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Archive for the ‘Congestion’ Category

Marin, CA: The Story of How Marin Was Ruined

Friday, January 24th, 2014
Marin, CA: The Story of How Marin Was Ruined

The year is 2020, a look back on what might happen to Marin and what you can do to prevent it.

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This Infra Week

Friday, January 17th, 2014
Bike Portland-Image by GBD Architects


-Portland Apartment Complexes Embrace Cyclists
-A Bump in the Track for Acela
-Chicago’s Ashland BRT Proposal Get Mixed Reviews
-Silver Line Closed Until Undisclosed Construction End Date

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NYC: Making Safer Streets

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
NYC: Making Safer Streets

Making streets safer requires more than the traditional “3 Es” of engineering, education, and enforcement. It also requires working closely with local communities to collaboratively plan changes in how streets are designed and operated. And it requires learning from our successes to identify and implement the most effective approaches to street design.

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The Northwest’s Pipeline on Rails

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
The Northwest’s Pipeline on Rails

After the tragic explosions of a runaway train carrying crude oil in Canada’s Lac Megantic community, the US Pacific Northwest must look more closely at its own burgeoning oil-by-rail developments. In the first comprehensive look at all of the currently operating and proposed projects, Sightline Institute’s Eric de Place adds up just exactly what the Northwest faces as the region invites the same oil trains that devastated Lac Megantic into its own backyards.
-Sightline Institute on Vimeo.

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My First Ride on NYC Bike Share

Thursday, May 30th, 2013
My First Ride on Citi Bike Share

Reposted from velojoy
On a recent weekend, I took a Citi Bike preview ride with a small group of cyclists who had volunteered for a photo shoot. The New York City Department of Transportation announced last week that the city’s newest public transit option, comprising 6,000 bikes that can be unlocked from 330 docking stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn, will officially launch on May 27 for members and June 2 for general use.

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Building Better Budgets: A National Examination of the Fiscal Benefits of Smart Growth Development

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
Building Better Budgets: A National Examination of the Fiscal Benefits of Smart Growth Development

Local governments across the country have compared development strategies to understand their impact on municipal finances. These studies generally compare two or more different development scenarios, and help local leaders make informed decisions about new development based on the costs or revenues associated with them.

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USDOT Secretary Nominee Anthony Foxx Describes His Three Key Areas of Focus

Friday, May 24th, 2013
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Transportation Issues Daily
USDOT Secretary nominee Anthony Foxx revealed the three areas he will focus on if confirmed to serve by the Senate.

After first indicating he’ll follow “the bipartisan approach that I believe made Secretary LaHood so effective at DOT,” Foxx said he would focus on three key areas:

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Las Vegas, NV: Project Neon Phase 1

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Project Neon is one of the most important and most ambitious undertakings in the Nevada Department of Transportation’s nearly 100-year history. The multi-phase, multi-year project will boost safety, mobility and accessibility in the most heavily trafficked corridor in the state of Nevada. Nearly 250,000 vehicles a day use the 3.7-mile stretch from the U.S. 95-I-15 […]

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Maricopa County, AZ: State Route 24 (Gateway Freeway)

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Also known as the Gateway Freeway, SR 24 is designed to span one mile between Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) and Ellsworth Road. When construction is finished in fall 2013, this new east valley freeway will feature a freeway to freeway interchange, complete with elevated ramps connecting to and from Loop 202 near Hawes Road. –ArizonaDOT […]

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Seattle, WA: SR 99 Tunneling Machine Animation

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Courtesy of Hitachi Zosen Corp., this animation shows how the world’s largest tunneling machine works. – wsdot on YouTube

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