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Posts Tagged ‘Maryland’

Frederick, MD: Hood College Class Evaluates Bike Lanes

Friday, December 12th, 2014
Frederick, MD: Hood College Class Evaluates Bike Lanes

Students in Hood College’s ENSP 101 study the effects of a bike lane in their Frederick, MD neighborhood.

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Baltimore, MD: Building Resilience Through Immigration

Thursday, July 10th, 2014
Baltimore, MD: Building Resilience Through Immigration

Two years ago, the city of Baltimore, in a bid to reverse population decline, announced a plan to draw 10,000 people to the city. One of the key demographics would be immigrants. Here, we look at why immigration is well-suited to helping a city bounce back from the shock of depopulation.

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2013 Maryland State Highway Mobility Report

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
2013Maryland State Highway Mobility Report

The Maryland State Highway Administration’s (SHA) mobility related efforts in calendar year 2012 are highlighted in the 2013 Maryland State Highway Mobility Report. Mobility is a key performance area (KPA) at SHA which aims to “Support Maryland Economy and Communities with Reliable Movement of People and Goods”. This report identifies successes, challenges, and strategies being utilized to improve the transportation services SHA delivers to Marylanders and the traveling public.

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Montgomery County, MD: A Rapid Transit Solution to Traffic

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Montgomery County, MD, just outside of Washington, DC, has proposed a 10-corridor bus rapid transit system to relieve congestion and increase transit access to county residents. Why does Montgomery County need a Rapid Transit System? What would it look like? Why now?

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Baltimore, MD: Charles Street Trolley

Friday, February 15th, 2013

An animation depicting a wireless streetcar on Charles Street in Baltimore, Maryland. For more information about the project, please visit This is an animation that we first rendered eight years ago. We were asked to remove the electrification and replace the vehicle and graphics for the update. The Flexity vehicle model is courtesy of […]

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Searching for Novel Approaches to Transportation Funding

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Innovation NewsBriefs
Vol. 24, No. 1
As we enter the New Year (and begin our 24th year of publication), the debate about transportation funding is taking a new turn. Talk of raising the federal gas tax has become muted and even the efficacy of the gas tax itself is being questioned. And no wonder: vehicles are becoming more fuel efficient, CAFE standards are becoming more stringent, vehicle use is leveling off, and hybrids and electric vehicles are expected to slowly but surely increase their market penetration.

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Sandy Aftermath: Did Our Infrastructure Pass the Test?

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

The worst is over from Hurricane Sandy, but now repairs and cleanup must begin. Take a look at the videos below to see how some of our infrastructure held up against Sandy.

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North American Port Analysis: Preparing for the First Post-Panamax Decade

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

The expansion of the Panama Canal to accommodate vessels capable of carrying up to 12,500 containers will alter global trade routes, and is already promoting the advancement of the science of logistics.

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Interactive Map: Fracking Across the United States

Friday, June 8th, 2012

EARTHJUSTICE The country is in the midst of an unprecedented gas drilling boom—brought on by a controversial technology called hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.” Along with this fracking-fueled gas rush have come troubling reports of poisoned drinking water, polluted air, mysterious animal deaths, industrial disasters and explosions. We call them “Fraccidents.” The map below displays a […]

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Great American Infrastructure: William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial (Bay) Bridge

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

This is the ninth in a series of entries celebrating infrastructure achievements in the United States. What: The William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial (Bay) Bridge, know as The Chesapeake Bay Bridge, is a major dual-span bridge and was the world’s longest continuous over-water, steel bridge at the time of its opening in 1952. When: Construction […]

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