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Examining challenges, opportunities, and best practices for addressing rural mobility and economic development under SAFETEA-LU's coordinated planning and human services framework

Description: This report evaluates the recently developed coordinated transit and human services plan both the processes that have been adopted throughout the state as well as they types of outcomes that have emerged.
Date: July 2011
Creator: Martin, June.; Giusti, Ceclia; Dumbaugh, Eric & Cherrington, Linda K.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Idle reduction programs and potential benefits to schools

Description: "This project will measure the cost benefits of implementing a school bus idle reduction program as means to offset the cost of increased bus service."
Date: November 2010
Creator: Hoelscher, Michelle
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Examining challenges, opportunities, and best practices for addressing rural mobility and economic development under SAFETEA-LU's coordinated planning and human services framework

Description: This report evaluates the recently developed coordinated transit and human services plan both the processes that have been adopted throughout the state as well as they types of outcomes that have emerged.
Date: July 2011
Creator: Martin, June; Giusti, Ceclia; Dumbaugh, Eric & Cherrington, Linda
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Best practices and outreach for active traffic management: final report

Description: "This report includes a literature review related to active traffic management (ATM), an inventory of ATM deployments both overseas and in the United States, a summary of best practices and general guidelines for the deployment of ATM, information of the development of an ATM website, and the delivery of a webinar to present the project results to increase the awareness of ATM within the transportation profession."
Date: December 2011
Creator: Levecq, Charles; Kuhn, Beverly & Jasek, Deborah
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Potential connected vehicle applications to enhance mobility, safety, and environmental security

Description: "Researchers first conducted a comprehensive review of the state-of-the-art connected-vehicle research and technologies. Once researchers had a thorough understanding of the technology, they focused on selecting and developing the near-term practical applications that use connected vehicle technology. The research team then sought expert opinions from the Texas Transportation Institute working group during two brainstorming sessions, which produced two lists of potential applications and prioritized the applications based on deployment feasibility. In particular, a total of five applications were selected for development of the full concept of operations, including two in safety, two in mobility, and one in environmental security. These applications address various problems, including wrong-way driving and unprotected-grade-crossing crashes (safety): work-zone merge efficiency and safety, and freeway speed harmonization (mobility): and slippery pavement-related crashes (environmental security)."
Date: February 2012
Creator: Balke, Kevin N.; Songchitruksa, Praprut. & Zeng, Xiaosi
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Making the Change: Converting interstate 30 Frontage Roads to One-Way, January 2009, Volume 3, Issue 1

Description: This document purpose is to maximize federal funding for highways, public transportation, and aviation purposes, and to help the department achieve its performance measures set out in the General Appropriations Act.
Date: 2009
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation. General Services Division.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Risk-Tex, Volume 15, Issue 1, October 2011

Description: Newsletter that covers topics related to risk management for agencies in Texas, this issue includes information about weather hazards, health care, disease prevention, and claims.
Date: October 2011
Creator: Texas. State Office of Risk Management.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Fire-Extinguishers for Lint-Rooms.

Description: Patent for a fire-extinguisher for lint-rooms with design specifications and instructions on operating procedures and usage, including illustrations.
Date: June 11, 1878
Creator: Morrell, Zachariah N.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Double-Incline Wrecking-Frog.

Description: Patent for a wrecking-frog that has "a minimum of weight and maximum of strength and durability, which will accurately guide a derailed wheel to replacement upon the track and which is also equally adapted to derailing a train, car or other vehicle when an occasion arises rendering derailment necessary or expedient" (lines 10-16).
Date: October 31, 1893
Creator: Mooney, Patrick T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Knee-Pad.

Description: Patent for a knee-pad used while picking cotton, berries, or gardening. It protects the knee from dampness, stones, roots, etc. The pad goes on the knee, and two wooden braces are on the sides. A strap goes around the user's shoe, and the bolts were the pad is attached to the braces also has string where the operator ties the brace to himself.
Date: February 18, 1896
Creator: Davis, James Walter & Brown, Elijah Clark
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Knee-Pad.

Description: Patent for a simple and efficient knee-pad "made of leather or other pliable material, padded with a yielding lining to give comfort to the wearer" (lines 9-11). It prevents gravel, moisture, and other things from injuring the knee of the user.
Date: August 27, 1895
Creator: Dowling, Stonewall Jackson
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Train-Marker and Signal-Lamp.

Description: Patent for a train-marker and engine signal-lamp meant to "provide a lamp in which the light may be differently colored and the change of color may be effected in an expeditious and convenient manner without the necessity of opening the lamp" (lines 10-14). It also provides "a guard or slide, whereby the opening through which the adjusting device passes may be closed, so as to prevent the wind from entering the body of the lamp and interfering with the flame" (lines 15-20). The lamp is meant for railroads and has two or more lenses, and is durably and inexpensively constructed. One color of light can be shown from the front and back and another from the sides.
Date: February 18, 1896
Creator: Cook, Marion P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bicycle-Wheel.

Description: Patent for an improved rear bicycle-wheel. It has one hub, two rims, two sets of spokes and tires. This invention is meant to be safer and has the qualities of a tricycle. It is meant for a woman's bicycle.
Date: January 14, 1896
Creator: Broers, Henry
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for an automatic car-coupling that is designed to be operated from either side of the car. The danger of an operator passing between cars to couple or uncouple the cars is avoided in this invention, and the coupling can be adapted to couple cars that have draw-bars to unequal height. The coupling can be manually operated if wished.
Date: January 28, 1896
Creator: Boyd, James S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Chemical Fire-Extingusiher.

Description: Patent for a chemical fire-extinguisher meant to "provide an improved acid-receptacle which will obviate the objects to the ordinary acid-bottles now in use" (lines 15-18).
Date: December 31, 1896
Creator: Flatau, Louis, S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horse-Detaching Device.

Description: Patent for a horse-detaching device that attaches to the forward axle of a vehicle. The invention will not affect the seating capacity of the vehicle, and can be used to release the thills of the vehicle quickly if the driver loses control of the horse. The device can be used to guide the vehicle after the horse is released.
Date: February 4, 1896
Creator: Friedlander, Joseph
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Air-Hose Coupling and Stop-Valve.

Description: Patent for a combined air-hose coupling and stop-valve. One must shut off the cut-off valve before the coupling can be disconnected. When the valve is closed, air pressure is balanced so the couplings can be safely disconnected, and prevents dirt from getting into the train-pipe.
Date: August 18, 1896
Creator: Heidelburg, Samuel R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Railroad or Farm Gate.

Description: Patent for an improved automatic railroad or farm gate that uses the "weight of the car or wagon upon an operating-board and automatically close[s] after the train has passed, and which can also be opened by hand when it is desired to let a single person pass through, either upon foot or horseback" (lines 20-25).
Date: October 4, 1892
Creator: Benson, Joseph Robinson
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Child's Seat for Vehicles.

Description: Patent for a removable child's seat for buggies, phaetons, carriages, sleighs, and similar vehicles that folds up so it can be stored under the seat when not in use. The chair sits next to the dash, and is locked into place so the child is safe.
Date: May 15, 1894
Creator: Padgitt, Thomas B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Safety-Valve.

Description: Patent for an improved safety valve for boilers that consists of a valve chamber with a socket at its bottom, a valve seat with a steam outlet, a valve in the socket, a steam inlet tube that passes through and below the valve, a piston mounted in a guide chamber, a spring that holds the piston, a guide chamber with a valve seat, and a steam cylinder.
Date: October 10, 1893
Creator: Cameron, Charles Hoyle
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department