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Archive for the ‘Local’ Category

Colorado DOT: Statewide Transportation Plan

Friday, March 27th, 2015
Colorado DOT: Statewide Transportation Plan

Colorado DOT presents the Executive Summary of their Statewide Transportation Plan, to provide “the best multimodal transportation system for Colorado that most effectively moves people, goods and information.”

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Drilling Is Tragic For Marine Life

Thursday, March 26th, 2015
Top: Bottlenose dolphins. Middle: Right whales. Lower: The Deepwater Horizon oil spill containment effort.

ENVIRONMENT NORTH CAROLINA
Our coasts are home to stunning wildlife and incredible beaches, from the Jersey Shore to the Outer Banks to the Chesapeake Bay. Unfortunately offshore drilling is putting our natural heritage and marine life at risk. On ‘good’ days, drilling kills and injures wildlife and threatens human health and the economy. When they happen (which is all too frequently) major disasters such as the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon blowout are catastrophic.

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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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Edward Murray, Mayor of Seattle, on The Infra Blog

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
ed-murray

Businesses need roads and sewer systems and electricity and the internet to function…I think if people step away from ideology and look at how do you make the economy work, how do you create jobs, how do you help business, how do you make business very successful, then I think folks will move forward.

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Charleston, SC: Requiem for the Grace Memorial Bridge

Monday, March 23rd, 2015
Charleston, SC: Requiem for the Grace Memorial Bridge

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been almost 10 years since anyone drove from Mount Pleasant to Charleston on the Grace Memorial Bridge. To commemorate the occasion, For this week’s throwback Thursday, SCDOT video producer Drew Stewart dug up some video of the bridge that is now, “gone with the wind.”

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NYC: Riding the Track Geometry Car

Friday, March 20th, 2015
NYC: Riding the Track Geometry Car

Take a ride on a Track Geometry Car, part of the specialized fleet that inspects the rails of the NYC subway.

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The 50 States of Solar

Friday, March 20th, 2015

NC CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY CENTER

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Spending Through the Roof

Thursday, March 19th, 2015
Figure 1: In winter, warm air escaping through openings in the roof mean that cold air is drawn into the bottom of the building.

URBAN GREEN COUNCIL
What are the citywide effects of this wasted energy? There are approximately 4,000 multifamily buildings in NYC that are at least 10 stories tall—the threshold where heat loss through vents really starts to make an impact on energy bills. Assuming that 80% of these have open vents, the amount of heated air wasted each year could fill 29,000 Empire State Buildings.

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Draper, UT: Taking Down the 14600 S Bridge

Thursday, March 19th, 2015
Draper, UT: Taking Down the 14600 S Bridge

Were you wondering what was going on around #ThePoint this weekend with the 14600 South bridge demolition? We’ll take you through it in about 40 seconds.

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California: Natural Gas Supply

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
Figure 1: U.S. Gross Natural Gas Production (2000-2013)

UC DAVIS INSTITUTE OF TRANSPORTATION STUDIES
CENTER FOR ENERGY STUDIES
The last decade has been witness to an incredible transformation in the US energy fortune. The combination of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling in upstream operations targeting ultra-low porosity, ultra-low permeability hydrocarbon bearing shale formations has unlocked a bounty of natural gas and crude oil resource.

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