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Archive for the ‘Local’ Category

Atlanta, GA: What to Do During the I-85 Bridge Closure

Friday, April 21st, 2017
Atlanta, GA: What to Do During the I-85 Bridge Closure

Georgia Pacific President and Chief Executive Christian Fischer provides commute tips for motorists who work near the I-85 bridge closure at Piedmont Road.

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Oregon DOT: OR 224 and Tong Road Landslide Repairs

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
Oregon DOT: OR 224 and Tong Road Landslide Repairs

After multiple slides closed OR 224 in late February. Contractors got to work to stabilize the slope using various techniques. Crews are working six days a week and OR 224 should open in late April.

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The Last Mile: Connecting Workers to Places of Employment

Monday, April 17th, 2017
Public Policy Forum: The Last Mile

In 2013, the Public Policy Forum published Getting to Work, a report that explored efforts to connect Milwaukee County residents with major job locations in the region via public transit. The report identified several common barriers, including one known as the “last mile” problem, which can arise when transit services allow individuals to get relatively close – but not all the way – to their job sites. This challenge is particularly common in suburban areas, where jobs are more dispersed and difficult for the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) and suburban transit systems to serve efficiently, but it also can arise in some parts of the city that are difficult to reach by transit.

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New York City: Multimodal Symphony

Thursday, April 13th, 2017
New York City: Multimodal Symphony

24 hours of transit in New York City. Made with Processing and Unfolding Maps.

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Detroit, MI: Get Ready for the QLINE!

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
Detroit, MI: Get Ready for the QLINE!

Local Detroiters may have seen test runs of the city’s new QLINE tram running its 6.6-mile loop between Downtown and Midtown in past weeks, and the city is finally getting ready to let the public climb aboard. Running along Woodward Avenue between Downtown and Midtown, this modern tram line will connect two of Detroit’s most vibrant shopping, dining and nightlife districts. The grand opening is scheduling for Friday, May 12.

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Seattle, WA: Bertha Breaks Through

Friday, April 7th, 2017
Seattle, WA: Bertha Breaks Through

The SR 99 tunneling machine, Bertha, breaks through to daylight on April 4, 2017 near Seattle’s iconic Space Needle after tunneling 1.7 miles underneath downtown Seattle. See what one of the world’s largest tunneling machines looks like up close as only a drone can show.

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ACEC Engineering Excellence 2017: Fox River Bridge, Illinois

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
Fox River Bridge, Illinois

The Chicago, Ill.-based joint venture of Stanley Consultants, Inc., and Chastain/Thomas has earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 50th annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) for the Fox River Bridge in Elgin, Ill.

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Woodland, WA: Drone Footage of Mudslide on SR 503

Friday, March 31st, 2017
Woodland, WA: Drone Footage of Mudslide on SR 503

Clearing the debris slide blocking SR 503, 20 miles east of Woodland isn’t as easy as just removing trees and rocks from the highway. A large crack shows where the rock face of the slope has separated from the hillside, making it unsafe below. Record rainfall along with freezing temperatures aided in the debris fall. As of Friday, March 17, the slope is still moving and unstable. We shot this video using a drone, so we can start developing a permanent repair plan.

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ACEC Engineering Excellence 2017: Manahawkin Bay Bridge Project, New Jersey

Thursday, March 30th, 2017
Jacobs Engineering, Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridge Contract 2, H5

Jacobs Engineering Group of Morristown, N.J., has earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 50th annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) for its role in the Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridge project, between Stafford and Ship Bottom, N.J.

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Washington, DC: Making Way for Reagan International Airport’s Transformation

Monday, March 27th, 2017
Washington, DC: Making Way for Reagan International Airport’s Transformation

Look back in time at the evolution of Reagan National and the varied uses for the land where the new commuter concourse will emerge. From a World War II hangar to interim commercial gates to the Airports Authority corporate headquarters, see how the airport has evolved to meet the needs of our passengers and the region.

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