and Raleigh....   [tags: essays papers] 775 words
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Freddie Fry-Highway Brides - Freddie Fry-Highway Brides One of the cool things about writing for the Aquarian is that you get to hear a lot of really great music that doesn’t always surface in the usual commercial channels. New Jersey’s Freddie Fry fits right into that category with an unpretentious rock and roll style that might be more at home somewhere out in California then down here on the Jersey Shore. He isn’t plugged into the local hero squadron and prefers to roam deep outside the boardwalk territory in his own solitary Howard Hughes sector....   [tags: Music] 1203 words
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Freddie Fry-Highway Brides - Freddie Fry-Highway Brides One of the cool things about writing for the Aquarian is that you get to hear a lot of really great music that doesn’t always surface within the commercial channels. New Jersey’s Freddie Fry fits right into that category with his unpretentious rock and roll sounds that might be more at home somewhere in Kentucky then down on the Jersey Shore. He isn’t plugged into the local hero squadron and prefers to roam deep within the Howard Hughes ghost-like realm. Even if you’ve bumped into Fry on the street, you probably wouldn’t recognize the man or the skill he brings to the table....   [tags: Music Review ] 1053 words
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Buckley Highway on Halloween - There had been a perfect storm of circumstances which had led to the vampire, the gangster, and the witch to find themselves of lost on this unlit wooded road, swallowed by grey fog. First of all, Halloween had been kind enough to fall on a Friday this year. The second happened three weeks prior when Josh, the vampire, had received his seventeenth birthday present: a brand new Ford Explorer. And finally it was the scantily clad witch, Katie who had invited Josh—and because he was also in the room at the time, Connor—to her cousin's party forty minutes away in Wardale....   [tags: creative writing, imaginative writing] 1085 words
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Environmental Issus with Highway Expansion - Environmental Issus with Highway Expansion Since Highway 101 was completed in the early 1960s, no improvements or changes have been made and the highway has not been touched. Recently California transportation planners gave the final approval to the first expansion of Highway 101 in Santa Rosa. This raises some serious issues within the community. Although the planners have agreed to this change, members in the community have disagreements. The changes proposed consist of adding a carpool lane in both directions between Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park....   [tags: Papers] 606 words
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Cell Phones and Highway Safety - Author; Matt Sundeen Wireless telecommunication technologies are rapidly becoming a significant concern in regard to highway safety. Almost 90 million people subscribe to wireless telephone services, and 85 percent of those subscribers use their phones while driving to conduct business, report emergencies, stay in touch with loved ones, call for assistance, and report aggressive or drunk drivers. It's not just phones on the road anymore. In 1999, two major auto manufacturers -General Motors and Ford- formed agreements with telecommunications companies that will enhance wireless features in even more vehicles....   [tags: Cell Phones]
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Creative Story: State Highway - Creative Story: State Highway It was a blistering hot July afternoon, with all the windows up and the air conditioning on maximum, the young boy questioned again why he was going to take college level courses when he had only recently finished his junior year in high school. He felt like it was a million degrees inside the red minivan. As he traveled in a South direction alone Arkansas State Highway 55, with the rhythmic beet of the tires on the road, he felt as thought he could feel each bump to its fullest, they were like waves on an ocean and symbolized everything he had over come and accomplished to make this journey....   [tags: essays research papers] 843 words
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Gordon Brown - Back on the Highway to Musical Reality - Gordon Brown – Back on the highway to musical reality He’s been called everything from the “The Mayor,” to the “The G-Don” but anyone associated with entertainment here in New Jersey; specifically the Jersey Shore music scene, should know who Gordon Brown is. Whether you've heard about his major label accomplishments thru bands such as Mr. Reality or Highway 9, or you’ve spent an evening watching one of your favorite acoustic artist at The Count Basie theater or Monmouth University, he has affected your musical experiences thru his business savvy and compositional skills, helping to create new outlets for some of New Jerseys best performers while coming up with events such as Writers In The Raw and The Wave Gathering Music Festival....   [tags: Interview] 1004 words
