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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2014

http://www.odu.edu/content/dam/odu/offices/economic-forecasting-project/docs/2014/2014-sor-final.pdf

Focuses on economic development in the region but includes sections on megachurches, migration data, homeless children, and vehicle tolls.  From the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission

 

Virginia Energy Plan, October 1, 2014

Categories: Energy,Headlines,Statistics,Transportation,Virginia Issues

http://www.dmme.virginia.gov/DE/LinkDocuments/2014_VirginiaEnergyPlan/VEP2014.pdf

Lengthy document which includes emphasis on strengthening renewable energy sector, improving energy conservation, and developing new nuclear energy technologies.  Also includes sections on general energy information, separate sections for each major energy type, and a chapter on advanced vehicle technology.  From the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy

 

U.S. Fuel Economy Reaches All-Time High

Categories: Energy,Environment,Statistics,Transportation

http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/bd4379a92ceceeac8525735900400c27/87acb71855bed86585257d6b0052c584!OpenDocument

Press release on results of fuel economy testing of 2013 and 2014 vehicles.  Provides link to full report and various appendices.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Trends: Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel Economy Trends: 1975 Through 2014

Categories: Energy,Environment,Headlines,Statistics,Transportation

http://epa.gov/fueleconomy/fetrends/1975-2014/420r14023.pdf

 

The authoritative reference on personal vehicle fuel economy, carbon dioxide emissions, and powertrain technology trends in the U.S.  Data for model year 2013 are final and for model year 2014 are preliminary.  See also Full Report Tables.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Civilian Drones

Categories: Great Britain,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology,Transportation

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-479.pdf

Provides an overview of the current and future applications, opportunities and barriers surrounding civilian use of drone technology. From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Passenger Travel Facts and Figures 2014

Categories: Energy,Environment,Recreation/Travel,Statistics,Transportation

http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/PassengerTravelFactsFigures_0.pdf

Data on the characteristics and trends of personal travel in the United States, the transportation network, and related safety, economic, and environmental implications.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

 

Hampton Roads Regional Benchmarking Study 2014

http://www.hrpdcva.gov/uploads/docs/Hampton%20Roads%20Benchmarking%20Study%202014.pdf

Latest annual study of the region’s 16 jurisdictions with locality profiles and regional benchmarks covering the economy, demographics, housing, transportation, and various quality of life indicators.  From the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission

 

The No Fly List: Procedural Due Process and Hurdles to Litigation

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Laws/Regulations,Transportation

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43730.pdf

After reviewing other federal watch lists of various types, the report discusses legal issues which arise from the use of a list which restricts individual rights without due process. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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