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Archive for the ‘Accountability’ Category

This Infra Week

Friday, March 14th, 2014
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INFRA STORIES YOU SHOULDN’T MISS!
Which Bike Lane Separator is Right For You?
Car Culture Reigns On
New Light-Rail Strategy Unveiled
And More…

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This Infra Week

Friday, March 7th, 2014

INFRA STORIES YOU SHOULDN’T MISS!
If A Bridge Falls In America…
Think You Could Design a Better Subway System?
Portland Bike Share Faces Delays
And More…

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This Infra Week

Friday, February 7th, 2014

INFRA STORIES YOU SHOULDN’T MISS!
Take a Walk on the Child Side
Hawaii Rail A-Go
Seek And Ye Shall Find…

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This Infra Week

Friday, January 17th, 2014
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INFRA STORIES YOU SHOULDN’T MISS!

-Portland Apartment Complexes Embrace Cyclists
-A Bump in the Track for Acela
-Chicago’s Ashland BRT Proposal Get Mixed Reviews
-Silver Line Closed Until Undisclosed Construction End Date

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Fracking by the Numbers

Thursday, October 10th, 2013
Fracking by the Numbers

ENVIRONMENT AMERICA
Our analysis shows that damage from fracking is widespread and occurs on a scale unimagined just a few years ago. Moreover, three factors suggest that the total damage from fracking is far worse than we have tabulated here. Severe limitations in available data constrain our ability to see the full extent of the damage. Second, there are broad categories of fracking damage—such as the number of water wells contaminated—that would be difficult to ascertain under any circumstances. Finally, there remain major gaps in the scientific community’s understanding of issues such as the long-term consequences of pumping toxic fluids into the ground.

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Cost of Highway-Rail Crossing Crashes

Friday, October 4th, 2013
Cost of Highway-Rail Crossing Crashes

NATIONAL COOPERATIVE HIGHWAY RESEARCH PROGRAM Summary Despite improvements that have reduced the number of highway-rail grade crossing incidents in the past 2 decades, evidence indicates that (a) railroad crossings remain a significant safety hazard, (b) the trends supporting the decline in incidents are unlikely to continue, and (c) solutions that reduce the risk of grade […]

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On the Performance of the U.S. Transportation System: Caution Ahead

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
Caution Ahead

BROOKINGS INSTITUTION by Clifford Winston Introduction Transportation is a friction—a cost in both money and time—that must be incurred by individuals and firms to complete almost any market transaction. An efficient and extensive transportation system greatly enriches the standard of living in modern society by reducing the cost of nearly everything in the economy; expanding […]

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One Way States Can Improve Veterans Transportation

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
One Way States Can Improve Veterans Transportation

Transportation Issues Daily This action to improve veterans transportation seems like a no brainer, but few states are doing it. According to this chart – from early in 2013 and so admittedly now outdated – few states actually include veterans in their transportation coordination efforts.  Doesn’t this seem odd?  Still, many transportation providers work with […]

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Distracted Driving

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
Distracted Driving

GOVERNORS HIGHWAY SAFETY ASSOCIATION Introduction It’s a busy world. Multi-tasking, the need for information, and the desire to stay connected are strong forces in today’s society. These activities are a significant part of life for many Americans, overlapping with both work and play. It’s no surprise that the same activities can also distract our attention […]

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Condition of the U.S. Interstate System

Friday, August 23rd, 2013
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FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION Introduction The Interstate system in the United States is as diverse as the States it traverses and the people that use it. This report attempts to explore the diversity of the Interstate system by State and route, by focusing on a few data attributes that reflect its extent, usage, and condition. The […]

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