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Oak Creek Canyon, AZ: Predicting, Evaluating & Repairing Sinkholes

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
Oak Creek Canyon, AZ: Predicting, Evaluating & Repairing Sinkholes

ADOT crews have completed repairs to State Route 89A and the roadway is once again open to traffic (Feb. 10, 2015). The road had been closed to traffic since Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 because of damage caused from a sinkhole in the Oak Creek Canyon switchbacks.

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Iowa Infrastructure: ASCE 2015 Report Card

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
Iowa Infrastructure Report Card 2015

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS
IOWA SECTION
The 2015 Report Card for Iowa’s Infrastructure has been prepared to acquaint Iowans with the extent, condition and importance of the capital assets that support modern life. It is hoped that this information, along with the grades, will encourage awareness of and concern for these often under-appreciated facilities. Iowa’s ASCE members hope that the grades will alert citizens, media agencies, business leaders, and elected officials to the needs of the infrastructure and induce a commitment to giving it proper care and upkeep.

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Oakland, CA: Port of Oakland Time Lapse

Monday, March 2nd, 2015
Oakland, CA: Port of Oakland Time Lapse

A day (or two) in the life of the Port of Oakland. Located in San Francisco Bay, the Port of Oakland is the USA’s 5th busiest container port, and handles over 2 million 20-foot cargo containers every year.

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Portland Metro: How Much Travel-Time Reliability Matters

Friday, February 27th, 2015
Figure 1.1. Overall model framework.

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD
More than 10 scenarios were identified and modeled in this project. The analysis results indicate that both bus rapid transit and variable message signs contribute to improved reliability for the Southwest Corridor when the performance over multiple modes and facilities is being considered. Bus rapid transit contributes to improved corridor performance by increased ridership due to higher reliability, and variable message signs contribute to improved corridor reliability by balancing the arterial and freeway flow via information dissemination.

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Ohio Statewide Transit Needs

Thursday, February 26th, 2015
Figure 1: Ohio Transit Agencies Sources of Funding

OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Changing cultural preferences for transportation are evident from both younger (millennials) and older generations (baby boomers). A large portion of these populations express a desire to live in communities that are bikeable, walkable and have transit.

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Hillsborough County, FL: Citizen Engagement & Transportation

Thursday, February 26th, 2015
Hillsborough County, FL: Citizen Engagement & Transportation

Beginning in mid-February 2015, our GO Hillsborough team will host 36 open house style workshops in or near your neighborhood to understand your transportation needs and realities, to explore options that make sense in your daily lives, and to help you weigh in on some hard choices as we move forward. Each of these sessions is designed to be highly participatory and interactive and will build upon the previous one.

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Long Beach, CA: Gerald Desmond Bridge Construction Update

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
Long Beach, CA: Gerald Desmond Bridge Construction Update

In the latest Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project video update, Duane Kenagy, Capital Programs Executive at the Port of Long Beach, gives viewers an up-close look at pile cap construction.

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Iowa’s Top Transportation Challenges

Friday, February 20th, 2015

TRIP
Iowa 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 residents. Meeting Iowa’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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Retro Infra: Rock Island, IL – Wheels of Progress (1950)

Friday, February 20th, 2015
Retro Infra: Rock Island, IL – Wheels of Progress (1950)

The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad (reporting marks CRIP, RI, ROCK) was a prominent (Class I) railroad in the midwestern United States, commonly known as the “Rock Island.” In 1854 when the line connected the Mississippi to Chicago and the East Coast, the event was marked by a large promotional voyage called the Grand Excursion. In 1856, the line crossed the Government Bridge, the first railroad bridge across the Mississippi, connecting farms in Iowa and beyond to Chicago.

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Michigan: Transportation Counts

Thursday, February 19th, 2015
Michigan: Transportation Counts

Your participation means better Michigan transportation.

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