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The Reservation vs The City in Tomson Highway’s The Rez Sisters - Tomson Highway’s play The Rez Sisters shows both the negative and positive results of the interaction between Aboriginal and white culture (Nothof, 1). This is seen in the Rez (small town) vs. Toronto (city) mentality that the play’s characters use to measure value of things (Aurylaitė, 172). The influence of the city, white culture and its objects help shape the identity of the characters and even affect the community. For the characters Toronto is the place where all their dreams will come true (Aurylaitė, 172-173)....   [tags: Literacy Analysis ]
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Information Highway - ... The schools should try to get to know your child. Parents must communicate with the schools to let them know of the child’s needs and capacities. Other two way communications is having a teacher make newsletters to send home with the kids to give to the parents. Newsletters are an effective way to share written information. Teachers can share what they are doing in the classroom and what they want to change. They can tell the parents of their kid’s improvements in class, behaviors and how they work with others....   [tags: School, Students, Parent Teacher Relationship]
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Utah, California v. Secretary of Transportation - ... 3. Does Utah fail to comply with the conditions placed upon the federal highway funds by decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana, then reclassifying as a misdemeanor “burning without a permit?” Recommendation Firstly, Congress does have the authority to withhold federal grant moneys from states’ that fail to comply with conditions clearly indicated in the terms of receipt of such moneys. Although there is no uniform nation policy concerning state regulating and enforcing drug laws and sentencing, Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution give Congress the authority to “lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts, and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States”....   [tags: Drug Offenders, Highway Funds]
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The Kiss of the Fur Queen - Thomson Highway’s The Kiss of the Fur Queen has a core theme of art. In this novel, art is integrated into the lives of the characters. The modernist movement would indicate that art has the ability to plainly exist “art of arts sake”. Peter Lamarque notes “To value a work for its own sake is to value it for what it is in itself, not for the realization of some ulterior ends.” (par. 19) This commonly accepted view, that art is valued because it is great art, not for the role or function that it has in society, restricts arts impact....   [tags: Art, Education, Highway] 1383 words
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration- Boston Big Dig Disaster - Most people remember July 10, 2006 as just another regular day in their lives. As for Angel Del Valle it was the day that he lost his most pride possession in life, his wife. While they were coming through the new section of the connector tunnel from Boston heading towards the Ted Williams Tunnel the ceiling from above collapsed and immediately killed Milena Del Valle who was driving at the time. "At least 12 tons of concrete fell from the ceiling of one of Boston's Big Dig tunnels, crushing a woman in a car and again raising concerns about the integrity of the massive highway project that is the central artery through the city, A steel tieback that held a 40-foot ceiling section over Interstate 90 eastbound gave way late Monday night in the tunnel, a main access way to Boston's Logan International Airport....   [tags: American History] 1379 words
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Life's Highway of Decisions - Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken”, when first read on a very simple view appears to be a poem about a man’s decision on whether to take one road or the other. The poem obviously has a much deeper meaning to it. The most apparent metaphor in the poem is one of the two roads representing decisions in one’s life. Everyone goes through decisions in their life, so this metaphor connects the reader to the poem more personally. In Robert Frost’s poem, “The Road Not Taken”, Frost successfully creates a poem that a reader can connect to, a poem about difficult decisions in one’s life....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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Closure of Public OHV Areas - Closure of Public OHV Areas Some years ago a new form of recreation came about known as an Off Highway Vehicle(OHV). Today these high powered, light weight vehicles come in many forms with anywhere from four to two wheels. There are many areas across the United States for such vehicles to be driven but as of today there are some groups out there who wish to close the areas in which these vehicles can be used. One area in particular, located outside of Yuma on the California and Arizona border has been subjected to many threats recently and those who use the land for its recreational purposes have had to fight to keep the land that was originally granted to them for use by the US government....   [tags: Off Highway Vehicles Transportation Essays]
