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Posts Tagged ‘Tennessee’

Building Tennessee’s Tomorrow: Anticipating the State’s Infrastructure Needs

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

One of the greatest fiscal challenges facing our elected officials is dealing with aging infrastructure. As the population grows and shifts, new classrooms must be built and equipped to meet our children’s needs. As roads and bridges wear out, they must be repaired or replaced to ensure our safety. And as outdated water lines begin to crack and fail, they must be upgraded to carry clean drinking water safely and efficiently. These examples are just a few of the demands confronting government officials as they struggle with the daunting task of matching limited funds to seemingly unlimited needs.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: John Schroer, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Transportation

Thursday, February 8th, 2018
John Schroer on The Infra Blog

The issue that we’re very concerned with nationally…is making sure that our mainstay of funding transportation projects, the Trust Fund, is solvent, and it’s just not right now. We’re very concerned that that may possibly fall by the wayside with this new infrastructure plan, which would be more project based, and puts more emphasis on funding through other sources other than the federal government and will make it difficult for rural states like Tennessee in most states in this country to keep up with the current demand that we have on maintaining our infrastructure.

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ACEC’S ENGINEERING INC. — Innovations in Airport Design

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
ACEC’S ENGINEERING INC. — Innovations in Airport Design - Quarry Lake

Since early 2016, a new 3,600-ton capacity geothermal system has been providing cooling for the entire terminal building at the Nashville International Airport, significantly reducing the facility’s use of both electricity and water. The nearly $10.4 million project finished three months ahead of schedule and under budget.

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2016 Report Card for Tennessee’s Infrastructure

Monday, October 10th, 2016
2016 Report Card for Tennessee

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS (ASCE) TENNESSEE CHAPTER Executive Summary Tennessee, the “Volunteer State,” the “Country Music Capital of the World,” boasts the official slogan, “Tennessee – America at Its Best.” Already, Tennessee has been named “Best place to move to.” What would it take for Tennessee to be known as the “Home of America’s […]

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Nashville, TN: The NashvilleNext Comprehensive Plan

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

NashvilleNext, a three-year regional planning effort providing a 25-year vision for Metro Nashville/Davidson County, Tennessee, has been named recipient of the American Planning Association’s (APA) prestigious 2016 Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan.

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Tennessee DOT: Safety Message Contest 2016

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

It’s back! TDOT is once again holding a contest to see who can come up with the best safety message for the Dynamic Message Signs (DMS) on the interstates. – See more at: #WhatsYourSign

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Tennessee’s Long-Range Transportation Plan

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

TDOT is working on a new 25-Year Long-Range Plan. We’d like your input.

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Metro Freight: The Global Goods Trade that Moves Metro Economies (REPORT)

Thursday, October 24th, 2013
The Memphis Logistics Hub and Future Economic Growth

One of the lessons from the Great Recession is the need to grow and support the tradable sectors, typically manufacturing and high-end services, of our metropolitan economies. But to drive these tradable sectors, metropolitan areas need physical access to markets. Metropolitan freight connectivity enables this access and the ensuing modern global value chains. Without it, trade cannot occur.

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Maximizing Walkability, Diversity and Educational Equity in U.S. Schools

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

With childhood obesity at an all-time high, many health advocates are calling for greater access to walkable schools as an important element of a comprehensive approach for addressing this epidemic. Children who can safely walk or bicycle to and from school can build physical activity into their daily routine. In 1969, about half (48 percent) of K-8th grade students walked or bicycled to school. By 2009, only 13 percent did so. Many factors, including schools’ locations, have led to this decrease in children walking and biking to and from school.

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Knoxville, TN: Henley Bridge Construction

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

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