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Posts Tagged ‘D.C.’

TRB 2017: World’s Largest Gathering of Transportation Professionals

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
TRB 2017: World’s Largest Gathering of Transportation Professionals

This video provides special coverage of the 2017 Transportation Research Board (TRB) 96th Annual Meeting held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C. January 8–12. In this video, TRB Executive Director Neil Pedersen discusses his agency’s outreach to the Trump administration and he also explains the meeting’s global appeal attracting this year, an estimated 13,000 transportation professionals from 70 countries.

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Impacts of Carsharing in Five North American Cities

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
Table 1 Vehicle and GHG Impacts from Free-Floating One-Way Carsharing

TRANSPORTATION SUSTAINABILITY RESEARCH CENTER Impacts of Car2Go on Vehicle Ownership, Modal Shift, Vehicle Miles Traveled, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions: An Analysis of Five North American Cities Executive Summary Carsharing is the shared use of a vehicle fleet by members for tripmaking on a per trip basis. There are four forms of carsharing in North America today: […]

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Washington, DC: Demonstrating a Hydrogen Fuel Station

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
Washington, DC: Demonstrating a Hydrogen Fuel Station

In collaboration with the National Park Service, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy opened one of the first hydrogen fuel station demonstration facilities in Washington D.C.

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Washington, DC: What Could Benning Road Look Like?

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
Washington, DC: What Could Benning Road Look Like?

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Washington, DC: Do You Still Need to Own a Car?

Thursday, February 11th, 2016
Washington, DC: Do You Still Need to Own a Car?

Planner and biking advocate Veronica Davis discusses her decision to give up her personal car, and the future of urban transportation options.

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Report Card for D.C.’s Infrastructure

Monday, January 18th, 2016
Report Card for D.C.

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS (ASCE)
NATIONAL CAPITAL SECTION
The District of Columbia has 265 bridge structures; 226 of the bridges are owned by the D.C. Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the remaining 39 are owned by the National Park Service (NPS). The average age of a bridge in D.C. is 58 years, and 80% of the bridges will need to be replaced or rehabilitated in the next 10 years. However, the District made significant strides to reduce the number of structurally deficient bridges from 8% to 3% in just three years. Despite this progress, more than 220,000 trips are taken over a structurally deficient bridge every day and a quarter of bridges have at least one major component in fair condition.

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Vision Zero: Safe Streets for Washington, DC

Thursday, December 24th, 2015
Washington DC Vision Zero: INJURY CRASHES 2010-2014

DISTRICT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
The goal of Vision Zero is straight-forward: zero fatalities and serious injuries in our transportation system, because no loss of life is acceptable. Vision Zero was first adopted in Sweden in 1997. Since then, fatal and serious injuries in Sweden have consistently declined, despite a regular increase in people driving, walking, biking, and using transit.

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Streetfilms: Washington, D.C.’s Protected Bike Lane Treatments on 1st Street

Monday, October 12th, 2015
Washington D.C.’s Protected Bike Lane Treatments on 1st Street

Earlier this year, 1st Street in Washington D.C. was transformed into a protected bike lane with a myriad of separation techniques that all seem to work very well and feel incredibly safe. About half the lane is done with concrete median prortection while other sections are done with green paint, plastic bollards and armadillos which seem to prevent traffic from encroaching on the lane. What is truly impressive is the now much more the narrow streets deliberatly funnel traffic more slowly and lead to a street that feels welcome in a Vision Zero world.

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Washington, DC: Bicycle Infrastructure and Traffic Congestion

Monday, September 14th, 2015
Figure 1: Bikeshare Trips (departures and arrivals)

RESOURCES FOR THE FUTURE
A new mechanism to reduce urban traffic congestion that is currently gaining traction for its purported cost-effectiveness, environmental-friendliness, and positive health impacts is the adoption of citywide bicycle-sharing systems. This infrastructure provides an alternative to driving for short trips and extends the existing network of public transit within a metropolitan area. Further, bicycling infrastructure augments the environmental bona fides of densely populated urban areas (Kahn, 2010). If bikeshares reduce traffic congestion, they may provide a low-cost policy lever to reduce automobile externalities in urban areas.

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Washington, DC: State of the Region – Infrastructure Report

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015
15 Year Infrastructure Funding Gaps

METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS
The metropolitan Washington region’s leaders have recognized the fundamental role infrastructure plays in the ability to maintain and improve the region. However, despite regional recognition of the importance of maintaining our infrastructure, infrastructure investment is often a challenge for many organizations. Officials at the federal, state, and local level must balance an enormous number of funding needs, and sufficient funds often are not available for infrastructure needs.

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