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Posts Tagged ‘Missouri’

Funding Transit in St. Louis

Monday, July 27th, 2015
St. Louis, MO

The St. Louis region has done substantial planning to identify key transit projects that will offer more transportation options, improve access to opportunity and attract talent — and the thousands of jobs now relocating to be near that talent nationally. The region has also instituted local sources of transit funding and has utilized those sources to expand transit in advance of further state or federal funding. However, without the identification of a new source(s) of funding, the region cannot move forward with any major expansion to their transit network.

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Connected 2045: Long-Range Transportation Plan for the St. Louis Region

Monday, May 25th, 2015
Figure 1: Facts & Trends

Connected2045 is the long-range transportation plan for the St. Louis region. Based on input from regional citizens, stakeholders, and guidance from elected officials, it guides transportation decision-making in the region over the next 30 years.

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Kansas City, MO: Paris of the Plains

Friday, March 13th, 2015
Kansas City, MO: Paris of the Plains

Paris of the Plains is a timelapse I’ve been working on periodically for a little over a year now. With the recent growth in popularity of Kansas City, I thought it was fitting to show just a fraction of the beauty it holds in a more unique way.
-Tim Lair on Vimeo

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Riverside, MO: Fairfax Bridge Demolition Videos

Friday, January 23rd, 2015
Riverside, MO: Fairfax Bridge Demolition Videos

Multiple Angles of the Fairfax Bridge demolition in Riverside, Missouri on January 16, 2015.

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Columbia, MO: Building a Bridge from the Ground Up

Thursday, September 4th, 2014
Columbia, MO: Building a Bridge from the Ground Up

This is a timelapse video of the GRS-IBS construction of the Route B bridge over Business Loop 70 in Columbia, MO. The video is of construction to date (8-25-14) on the bridge.

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Missouri DOT: Take a Ride on the “Snooper”

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
Missouri DOT: Take a Ride on the “Snooper”

Missouri Department of Transportation provides a lending hand to the Army Corps of Engineers at Table Rock Lake in Branson, MO. The MoDOT bridge inspection crew gave the Corps a lift in one of MoDOT’s under bridge inspection units allowing them to inspect dam. This video provides a first person view of what a ride in an under bridge inspection unit to inspect underneath bridges looks like. Enjoy the ride!

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Freight on the Move in Missouri

Thursday, January 30th, 2014
Freight on the Move in Missouri

Missouri DOT outlines the strategy to combine and improve multimodal freight infrastructure in Missouri.

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The New Mississippi River Bridge Is a Boon to the Region

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
New Mississippi River Bridge Construction

Next year will be better for St. Louis drivers, thanks to the soon-to-be-completed new Mississippi River Bridge. The bridge will make a difference to congestion, safety, and commuting times. The new bridge will be about a mile north of the existing Poplar Street Bridge.

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Atchison, KS: What Does it Take to Take Down a Bridge?

Friday, November 1st, 2013
Atchison, KS:  What Does it Take to Take Down a Bridge?

KDOT Engineer Michelle Anschutz speaks about what it took to take down the old Amelia Earhart Bridge. -kansastransportation on YouTube.

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High Speed Rail in Illinois: Feasibility Study

Monday, October 7th, 2013
Figure 1. Overview of a HSR Network Connecting Chicago, Champaign,  St. Louis, and Indianapolis

In 2009, the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) unveiled a high speed rail vision for America that would complement existing transportation systems (e.g. highways, aviation, and regional and urban public transportation systems). These systems would span between 100 and 600 miles to safely, conveniently, and efficiently connect communities across America. They would create a foundation for economic growth in a more complex global economy, promote energy independence, improve safety and environmental quality, and foster livable communities. The U.S. DOT envisioned collaboration with the states to help plan and develop high speed rail in intercity passenger rail corridors.

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