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Posts Tagged ‘transportation’

What Obama Will Propose for Transportation, in New Climate Change Approach

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
What Obama Will Propose for Transportation, in New Climate Change Approach

Transportation Issues Daily Today President Obama is proposing a couple of transportation-related executive actions to reduce emissions and global warming. It’s part of a larger package of actions on climate change for which the President can sidestep Congressional approval. The Washington Post has a good, long analysis of the new White House approach and proposal: […]

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America in 2013: A ULI Survey of Views on Housing, Transportation, and Community

Monday, June 10th, 2013
America in 2013

URBAN LAND INSTITUTE America in 2013 Will the changing face of America be a catalyst for a changing landscape as well? America is a diverse nation and our story is ever evolving. How we feel and what we value about the communities we live in is changing, too. The Urban Land Institute’s Infrastructure Initiative and […]

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Elizabethtown, KY: New Glendale Road Bridge Demolition

Friday, May 31st, 2013

New Glendale Road Bridge over Western Kentucky Parkway Demolition. Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Bridge was damaged by a semi hauling a large dump truck on November 19, 2012.- Code3ImagesLLC on Youtube

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Adapting Transportation to the Impacts of Climate Change

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD
Report Dated June 2011
Regardless of what climate change mitigation strategies are adopted, the shorter-term effects of climate change mean that transportation policy makers, planners, and operators—across all modes—need to make changes to adapt to these effects. This E-Circular on adaptation, developed under the auspices of the TRB Special Task Force on Climate Change and Energy, is a companion to the TR News Special Edition issue of May–June 2010 on climate change mitigation.

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The Future of Our Transportation Infrastructure in a Car Crazed Culture

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

By Jack Payton William Faulkner once bemoaned our country’s automobile culture by dryly observing that “the American really loves nothing but his automobile: not his wife, his child, nor his country … but his motor-car.” It’s been over 60 years since he penned those lamenting words, but if anything, our collective reliance on the personal […]

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Washington, D.C: M Street SE/SW Transportation Study Alternative 1

Monday, September 17th, 2012

A 3D visualization of proposed Alternative 1 from the the M Street SE/SW Transportation Study. More information is available at: http://www.anacostiawaterfront.org/awi-transportation-projects/m-street-se-sw-transportation-study/ See other alternatives here: Alternative 2 and Alternative 3 -DDOTVideos on YouTube.

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Transportation Energy Data Book: Edition 31

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY: EERE INTRODUCTION In January 1976, the Transportation Energy Conservation (TEC) Division of the Energy Research and Development Administration contracted with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to prepare a Transportation Energy Conservation Data Book to be used by TEC staff in their evaluation of current and proposed conservation strategies. The major purposes […]

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Advocates of Higher Spending Are Facing a Skeptical Audience

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Innovation NewsBriefs
Vol. 23, No. 17

“It is our belief that once citizens become aware of the significant costs and risks associated with a compromised transportation system operating at less than optimal capacity, they will feel more compelled to demand calls for action that will, in turn, prompt policymakers to act.”

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Transportation Investment as Part of a Deficit-Reduction Package

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

ENO CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION

Introduction

The need to cut our national debt and annual budget deficits is likely to be a force in policy considerations for many years to come. The Congressional Budget Office’s January 2012 Budget and Economic Outlook projects a $1.1 trillion federal budget deficit for fiscal year 2012, assuming current laws remain unchanged.

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Runaway Spending: Private Contractors Increase the Cost of School Student Transportation Services in Pennsylvania

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

KEYSTONE RESEARCH CENTER

Executive Summary

This study examines the cost of transportation services for Pennsylvania’s school districts, focusing especially on the impact on costs of contracting out. Using data from the Pennsylvania Department of Education from 1986 to 2008, the study statistically analyzes total costs, the costs to the state, and the costs to local school districts. On average 72% of transportation services were contracted out by Pennsylvania school districts in 2008, up from 62% in 1986.

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