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Archive for the ‘Local’ Category

Come Heat and High Water: Climate Risk in the Southeastern U.S. and Texas

Friday, July 31st, 2015
ALABAMA: AVERAGE SUMMER TEMPERATURE

RISKY BUSINESS
The Southeast U.S. and Texas are experiencing an economic boom, mostly due to manufacturing and energy industry growth. But that boom is at risk from unchecked climate change, which could render this region—already one of the hottest and most weather-vulnerable of the country—at significant economic risk. However, if policymakers and business leaders act aggressively to adapt to the changing climate and to mitigate future impacts by reducing their carbon emissions, this region can lead in responding to climate risk. The Southeast can demonstrate to national and global political leaders the kind of strong response necessary to ensure a strong economic future.

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Bringing Campus-Wide WiFi to Hawaii Schools

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
Bringing Campus-Wide WiFi to Hawaii Schools

In 2014, the Hawaii State Department of Education developed its Converged Infrastructure Initiative to deliver campus-wide WiFi to all schools. This was an undertaking by the Hawaii DOE’s Office of Information Technology Services and Office of School Facilities and Support Services. The initiative would affect 255 schools and more than 170,000 students.

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Funding Transit in St. Louis

Monday, July 27th, 2015
St. Louis, MO

TRANSPORTATION FOR AMERICA
The St. Louis region has done substantial planning to identify key transit projects that will offer more transportation options, improve access to opportunity and attract talent — and the thousands of jobs now relocating to be near that talent nationally. The region has also instituted local sources of transit funding and has utilized those sources to expand transit in advance of further state or federal funding. However, without the identification of a new source(s) of funding, the region cannot move forward with any major expansion to their transit network.

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Montana DOT Timelapse: How a Bridge is Built

Monday, July 27th, 2015
Montana DOT Timelapse: How a Bridge is Built

A Montana Department of Transportation bridge replacement project received honors in the 2015 America’s Transportation Awards competition. The announcement Wednesday was made at the 2015 Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials annual meeting. The project, “Deep Creek Canyon Weekend Bridge Replacement” won in the Best Use of Innovation category for the WASHTO region.

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New York City: Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC)

Friday, July 24th, 2015
New York City: Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC)

Learn all about CBTC, the future of the New York City Subway.

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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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Washington, DC: State of the Region – Infrastructure Report

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015
15 Year Infrastructure Funding Gaps

METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS
The metropolitan Washington region’s leaders have recognized the fundamental role infrastructure plays in the ability to maintain and improve the region. However, despite regional recognition of the importance of maintaining our infrastructure, infrastructure investment is often a challenge for many organizations. Officials at the federal, state, and local level must balance an enormous number of funding needs, and sufficient funds often are not available for infrastructure needs.

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St. Paul, MN: High Bridge Inspection

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015
St. Paul, MN: High Bridge Inspection

Get a view of the High Bridge that only a few folks in our inspections department get to see.

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Virginia DOT: Tales of a Master Machinist

Monday, July 20th, 2015
Virginia DOT: Tales of a Master Machinist

VDOT Machinist Tim Miller has worked for decades mastering his trade, and he’s chosen a path where he can weave together his love for artistry and history.

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Los Angeles, CA: A Half-Cent for Better Transportation

Friday, July 17th, 2015
Los Angeles, CA: A Half-Cent for Better Transportation

Here’s what Move LA’s coalition partners and other friends have to say about re-imagining LA County with a half-cent sales tax measure to provide billions of dollars for transportation improvements in LA County.

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