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Posts Tagged ‘Washington DC’

Chesapeake Bay: Sea Level Rise Over the Next Century

Monday, August 10th, 2015
Figure 1. Map showing Atlantic coast of the United States with population density by county (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010) placed alongside Late Holocene and twentieth-century relative sea-level rise (RSL)

Today, relative sea-level rise (3.4 mm/yr) is faster in the Chesapeake Bay region than any other location on the Atlantic coast of North America, and twice the global average eustatic rate (1.7 mm/yr). Dated interglacial deposits suggest that relative sea levels in the Chesapeake Bay region deviate from global trends over a range of timescales…The sea level for any location at a given point in time represents a sum of factors, including the volume of ocean water, steric (thermal) effects, tectonic activity, and crustal deformation in response to glacio-hydro-isostatic adjustment (GIA) from loading and unloading of continental ice and water masses (Church et al., 2010).

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Infrastructure Week 2015 Is Underway

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
Infrastructure Week kickoff event panel at Bloomberg Government with Vice President Joe Biden in Washington, DC on May 11, 2015. Photo by Ian Wagreich / © U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Most importantly, Infrastructure Week is about spreading awareness and garnering support from citizens and communities around the country. Even if you can’t participate in the events, you can get the word out by sharing readymade content –infographics, posters and neatly packaged tweets are just a few of the “sharables” provided by the Infrastructure Week Steering Committee.

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Weighing Maryland’s Economic Future

Monday, May 11th, 2015
The Red Line is a 14.1-mile light rail transit line with 19 proposed stations, connecting Woodlawn in suburban West Baltimore County with Bayview in east Baltimore City, by way of downtown Baltimore.

The two major rail transit lines planned for Maryland represent a significant investment in the state’s future and economy. Drawing from experience across the nation, this report attempts to assess the full range of potential economic benefits from construction of the Purple Line, connecting Maryland’s Washington, D.C. suburbs, and the Red Line, providing east-west connections between Baltimore and its suburbs. Given the number of regions across the country contemplating similar investments, we offer this report as something of a template for how to make a comprehensive assessment of economic impacts.

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From Invisible to Invaluable: Panel Discussion on Water Infrastructure

Monday, June 16th, 2014
From Invisible to Invaluable: Panel Discussion on Water Infrastructure

The Value of Water Coalition hosted an in-depth conversation at the Newseum in Washington DC on the current condition of water infrastructure in the United States, the consequences of letting these failing systems worsen, and solutions to meeting the water challenges of today and tomorrow.

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Washington, DC: Tiny, Inspirational Bike Love

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013
Washington, DC: Tiny, Inspirational Bike Love

Streetfilms Shortie – Tiny, Inspirational Bike Love from Streetfilms on Vimeo.

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Thinking Big, Planning Smart: A Primer for Greater Washington’s Next Generation of Transit

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Without Metro, it’s estimated our region would need approximately 710 lane-miles of additional highway lanes at a capital cost of $4.7 billion,1 causing severe impacts in terms of homes taken for highway expansion. Proximity to Metro is estimated to have sparked some $212 billion in regional real estate value2, and it’s played a key role in helping older suburbs stave off the inner- suburban decline seen in other cities around the U.S. It’s had a central role in the rebirth of Washington, D.C.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: David Alpert, Greater Greater Washington

Monday, February 4th, 2013

David Alpert is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Greater Greater Washington. He has had a lifelong interest in great cities and great communities. He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He loves the […]

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High Speed Rail Summit – Speakers Include InfrastructureUSA Managing Director Steve Anderson

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

From the US High Speed Rail Association: Don’t miss this exciting high speed rail event of the year – High Speed Rail Summit DC.  The Nation’s capital is the place to be this February 11-13.   Business and political leaders will come together with the world’s top experts to bring high speed rail to America. High speed […]

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REMINDER: July 10th, Washington DC – International Infrastructure Reception

Monday, July 9th, 2012

From Quarles & Brady LLP:
Domestic and International infrastructure takes center stage this week as industry and government officials gather in Washington, DC.

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Washington, DC: WMATA New MV-1 MetroAccess Vehicle Debut

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Taking a spin around with the new MV-1 vehicle being piloted by WMATA for MetroAccess customers. –MetroForward on YouTube.

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