The Biggest Transportation Breakthroughs of 2014

Eric Jaffe and CityLab have come up with an interesting list of the top transportation breakthroughs of the year 2014. The positives have more long term implications on urban mobility than the few odd negatives that came up during this year. My favourites were the emergence of self-driving cars (biased maybe, haha), some European cities banning cars in the city centre, the rise on on-demand transit in Helsinki, Finland and the possibility of high speed rail entering America, in that order.

What about yours?


A note on the grading system

Maybe it’s just calling for a bit more care or maybe it was just sheer misfortune, but my uploads on a particular assignment failed (I didn’t notice it when it failed the second time) and it cost me a couple of letter grades in Optimization. GPA wise, a dip of 0.6 in one shot. Wow.

Note to self: Perhaps I should start believing my students more often when they say the upload onto the university LMS failed, leading to no-submissions. Haha.