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Coal Exports from the Pacific Northwest

Friday, July 5th, 2013
Coal Exports from the Pacific Northwest

WASHINGTON STATE FARM BUREAU Executive Summary This study discusses how the proposed investments in bulk commodity terminals at Cherry Point and Longview can result in increased real income levels for residents of Washington State and, by extension, in other parts of the United States. The particular focus of the report is on the incentives to […]

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State of the City: 5 Trends Impacting America’s Cities

Monday, June 24th, 2013
State of the City: 5 Trends Impacting America

LIVING CITIES Trend 2: Inadequate Infrastructure Failing infrastructure is inhibiting economic growth, sustainability and overall mobility of goods, people, and information. During the 19th century, the industrialization of the U.S. economy and the expansion of railroads led to increased urbanization across the country. As cities began to grow, and people faced difficult and often unsanitary living […]

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Pinon, AZ: Navajo Route 4 Road Maintenance Resumes

Monday, June 17th, 2013

After shutting down work in Oct. 2012 due to armed community members driving through the work site, the Navajo Division of Transportation road crew is back out on Navajo Route 4 to finish three miles of road improvement. -NavajoDOT on YouTube.

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Why Should California’s High Speed Rail Start in San Joaquin Valley?

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

No matter whom you ask—state or local elected leader, economic developer, community member–someone has an opinion on the California high speed rail project. Approved by voters in November of 2008, it has now become one of the most talked about infrastructure projects in the state. In July, Governor Jerry Brown signed a construction financing bill […]

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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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Analyzing the Effects of Transit Network Change: A Case Study of Tallahassee, Florida

Thursday, May 16th, 2013
Analyzing the Effects of Transit Network Change

On July 11, 2011, StarMetro, the local public transit agency in Tallahassee, Florida, restructured its entire bus network from a downtown-focused radial system to a decentralized, grid-like system that local officials and agency leaders believed would better serve the dispersed local pattern of population and employment.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Mike Jacobs, The Union of Concerned Scientists

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Mike Jacobs is leading the Union of Concerned Scientists’ work on electricity markets and regulatory reform. Topics include:
The Union of Concerned Scientists on Renewable Energy
Energy Independence
Making Electricity “Visible”
Consumer Choice: Greater than Ever

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San Diego, CA: IBEW Goes for the Green

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Union members in Southern California are proving that good jobs and sustainable environmental practices go hand in hand. The members of IBEW Local 569 in San Diego are working alongside the environmental community to create work that sustains communities and keeps union members working. -TheElectricalWorker on YouTube.

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Green Electricity and Transportation (GET) Smart

Friday, May 10th, 2013
Green Electricity and Transportation (GET) Smart

Ohioans spend a large amount of money on energy. In 2010, we spent $45 billion, nearly 10 percent of our state’s gross domestic product. Nearly half of those energy dollars (or more than $20 billion) was spent to fuel cars, trucks, and buses, and nearly all of which left the state or country in order to import oil. Ohio can reduce its dependence on imported oil by promoting electric vehicles (EVs) and buses, as well as passenger and freight rail.

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