Welcome to FHI's Summer 2018 Newsletter
Featuring Our Latest News, Projects, and Events

Summer Greetings from the President

Off the Grid: Technology – Friend and Foe

I just returned from a week in Maine, the area in Maine affectionately known as “Downeast”. It had been almost 10 years since I had been “Downeast” and it opened my eyes to how much technology has changed over that time. It’s not that there was a sudden abundance of technology, or that the wilds of Maine had been tamed, it was the absence of technology that stood out - specifically, connectedness. I had completely forgotten how it felt to be off the grid. I had jumped in the car, programmed my GPS, and then found myself desperately wishing for a paper map ...


Featured Articles

A Higher Perspective on Complete Streets

MetroCOG and the Town of Fairfield are identifying creative engineering solutions to transform Black Rock Turnpike into a Complete Street. The multi-lane, high-conflict road is frequently used by transit riders ...


What is Next for Bridgeport, CT?

Bridgeport is Connecticut’s largest city and also the most demographically and geographically diverse. Ten years ago, a series of community meetings in Bridgeport had drawn a limited crowd to provide feedback on the 2008 Master Plan of Conservation and Development. As Bridgeport looks to its future ...


Cell Phone Apps Help NYCDOT Understand Commuter Van Market

In New York City, FHI put its technical development team to work in creating an iPhone app for mobile data collection. As part of a study of the city’s significant commuter van market for the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT)...


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