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Posts Tagged ‘HNTB Corporation’

ACEC Engineering Excellence 2017: Franklin Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation in Minneapolis, MN

Monday, July 24th, 2017
HNTB Corporation, Franklin Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation

Major restoration of this historic five-span arch bridge over the Mississippi River would normally require a two-year closure, yet the span was reopened to traffic after just 116 days. With the renowned 1923-era Minneapolis landmark needing extensive structural rehabilitation, the project team designed and fabricated numerous bridge elements and systems, including deck panels, rail panels, cap beams, and ornamental railing panels, prior to closing the bridge to traffic. The design also included polished stainless steel plates embedded in the underside of the precast deck panels to reduce the number of needed expansion joints. The project is a model for reconstructing a bridge within a short time frame.

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America’s Infrastructure Needs a Mix of Funding Solutions That Work

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
Interstate 10 - Papago Freeway Tunnel / Deck Park Tunnel at Night (3) by Alan Stark

When safe and efficient infrastructure is what everybody clearly wants, this shouldn’t be controversial. From the halls of power in Washington, DC to congested local roads and interstate highways across the country, a consensus is emerging: It’s time to invest in rebuilding America’s vital infrastructure.

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Outstanding Engineering: Phase 1 of Florida’s SunRail Commuter Rail System

Monday, March 28th, 2016
HNTB: Florida SunRail

Since its opening in May 2014, SunRail has proved a practical alternative to I-4, the region’s main thoroughfare. The initial 31 miles of Phase 1 of the SunRail Commuter Rail System serve passengers at 12 different stations across eight different cities in Central Florida, from DeBary in the north to Sand Lake Road in the south. On average, 3,700 Central Floridians ride the train per day.

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Outstanding Engineering: Virginia’s I-95 Express Lanes

Monday, March 21st, 2016
Outstanding Engineering: Virginia's I-95 Express Lanes

The 14-mile I-95 Express Lanes project is the nation’s first retrofit of an existing reversible two-lane HOV system into a high-occupancy toll (HOT) roadway. The project team designed operational improvements to the existing six-mile HOV segment from Dumfries to the Prince William Parkway, along with an additional eight-mile extension into Stafford County.

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Atlanta, GA: Economic Benefits of Investing in Transit

Thursday, February 11th, 2016
benefits of the three MARTA expansion projects.

HNTB CORPORATION
In November 2014, HNTB Corporation, in partnership with the Metro Atlanta Chamber, completed and submitted a study of the “Economic Benefits of Investing in Transportation.” The document served as a resource to the Joint Study Committee on Critical Transportation Infrastructure Funding leading to the Georgia State General Assembly enacting HB 170. The Transportation Funding Act of 2015 is estimated to generate just under $1B per year in new transportation funding for road and bridge projects. With Georgia’s road funding needs largely addressed, it is prudent to study other elements of the state’s transportation ecosystem, including public transportation in Metro Atlanta.

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America THINKS 2015 Public Transit Survey

Thursday, November 19th, 2015
In the last 12 months, I’ve taken public transportation instead of driving because...*

HNTB CORPORATION
Today, two-thirds of Americans are using public transportation because they believe it provides benefits not available when driving. While public transportation use is at high levels, more people can be encouraged to ride if they are provided with service improvements and added amenities…A new America THINKS survey by HNTB Corporation, a national infrastructure solutions firm, explores why Americans are using public transportation, what they like and don’t like, and offers public transportation agencies some of their ideas that could increase ridership.

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More Americans prefer transportation tolls than taxes, other funding options

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
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HNTB CORPORATION
Despite a growing awareness that America’s aging network of highways, bridges and tunnels is in failing health, huge roadblocks are preventing Congressional action on a new national transportation bill: the lack of adequate funding sources and consensus on a vision that helps plan, prioritize and pay for U.S. infrastructure. A new America THINKS survey from HNTB Corporation suggests the answer may lie in a modern version of a solution that financed this country’s roads and bridges prior to the advent of a national gas tax more than 50 years ago: tolling.

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MAPPING THE ROAD TO STIMULUS SUCCESS: Americans Throw their Support Behind Better Infrastructure, but Questions Remain

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

HNTB CORPORATION
“Given a choice, more Americans (56 percent) would prefer tax dollars go to the infrastructure problems in their area, rather
than the biggest ones across the nation. They prefer state governments take primary responsibility…Nearly half (46 percent) of the nation also considers the issue of highway and bridge repairs to have gone unaddressed the longest versus other major infrastructure…”

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