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Posts Tagged ‘Washington DC’

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

COALITION FOR SMARTER GROWTH
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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Cleaner Rivers for the National Capital Region: Sharing the Cost

Friday, May 25th, 2012

BROOKINGS INSTITUTE
The nation’s capital, like other older American cities, is partially served by a combined sewer system (CSS) in which pipes carry both storm water and sewage or waste water. In dry weather, waste water flows to the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant at the southern tip of the District along the Potomac River. After heavy rains, however, the capacity of the combined sewer is often exceeded, and a mixture of sewage an storm water—combined sewer overflows (CSOs)—discharges into the Anacostia and Potomac rivers and Rock Creek, leading ultimately to downstream destinations, including the Chesapeake Bay.

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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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Washington, DC: Streetcar Vehicle Testing

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Here is the first video of our existing streetcars operating on their own power. The 3 vehicles have battery backup power for emergencies. Over the past two weeks technicians from the manufacturer Inekon have been testing and assessing the condition of the streetcars to make sure they are ready for service next year. For more […]

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Washington, DC: Pennsylvania Avenue Great Streets Project

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

District Mayor Vince Gray led a community celebration to mark the completion of the $35M Pennsylvania Avenue Great Streets Project. More than half of the funding was provided by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) of 2009 and this project put people to work and made this busy corridor safer for the residents who […]

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