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Archive for the ‘Highway’ Category

Caltrans: Building More Than Just Highways in California

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
Caltrans: Building More Than Just Highways in California

In this Caltrans News Flash, spokesperson Angela DaPrato interviews bike commuter Becky Garrow and Caltrans Active Transportation Plan Program Project Manager Teresa McWilliam about how the department and local communities are partnering up to increase transportation options that encourage physical activities such as bicycling and walking. Production credit: Caltrans District 10 (Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa, […]

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Utah’s Most Critical Surface Transportation Projects

Monday, March 16th, 2015

TRIP
Utah’s diverse economy relies on significant employment in mining, agriculture, tourism, manufacturing, information technology, finance and petroleum production…From 1990 to 2013, Utah’s population increased by 68 percent, from approximately 1.8 million to approximately 2.9 million. Utah’s population is expected to increase to approximately 4.4 million by 2030.

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Oregon DOT: Community Support for the Sunrise Corridor Project

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
Oregon DOT: Community Support for the Sunrise Corridor Project

With the support of local stakeholders, Oregon DOT is moving on with an important project to reduce congestion.

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Oak Creek Canyon, AZ: Predicting, Evaluating & Repairing Sinkholes

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
Oak Creek Canyon, AZ: Predicting, Evaluating & Repairing Sinkholes

ADOT crews have completed repairs to State Route 89A and the roadway is once again open to traffic (Feb. 10, 2015). The road had been closed to traffic since Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 because of damage caused from a sinkhole in the Oak Creek Canyon switchbacks.

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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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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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Colorado DOT: Why Build Express Lanes?

Thursday, February 12th, 2015
Colorado DOT: Why Build Express Lanes?

Colorado Dept. of Transportation provides informative video on the benefits of highway express lanes, which speed up traffic flow, manage congestion, and bolster revenue to transportation agencies.

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The Innovative DOT: Pricing Strategies

Friday, January 30th, 2015
The Innovative DOT: Focus Area 3

SMART GROWTH AMERICA
Appropriate pricing strategies can raise revenues and manage demand, keeping costs down. On the other hand, when transportation system users do not see appropriate price signals, demand is artificially high, increasing congestion and pressure for new capacity. State departments of transportation generally cannot impose price signals on their own, but they can work with a variety of stakeholders and decision-makers, from legislators to insurance companies, to accomplish these goals.

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ASCE Music Video Contest: Do You Want to Build a Highway?

Thursday, January 29th, 2015
ASCE Music Video Contest: Do You Want to Build a Highway?

Taking the music of “Do You Want to Build a Snowman” from the popular Disney movie Frozen, this video portrays the excited and enthusiastic nature of a young engineer as she anxiously anticipates her first big project. The National Capital Section of ASCE’s video, “Do You Want to Build…” was awarded an honorable mention in ASCE’s 2014 Student and Younger Member Video Contest.

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CalTrans: Winter Storm Repairs in California

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
CalTrans: Winter Storm Repairs in California

In this Caltrans News Flash, spokesman Jason Probst shows us some of the activities our maintenance crews take on to keep roads open during harsh winter weather. Traffic Management Leadworker Javier Silva talks about what Caltrans does to keep travel disruptions to a minimum, and Maintenance Supervisor Angelo Gross reminds drivers to keep safety in mind when highway workers are present.

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