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Posts Tagged ‘Texas’

Identifying Transit Deserts in Texas Cities

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
Table 2: Largest Transit Gaps in Texas Cities

CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
This study builds on previous research that has been done on “transit deserts.” This concept is similar to the popular and thoroughly studied concept of a “food desert,” which is a geographic area where there is no or limited access to fresh food (Clark et al. 2002; Jiao et al. 2012; Whelan et al. 2002; Wrigley 1993; Wrigley et al. 2002). The food desert concept has received a lot of attention and influenced planning policies and practices. By applying the same idea to transit systems within urban areas, geographic areas can be identified where there is a lack of transit service. There are three main steps to this process. This involves identifying the transit dependent populations as a measure of transit demand, calculating the transit supply, and then subtracting the supply from the demand to measure the gap (Jiao & Dillivan 2013).

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Texas: Governor Abbott Paves the Way for Historical Transportation Funding Increase

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
Texas: Governor Abbott Paves the Way for Historical Transportation Funding Increase

Video clip illustrates Governor Abbott’s dedication to increasing funding for roads throughout the state of Texas, and also doing away with diversions. From now on, taxes for roads will be spent on roads.

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Dallas, TX: Freeways Without Futures

Friday, June 5th, 2015
Dallas, TX: Freeways Without Futures

Patrick Kennedy, founder of A New Dallas, talks to attendees about how the movement to take Interstate 345 off the grid got started. He was joined by Loeb Fellow Peter Park and Ian Lockwood from the Toole Design Group. Some of the words were too powerful and logical to not share with the rest of the universe.

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Austin, TX: Road Flooding Time Lapse

Thursday, June 4th, 2015
Austin, TX: Road Flooding Time Lapse

A time lapse of a low water crossing at Old Spicewood Springs Rd. May 23rd – 25th.

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TxDOT Secretary Joe Weber: A Safety Message for all Texans

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
TxDOT Secretary Joe Weber: A Safety Message for all Texans

TxDOT Executive Director LtGen Joe Weber, USMC (Ret) delivers an important safety message for all Texans during severe weather. Never try to cross a road covered with water and turn around, don’t drown.

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ASCE 2015 Civil Engineering Award Winners

Friday, April 3rd, 2015
ASCE 2015 Civil Engineering Award Winners

From a relocatable antarctic research station to drought solutions in Texas, the 2015 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Awards showcased a variety of novel approaches to vital engineering problems. The following videos from ASCE detail this year’s winner and four other finalists.

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The Impacts of EPA’s Clean Power Plan on Electricity Generation and Water Use in Texas

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
Figure 3. Baseline power generation fuel mix, where coal is gradually replaced by gas and wind power (Units = GWh/yr)

CNA CORPORATION
To determine how Texas could be affected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Clean Power Plan (CPP), we applied CNA’s Electricity-Water-Climate power sector model to evaluate the potential impacts. We find that under the CPP, the state will save water and reduce levels of conventional air pollutants. In addition, the state will be able to meet the policy’s targets with modest incremental effort even though electricity demand is expected to increase by 25 percent.

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Texas: NextGen Flight Planning Eases Air Congestion

Thursday, November 20th, 2014
Texas: NextGen Flight Planning Eases Air Congestion Over Texas

Learn how NextGen is making air travel more efficient in the North Texas area.

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Dallas, TX: The Better Block Celebrates Four Years Transforming Communities

Monday, May 19th, 2014
Dallas, TX: The Better Block Celebrates Four Years Transforming Communities

For a very long time, Streetfilms has wanted to profile Jason Roberts and the amazing work of The Better Block. It was destiny that a few weeks ago we were able to sync up to be present for the fourth anniversary of The Better Block in Oak Cliff. This temporary pedestrian plaza was adjacent to the site where they first debuted their innovative ideas to change a street.

You’ll see some of the behind-the-scenes set up and preparation. But I already know the visuals people will be talking about most is their transformation of a dangerous intersection in to a safer one using only temporary materials – especially a really inventive way of re-purposing decals as crosswalks!

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This Infra Week

Friday, February 28th, 2014
NYCDOT

INFRA STORIES YOU SHOULDN’T MISS!
The Passengers Are Up and Running, But Are the Trains?
Move Over Venice, Kirkland Gets in the Gondola Game
South Carolina’s Legare Bridge Gets Pedestrian/Cyclist Friendly
Could Congress Find Common Ground On Complete Streets?
Coulda Wouda Shouda: The HSR Edition
Nashville is Growing, But is its Transit System?

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