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Archive for the ‘Roads’ Category

Foot Traffic Ahead: Ranking Walkable Urbanism in America’s Largest Metros

Friday, June 20th, 2014
U.S. Metropolitan Land Use Options

SMART GROWTH AMERICA

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Oregon DOT: Satellite Guidance Facilitates Road Work

Thursday, June 19th, 2014
Oregon DOT: Satellite Guidance Facilitates Road Work

Oregon DOT supports and expands use of intelligent construction systems and technologies.

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Driving California Forward

Friday, June 13th, 2014
FIGURE E-1 Breakdown of net societal economic benefit by component (2025)

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND
AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION IN CALIFORNIA

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Interactive Map: Roadwork in Massachusetts

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
massDOT Roadwork map

A new interactive map from massDOT pinpoints traffic incidents and scheduled road work throughout the state of Massachusetts. In addition to its useful information, another fascinating aspect of the roadwork map is the sheer volume of projects it shows taking place simultaneously. With everything from bridge inspection to highway paving on the daily docket, it’s clear why road maintenance is more than a full-time job.

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Washington, DC: The New South Capitol Street Corridor

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
Washington, DC: The New South Capitol Street Corridor

Updated flyover renderings of the new South Capitol Street Corridor in Washington D.C.

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States’ Fiscal Initiatives Offer a Solution to the Impending Trust Fund Shortfall

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Innovation Newsbriefs
Vol. 25, No. 8

While transportation stakeholders and the Washington press corps are agonizing about the impending Highway Trust Fund shortfall and its impact on the federal transportation program, they are ignoring developments outside the Beltway that go a long way toward mitigating the prospective funding shortage. For in fact, individual states, far from standing idly by, are responding to the fiscal uncertainties in Washington by stepping up and augmenting their transportation budgets.

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Madison, WI: Installing 270,000-Pound Bridge Beams

Friday, June 6th, 2014
Madison, WI: Installing 270,000-Pound Bridge Beams

At more than 100 feet long, 14 feet wide and weighing approximately 270,000 pounds, one of the new straddle bent bridge beams arrived to the Verona Road (US 18/151) construction site in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Washington State: Road Closures for Rock Blasting

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
Washington State: Road Closures for Rock Blasting

Have you ever wondered what goes on during the rock blasting closures on I-90? This is a montage of rock blasting operations on I-90 from 2013.

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Bicyclist Safety Must Be A Priority

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
bike fatalities1

LEAGUE OF AMERICAN BICYCLISTS
This year, the U.S. Department of Transportation will decide how it will hold states accountable for public safety on our nation’s roadways. The League strongly believes that the Federal Highway Administration needs to set a national performance measure for safety that includes non-motorized safety.

Based on our experience with Every Bicyclists Counts, there is a clear role for the USDOT and state DOTs in reducing the number of bicyclist fatalities and improving our understanding of the risks bicyclists face.

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Sisters, OR: Rebuilding the Highway Before Tourist Season

Friday, May 30th, 2014
Sisters, OR: Rebuilding the Highway Before Tourist Season

An update on road work on the highway through Sisters.

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