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Missouri: Citizen’s Guide to Transportation Funding

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
Transportation funding in Missouri

The many layers of transportation policy and funding are murky at best, and many times downright impenetrable. Fortunately for a few of us, the Missouri Department of Transportation recently created an online tool to make funding, legislation and project selection transparent and easy to understand.

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WSDOT: Building a Highway Underneath Seattle

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
WSDOT: Building a Highway Underneath Seattle

With a time-lapse camera mounted 54-feet high, you almost get a bird’s-eye view of work inside Seattle’s SR 99 tunnel. As the tunneling machine Bertha builds the tunnel, road crews are right behind – building the foundations, walls and the top deck of the double-deck highway drivers will travel on when the tunnel opens. Take a look.

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The Kern County Story: Utility-Scale Solar Energy in Southern California

Friday, December 16th, 2016
The Kern County Story: Utility-Scale Solar Energy in Southern California

As of December 2016, Recurrent Energy has nine operating solar photovoltaic (PV) projects across Kern County in Southern California. Community leaders discuss the impacts of utility-scale solar development and their experience working with Recurrent Energy.

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Behind the Scenes of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport’s People Mover System

Thursday, December 15th, 2016
Below ground, one of the trains arrives at SEA

Written by David Parker Brown, Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Airline Reporter The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) has been my home airport most of my life. I have seen the many changes over the years and I am proud to call it mine. Growing up, I lived in Oak Harbor, WA (about 90min northwest of Seattle) […]

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Michigan: 21st Century Infrastructure Commission Report

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
EXHIBIT 1. Michigan’s Infrastructure Through the Years

Infrastructure is the foundation of Michigan’s modern economy and quality of life. When most people hear the term “infrastructure,” they often think of roads or bridges; however, these assets are just pieces of a larger, more complex picture that includes water and sewer systems, drains and stormwater systems, broadband and communication systems, and electricity and natural gas networks…Michigan’s infrastructure is aging, and maintenance has been deferred for decades, leaving us in a state of disrepair. Failing infrastructure interrupts daily life, slows commerce, jeopardizes public health, pollutes the environment, and damages quality of life.

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Arizona Highway Safety Corridors

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
Arizona Highway Safety Corridors

Safety Corridors are highway segments that have more crashes, injuries and deaths than would ordinarily be expected.

The Arizona Department of Transportation, Arizona Department of Public Safety and Governor’s Office of Highway Safety will implement four Safety Corridors in Arizona, aiming to reduce crashes, severe injuries and traffic fatalities.

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ACEC’S ENGINEERING INC. — Setting the Standard: the 4-Year-Old Envision Rating System is Becoming a Best Practices Model Industry Wide for Sustainable Infrastructure

Monday, December 12th, 2016
VHB used Envision as the framework for this 1-mile section of Greenough Boulevard along the bank of the Charles River from Cambridge to Watertown in Massachusetts. By narrowing the roadway (right), the reclaimed parkland reduces stormwater runoff and includes a tree-lined path that can be used by pedestrians and bicyclists.

Sustainable infrastructure was the focus of Envision, introduced in 2012 as a new rating system to promote best practices in planning, designing, building and maintaining public roads, bridges, tunnels, water systems and other civic entities…The Envision rating system addresses a full range of environmental, social and economic impacts of sustainability in project design, construction and operation. Labeled “credits,” these impacts are classified under five categories: quality of life, leadership, resource allocation, natural world, and climate and risk.

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Prineville, Oregon: Building the Ochoco Bridge Timelapse

Thursday, December 8th, 2016
Prineville, Oregon: Building the Ochoco Bridge Timelapse

Months of building the Ochoco Creek Bridge in Prineville, Oregon in just 3 minutes.D

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Washington State DOT: Building the Floating Bridge over Lake Washington

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
Washington State DOT: Building the Floating Bridge over Lake Washington

An overview of the reasons why the new SR 520 floating bridge was built on Lake Washington, and some of the solutions the project team developed to efficiently build the world’s longest floating bridge. The project won a 2016 Excellence in Design (Engineering) Award from the Design-Build Institute of America.

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Future of Parking in Boston

Monday, December 5th, 2016
The recommendations of this report

Boston is experiencing increasing development and population at a time when interest in a comprehensive multimodal transportation approach to travel is at an all-time high. Parking use provision management and cost are central to transportation policy and individual travel choices. Citywide and neighborhood efforts like the Go Boston 2030 Mobility Action Plan,the Greenovate Boston 2014 Climate Action Plan Update, and the South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan all recognize the centrality of parking and its outside role in the transportation system.

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