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Auto Mechanics - ... Unfortunately, it burned down in 1900. Olds arranged for outside machine shops to manufacture the engines and transmissions for his cars. The parts were brought to the factory and were wheeled from one worker to another to be assembled. In 1901, 425 cars were produced, in 1902, 3750 cars were made and in 1903, 5000 cars were produced. Other manufacturers began to use mass production techniques. An important enhancement to mass production came when the idea for interchangeable parts was thought of by Henry M....   [tags: General Motors, Federal Highway Systems]
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The Dwight D. Eisenhower Interstate System - Today's society relies heavily on roads, and today just about all roads are paved, and we have the convenience of Interstates and US Highways to travel on. Before Dwight Eisenhower's Interstate System, and before the United States Numbered Highway system, there were no standards to which roads were built, most were not even paved, there were no required numbering systems, and ones that did exist were not organized in efficient ways. The US Route System, and later The Interstate System, have promoted massive growth, easier travel, greater tourism, and easier logistics in the United States....   [tags: Urban Development ]
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Miami is a Commuter’s Nightmare - Miami: A Commuter’s Nightmare Several surveys have shown the city of Miami to be one of the least preferable cities in which to drive. Every morning there is an exodus of Biblical proportions, as thousands or cars tightly pack into highways six lanes wide. More discouraging about driving in Miami is the mind-numbingly slow pace with which traffic moves. Moreover, bumper-to-bumper traffic causes many minimal damage accidents that ironically have larger, more negative, effects on traffic congestion than they actually should....   [tags: Traffic]
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High Cost of Urban Sprawl - Urban Sprawl is an intricate concept that is mostly known as low density, automobile dependent development beyond the edge of employment and services zones. This type of development is ubiquitous in the United States since the end of World War II. Urban sprawl or suburban sprawl has raised immense number of concerns in various areas, such as: environmental impacts, loss of farmland, traffic problems, urban decline, taxpayer subsidy, loss of community, housing, as well as some unspecific concerns....   [tags: Urban Development ]
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Raymond George Neher - Because roads, streets, highways, boulevards, and freeways are an everyday part of our life, they understandably are part of our art. In the foreground or the background, they secure our art to reality, serve as symbols, or twist and turn in ways never dreamed by the imagination. Raymond Neher used roads and highways as his subject in many of his paintings. He began painting for his own benefit, because he “Enjoyed putting brush to canvas.” Raymond George Neher was born in Orange, New Jersey on September 14, 1943; he was the only child to Rudolph Neher and Evelyn Posadzki....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The High Price of Urban Sprawl - Urban sprawl is a social pattern describing the way cities continue to grow outward uncontrollably. People who do not want to live in an urban atmosphere often seek refuge in suburban areas that have access to metropolitan areas. As more people follow this trend the suburban areas slowly become developed and new areas must be sought for people to inhabit. This leaves some city workers commuting in trains, cars, or even buses for hours. Urban sprawl is not the luxury that it seems to be but actually a social pattern with a great deal of costs....   [tags: Urbanization Urban Essays]
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Solar Energy - Solar energy is better for the environment than energy derived from other sources. Even though it is the most difficult source of energy to channel, solar energy can provide great amounts of resources for the environment as well as market venture, if proven effective. The fact that solar energy comes from the sun, makes it the most desired source of energy. Without solar energy, oxygen and food would be rare to find; mostly from the fact that the sun brings forth all life on planet Earth. The idea that the sun itself could be a cash cow has those from environmental engineers to scientists trying to find ways to harness its immense energy....   [tags: Energy ]
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Lightrail Is A Good Idea - The installation of a light rail transit system in Austin would be a step in the direction of progress for Austin’s traffic problem. Austin’s present traffic situation is atrocious. There seems to be no real plan on how it will be fixed and paid for. The Capital Metro buses are the only form of mass transit in Austin. The buses run for college students and go around campus and off campus. The buses that only travel on campus never have a very high ridership, where as the buses that go off campus always tend to be overfull....   [tags: essays research papers] 1217 words
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Interstate 15 and California 60 Freeway Interchange - ... There is beauty in design and in its history when it comes to the Interstate 15 / California 60 Freeway Interchange and the Interstate 110 / California 91 Freeway Interchange. Both connect with one another, each to their respective Interchange, started out a different way. Interstate 15 was created in the mid 1950's and was first named highway U.S. 395 (AA Roads, 2013). In 1957, there was talk of this freeway expanding all the way from San Diego to as far as San Bernardino (AA Roads, 2013).This expansion would make for connections to the March Air Force here in Riverside at the time, which helped boost the economy (Jonas, 1999)....   [tags: transportation, driving]
