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Posts Tagged ‘D.C.’

CityWalk: Mandatory Protected Sidewalks in Washington, DC

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
CityWalk: Mandatory Protected Sidewalks in Washington, DC

Heather Deutsch of the District Department of Transportation explains how D.C.’s pedestrian friendly sidewalk laws create walkable spaces within the city. City Walk is a unique series that reveals the way walking is transforming cities across America, and in the process, re-connecting us to our bodies, our civic values and public space.
As the show explores the walkability of these communities, viewers will learn about American history by exploring culturally rich neighborhoods, stunning architecture, monuments and beautiful parks that have helped define the character of each city.

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February 25-27, Washington DC: High Speed Rail Summit 2014

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
February 25-27, Washington DC: High Speed Rail Summit 2014

Don’t miss the 2014 High Speed Rail Summit in Washington, DC this February 25-26. Transportation secretary Anthony Foxx will headline the summit.

Other highlighted speakers include: Karen Hedlund, FRA Deputy Administrator; John Mica, Congressman; Loretta Sanchez, Congresswoman; Stephen Gardner, Amtrak Vice President;

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Washington, DC: The Blue Plains Tunnel Project

Friday, February 7th, 2014
Washington, DC: The Blue Plains Tunnel Project

LiUNA! Mid-Atlantic is working with Traylor/Skanska/Jay Dee to complete the DC Water Blue Plains Tunnel Project in Washington, DC. See the story of how this job is helping with local hiring in the DC Metro Area

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Washington, DC: Freezing the Ground for the First Street Tunnel

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
Washington, DC: Freezing the Ground for the First Street Tunnel

DC Water’s Contractor (SKJD) will utilize an innovative ground freezing technology to improve ground condition in advance of shaft, adit and near surface construction of the First Street Tunnel Project. By creating a natural gas generated closed loop brine system, the ground will be stabilized in advance of excavation. Ground Freezing ensures that the required excavation in the four construction staging areas for this important project will be fully stabilized.

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Implementing Public Private Partnerships During Challenging Economic Times

Monday, January 6th, 2014
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GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY
How has the 2008 Economic Crisis impacted the design, financing, and construction of highway public–private partnership (PPP or P3) projects in the United States? In December 2007, on the eve of the economic crisis, the Virginia legislature approved a P3 to construct a 14-mile (22.5 km) high occupancy toll (HOT) road (the 495 Express Lanes) to alleviate heavy traffic on the Capital Beltway around Washington, DC. This case study looks at the impact the 2008 Economic Crisis and associated economic challenges between 2008 and 2012 had on this project and considers what governments and other stakeholders should be aware of when implementing P3s during adverse economic times.

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Washington, DC: Streetcar Construction

Thursday, December 19th, 2013
Washington, DC: Streetcar Construction

For the last several months, DDOT and the streetcar team have been busy at work along H Street and Benning Road on the last leg of streetcar construction. Right now the team is performing final design and construction for several areas of the project, including streetcar turnarounds, the Car Barn Training Center, pole and overhead wire installation, track installation for turnarounds, pocket tracks, and final roadway.

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Washington, DC: Don’t Miss Transportation Camp 2014

Friday, December 13th, 2013
Washington, DC: Don’t Miss Transportation Camp 2014

A preview of one of the most exciting transportation technology events of the year, happening the weekend before the big annual Transportation Research Board conference in January.

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Washington, DC: 5th North American Stategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
Washington, DC: 5th North American Stategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum

On October 29 – 31, 2013, over 500+ executives will gather at the 5th North American Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum, in Washington, DC to discuss the Top 100 infrastructure projects in North America. Total project values will exceed $500 billion. The North American Forum is a dynamic 2.5 day event, focused on infrastructure development in the US, Canada and Mexico, while facilitating business and promoting projects across the region.

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2013 State of the Commute Survey

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
Drive Alone Percentage Dropped from 2001 to 2010 – Then slight  Increase in 2013 from 64% to 66%. Telework has gained mode share since 2001; slight decrease in transit from 2010 to 2013; other modes remained essentially unchanged.

COMMUTER CONNECTIONS
Survey Topics: Current and past commute patterns, telecommuting experience, awareness/ access to transit, HOV, P&R, Transportation satisfaction, benefits of alternative mode use, mass marketing awareness and influence, awareness of CC, regional and local commute services, employer commute assistance

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Stewart Schwartz, Executive Director, Coalition for Smarter Growth

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
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“Citizens are critical and non-profit advocacy groups are particularly important. Frequently, the business community advocates for infrastructure investments, but I think you need a broader coalition and I think you need to have the conservation and smart-growth community, affordable-housing advocates, transit advocates and others at the table in advocating for infrastructure.”

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