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Archive for the ‘Highway’ Category

State Transportation Statistics 2015

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

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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Louisiana DOTD: Why Surveying Crews Are Vital to Roadwork

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
Louisiana DOTD: Why Surveying Crews Are Vital to Roadwork

This animation from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development explains what survey crews do, and why their work is vital to the preliminary aspects of highway development.

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U.S. DOT: Using GPS For Transportation Research

Friday, September 18th, 2015
U.S. DOT: Using GPS For Transportation Research

These days GPS makes a transportation planner’s research effort much easier. Until now access to the data created wasn’t so easy. Watch the video to see how FHWA’s Office of Planning, Environment and Realty’s Research Program teamed with U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory to access secure travel data on the web.

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The 2015 U.S. Transportation Construction Industry Profile

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015
Total Government Fixed Assets, in billions

This report examines how investments in the United States’ transportation infrastructure stimulate business activity and government revenues throughout the nation…The results spotlight the unique and synergistic nature of transportation capital investments—how they trigger immediate economic activity that creates and sustains jobs and tax revenues, yet yield long-lived capital assets that facilitate economic activity for many decades to come by providing access to jobs, services, materials and markets.

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Nevada DOT: Managing Stormwater in the Clear Creek Watershed

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015
Nevada DOT: Managing Stormwater in the Clear Creek Watershed

The roadway between Carson City and Lake Tahoe was constructed in 1957 in preparation for the 1960 U.S. Olympics in Squaw Valley. Part of the Clear Creek Watershed, erosion has become a serious problem over the years, prompting NDOT to make some significant erosion control and stormwater improvements. James Murphy of NDOT’s Stormwater Management Program explains the benefits of the much needed project.

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Nevada DOT: Paving I-580 Time Lapse

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
Nevada DOT: Paving I-580 Time Lapse

This is a time lapse video on the paving of the inside two lanes on Southbound I-580 on Monday, August 17th.

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Duluth, MN: Riding North on Interstate 35

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
Duluth, MN: Riding North on Interstate 35

A drive through Duluth to the northern terminus of I-35.

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Scenario Planning for Freight Transportation Infrastructure Investment

Thursday, August 27th, 2015
Figure 7. Stress Map of the United States from participants’ sample form (back)

The future rarely moves in predictable, incremental ways. Often seemingly small changes in technology, demographics, regulations, economics, or a myriad of other factors have dramatic and unintended impacts on how any organization (public or private) plans and operates. These nonlinear impacts are very difficult to predict using traditional forecasting methods and techniques since they, by definition, do not follow any historical patterns.

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Bumpy Roads Ahead: America’s Roughest Rides and Strategies to Make our Roads Smoother

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
Major Urban Areas: Road Condition Rankings

In this report, TRIP examines the condition of the nation’s major urban roads, including pavement condition data for America’s most populous urban areas, recent trends in travel, the latest developments in repairing roads and building them to last longer, and the funding levels needed to adequately address America’s deteriorated roadways.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Terry O’Sullivan, General President, Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA)

Thursday, July 30th, 2015
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Terry O’Sullivan became the tenth General President of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) on January 1, 2000, and is dedicated to growing his union’s membership and market share.

“I think the American public is willing, ready, and able to have that conversation. It’s been too many in Washington DC that have been licking their fingers and seeing which way the winds are blowing, that have been afraid to have that conversation.”

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