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Repairing the Problem with America's Transportation System - Repairing the Problem with America's Transportation System  There is a serious problem with our nation's roads and highways.  I find myself repeatedly avoiding trips to the city for this very reason, as I'm sure many others do as well.  This nerve-wracking congestion is even beginning to find its way into the suburbs and surrounding areas of large cities.  It is a   serious problem that affects everyone who owns an automobile, as well as, businesses that are dependent on reliable and convenient transportation.  To top it all off, this problem is getting worse every year.  The population of this nation is growing, which translates to an increase in cars on the road.  More people are moving to cities and the suburbs that surround them, creating gridlocks everywhere....   [tags: Solutions Papers Proposal Essays Cars]
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Infrastructure and Economic Prosperity - Infrastructure and Economic Prosperity A famous Canadian geographer was once quoted saying, “ …any region which has a well developed transportation and communication network also enjoys a high degree of economic prosperity…”. This statement has sparked much controversy between geographers, as well as economists. The argument is, is there a direct link between a developed infrastructure and economic prosperity. Without a doubt, there is a direct link between economic prosperity and a well-developed system of transportation and communication....   [tags: essays research papers] 1001 words
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A Look at Transportation in Three Cities - Report on Transport Issues in Developed and Developing States; Brussels in Belgium (Western Europe), San Diego in California (North America) and Kampala in Uganda (Africa) Introduction The entire transportation network in many cities enhances the exchange of services and goods and improves the interaction among societies. The efficiency and quality of a transport system has a very significant effect on social and economic welfare of any country or city. The management and development of an appropriate, affordable and reliable transport network in any city is essential for the development of the economy and service delivery to every part of the world....   [tags: Transportation]
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Traffic Control: The Need For Change - Traffic Control: The Need For Change      As the population of the United States dramatically increases and the number of vehicles on the nation's roads and highways skyrockets, new methods of traffic control and organization have become necessary, by utilizing new methods of transportation or by revising the current system. In the past 15 years, the number of vehicles on American roads has increased 41.9%, the number of licensed drivers has increased 29.3%, but the size of the general population has only risen 15.9% (Clark 387-404)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Driving Essays]
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Homeowners Worried About Crime and Property Values - Homeowners Worried About Crime and Property Values From homeowners worried about crime and property values om Frogtown to Burnsville commuters whose drive on Interstate 35W gets slower each year, no one is immune to sprawl's effects. It sets Bloomington against Lakeville in competition for new industry and pits Brookdale's comedown against Maple Grove's hope to attract a new regional mall. It makes highways more crowded and mass transit less viable....   [tags: Papers] 1087 words
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Decline in Comprehensive Urban Planning - The decline in comprehensive urban planning was one of the major assets in determining the capitalist view facing social resistance. This made it difficult for planners considering the number of critiques that persistently argued about the impact of planning. This is because cities have changed; there was no way to hold a consistent plan. The conflict between the central controls needed to perform comprehensive urban planning versus the capitalism in which individual property holders say about of how things are done because of their interests in their property....   [tags: Urban Planning] 1494 words
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Intelligent Traffic Surveillance System - Abstract- Due to the traffic accidents over the last few years; the development of surveillance systems with multifunctional techniques has received increasing attention. The use of the smart camera is one solution to solve the traffic problems, Smart cameras are cameras that can perform tasks far beyond simply taking photos and recording videos. Intelligent Traffic Surveillance System (ITSS) is used to monitor the roads in preventing accidents at the same time finding what causes the accidents....   [tags: Traffic Safety ] 2568 words
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