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Posts Tagged ‘MD’

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

MARYLAND STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
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 http://www.baltostreetcar.org/. 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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Baltimore, MD: The 2012 MTA Santa House And Train Garden

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Coverage of the 2012 MTA Santa House at The Mondawmin Metro Transit Station in Baltimore, Maryland. -Mta Maryland on YouTube.

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Hurricane Sandy Recovery: Assessing the Damage & Beginning To Rebuild

Monday, November 5th, 2012

On New York City’s Staten Island: New Dorp Beach Residents Starting Over From Scratch Work On The Brooklyn Battery Tunnel Continues In Rockaway,  Queens, Resilient NY Residents Find Food And Clothing Beach Erosion in Ocean City, MD Assessing The Power Line Damage in Worcester, MA

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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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Great American Infrastructure: Baltimore, MD: Carrollton Viaduct

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

This is the eighteenth in a series of entries celebrating infrastructure achievements in the United States.

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Silver Spring, MD: Transit Center Construction

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Roughly one image per week showing construction of the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center in Silver Spring, Maryland from 6/12/2009 through 12/21/2010.

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ESTIMATING THE EMPLOYMENT IMPACTS OF PEDESTRIAN, BICYCLE, AND ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE

Monday, January 17th, 2011
EMPLOYMENT PER $1 MILLION EXPENDITURES

POLITICAL ECONOMY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
We are particularly interested in examining the differences in employment resulting from different project types: those that focus on bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure and those that do not. Using an input-output model, we evaluate project-specific data provided by the City of Baltimore. We find that pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure projects create 11-14 jobs per $1 million of spending while road infrastructure projects create approximately 7 jobs per $1 million of expenditures.

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