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Posts Tagged ‘Transportation for America’

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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Reactions to the ASCE 2013 Report Card on America’s Infrastructure

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

 Transportation for America’s Director James Corless: “Our country’s association of civil engineers continues to do the yeoman’s work of sounding the alarm on our country’s infrastructure — the roads, rails and waterways that we depend on to move our goods from place to place and get us where we need to go each day. But […]

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Reactions to President Obama’s State of Union

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Transportation Issues Daily A number of transportation interests issued a news release offering a reaction to the President’s State of the Union. Here are excerpts from ones I could find. We republished Senator Boxer’s statement in full earlier. Gregory E. DiLoreto, president of The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): “President Obama’s ‘Fix-It-First’ plan is a great step toward […]

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Thinking Outside the Farebox: Creative Approaches to Financing Transit Projects

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

TRANSPORTATION FOR AMERICA
The demand for public transportation service is at its highest point in 50 years. The causes are many: rising gas prices, an increasingly urbanized population, growing numbers of seniors, and the preferences of the “millennial” generation. These factors and more are contributing to soaring ridership on existing transit routes. And more communities today are looking for funds to build and operate rail and bus lines than ever before.

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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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Guest on The Infra Blog: James Corless, Director, Transportation for America

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

James Corless is the Director of Transportation for America, a coalition of over 400 organizations working to promote a new national transportation policy that’s smarter, safer, cleaner and provides more choice. Prior to Transportation for America, Mr. Corless was a senior planner for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission in the San Francisco Bay Area where he […]

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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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