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Archive for the ‘Local’ Category

Utah’s Most Critical Surface Transportation Projects

Monday, March 16th, 2015

TRIP
Utah’s diverse economy relies on significant employment in mining, agriculture, tourism, manufacturing, information technology, finance and petroleum production…From 1990 to 2013, Utah’s population increased by 68 percent, from approximately 1.8 million to approximately 2.9 million. Utah’s population is expected to increase to approximately 4.4 million by 2030.

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Kansas City, MO: Paris of the Plains

Friday, March 13th, 2015
Kansas City, MO: Paris of the Plains

Paris of the Plains is a timelapse I’ve been working on periodically for a little over a year now. With the recent growth in popularity of Kansas City, I thought it was fitting to show just a fraction of the beauty it holds in a more unique way.
-Tim Lair on Vimeo

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The WalkUP Wake-Up Call: Boston

Friday, March 13th, 2015
Share of Income Property During the Last Three Real Estate Cycles

SMART GROWTH AMERICA

In the Boston metropolitan area, walkable urbanism adds value.On average, all of the product types studied, including office, retail, hotel, rental apartments, and for-sale housing, have higher values per square foot in walkable urban places than in low-density drivable locations.These price premiums of 20 to 134 percent per square foot are strong indicators of pent-up demand for walkable urbanism.

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NYC: Bringing Dutch Bicycling Culture to the Big Apple

Thursday, March 12th, 2015
NYC: Bringing Dutch Bicycling Culture to the Big Apple

In the Netherlands, bicycles are fully integrated into daily life. In New York City, despite the introduction of bike lanes during the Bloomberg administration and the introduction of Citi Bike stations around the city, bike culture is still evolving.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Congressman Richard Hanna

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
Congressman Richard Hanna

Congressman Richard Hanna was re-elected on Nov. 4, 2014 to represent the 22nd District of New York in the United States House of Representatives. Representative Hanna serves on three key committees for the 114th Congress, including the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, on which he is the senior New York Republican.

“People with the job that I have and the other people here have to have a vision of their own. We have to value transportation, value intermodal works and everything along with it. It’s our job to get out there and say, ‘Damn it, this is important.’”

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Seattle, WA: Bertha Pushes Into the Access Pit

Monday, March 9th, 2015
Seattle, WA: Bertha Pushes Into the Access Pit

Bertha, the SR 99 tunneling machine, reached her stopping point in the SR 99 tunnel access pit on Tuesday night, March 3, 2015. This cleared the way for Seattle Tunnel Partners to begin a disassembly process that will likely take weeks. This time lapse video captures part of her journey into the access pit.

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Building Equity: Race, Ethnicity, Class, and Protected Bike Lanes

Monday, March 9th, 2015
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PEOPLE FOR BIKESDiversity created the city. But diversity has never been easy.American urbanism has been a process through which communities—diverse in ideology, in interest, in income, in ethnic background and in racial identification—have negotiated space.Some of this evolution has been brutal. Today’s cities are, among other things, the result of generations of racism and classism and struggles in the face of those discriminations. As […]

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Milwaukee, WI: Night Work on Bluemound Road

Friday, March 6th, 2015
Milwaukee, WI: Night Work on Bluemound Road

Timelapse video of the girders being installed for the new Bluemound Road Bridge, over I-94, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For more information visit: www.zoointerchange.wi.gov

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NYC MTA Arts & Design: Funktional Vibrations by Xenobia Bailey

Thursday, March 5th, 2015
NYC MTA Arts & Design: Funktional Vibrations by Xenobia Bailey

XENOBIA BAILEY:
MTA Arts & Design: “Funktional Vibrations” by Xenobia Bailey
Learn more about this artwork commissioned by MTA Arts & Design for the new 34th Street-Hudson Yards station on the west side of Manhattan.

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Streetcar Transit in the Modern U.S. City: A Multiple-Case-Study Investigation

Thursday, March 5th, 2015
Figure 1: A Streetcar in Portland, Oregon

MINETA TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE
This study examines the transportation performance of modern-era streetcars operated in five U.S. cities: Little Rock, Memphis, Portland, Seattle, and Tampa. The objective of the study is to examine streetcar performance, test hypotheses about variation in performance through a combination of empirical analysis and insights derived from key informant interviews, and to identify lessons for other cities that operate or are contemplating operating streetcars

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