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Archive for the ‘Highway’ Category

22nd Annual Highway Report: The Performance of State Highway Systems

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
Figure ES1: Trends in U.S. State Highway Performance, 1998–2013*

Reason Foundation’s 22nd Annual Highway Report tracks the performance of the 50 state-owned highway systems. States are ranked in 11 categories including Interstate and rural primary road pavement conditions, deficient bridges, traffic congestion, fatality rates, unsafe narrow rural arterial lanes, capital costs per mile, administrative costs per mile, maintenance costs per mile and total highway expenditures per mile.

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Oklahoma DOT: Breakaway Signs for Roadway Safety

Friday, September 23rd, 2016
Oklahoma DOT: Breakaway Signs for Roadway Safety

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation follows the federal highway administration’s requirement to install traffic posts or poles that are designed to break away when a vehicle hits it; therefore reducing vehicle damage and most importantly protecting the driver from potential injury.

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A Fork in the Road? The Outlook for Transportation Infrastructure in the City and County of Milwaukee

Friday, September 16th, 2016
Milwaukee, WI: Snapshot: Fiscal Outlook for Transportation Infrastructure Needs

While citizens have varying views and expectations regarding the role and responsibilities of local governments, most would agree that providing, maintaining, and updating public infrastructure is a fundamental governmental responsibility. On the local level, that responsibility extends from streets and buses, to sewer and water systems, to fire and police equipment, to parks and cultural facilities, to public buildings that citizens use to access government services.

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Las Vegas, NV: “Centennial Bowl” Interchange Construction Update

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
Las Vegas, NV: “Centennial Bowl” Interchange Construction Update

There is less than a year of construction left on the $47 million U.S. 95 / 215 Beltway interchange, or Centennial Bowl, in northwest Las Vegas.

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How Not to Get Stuck in Traffic

Thursday, August 25th, 2016
How Not to Get Stuck in Traffic

Some tips on how to minimize traffic! Created by Mitchell Moffit (twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (twitter @whalewatchmeplz).

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Utah DOT: Repaving “Forrest Gump Hill”

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
Utah DOT: Repaving “Forrest Gump Hill”

Did you know Forrest Gump ended his years long run here in Utah? UDOT is starting a new repaving project in that area this week. The repayment of U.S. 163 will improve mobility and safety on 10 miles of highway, including the popular “Forrest Gump Hill.”

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Vulnerability of the North Alaska Highway to Permafrost Thaw

Monday, August 15th, 2016
Permafrost Melting in Alaska

In the context of current and anticipated climate change, permafrost temperature has warmed significantly in northern territories and is expected to continue to rise (SNAP 2014). The stability of northern transportation infrastructure may be compromised by changes in permafrost, particularly in areas where the soil contains large amounts of ice. This may lead to negative impacts on economic development, including increasing the complexity and cost of road maintenance and the price of shipping goods in the North.

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Infographics: Trucking by the Numbers

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Trucking web site Fleet Owner recently released a series of infographics covering a variety of issues that affect our nation’s truckers, from road conditions to fuel costs.

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Washington State DOT: How ATDM Works

Thursday, August 4th, 2016
Washington State DOT: How ATDM Works

The ATDM overhead active traffic and demand management signs will display speed limits, lane status or variable messages so driver know what’s happening ahead.

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AASHTO: Transportation State to State

Thursday, July 28th, 2016
AASHTO: Transportation State to State

This Transportation State to State video takes you to Washington, California, Nevada and North Carolina to see what’s happening on the front lines at State Departments of Transportation across America.

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