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Posts Tagged ‘OH’

Modernizing Ohio’s Transportation System

Friday, July 10th, 2015
Road Conditions in Ohio

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Despite the lack of recent increases in state or federal transportation revenues, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has been able to boost annual spending on roads, highways and bridges over the last four years through operational improvements and the use of bonds backed by the Ohio Turnpike. This increased investment has allowed Ohio to keep state-maintained roads, highways and bridges largely in acceptable condition. However, it has not been adequate to close a shortfall in needed transportation improvements in the state.

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The New Wave of Water Innovation

Thursday, May 14th, 2015
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s Westerly Wastewater Treatment Plant cleans water before it’s returned to Lake Erie. Photo Credit: John Quinn

VALUE OF WATER COALITION
This briefing paper, issued by the Value of Water Coalition, spotlights innovative solutions to the nation’s growing water challenges. Through capital investments, technological innovations, creative financing tools, and cross-sector partnerships, water leaders are building stronger communities and a stronger America.

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Ohio Statewide Transit Needs

Thursday, February 26th, 2015
Figure 1: Ohio Transit Agencies Sources of Funding

OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Changing cultural preferences for transportation are evident from both younger (millennials) and older generations (baby boomers). A large portion of these populations express a desire to live in communities that are bikeable, walkable and have transit.

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Akron, OH: All About That Bus

Thursday, October 30th, 2014
Washington, DC: All About That Bus

We’re all about that bus and we hope you are, too :)
-Akron METRO RTA on YouTube

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Cleveland, OH: The Story of The Innerbelt Bridge Demoliton

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
Cleveland, OH: The Story of The Innerbelt Bridge Demoliton

Crews demolished the remaining steel skeleton of the 1959 Innerbelt Bridge in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Cleveland, OH: Innerbelt Bridge Demolition

Thursday, August 7th, 2014
Cleveland, OH: Innerbelt Bridge Demolition

Cleveland’s old innerbelt bridge is blown up and dropped to the ground.

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Cleveland, OH: Voinovich Bridge Construction Aiming for Maximum Sustainability

Monday, June 2nd, 2014
Cleveland, OH: Voinovich Bridge Construction Aiming for Maximum Sustainability

Cleveland’s George V. Voinovich Bridge team is leading the way in sustainable construction practices. The project team is using the FHWA INVEST tool to gauge its environmental impact during the project. During construction of the eastbound bridge, the team hopes to reach “Platinum” status – the highest level achievable!

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Cleveland, OH: Touring the Euclid Ave Bus Rapid Transit Line

Monday, March 17th, 2014
Cleveland, OH: Touring the Euclid Ave Bus Rapid Transit Line

A brief tour of Cleveland’s Euclid Avenue Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line, narrated by Joseph Shaffer, the engineer in charge of building it. The tour was organized by Freshwater Transit for Southeast Michigan (Detroit) area transit advocates.

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Exaggerating the Employment Impacts of Shale Drilling: How and Why

Friday, November 29th, 2013
The Utica underlies the Marcellus in many areas, coming closer to the surface in eastern Ohio,

MULTI-STATE SHALE RESEARCH COLLABORATIVE
Over the last five years, firms with an economic interest in the expansion of drilling in the Marcellus and Utica shale formations — and their allies, supporters, and trade associations — have used a variety of tools and techniques to exaggerate the employment impacts of shale drilling. These strategies have ranged from the use of inappropriate measures, such as data on new hires, to represent job growth to the misleading attribution of all jobs in “ancillary” industries to the shale industry.

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More Development for Your Transit Dollar

Friday, September 27th, 2013
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INSTITUTE FOR TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT POLICY
A growing number of American cities are promoting transit-oriented development1 (TOD) in order to combat congestion and other problems associated with sprawling, car-dominated suburban growth. Many are planning rail-based mass transit investments like light rail transit (LRT) and streetcars, hoping they will stimulate transit-oriented development, but are finding the costs to be crippling. Increasingly, cities in the US, finding themselves short of funds, are wondering whether BRT, a lower cost mass transit solution initially developed in Latin America and a relatively new form of mass transit in the US, could also be used here to leverage transit-oriented development investments.

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