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Posts Tagged ‘Tennessee’

Nashville, TN: The NashvilleNext Comprehensive Plan

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016
Nashville, TN: The NashvilleNext Comprehensive Plan

NashvilleNext, a three-year regional planning effort providing a 25-year vision for Metro Nashville/Davidson County, Tennessee, has been named recipient of the American Planning Association’s (APA) prestigious 2016 Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan.

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Tennessee DOT: Safety Message Contest 2016

Thursday, January 21st, 2016
Tennessee DOT: Safety Message Contest 2016

It’s back! TDOT is once again holding a contest to see who can come up with the best safety message for the Dynamic Message Signs (DMS) on the interstates. – See more at: #WhatsYourSign

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Tennessee’s Long-Range Transportation Plan

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
Tennessee’s Long-Range Transportation Plan

TDOT is working on a new 25-Year Long-Range Plan. We’d like your input.

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Metro Freight: The Global Goods Trade that Moves Metro Economies (REPORT)

Thursday, October 24th, 2013
The Memphis Logistics Hub and Future Economic Growth

One of the lessons from the Great Recession is the need to grow and support the tradable sectors, typically manufacturing and high-end services, of our metropolitan economies. But to drive these tradable sectors, metropolitan areas need physical access to markets. Metropolitan freight connectivity enables this access and the ensuing modern global value chains. Without it, trade cannot occur.

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Maximizing Walkability, Diversity and Educational Equity in U.S. Schools

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

With childhood obesity at an all-time high, many health advocates are calling for greater access to walkable schools as an important element of a comprehensive approach for addressing this epidemic. Children who can safely walk or bicycle to and from school can build physical activity into their daily routine. In 1969, about half (48 percent) of K-8th grade students walked or bicycled to school. By 2009, only 13 percent did so. Many factors, including schools’ locations, have led to this decrease in children walking and biking to and from school.

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Knoxville, TN: Henley Bridge Construction

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Charles Marohn, Strong Towns

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Charles Marohn is the Executive Director of Strong Towns, as well as the Strong Towns Blog primary author. Topics include:
The Low Return on Horizontal Infrastructure
Build it and They Will Come
Wasteful, not Wealthy
Memphis: A Study in Urban Planning
Texas: A Failing Model

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The Fiscal Implications of the Senate Highway Bill (S.1813)

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Innovation NewsBriefs
Vol. 23, No. 11
By a vote of 74-22 on March 14, the Senate passed an 18-month highway bill (S. 1813) reauthorizing the federal surface transportation program through the end of FY 2013. Twenty-two senators, all Republican, voted against the final bill.

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Broadband Visualized: States Map High-Speed Internet Data

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010
map’s map shows broadband availability around the country, and many states are displaying their own broadband data on interactive maps.

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Relationships Between Streetcars and the Built Environment

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
Streetcar Cover

In the past 20 years, numerous cities have planned and implemented new rail transit systems. This movement has coincided with other urban regeneration trends, bringing new life to urban centers and advancing strategies to manage growth that promote more efficient patterns of development. Various forms of heavy rail, light rail, and streetcar systems have been built, many with robust ridership and popularity, owing to a rediscovery of this form of transportation, as well as concerns about growing traffic congestion, volatile fuel prices, and climate change.

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