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Archive for the ‘Local’ Category

Guest on The Infra Blog: Bill Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
Bill Peduto

William Peduto was elected to the office of Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh in the General Election on November 5, 2013. He has worked for 19 years on Pittsburgh City Council, as a staffer and Member of Council representing District 8, and resides in the Point Breeze neighborhood of the city.

“So there’s always been a partnership between the ability to create and innovate and the ability to build—that’s in our DNA. We went through a thirty-year recession/depression, and now we have re-emerged where we were before, which is with a new 21st-century model. When we look at our infrastructure, we have the opportunity to be innovative once again.”

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What the FAST Act Means for Illinois

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

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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MIPRC Survey: Good News, Growth Potential for Passenger Rail

Friday, April 29th, 2016

MIDWEST INTERSTATE PASSENGER RAIL COMMISSION
The survey identifies strong support for passenger rail as an integral piece of the national transportation future, and even finds strong willingness to advocate on behalf of passenger rail. But the survey also shows that neither students nor – by inference – the general public are aware of the roles played by states and the federal government in funding Amtrak and in determining passenger rail routes and service frequencies. Thus we strongly recommend that a public education campaign be considered to clarify this point.

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

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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New York City: Invest in MTA Green Bonds

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

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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Consumer Impacts of California’s Low-Carbon Transportation Policies

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
Consumer Impacts of California’s Low Carbon Transportation Policies by 2030

CONSUMERS UNION
California is a global leader in developing and implementing clean transportation policies. The State’s regulatory approach is multifold, using various policy instruments to improve the efficiency of vehicles, reduce the carbon intensity of fuels, and increase options for mobility. These policies are a mix of market-based approaches, direct regulation approaches, and planning opportunities. These policies will have impacts on the pricing of consumer goods such as automobiles and fuels– both of which represent a significant share of consumer expenditures.

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RPA Assembly 2016: Join the Discussion to Ensure a Thriving NYC Metro Region

Monday, April 18th, 2016
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Join the Regional Plan Association on May 6 for RPA’s Assembly, a day of engaging discussion about the best ways to address issues including the crisis of affordability, threats to our coastlines, deteriorating infrastructure and pressures on our quality of life.

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Boston, MA: Inside the Central Hub of the MBTA Transit System

Monday, April 18th, 2016
Boston, MA: Inside the Central Hub of the MBTA Transit System

Welcome to the MBTA’s Operations Control Center, the central hub of Boston’s Transit system.

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