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CONTENTS Volume 8 Number 3 TECHNOLOGY


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THINKING CITIES


POLICY & SUSTAINABILITY


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THINKING CITIES Paul Hutton and Kevin Borras talk to seven of the major players in the smart cities sector to ascertain exactly what makes a city smart? Is it the technology itself? Is it the intelligent use of it by its citizens? And how can we make best use of the all that data...


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TUNNEL SAFETY 16


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ALL-ELECTRONIC TOLLING


FEATURES & OPINION Podcast LISTEN NOW AT


MOBILITY Guy Fraker wonders if a disruption in personal mobility represents an ethical dilemma for the US.


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TOLLING Darby Swank celebrates a tolling innovation, albeit the best part of three centuries too late.


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ACCESSIBILITY Performance-based management is critical, says Mike McGurrin. It’s all about the metrics.


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DRIVER BEHAVIOR What happens when the dynamic highway meets the less than dynamic driver? Bob McQueen investigates.


COLUMNS, NEWS & SERVICES


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COVER FEATURE: RUC VERSUS DSRC Jack Opiola and his colleagues vehemently disagreed with many of the points raised in an articleabout DSRC in our previous issue. They explain the reasons for their riposte.


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CONNECTED VEHICLES Shelley Row vents her frustrations over the public agencies’ dragging their feet.


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ROAD USER CHARGING Opiola et al explain why, in simple terms, Road User Charging is not the same thing as DSRC. At all.


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CARPOOLING Randy Salzman visited San Francisco to delve into the often misrepresented world of carpooling. Or ridesharing. Or slugging. Is it ever going to go national?


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FOREWORD THINKING 4


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THINKING ALOUD: Latest news from the Thinking Highways podcast team.


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RICHARD BISHOP 60


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