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Posts Tagged ‘Roads’

NC DOT: Ready to Respond for Hurricane Season

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

The N.C. Department of Transportation is prepared and ready to respond to whatever Mother Nature may bring this hurricane season. In this video, NCDOT highlights the tools it uses before, during and after storms strike to keep you informed and safe. –NCDOTcommunications on YouTube.

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North Dakota DOT: White Topping Utilized On Roads

Friday, November 30th, 2012

North Dakota Department of Transportation is utilizing a new technique called white topping, or concrete overlay, to extend the life on the roads in western North Dakota. –NDDOTOnline on YouTube.

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What do Americans Think About Federal Tax Options to Support Public Transit, Highways, and Local Streets and Roads?

Monday, June 25th, 2012

MINETA TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE Introduction Over the past several decades, the transportation revenues available from state and federal gas taxes have fallen significantly, especially in terms of inflation-adjusted dollars per mile traveled. At the same time, the transportation system requires critical—and expensive— system upgrades. Among other needs, a large portion of the national highway system requires […]

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Collins-McCaskill Bipartisan Jobs Bill Summary

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Summary of Plan to Rebuild Nation’s Infrastructure Transportation Funds Funding to Support Transportation Infrastructure. The Collins-McCaskill Bipartisan Jobs Bill would authorize a one-time $10 billion appropriation to capitalize an existing DOT program that help states provide loans, loan guarantees, and other for ms of non-grant assistance which leverage private dollars.  States would be required to […]

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Crashes Vs. Congestion Report

Friday, November 25th, 2011
Crashes vs. Congestion

When American motorists talk about transportation problems, they generally key in on traffic. Snarled highways, epic commutes, and gridlocked business and commercial districts mar our suburban existence, weighing heavily upon our elected leaders, our policymakers, and our families. Yet a more costly problem needs to be addressed on America’s roads: motor vehicle crashes. In 2009, traffic crashes killed 33,808 people in the United States – about 93 deaths per day, and nearly four every hour.

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2011 Congested Corridors Report

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Congestion is a significant problem in America’s urban areas. This is well documented in the
Texas Transportation Institute’s Urban Mobility Report. Powered by 2010 INRIX traffic data,
the 2011 Congested Corridors Report includes analysis along 328 specific (directional) freeway
corridors in the United States. These corridors include many of the worst places for congestion
in the United States, and the detailed data allow for more extensive analysis and a better picture of the locations, times and effects of stop-and-go traffic. The report doesn’t list every bad location for congestion, but the issues explored here advance the understanding of when, how and where congestion occurs.

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Monroe, WI: New Road at 8th and 9th Street

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

A new road opens in Monroe, Wisconsin. – Wayno1111111 on YouTube.

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