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Archive for the ‘Aging Infrastructure’ Category

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Infrastructure

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Infrastructure

America’s crumbling infrastructure: It’s not a sexy problem, but it is a scary one.

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Iowa Infrastructure: ASCE 2015 Report Card

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
Iowa Infrastructure Report Card 2015

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS
IOWA SECTION
The 2015 Report Card for Iowa’s Infrastructure has been prepared to acquaint Iowans with the extent, condition and importance of the capital assets that support modern life. It is hoped that this information, along with the grades, will encourage awareness of and concern for these often under-appreciated facilities. Iowa’s ASCE members hope that the grades will alert citizens, media agencies, business leaders, and elected officials to the needs of the infrastructure and induce a commitment to giving it proper care and upkeep.

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Ohio Statewide Transit Needs

Thursday, February 26th, 2015
Figure 1: Ohio Transit Agencies Sources of Funding

OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Changing cultural preferences for transportation are evident from both younger (millennials) and older generations (baby boomers). A large portion of these populations express a desire to live in communities that are bikeable, walkable and have transit.

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Iowa’s Top Transportation Challenges

Friday, February 20th, 2015

TRIP
Iowa must improve its system of roads, highways and bridges to foster economic growth and keep businesses in the state. In addition to economic growth, transportation improvements are needed to ensure safe, reliable mobility and quality of life for all residents. Meeting Iowa’s need to modernize and maintain its system of roads, highways and bridges will require a significant boost in local, state and federal funding.

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New Jersey’s Crumbling Bridges

Monday, February 16th, 2015
New Jersey’s Crumbling Bridges

On July 1st, all of the annual revenue that goes to the state’s Transportation Trust Fund will need to be used to pay down debt, meaning revenue intended to fix the state’s transportation infrastructure will dry up. When that happens, our already crumbling infrastructure will suffer even more, with more safety issues appearing over time.

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Granite City, IL: Chain of Rocks Canal Bridge Demolition

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
Granite City, IL: Chain of Rocks Canal Bridge Demolition

February 3, 2015: Bystanders watch as Granite City’s Chain of Rocks Canal Bridge explodes and falls into the canal.

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New Jersey: London Bridge Is Falling Down

Monday, February 9th, 2015
New Jersey: London Bridge Is Falling Down

On June 30th, our transportation trust fund will be insolvent. That means no more money for vital road and transit repairs. Don’t let our state grind to a halt. Visit SaferNJnow.com

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Beyond Traffic 2045: Trends And Choices

Thursday, February 5th, 2015
How We Move - Figure 1

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
In the race to build world-class transportation, America once set the pace. We used to have a big lead…But our lead has slipped away. We are behind…And it is not just that our infrastructure is showing its age—our country, in many ways, has outgrown it. If you drive a car, you now spend, on average, the equivalent of five vacation days every year sitting in traffic. If you drive a truck, highway congestion has made you an expert at navigating bumpy side roads—and you are not alone. Every year, trucks are losing $27 billion on wasted time and fuel.

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Urban Infrastructure Insights

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
The infrastructure and services in the city where I principally live or work are...

FCC CITIZEN SERVICES
THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT

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Infrastructure & the 2015 State of the Union Address

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
Infrastructure & the 2015 State of the Union Address

The message was clear in President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address: we need to put aside our differences and work together to build a comprehensive, long-term plan that will create jobs and restore our ailing infrastructure systems.

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