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Posts Tagged ‘Boston’

Infrastructure in the Afternoon

Monday, October 31st, 2011
Infrastructure in the Afternoon

November Public Forums at the Boston Public Library Boston Room, 700 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116 November 1, 15, 29, 2011, 4:00 – 5:30 PM The Massachusetts Infrastructure Investment Coalition (MIIC) is identifying the long-term needs for infrastructure investments to support economic development and improve the quality of life for the citizens of Massachusetts. The […]

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Walk Score: The 10 Most Walkable Cities

Monday, July 25th, 2011
Walk Score

Walk Score has released its 2011 list of the 10 Most Walkable Cities. Walk Score ranks the walkability of the 50 largest states in the United States. The Walk Score Algorithm Walk Score measures how easy it is to live a car-lite lifestyle—not how pretty the area is for walking. Walk Score uses a patent-pending […]

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Interactive Map: Boston Sustainable Energy

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Boston, MA is full of sustainable energy projects, and created an interactive map to show where they’re taking place.

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Friday, March 25th, 2011
passer-by on Flickr

In late 2010, Latitudeº asked 18 participants (10 from Boston, 8 from San Francisco) not to use their cars for one week. The vast majority of participants had ranked cars as their most necessary form of transportation, with the remainder using their cars at least weekly.

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Integrated Transit Systems on the East Coast

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

“As I’ve written about many times before, innovative transportation planning can help improve communities and increase opportunities for residents and businesses. Two newly completed projects will help the people of Rhode Island experience these benefits firsthand…Taken together, these projects add up to an integrated transportation system that offers travelers in Rhode Island and the Boston metropolitan area a seamless way to move from trains to buses to planes to cars…And it was made possible because of smart investments at the federal, state, and local level.”
-Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, via Fast Lane

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Photos from the Big Dig, Boston’s Infra Makeover

Monday, November 8th, 2010
2004 Boston Big Dig tearing down expressway

Images during and Boston’s “Big Dig.” Construction on the Big Dig began in 1991 (though planning began decades earlier) and lasted 15 years, with the last project opening in 2006.

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Tunnels USA Conference: Boston, December 6th-8th

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
Tunnels USA Home

Tunnels are safe structures. Every day many tens of thousands use them without incidence. However, tunnel safety cannot be taken for granted.

Tunnel Engineers from throughout the USA will come together to share individual, practical experiences and will join an audience of leading contractors and cutting edge solution providers to identify best practice in the design and operation of tunnels across the country.

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Boston Rising: Boston Bikes’ Nicole Freedman

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

The Boston metro area has always had plenty of cyclists. But other than some fantastic greenways like the Minuteman Trail, riding along the Charles, and some ahead-of-its-time traffic calming & bike lanes in Cambridge, cyclists have had very little to crow about. In fact, it wasn’t uncommon to hear murmurs that Boston was the worst cycling city in the U.S.

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Written Comments from Brian Lehrer’s Radio Show on WNYC, with PA Governor Rendell and Steve Anderson, Managing Director, InfrastructureUSA

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Steve from Brooklyn
“I travel back and forth to Baltimore and Boston for work, and I prefer trains to planes. What’s going on with the high speed trains in the Northeast? When can I take a high speed train to Maine?”

Lorraine from Westchester
“Lots of talk about money for schools, but not so much about the buildings themselves. My school had has heating problems since October. Teachers and students are wearing their coats indoors and we are told to “send memos” to various administrators! It’s been a very cold winter.”

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