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Archive for the ‘Local’ Category

Colorado DOT: Why Build Express Lanes?

Thursday, February 12th, 2015
Colorado DOT: Why Build Express Lanes?

Colorado Dept. of Transportation provides informative video on the benefits of highway express lanes, which speed up traffic flow, manage congestion, and bolster revenue to transportation agencies.

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Expanding Specialized Transportation: New Opportunities under the Affordable Care Act

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
Table 2 Programs within the Affordable Care Act That Could Promote Transportation

AARP PUBLIC POLICY INSTITUTE
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides new but limited opportunities to promote or fund specialized transportation services for older people and adults with disabilities. This paper explains how states can use these largely untapped options to expand services for targeted low-income populations with mobility needs. It also presents two case studies illustrating how the Atlanta region and the state of Connecticut are making this work.

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Granite City, IL: Chain of Rocks Canal Bridge Demolition

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
Granite City, IL: Chain of Rocks Canal Bridge Demolition

February 3, 2015: Bystanders watch as Granite City’s Chain of Rocks Canal Bridge explodes and falls into the canal.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: James Brainard, Mayor of Carmel, Indiana

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
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Carmel, IN Mayor Jim Brainard is Carmel’s first six-term mayor. Under his tenure, Carmel has experienced tremendous growth and prosperity. It is considered one of the fastest growing cities in the United States.

“To those folks that suggest that we can’t afford infrastructure, what more basic function of government is there than to make sure people can get from place to place, and commerce can get from place to place? If we don’t do that, the economy is never going to get better.”

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Cabazon, CA: Nestlé Sets Up a Wind Turbine

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
Cabazon, CA: Nestlé Sets Up a Wind Turbine

Nestlé Waters North America’s contribution to the CSV Film Festival Season 2
Category: Environmental Performance

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New Jersey: London Bridge Is Falling Down

Monday, February 9th, 2015
New Jersey: London Bridge Is Falling Down

On June 30th, our transportation trust fund will be insolvent. That means no more money for vital road and transit repairs. Don’t let our state grind to a halt. Visit SaferNJnow.com

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Bus Rapid Transit in the Pacific Northwest

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
Bus Rapid Transit in the Pacific Northwest

The Regional Transportation Alliance (RTA) is the business leadership group for regional mobility in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina including Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and Cary.

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Port of Long Beach, CA from the Air: State of the Port

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
Port of Long Beach from the Air: State of the Port

A look at the Port of Long Beach, CA from the air, as shown during the Port’s annual State of the Port event on Jan. 29, 2015.

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Boston: Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Infrastructure

Thursday, January 29th, 2015
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PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (PNAS)
Most recent analyses of the environmental impact of natural gas have focused on production, with very sparse information on emissions from distribution and end use. This study quantifies the full seasonal cycle of methane emissions and the fractional contribution of natural gas for the urbanized region centered on Boston. Emissions from natural gas are found to be two to three times larger than predicted by existing inventory methodologies and industry reports. Our findings suggest that natural-gas–consuming regions may be larger sources of methane to the atmosphere than is currently estimated and represent areas of significant resource loss.

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New York City: Rail Service for LaGuardia Airport (Finally)

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
New York City: Rail Service for LaGuardia Airport (Finally)

New York City’s airports will get a major facelift with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2015 Opportunity Agenda.

The announcement doesn’t come as a surprise, given that LaGuardia recently suffered some very public infrastructure criticisms. Add to that over $5 billion in one-off legal settlements from Wall Street recently awarded to New York State, and you’ve got a perfect recipe for infrastructure investment.

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