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Archive for the ‘Economic Stimulus’ Category

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

SMART GROWTH AMERICA
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

MINETA TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE
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
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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

POLICY MATTERS OHIO
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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Bridge Builders Of The Future

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Iron Workers are partnering with the National Steel Bridge Alliance to make investments in accelerated, competitive bridge construction techniques. Join the Iron Workers and IMPACT at the 2013 North American Iron Workers/IMPACT Labor-Management Conference to attend this highly anticipated breakout session. – IronworkersIMPACT on YouTube.

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Dams Grade: 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS
The average age of the 84,000 dams in the country is 52 years old. The nation’s dams are aging and the number of high-hazard dams is on the rise. Many of these dams were built as low-hazard dams protecting undeveloped agricultural land. However, with an increasing population and greater development below dams, the overall number of high-hazard dams continues to increase, to nearly 14,000 in 2012.

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