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Boston: Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Infrastructure

Thursday, January 29th, 2015
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PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (PNAS)
Most recent analyses of the environmental impact of natural gas have focused on production, with very sparse information on emissions from distribution and end use. This study quantifies the full seasonal cycle of methane emissions and the fractional contribution of natural gas for the urbanized region centered on Boston. Emissions from natural gas are found to be two to three times larger than predicted by existing inventory methodologies and industry reports. Our findings suggest that natural-gas–consuming regions may be larger sources of methane to the atmosphere than is currently estimated and represent areas of significant resource loss.

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New York City: Rail Service for LaGuardia Airport (Finally)

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
New York City: Rail Service for LaGuardia Airport (Finally)

New York City’s airports will get a major facelift with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2015 Opportunity Agenda.

The announcement doesn’t come as a surprise, given that LaGuardia recently suffered some very public infrastructure criticisms. Add to that over $5 billion in one-off legal settlements from Wall Street recently awarded to New York State, and you’ve got a perfect recipe for infrastructure investment.

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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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Oregon DOT: Too Many Starlings On The I-5 Bridge

Monday, January 26th, 2015
Oregon DOT: Too Many Starlings On The I-5 Bridge

This 2012 video describes our hazing techniques to deter starlings from roosting on the Interstate Bridge which carries Interstate 5 over the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington. Droppings from the starlings corrode the steel structure of the bridge and are unhealthy, unsafe and unpleasant for bridge users. These techniques are used nearly every winter.

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Riverside, MO: Fairfax Bridge Demolition Videos

Friday, January 23rd, 2015
Riverside, MO: Fairfax Bridge Demolition Videos

Multiple Angles of the Fairfax Bridge demolition in Riverside, Missouri on January 16, 2015.

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Virginia DOT: Shirley Highway After 65 Years

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
Virginia DOT: Shirley Highway After 66 Years

Take a walk with VDOT down Memory Lane to see what Shirley Highway, now Interstate 395, in northern Virginia used to be like.

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New York City: The Importance of Transportation Infrastructure

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
New York City: The Importance of Transportation Infrastructure

ODOT Muskingum County garage crew built their own solution for unloading salt. This new tool is highly transportable and reduces work time by 60%.

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Georgia Infrastructure Funding Needs

Monday, January 19th, 2015
Chart 1: Average Fuel Efficiency vs. Total Miles Traveled

JOINT STUDY COMMITTEE ON CRITICAL TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING, GEORGIA
Like many other states, Georgia is faced with a growing crisis with regard to funding the construction, repair, and maintenance of its transportation infrastructure. Georgia primarily funds its transportation needs with a combination of state motor fuel taxes and federal funds.

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South Carolina Transportation by the Numbers

Friday, January 16th, 2015
South Carolina Cost Breakdown

TRIP
South Carolina 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 South Carolinians. Meeting South Carolina’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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Jacksonville, FL: Florida’s Number One Container Port

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
Jacksonville, FL: Florida’s Number One Container Port

Jacksonville Florida, home to one and a half million people, is Florida’s number one container port…The city’s location along the nation’s rail and highway network make Jacksonville a natural gateway…The Jacksonville Port Authority, known as JAXPORT, offers shippers access to more than 120 million square feet of distribution center and warehousing space, including 31 million cubic feet for refrigerated cargo.

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