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Saginaw County, MI: M-13’s New Bridge Beam (Timelapse)

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
Saginaw County, MI: M-13’s New Bridge Beam (Timelapse)

During the week of May 9, 2016, the Michigan Department of Transportation set bridge beams for the M-13 bridge over the Flint River in Saginaw County.

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San Francisco: A Trip Down Market Street, 1906 – With Sound!

Monday, May 30th, 2016
San Francisco: A Trip Down Market Street, 1906 – With Sound!

A Trip Down Market Street, 1906 – With Sound!

Historic pre-earthquake San Francisco, 1906, with full sound design.

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One Oregon: A Vision for Oregon’s Transportation System

Friday, May 27th, 2016
Oregon Transportation by the numbers

STATE OF OREGON
GOVERNOR’S TRANSPORTATION VISION PANEL
In order to create the system that will best serve our future needs, one that allows for the efficient movement of people and products in an environmentally responsible way, we must be cognizant of current challenges in today’s transportation system and we must be willing to act.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Howard Jennings, Managing Director, Mobility Lab

Thursday, May 26th, 2016
Guest on The Infra Blog: Howard Jennings, Managing Director, Mobility Lab

Howard Jennings is Managing Director of Mobility Lab, a source of research and best practices for advocates to increase awareness and education about more and advanced transportation options for people.
“The basic infrastructure is something that people find pretty easy to take for granted, and it creeps up on them and they don’t realize that it’s getting worse and worse and worse. And so we at Mobility Lab are trying to put the emphasis back on helping people recognize that their quality of life is eroding and their ability to spend time with their family, the stress of their day-to-day lives and all these things are a result of our collective failure to invest in infrastructure…”

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Southern Nevada Celebrates Infrastructure Week 2016

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
Southern Nevada Celebrates Infrastructure Week 2016

The RTC partnered with NDOT and numerous organizations to celebrate the importance and value of infrastructure to our community and economic vitality.

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Streetfilms: Why are New Yorkers bicycling to work in record numbers?

Monday, May 23rd, 2016
Why are New Yorkers bicycling to work in record numbers?

We thought with the newest NYC DOT data showing bicycling at an all-time high, it would be great time to ask bicyclists why they are riding their bikes more. Interestingly, the answers seemed to be grouped in three different categories: it is safer, it is healthy and MTA is falling apart.

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Arizona DOT: The Deep Foam Injection

Thursday, May 19th, 2016
Arizona DOT: The Deep Foam Injection

ADOT is injecting foam deep underneath the pavement as a way to smooth out dips on Arizona highways, including the Loop 101 Pima Freeway. This method is more cost efficient than ripping out old pavement, re-compacting the sub-grade, and placing new concrete or asphalt.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Janette Sadik-Khan, Author, Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
Janette Sadik-Khan - Photo by Olugbenro Photgraphy

Janette Sadik-Khan recently published Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution, an empowering road map for rethinking, reinvigorating, and redesigning our cities, from a pioneer in the movement for safer, more livable streets.

“What we’ve seen is that people really want to be in places, whether they’re young or old, that are safe, that are fun, where the quality of life is good and they’ve got lots of ways to get around that don’t involve driving…I think that what we need to do is also update our cities and update our streets to reflect the way that people want to use them.”

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San Francisco MOMA Construction Timelapse

Friday, May 13th, 2016
San Francisco MOMA Construction Timelapse

Watch and share this time-lapse movie of construction for the new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). See progress for the Snøhetta-designed expansion with high definition webcam imagery from June 2013 to September 2015.

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Billions for Red Tape: Focusing on the Approval Process for the Gateway Rail Tunnel Project

Friday, May 13th, 2016

COMMON GOOD
Two new rail tunnels need to be built under the Hudson River to alleviate a critical rail bottleneck and permit overhaul of century-old tunnels. The purpose of this report is to outline the economic and environmental costs of different permitting timetables, and to propose approval mechanisms that will save taxpayers billions and avoid significant environmental harm.

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