The Downside of an Airplane’s Descent

For greener airlines, a plane’s stairway descent to the airport from 40,000 feet is one of many changes we should consider.

How Fast (Delivery) Became Slow

Looking back as far as the 19th century and as recently as the start of Amazon Prime, we can see how what we call fast delivery has changed.

Comparing Santa and UPS

Whether it’s what Santa does in 31 hours or the route of a UPS driver, comparing Santa Claus and UPS shows the holiday’s challenges.

What We Need To Know About E-ZPass

One of the little noticed transformative impacts on our lives was the arrival of toll-by-plate, aka, E-ZPass or AET (All Electronic Tolling).

When New Roads Have Cost Overruns and Benefit Shortfalls

Recent research indicates that Department of Transportation cost-benefit analysis for future transportation spending will be misleading.

Why We Want to Drive in Circles

As a national leader in building roundabouts, Carmel, Indiana is increasing road safety and diminishing pollution.

The Chips We Love and Hate

As supply chain problems continue, we will see fewer chips from Doritos and also from the auto manufacturers that need chips for car options.

From Bridges to Broadband: What $1.2 Trillion Will Buy

When we look closely at the $1.2 trillion infrastructure spending bill, its complexity becomes increasingly evident.

The Message That a Mail Truck Delivers

Looking at the mail truck (and wagon and train), we see a metaphor for the system’s innovative history and its current problems.

When a Big Bin Makes a Difference

The story of the overhead baggage bin is about more than a suitcase. It is also about revenue and seat selection: Overhead Baggage During May 2008, American Airlines was the first legacy carrier to impose the “checked-bag fee.” Because they…