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Posts Tagged ‘Pennsylvania’

Pennsylvania DOT: Pothole Patrol

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016
Pennsylvania DOT: Pothole Patrol

This short video aims to educate motorists on how potholes form, how the department addresses them and most importantly, how to report their location to PennDOT.

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“Imagine Transportation” Community Crowdsourcing: What We’ve Heard

Friday, July 15th, 2016
RTA Transportation Survey - 1

We asked 800+ organizations across all 10 counties: What changes to transportation would make the biggest difference to the populations or clients you serve? You told us we that there are many good reasons for working together to improve and invest our regional transportation system!! In addition to these problems, you gave many suggestions for the types of projects or changes that would help solve these problems. Now the RTA is sorting through those responses as well as looking at what other regions and experts have done to identify opportunities for new investment that will address these problems of regional connectivity and mobility.

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Philadelphia, PA: Transit, Density and Opportunity

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Transit is not just a convenience; it is essential to the density that enables Center City to provide 42% of all jobs in Philadelphia. If downtown workers relied on cars to the same degree as commuters across the region, then 295,000 workers would arrive each day in 227,150 cars. At 330 square feet per parking space, we would need a giant, surface parking lot of 2.6 square miles – larger than William Penn’s original plan for the city (2.2 square miles river to river, Vine to South) – leaving little room for the office buildings, hotels, hospitals, universities, residences, cultural institutions, historic destinations, restaurants, retail shops and parks that define the diversity and create employment opportunities downtown.

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Pittsburgh, PA: The Fort Pitt Tunnel

Thursday, June 9th, 2016
Pittsburgh, PA: The Fort Pitt Tunnel

Travelers familiar with Pittsburgh know that any time you visit you are almost certainly going to travel through one of the three main tunnels surrounding the city. The Fort Pitt Tunnel, a resource that is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, was recently renovated, which impacted this historic resource. As part of the mitigation for this effect, the three-county PennDOT region worked closely with the Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission and other local groups in Pittsburgh to create a video to capture not only a brief history of the tunnel but to capture the iconic view of traveling through the tunnel and into the City of Pittsburgh.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Bill Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
Bill Peduto

William Peduto was elected to the office of Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh in the General Election on November 5, 2013. He has worked for 19 years on Pittsburgh City Council, as a staffer and Member of Council representing District 8, and resides in the Point Breeze neighborhood of the city.

“So there’s always been a partnership between the ability to create and innovate and the ability to build—that’s in our DNA. We went through a thirty-year recession/depression, and now we have re-emerged where we were before, which is with a new 21st-century model. When we look at our infrastructure, we have the opportunity to be innovative once again.”

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Philadelphia, PA: The Economic Impact of “Green City, Clean Waters”

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

The purpose of this report is to articulate the local economic impact of Green City, Clean Waters (GCCW), an ambitious initiative of the Philadelphia Water Department that seeks to invest in green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) projects throughout the City of Philadelphia. GCCW fulfills federally established water quality requirements in ways that are simultaneously environmentally sustainable, positive for the local economy, and beneficial to neighborhoods throughout the City (see Table ES.1).

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Our Future with the FAST Act: Ed Rendell, Former PA Governor & Building America’s Future (BAF) Co-Founder

Monday, December 14th, 2015
Our Future with the FAST Act: Ed Rendell

“I do believe with a new Congress and a new administration, whatever the configuration of that is…I think we have a chance to get a blue-ribbon, six-month commission to propose ways to make significant investments in the American infrastructure. And I think that would lead to doing something like all of the G20 countries have done, and that’s a long-term infrastructure revitalization program…I think with Presidential and Congressional leadership looking at one of the most significant long-range problems facing this country, I think we have a chance to start anew. If we had such a commission I would love to be part of it or chair it, and I would do it as a labor of love.”

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Harrisburg, PA: In Just One Weekend, Bridge Superstructure Demolished & Restored

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
Harrisburg, PA: In Just One Weekend, Bridge Superstructure Demolished & Restored

Instead of impacting traffic for roughly a year and a half with traffic restrictions for a bridge superstructure replacement, PennDOT took an innovative approach to replacing a 60-year old structurally deficient bridge superstructure on busy Route 581 in the Harrisburg region.

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Erie, PA: Enhancing Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety

Monday, May 25th, 2015
Erie, PA: Enhancing Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety

Enhancing pedestrian and bicyclist safety on Peninsula Drive, the road to popular Presque Isle State Park in Erie, PA. Watch to learn about the improvements

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Philadelphia, PA: SEPTA Cycle-Transit Plan

Friday, May 1st, 2015

SEPTA’s ridership is nearing quarter century highs. In Southeastern Pennsylvania and across the United States, rates of both private auto ownership and use are down. The region’s three fastest growing demographic groups – “Millennials” (20-34 years old) , “Baby Boomers” (60-75 years old), and an influx of newly-settled immigrants of all ages – are less likely to own a car (or even a driver’s license) and are more likely to use transit. These emerging local demographic groups tend to not only rely on transit for commuting to work but also for other discretionary trips and often travel with luggage, strollers and bicycles.

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