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Archive for the ‘Local’ Category

Arizona DOT: U.S. 89 Repair Time Lapse

Monday, April 27th, 2015
Arizona DOT: U.S. 89 Repair Time Lapse

Watch as crews move nearly a million cubic yards of dirt and rocks from above the damaged roadway to build a buttress below, and then realign and pave a new roadway.

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Brookings Institution: Pat Mulroy on Climate Change & Water Scarcity

Friday, April 24th, 2015
Brookings Institution: Pat Mulroy on Climate Change & Water Scarcity

The impact of climate change is going to play itself out in the water arena says Brookings Senior Fellow Pat Mulroy, former general manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority. She discusses the crisis Southern Nevada faced during one of the worst droughts in the history of the Colorado River.

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21st Century Infrastructure: Keeping California Connected, Powered, and Competitive

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
The Connected Landscape

BAY AREA COUNCIL ECONOMIC INSTITUTEExecutive SummaryRecent advances in energy and communications technologies have outpaced anything the human race has seen since either the invention of the telegraph or the discovery of alternating current. Many of these advances have enabled technologies that were once the realm of science fiction—driverless cars, implanted medical devices, and vast supplies […]

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Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis: The Benefits of Increased Rail Investment

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis: The Benefits of Increased Rail Investment

Freight railroads are making significant investments in Ninth District states. Phil Davies presents an overview of the cover story of the April 2015 issue of the fedgazette.

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Transit-Oriented Development in Lakeview, Illinois

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
In the Lakeview Chamber’s service area, total housing units decreased within a half mile of both the Southport and Paulina CTA stations from 2000-2011.

LAKEVIEW CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Lakeview is historically a dense community that developed around its CTA stations, and demographic trends since 2000 continue to reinforce the central role of transit in the neighborhood. CTA stations serve as hubs for the community, providing significant foot traffic from visitors and local commuters to fuel the neighborhood’s business corridors. Lakeview has the highest rate of transit commuting of any neighborhood in the city. Transit is critical to the neighborhood’s economic success and quality of life.

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Placer County, CA: Expanding with Broadband

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
Placer County, CA: Expanding with Broadband

Rural Sheridan Elementary School had an extremely slow internet connection which inhibited learning. So they collaborated with Placer County to do something about it and – what a difference some megs make! Watch the video for the amazing results!

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Bountiful, UT: 400 N Bridge Demolition in 45 Seconds

Monday, April 20th, 2015
Bountiful, UT: 400 N Bridge Demolition in 45 Seconds

Watch UDOT crews completely demolish the bridge over I-15 at 400 North in 45 seconds. The freeway was shut down in both directions overnight on the South Davis Improvements Project to complete the work.

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Granite Creek Watershed, AZ: Working with the Community

Friday, April 17th, 2015
Granite Creek Watershed, AZ: Working with the Community

This video features Michael Byrd, Executive Director of the Prescott Creeks Preservation Association, describing some of the challenges faced by Granite Creek Watershed communities (e.g. perennial water flow, drinking water source, and water quality issues) and how the organization uses conservation, restoration, and education to address these challenges.

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North Carolina: Active Routes to School

Thursday, April 16th, 2015
North Carolina: Active Routes to School

In a joint partnership with North Carolina’s Division of Public Health, NCDOT is proud to support North Carolina’s Active Routes to School Program. Sponsoring events at schools around the state, the Active Routes to School Program is making a positive impact on the lives of many of our younger citizens.

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Financing the Future: How will California pay for tomorrow?

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
STATE SPENDING AS SHARE OF ECONOMY

CA FWD: CALIFORNIA FORWARD
There is no limit to the challenges on the horizon. In the next 30 years, California’s population is expected to grow to 50 million people—the equivalent of adding another city of Los Angeles and San Diego. As income inequality expands, new approaches must be developed to prepare this next generation of Californians to contribute to an ever-changing global economy. With the climate changing, natural resources must be managed more responsibly. Bigger cities need less traffic. Communities need more reliable sources of water. Regions need new avenues to global trade.

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