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2013 Maryland State Highway Mobility Report

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
2013Maryland State Highway Mobility Report

MARYLAND STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
The Maryland State Highway Administration’s (SHA) mobility related efforts in calendar year 2012 are highlighted in the 2013 Maryland State Highway Mobility Report. Mobility is a key performance area (KPA) at SHA which aims to “Support Maryland Economy and Communities with Reliable Movement of People and Goods”. This report identifies successes, challenges, and strategies being utilized to improve the transportation services SHA delivers to Marylanders and the traveling public.

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INVEST BUT REFORM: Establish a National Infrastructure Bank

Monday, August 26th, 2013

BROOKINGS INSTITUTION
Congress should establish a National Infrastructure Bank (NIB) capitalized with the proceeds from a onetime repatriation tax holiday. The primary barrier to an NIB—a targeted mechanism for financing infrastructure projects of national significance— is finding a way to build the loan fund. Untaxed overseas corporate profits, which currently provide little support to overstretched federal budgets, represent an untapped revenue source that could quickly fund an NIB, without a direct appropriation.

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Five Clean-Tech Actions for President Obama

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

The election is over and the people have spoken. After months of highly-charged attacks, lively and lackluster debate performances, and never-ending punches and counterpunches, Barack Obama has prevailed as the winner of the 2012 election. It won’t be an easy job. Mr. Obama will need to enable the creation of millions of new jobs, embolden U.S energy, environmental, and national security, and lead our country into a robust economic future – all while dealing with a sharply divided electorate.

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A First Tentative Step Toward Reauthorization

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Innovation NewsBriefs
Vol. 22, No. 30
Last month we noted some encouraging signs, based on informal indications, of a narrowing of the partisan divide in congressional posture toward transportation legislation (“Bridging the Partisan Divide,” Innovation NewsBriefs, October 10, 2011). The unanimous vote of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) on November 9 to approve the highway portion of the surface transportation reauthorization bill (S. 1813) has confirmed our initial impression.

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Impossible Bridges – The Golden Gate Bridge

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

The Golden Gate Bridge was the longest suspension bridge span in the world when it was completed in 1937, and has become one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, California, and of the United States. – HistoryDocs on YouTube

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