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Archive for the ‘Highway’ Category

Oregon DOT: From Historic Road to Trail

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
Oregon DOT: From Historic Road to Trail

Since 1987, the Oregon Department of Transportation has worked with partners to preserve, enhance and reconnect the Historic Columbia River Highway from an old road to a state trail with international significance. Much work has been accomplished – 63 of the original 73 miles are now open to travel. Only 10 miles are needed to complete the connection.

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Salt Lake Valley, UT: Redwood & Bangerter Project Timelapse

Thursday, July 16th, 2015
Salt Lake Valley, UT: Redwood & Bangerter, From Start to Finish

GOOD NEWS for the southwest end of the Salt Lake Valley!

After just under a year of work, we’re pulling up the final orange barrels on the Bangerter & Redwood project today, and we’re posting this final time lapse to celebrate!

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Oakridge, OR: Replacing the Salt Creek Tunnel Viaduct

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
Oakridge, OR: Replacing the Salt Creek Tunnel Viaduct

The historic half viaducts on each side of the Salt Creek Tunnel on Oregon Highway 58 are being replaced. See how the bridge work is being completed while traffic is still being allowed through.

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Modernizing Ohio’s Transportation System

Friday, July 10th, 2015
Road Conditions in Ohio

TRIP
Despite the lack of recent increases in state or federal transportation revenues, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has been able to boost annual spending on roads, highways and bridges over the last four years through operational improvements and the use of bonds backed by the Ohio Turnpike. This increased investment has allowed Ohio to keep state-maintained roads, highways and bridges largely in acceptable condition. However, it has not been adequate to close a shortfall in needed transportation improvements in the state.

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East Bay, MI: U.S. 31 Project a Success

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
East Bay, MI: U.S. 31 Project a Success

June 25, 2015 – Officials from MDOT and US-31 project contractor Team Elmer’s and Traverse City-area business owners and managers talk about the success of the project in East Bay Township.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Phineas Baxandall, Senior Policy Analyst, U.S. PIRG

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
Phineas Baxandall on The Infra Blog

Phineas Baxandall is a Senior Policy Analyst at U.S. PIRG and directs program on tax and budget issues as well as transportation. He often presents at conferences and has given invited testimony and public comment to state legislatures, Congress, and the U.S. Department of Transportation. His blogs appear on the National Journal Transportation Expert blog, Huffington Post and StreetsBlog. At U.S. PIRG, he has authored or co-authored dozens of reports, including a series examining the end of America’s driving boom, a series on infrastructure privatization, and a series on state government spending transparency.

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Tolling in the United States

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
HIGHWAY TRUST FUND RECEIPTS: 1970 - 2009

INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE, TUNNEL AND TURNPIKE ASSOCIATION (IBTTA)
Q: Why do we need tolls to pay for roads and crossings?
A: No matter how you slice it, federal and state fuel taxes are insufficient to support America’s highway infrastructure. Tolls provide a valuable source of revenue both to build new roads and maintain existing roads.

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Texas: Governor Abbott Paves the Way for Historical Transportation Funding Increase

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
Texas: Governor Abbott Paves the Way for Historical Transportation Funding Increase

Video clip illustrates Governor Abbott’s dedication to increasing funding for roads throughout the state of Texas, and also doing away with diversions. From now on, taxes for roads will be spent on roads.

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Klamath Falls, OR: Blasting Through Bly Mountain

Monday, June 8th, 2015
Klamath Falls, OR: Blasting Through Bly Mountain

Work crews are straightening out and widening OR140 east of Klamath Falls to help trucks and cars move more safely and more quickly.

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Dallas, TX: Freeways Without Futures

Friday, June 5th, 2015
Dallas, TX: Freeways Without Futures

Patrick Kennedy, founder of A New Dallas, talks to attendees about how the movement to take Interstate 345 off the grid got started. He was joined by Loeb Fellow Peter Park and Ian Lockwood from the Toole Design Group. Some of the words were too powerful and logical to not share with the rest of the universe.

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