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Posts Tagged ‘T4America’

The Fix We’re In For: The State of Our Nation’s Bridges 2013

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
The Fix We’re In For: The State of Our Nation’s Bridges 2013

TRANSPORTATION FOR AMERICA One in nine bridges remains structurally deficient. Every day, millions of people from all walks of life in cities and towns large and small travel over one of our country’s 66,405 structurally deficient bridges — more than one in nine (11 percent) of all bridges. Structurally deficient bridges are those that require […]

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After the Dust Has Settled… Some Reflections on the New Transportation Law (MAP-21) Update

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Innovation NewsBriefsVol. 23, No. 21 (Rev) By a vote of 373-52 in the House and a vote of 74-19 in the Senate, the lawmakers approved a two year reauthorization (October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2014) of the federal surface transportation program, just one day before the program was set to expire on June 30. […]

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Newly approved transportation bill is a clear step backwards — a message from T4 America

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

TRANSPORTATION FOR AMERICA
Written by: Stephen Lee Davis
More than 1,000 days after the last transportation bill expired, Congress finally voted to approve a new transportation bill just moments ago. Unfortunately for those hoping for a bold step into the future, this bill represents a definite step backwards, the last gasp of an outdated 20th century program.

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Transportation For America: Oppose House Bill

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

From Transportation For America: Friday was a shocking day in the House of Representatives. A House committee majority went ahead with their plan to punish everyone who rides public transportation, as well as jeopardizing thousands of jobs in the public transit, construction and manufacturing industries. In doing this, House leadership and this committee ignored broad, […]

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More Broken Bridges Than Golden Arches [INFOGRAPHIC]

Monday, November 14th, 2011
More Broken Bridges Than Golden Arches

“There are more deficient bridges in our metropolitan areas than there are McDonald’s restaurants in the entire country,” reported Transportation for America.

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The Fix We’re In For: The State of Our Nation’s Bridges – Metropolitan Bridge Rankings

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
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TRANSPORTATION FOR AMERICA
Structurally deficient bridges in metropolitan areas carry a disproportionate share of all trips taken on a deficient bridge each day. In fact, deficient bridges in the largest 102 metropolitan areas carry three-quarters of all traffic crossing a deficient bridge. Put another way, there are more deficient bridges in these 102 regions than there are McDonald’s restaurants in the entire country – 18,239 versus about million 14,000. Worldwide, McDonald’s serves a staggering 64 million people a day. But here in America, 210 million trips are taken daily across deficient bridges in just these 102 regions.

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The Fix We’re In For: The State of Our Bridges Interactive Map

Friday, September 23rd, 2011
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TRANSPORTATION FOR AMERICA
Despite billions of dollars in federal, state and local funds directed toward the maintenance of existing bridges, 69,223 bridges — 11.5 percent of total highway bridges in the U.S. — are classified as “structurally deficient,” requiring significant maintenance, rehabilitation or replacement.

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Aging in Place, Stuck without Options: Fixing the Mobility Crisis Threatening the Baby Boom Generation

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011
Table 3: Metropolitan Rankings by Percentage of Seniors Age 65-79 with Poor Transit Access in 2015

TRANSPORTATION FOR AMERICA
This report ranks metro areas by the percentage of seniors with poor access to public transportation in 2015. Poor transit access is defined for each metro size category to allow for a fair comparison and avoid holding small metro areas to the same standard for transit service and access as large metro areas. For a typical senior, poor access to transit is defined as the average number of bus, rail, or ferry routes within walking distance of their home.

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Dangerous by Design 2011

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
Pedestrian fatality rate per 100,000 persons by race and age

TRANSPORTATION FOR AMERICA
Public health officials encourage Americans of all ages to walk and bike more to stem the costly and deadly obesity epidemic – yet many of our streets are simply not safe. Americans get to pick their poison: less exercise and poor health, or walking on roads where more than 47,000 people have died in the last ten years.

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The Fix We’re In For: The State of our Nation’s Bridges

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
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TRANSPORTATION FOR AMERICA
America’s infrastructure is beginning to show its age. Our nation’s roads, highways and bridges have
increasingly received failing scores on maintenance and upkeep…

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