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Archive for the ‘Local’ Category

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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ACEC Engineering Excellence 2017: Bluffton Parkway project in Beaufort County, SC

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
2017 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards

HDR|ICA of Columbia, SC, 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 Phase 5A of the Bluffton Parkway project in Beaufort County, SC.

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Smart Cities NYC ’17: Powered by People

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
Smart Cities NYC 2017 - Powered by People

Smart Cities NYC ’17: Powered by People (May 3-6) will convene global mayors, CTOs, CIOs, and private sector and NGO leaders to explore how innovation and smart infrastructure are transforming cities, improving urban life, and creating more inclusive economies. The groundbreaking SCNYC17 conference and expo will be hosted at the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard with our multi-sector sponsors and partners, including Microsoft, Smart Dubai, and Cities for Life, among others.

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Fall River, MA: 2017 ACEC Massachusetts Grand Conceptor Award Winner

Monday, March 20th, 2017
Fall River, MA: 2017 ACEC Massachusetts Grand Conceptor Award Winner

Welcoming significant enhancements to pedestrian and bike accommodations and improved local and regional vehicular connections—the MassDOT Route 79 and I-195 Interchange Project undertaken by the Barletta Heavy/O&G Joint Venture and VHB has broken down barriers between downtown communities and their waterfront resources in Fall River, MA.

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ACEC Engineering Excellence 2017: Boca Grande Causeway Swing Bridge project in Placida, Florida

Monday, March 13th, 2017
ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards 2017

Spanning the picturesque Boca Grande pass, the swing bridge is the only structural link connecting Charlotte County to the barrier islands. Despite a rigorous maintenance program, the swing span’s operational reliability had become more difficult to maintain. Along with narrow travel lanes unsuited for 21st Century traffic, the low-lying bridge and its substructure was at risk of collapse from vessel impacts, and wave loading from coastal storm events.

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Oregon DOT: from the Columbia River to the California Border, This is ODOT’s Region 4

Friday, March 10th, 2017
Oregon DOT: from the Columbia River to the California Border, This is ODOT’s Region 4

ODOT’s Region 4 extends from the Columbia River to the California border and from the crest of the Cascade Range into the Oregon High Desert and is responsible for the construction, operation and maintenance of US and Oregon highways in this area.

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Costs, Regulation, and Financing of Massachusetts Water Infrastructure: Implications for Municipal Budgets

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
Increase in Precipitation Events

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF THE STATE AUDITOR Suzanne M. Bump, State Auditor Executive Summary In Massachusetts, water infrastructure of all kinds—drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater systems—is primarily a local responsibility. The Division of Local Mandates (DLM) within the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) has undertaken this Municipal Impact Study to examine the financial impact […]

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Pushed Out: Housing Displacement in an Unaffordable Region

Monday, March 6th, 2017
Figure 1: Households Spending More Than 30% of Their Income on Housing, 2000-2015

The idea that people can find a comfortable place to put down community roots for the long term is increasingly precarious. The pressure on poorer residents to leave for more distant areas and make way for people who can afford more has seemingly moved from neighborhood to neighborhood with little slowdown, overcoming recessions, natural disasters, and concerted efforts from government and community organizations alike. There is a common thread in the areas experiencing these pressures: They are walkable areas with good access to jobs and public transit. And they also are the areas where the people most vulnerable to displacement are likely to live.

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Colorado Transportation by the Numbers: Meeting the State’s Need for Safe, Smooth and Efficient Mobility

Friday, March 3rd, 2017
TRIP - COST TO COLORADO MOTORISTS OF DEFICIENT ROADS

Nine years after the nation suffered a significant economic downturn, Colorado’s economy continues to rebound. The rate of economic growth in Colorado, which is greatly impacted by the reliability and condition of the state’s transportation system, has a significant impact on quality of life in the Centennial State.

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Bellevue, WA: Drone’s Eye View of Light Rail Tunnel Portal

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
Bellevue, WA: Drone’s Eye View of Light Rail Tunnel Portal

Drone’s-eye view of the East Link light rail tunnel portal where work has begun on the new tunnel to run under downtown Bellevue. Trains roll in 2023.

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