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Archive for the ‘Roads’ Category

Cleveland, OH: Tour the Streets of Cleveland

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

A driving tour of some of my favorite streets from my trip to downtown Cleveland

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Utah DOT: Mountain View Corridor

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Mountain View Corridor is a planned freeway, transit and trail system in western Salt Lake and northwestern Utah counties. By preserving land now and building in phases, UDOT is planning for tomorrow and improving the quality of life for today’s residents as well as future generations. With the Mountain View Corridor, getting there is getting […]

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Oregon DOT: Managing Congestion with Value Pricing

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

The Portland-Metro area has a congestion problem and it’s getting worse. The Oregon Department of Transportation is conducting an analysis to study options, including value pricing also know as congestion pricing, for managing congestion. Learn what this is and how you can participate in the discussion with this video intro.

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AASHTO Executive Director Bud Wright Talks Transportation on CSPAN

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

On January 4th 2018, Bud Wright, executive director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), appeared live on CSPAN’s Washington Journal. The broadcast focused on the topic of infrastructure investment and the challenges ahead this year. Wright spoke on behalf AASHTO’s members; the transportation departments in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. This video contains experts of Wright’s comments about key issues such as public and private transportation investment, project streamlining and fixing the troubled Highway Trust Fund.

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Oregon DOT: How We Fix The Roads

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

When a road, bridge, or culvert has a problem – how does that get addressed? One way is through something called “Fix It” as part of the Oregon Statewide Transportation Improvement Program. This video explains how it works.

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Utah DOT: Getting to Know the Blast Crew

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Don’t you wish you could blow things up and get paid for it? In this episode of Talking Orange we meet a group of UDOT employees who do! The Region 4 blast crew works hard to keep Utah moving by blasting away rocks that get in the way of roads.

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Washington, DC: What The Barnes Dance Looks Like

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

A Barnes Dance Intersection (also known as a “pedestrian scramble”) operates differently from a standard traffic signal-controlled intersection and allows pedestrians to cross diagonally while vehicles on all sides of the intersection are stopped at a red signal. In June 2017, DDOT put in place a Barnes Dance at 14th and Irving Street NW, which […]

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A World Without Road Signs

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Some cities in Europe are undergoing a fascinating transformation: they’re getting rid of all of their road signs. That’s thanks to a design concept called “shared space,” where urban planners drastically lessen the presence of traffic lights, signs, and barriers, encouraging all forms of transportation to share the road.  There’s evidence that drivers often totally ignore road signs, so the heightened risk forces commuters to remain on high alert as they pass through an intersection, in theory leading to safer travel. But by stripping cities of their traditional traffic control systems, they leave disabled residents in the dark — and that’s sparked a powerful debate of how to balance ease of movement with all residents’ needs.

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Utah DOT: October Region 2 News Update

Friday, October 27th, 2017

In this month’s Region Two News Brief, we review the major construction projects across the Salt Lake Valley and look ahead to 2018. This episode of Region Two News recaps some of the high volume projects happening around Salt Lake County including : The Bangerter 4 interchanges; an update and look ahead into 2018 I-215; […]

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Seattle, WA: Fly Through the Entire SR 99 Tunnel

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Now that the tunneling machine Bertha’s work is complete, it’s possible to fly a drone with a video camera from end-to-end inside Seattle’s SR 99 tunnel. In two minutes, you’ll see two miles of ongoing construction work. The upper roadway of the tunnel’s double-deck highway is more than 85% complete. Up next? Installation of the lower roadway, and all the systems it takes to operate a modern tunnel.

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