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Video: Rebuilding Colorado After the 2013 Flood

Posted by Infra on Friday, September 19th, 2014
Video: Rebuilding Colorado After the 2013 Flood

The floods of 2013 left Colorado’s road network in shambles, but by uniting toward a common goal, the state rebuilt its infrastructure to be even better, even more resilient, than before. This inspiring video traces the path of the Colorado Department of Transportation as it worked with citizens and stakeholder groups to get Colorado moving again.

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Boston, MA: MBTA Rail Cars Get the Deep-Clean Treatment

Posted by InfraUSA on Thursday, September 18th, 2014
Boston, MA: MBTA Rail Cars Get the Deep-Clean Treatment

Tom Mulligan, General Manager of Keolis Commuter Services, and his cleaning crew take on the massive challenge of deep-cleaning MBTA’s rail fleet.

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Strong Towns: Introduction to the Curbside Chat

Posted by Infra on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
Strong Towns: Introduction to the Curbside Chat

The Strong Towns Curbside Chat is an eye-opening presentation explaining why cities of all kinds are struggling financially and how we can work to change things for the better, one block at a time.

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Pittsburgh, PA: Ode to an Incline

Posted by Infra on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
Pittsburgh, PA: Ode to an Incline

While at ProWalk ProBike ProPlace, I took a long walk and ended up on the Monongahela Incline. Realized I documented just enough footage to put together a little tribute, for those of you who have never boarded a funicular or an incline before.

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The Dancing Traffic Light

Posted by Infra on Monday, September 15th, 2014
The Dancing Traffic Light

We believe that smart ideas can turn the city into a better place. Like a dancing traffic light that makes people wait and watch rather than walk through the red light. FOR more safety. #WhatAreYouFOR- smart on YouTube

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Video: Flood Resilience Guide

Posted by Infra on Thursday, September 11th, 2014
Video: Flood Resilience Guide

Drinking water and wastewater utilities are vulnerable to damage and service disruptions from flooding. This overview video helps small and medium utilities to become more resilient to flooding. Told from the perspective of a small drinking water utility, the video introduces a 4 step approach with easy-to-use worksheets with corresponding videos. The utility is provided with the tools to examine the threat of flooding, determine impacts to utility assets, identify cost-effective mitigation options, and plan to implement such options.

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Lansing, MI: Sustainable Construction on Moores River Drive

Posted by Infra on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
Lansing, MI: Sustainable Construction on Moores River Drive

The Moores River Drive Project began in April of 2014. As a part of the project, the existing seawall will be removed and replaced with a sloping embankment along the shoreline. A pathway will also be installed along the embankment. Moores River Drive east of Waverly Road will be reconstructed from a four-lane boulevard to a two-lane road. Mt. Hope will be converted from a four-lane road to a three-lane road with bike lanes. The project will be complete in October 2014.

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Oregon DOT: Blasting Rock on U.S. 26 Mt. Hood

Posted by Infra on Monday, September 8th, 2014
Oregon DOT: Blasting Rock on U.S. 26 Mt. Hood

Test blast for rock blasting on the U.S. 26 Mt. Hood Safety project on Sept. 4, 2014. Cutting back the slopes from the road will require several more days of blasting and closures of U.S. 26 and nearby trails. To learn more visit www.US26MtHoodSafety.org

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Columbia, MO: Building a Bridge from the Ground Up

Posted by InfraUSA on Thursday, September 4th, 2014
Columbia, MO: Building a Bridge from the Ground Up

This is a timelapse video of the GRS-IBS construction of the Route B bridge over Business Loop 70 in Columbia, MO. The video is of construction to date (8-25-14) on the bridge.

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RENEWAL – A Reborn Colorado River Once Again Finds Her Path to the Sea

Posted by Infra on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
RENEWAL – A Reborn Colorado River Once Again Finds Her Path to the Sea

Narrated by Robert Redford, Renewal captures the breathtaking and historic surge of water that was released into the Colorado River in the Spring of 2014. The water surge, called a “pulse flow” was a grand experiment of the US and Mexican governments, and the many nonprofits and advocates working on saving the river’s mighty Delta. The new water created, once again, a river to the sea. Families, children and communities celebrated the return of the water, as did the birds and wildlife in the region. On May 14, 2014, the cool, fresh water of the Colorado River touched the salty water of the Upper Gulf of California — an event that has not occurred regularly in at least a half a century. The pulse flow was an initiative associated with the historic 2012 agreement between the US and Mexico, called Minute 319.

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