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Archive for the ‘Local’ Category

King County, WA: Too Many Cats, Not Enough Buses

Friday, April 11th, 2014
King County, WA: Too Many Cats, Not Enough Buses

Proposition 1 in King County, Washington State, will provide funding for Transit and Roads. If it does not pass on April 22 there will be a 17% cut in bus services across the county.
Look for your ballot in the mail. Vote Yes!!!

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CityWalk: Mandatory Protected Sidewalks in Washington, DC

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
CityWalk: Mandatory Protected Sidewalks in Washington, DC

Heather Deutsch of the District Department of Transportation explains how D.C.’s pedestrian friendly sidewalk laws create walkable spaces within the city. City Walk is a unique series that reveals the way walking is transforming cities across America, and in the process, re-connecting us to our bodies, our civic values and public space.
As the show explores the walkability of these communities, viewers will learn about American history by exploring culturally rich neighborhoods, stunning architecture, monuments and beautiful parks that have helped define the character of each city.

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Virginia DOT: Profile of a Pothole Hunter

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
Virginia DOT: Profile of a Pothole Hunter

VDOT’s resident pothole hunter Phil Itkwik looks to the past – “Leave no hole unfilled” is his motto as another pothole season is upon the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Oklahoma City, OK: Open Streets 2014

Friday, April 4th, 2014
Oklahoma City, OK: Open Streets 2014

Better Block OKC created a pop-up cycle track at the first ever Open Streets event in Oklahoma City. Over 20,000 people showed up to the event to experience NW 23rd St by walking and biking. We hoped to encourage more people to ride their bike and to teach them about the different types of cycling infrastructure that is possible in OKC.

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Why High-Speed Rail Isn’t Less Cost-Effective Than Other Transit Investments (Part Two)

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Last week UCLA published a working paper arguing that urban transportation projects were more cost-effective at reducing greenhouse gas emissions than high-speed rail (HSR). I posted a critique of that paper, focusing first on the benefits side of the ledger, showing that the authors had overstated the user savings of light rail, bus, and bicycle infrastructure projects while HSR’s savings may have been undersold. This week, I’m going to look at costs.

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West Virginia DOT: The Pothole Patching Process

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
West Virginia DOT: The Pothole Patching Process

Jackie Blankenship, US 119 DOH Supervisor, explains the pothole patching process.

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Moving Midtown West: Four Rail Investments Vital to New York City’s Future

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
A cross section of improved platforms and new passenger access at Moynihan Station. Phase 2 of the project will allow Amtrak to relocate operations and passengers to Moynihan Station.

NEW YORK BUILDING CONGRESS
The recent discussion about the future of Penn Station offered a unique opportunity to focus public attention on the rail system’s crucial importance to the economy and the mobility of the City, particularly on the emerging Far West Side of Manhattan. Unfortunately, this conversation failed to address the single most important problem the City faces around Penn Station: New York City’s rail connections to New Jersey and points north and west have remained essentially unchanged for more than a century.

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Transportation Moves Wisconsin

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
Transportation Moves Wisconsin

Transportation Moves Wisconsin. The state’s multimodal transportation network moves Wisconsin as it has from our beginnings. Important decisions need to be made about the path to a new vision for transportation.

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Hydroelectric Power in Oklahoma

Monday, March 31st, 2014
Hydroelectric Power in Oklahoma

Personnel give updates on several projects associated with GRDA hydroelectric facilities.

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Pennsylvania Turnpike: Culvert Jacking to Minimize Traffic Effects

Thursday, March 27th, 2014
Pennsylvania Turnpike: Culvert Jacking to Minimize Traffic Effects

This culvert jacking was part of Section B (Mainline Toll Plaza in Bensalem) for the Pennsylvania Turnpike / I-95 Interchange Project. The jacking occurred below I-276 as traffic flowed from the above highway, minimizing impacts to traffic. Urban Engineers (www.urbanengineers.com) is providing Construction Management for this project.

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