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Archive for the ‘Aviation’ Category

Washington, DC: Blizzard at Dulles International Airport

Friday, January 29th, 2016
Washington, DC: Blizzard at Dulles International Airport

Views from the ramp tower at Dulles International Airport as heavy snow and high winds affect snow removal operations at the A-gates and B-gates below.

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Chicago, IL: O’Hare Airport Time Lapse

Friday, January 1st, 2016
Chicago, IL: O’Hare Airport Time Lapse

During a recent trip to Chicago, I captured some beautiful time lapses of the very very busy Chicago airport. This airport has a massive traffic jam of plans going all over the place. I tried to capture some of the insane amount of planes in the time lapse.

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Report Card for Alabama’s Infrastructure

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015
Report Card for Alabama

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS (ASCE)
ALABAMA SECTION
The bad news is that Alabama’s infrastructure has some challenges that you should know about before it’s too late to keep these systems from breaking down. Infrastructure deteriorates every single day as it ages, just as our bodies do, and many of these critical systems are reaching the end of their useful life…The good news is there are solutions to all these challenges , and we can raise Alabama’s infrastructure grades. By learning more today about the conditions of the infrastructure you use every day, you too can help raise the grade.

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The 2015 Holiday Travel Forecast

Friday, December 25th, 2015
Share of Travelers by Mode

AAA
IHS GLOBAL INSIGHT
Travel during the year-end holiday period will top 100 million for the first time, as the 1.4 percent growth will be driven by rising incomes and low prices, boosting consumer spending three percent above year-ago levels.

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Denver International Airport Construction Time-Lapse

Monday, December 7th, 2015
Denver International Airport Construction Time-Lapse

Denver International Airport is flying high after the opening of its Hotel and Transit Center, also known as the South Terminal Redevelopment Project. Witness three years of construction – including the development of a 500-room Westin hotel and creation of a public transit center – with EarthCam’s construction time-lapse!

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State Transportation Statistics 2015

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015
Table 1-1: Public Road Length, Miles by Functional System: 2013

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORTATION STATISTICS
The State Transportation Statistics 2015 report contains comprehensive, quantitative data on the following topics: Infrastructure; Safety; Freight Transportation; Passenger Travel; Registered Vehicles and Vehicle-Miles Traveled; Economy and Finance; Energy and Environment

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Seattle, WA: How Do You Do…Sound Transit To & From the Airport?

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015
Seattle, WA: How Do You Do…Sound Transit To & From the Airport?

Animation – The basics on riding Link light rail to and from the airport including finding the station, buying a ticket, ORCA cards and more.

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Reducing International Aviation and Maritime Emissions

Monday, September 28th, 2015
Figure 1: CO2 emission trends from international aviation, 2005 to 2050

GLOBAL COMMISSION ON THE ECONOMY AND CLIMATE
The negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) cover the vast majority of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but two significant sources of rapidly growing emissions need to be addressed primarily outside the UNFCCC: international aviation and international shipping. Due to their trans-boundary character, international cooperation is urgently needed to stem that growth and to seize opportunities for cost-effective emissions reduction.

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Next Generation Air Transport: Improved Risk Analysis Could Bring Success

Friday, September 11th, 2015
Figure 1: Flight Profile in the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) Environment Envisioned by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE
Aviation industry stakeholders GAO interviewed described various factors that may affect the interoperability of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen)—a complex, long-term initiative to modernize the U.S. air-traffic management (ATM) system—with other countries’ ATM modernization efforts. Interoperability allows different ATM systems and procedures to accept and use each other’s information and services for technical or operational purposes…GAO recommends that FAA conduct a comprehensive assessment of risks to NextGen’s global interoperability and identify how this information will be used to mitigate risks and prioritize resources. In responding to a draft of the report, FAA agreed with the recommendations and discussed some of its ongoing risk assessment activities.

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Plattsburgh, NY: Airport Construction Time Lapse

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
Plattsburgh, NY: Airport Construction Time Lapse

Plattsburgh International Airport is currently undergoing a $55 Million Dollar expansion. The airport will remain operational during the expected 2 year construction project. Travelers are reminded to plan accordingly, allowing extra travel time for arrival at the airport.

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