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Posts Tagged ‘MO’

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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Missouri DOT: Pothole Patrole 2013

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

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St. Louis, MO: New Mississippi River Bridge

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Take a tour of the new Mississippi River Bridge from the man basket. See views from over 400 feet above the river and from the top of the Missouri tower of the project. The project is expected to be ready for traffic in 2014. The two sides are expected to connect around July of 2013. […]

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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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St. Louis, MO: Blanchette Bridge Explosion and Demolition

Friday, December 7th, 2012

A bit of civil engineering fun here in the STL!+++Say hello!http://youngfreestlouis.com – youngfreestlouis on YouTube

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St. Louis, MO: I-70 at Blanchette Missouri River Bridge Demolition

Monday, November 19th, 2012

I-70 at Blanchette Missouri River Bridge St Charles/St Louis Counties. The $63 million rehabilitation of the westbound Interstate 70 Missouri River Bridge (Blanchette Bridge) will keep the westbound bridge closed from November 2012 until Fall 2013. In this video is one section demolished with explosives to help speed up in the renovations -modotvideo on YouTube.

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From Checkbook Campaigns to Civic Coalitions: Lessons from the Passage of Prop A

Monday, April 4th, 2011

On April 6, 2010 the voters of St. Louis County approved a tax increase for transit with a surprising 63 percent majority. The 1⁄2 cent sales tax now raises about $75 million a year to maintain the bus system and expand light rail. Seventeen months earlier a similar initiative had lost with 48 percent of the vote. With the economy in a recession in 2010, unemployment high, and the anti- tax Tea Party movement rising around the nation, the huge majority for Prop A was startling. In this paper we try to explain the success of Prop A and tease out the lessons for future tax initiative campaigns and civic coalitions.

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