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What the FAST Act Means for Illinois

Posted by Infra on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
What the FAST Act Means for Illinois

Secretary Blankenhorn talks about the FAST Act and the benefits it will have for transportation in Illinois, in this edition of Inside IDOT.

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How Arizona DOT Mitigates its Impact on Wildlife

Posted by Infra on Monday, May 2nd, 2016
How Arizona DOT Mitigates its Impact on Wildlife

Wildlife crossings are not only for the safety of wildlife. ADOT wants to keep the driving public safe as well. A wildlife strike can be fatal and cause significant property damage. In this video, we focus on the Sonoran Desert Tortoise-and ADOT’s first-ever multi-agency Candidate Conservation Agreement.

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Lionel of LionelMedia: Infrastructure Investment is “Chump Change”

Posted by Infra on Friday, April 29th, 2016
Lionel of LionelMedia: Infrastructure Investment is “Chump Change”

There’s little debate that massive infrastructure improvements are needed in this country. But there is also little local or national pressure for it. To give his take, RT America’s Anya Parampil is joined by legal and media analyst Lionel of LionelMedia.

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ACEC 2016 Engineering Excellence Award Winner: San Francisco Air Traffic Control Tower

Posted by Infra on Thursday, April 28th, 2016
ACEC 2016 Engineering Excellence Award Winner: San Francisco Air Traffic Control Tower

WASHINGTON, D.C. — San Francisco International Airport’s gleaming new air traffic control tower has won the 2016 “Grand Conceptor” Award signifying the year’s most outstanding engineering achievement in the 49th Annual Engineering Excellence Awards—a national juried competition sponsored by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).

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GOOD Magazine: What Would it Take to Power the United States with Solar Energy?

Posted by Infra on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
GOOD Magazine: What Would it Take to Power the United States with Solar Energy?

We calculated the land area needed to supply the entire United States with solar power.

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New York City: Invest in MTA Green Bonds

Posted by Infra on Monday, April 25th, 2016
New York City: Invest in MTA Green Bonds

Investors can now help the MTA system grow with MTA Green Bonds!

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Transit Trends: Technology & Transportation

Posted by Infra on Friday, April 22nd, 2016
Transit Trends: Technology & Transportation

In episode three, we’re chatting about the intersection of transportation and technology and how they’ve quickly become one in the same. Since the industry is very popular right now, it is on the mind of a lot of entrepreneurs, looking to cash in on new innovations in the transportation technology industry. Comment below to share your thoughts on this episode, or via Twitter with #TransitTrends.

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Infographic: It Ain’t Easy Bein’ GREEN

Posted by Infra on Friday, April 22nd, 2016
Infographic: Who

The good news is that 79% of Americans agree that they consider themselves an environmentally conscious person, and only 6% strongly disagree with that statement. But as it turns out, it ain’t easy bein’ green. Only 26% of Americans say that they actually consider the environment in their daily actions beyond recycling and turning off the lights. Moreover, people have widely varying opinions on what’s the best way to reduce their home’s carbon footprint. When they do agree, it’s not always on the highest impact methods.

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James Siegal: Our Cities Need to Focus on Playability, Not Just Walkability

Posted by Infra on Thursday, April 21st, 2016
James Siegal: Our Cities Need to Focus on Playability, Not Just Walkability

We’ve done a great job making our cities walkable and bike friendly. But James Siegal argues it’s time to think about the kids and build play directly into daily life, in parks, on sidewalks and even bus stops. Building playgrounds as oases is not enough — cities need to embrace playability and create a new generation of kids who can play until the sun goes down.

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Twin Cities, MN: A Day in the Life of Metro Bus Operators

Posted by Infra on Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
Twin Cities, MN: A Day in the Life of Metro Bus Operators

Angela Wilson has been a Metro Transit bus operator for 19 years. Duane Moore has 26 years on the job. Here’s a short, behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to drive a bus.

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