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Posts Tagged ‘Wyoming’

America’s Transportation Awards Top 10 Project Profile: Wyoming DOT

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
America’s Transportation Awards Top 10 Project Profile: Wyoming DOT

Wyoming Department of Transportation’s $146.2 million Togwottee Trail to Yellowstone project increased safety and mobility by upgrading a 50-year-old road on a major route leading to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. New under-crossings were built so wildlife and snowmobilers can pass under the highway safely. New shoulders, passing lanes, and upgraded bridges and parking facilities allow a safe trip through some of America’s most beautiful scenery. Wyoming Department of Transportation’s Togwottee Trail to Yellowstone project was recognized as a Regional Winner in the 2014 America’s Transportation Awards competition and it is also a Top 10 finalist, competing for the National Grand Prize and the People’s Choice Award. Watch this presentation and hundreds more videos 24/7 at www.transportationtv.org

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Jackson, WY: Hoback Bridge Demolition

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
Jackson, WY: Hoback Bridge Demolition

This Winter, the new bridge was opened over the Snake River at Hoback Junction south of Jackson. Now, the old bridge is being removed. Featuring: Thom Doud, Project Manager, Controlled Demolition, Inc.

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Jackson, WY: Snake River Bridge Demolition

Monday, March 24th, 2014
Jackson, WY: Snake River Bridge Demolition

Demolition of the bridge over the Snake River at Hoback Junction South of Jackson, WY. March 20, 2014-WYDOTVIDEOS on YouTube

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Searching for Novel Approaches to Transportation Funding

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Innovation NewsBriefs
Vol. 24, No. 1
As we enter the New Year (and begin our 24th year of publication), the debate about transportation funding is taking a new turn. Talk of raising the federal gas tax has become muted and even the efficacy of the gas tax itself is being questioned. And no wonder: vehicles are becoming more fuel efficient, CAFE standards are becoming more stringent, vehicle use is leveling off, and hybrids and electric vehicles are expected to slowly but surely increase their market penetration.

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Interactive Map: Fracking Across the United States

Friday, June 8th, 2012

EARTHJUSTICE The country is in the midst of an unprecedented gas drilling boom—brought on by a controversial technology called hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.” Along with this fracking-fueled gas rush have come troubling reports of poisoned drinking water, polluted air, mysterious animal deaths, industrial disasters and explosions. We call them “Fraccidents.” The map below displays a […]

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Investigation of Ground Contamination Near Pavillion, Wyoming

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
Wyoming

EPA Extended Abstract In response to complaints by domestic well owners regarding objectionable taste and odor problems in well water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency initiated a ground water investigation near the town of Pavillion, Wyoming under authority of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act. The Wind River Formation is the principal source […]

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Photo Collection: Connected by Rail

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
South Paw Running

Our states are connected by more than just highways.

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Top 25 Surface Transportation Projects to Support Economic Growth in Wyoming

Thursday, January 6th, 2011
GDP Change By State

THE ROAD INFORMATION PROGRAM
To achieve sustainable economic growth, Wyoming must proceed with numerous projects to improve key roads, highways and bridges in the state to support economic growth, particularly in its booming energy sector.

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WESTERN WIND AND SOLAR INTEGRATION STUDY

Thursday, May 27th, 2010
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NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY OF THE US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
WestConnect is a group of transmission providers that are working collaboratively on initiatives to improve wholesale electricity markets in the West…This study has established both the potential and the challenges of large scale integration of wind and solar generation in WestConnect and, more broadly, in WECC. However, changes of this magnitude warrant further investigation.

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