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Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Department of Transportation’

Share Your Transportation Story: Wynton Marsalis

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx sits down for a conversation with jazz legend Wynton Marsalis. Mr. Marsalis shares stories about streetcar rides with his great-uncle in 1960s New Orleans, the significance of trains in American mythology, and how the sounds of transportation continue to inspire his music today.

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The Interstate Highway System turns 60: Challenges to Its Ability to Continue to Save Lives, Time and Money

Thursday, June 30th, 2016
Percent Urban Interstates Congested

TRIP
In this report, TRIP looks at the history and benefits of the Interstate Highway System, its current use and condition, and the future needs of the nation’s most critical transportation system. Sources of data for the report include the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Bridging the Divide: Connecting People to Opportunity

Monday, May 16th, 2016

The U.S. Department of Transportation is working to expand access to opportunity for all Americans.

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Bike-Share Stations in the U.S.

Friday, April 8th, 2016
FIGURE 1. Bike-Share Connectivity to Scheduled Public Transportation

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORTATION STATISTICS
Bike-share systems typically operate independently of local transit authorities. However, most bike-share docking stations (86.3 percent) can be found near local public transportation stops (transit bus, commuter rail, heavy rail, light rail, and transit ferry). These locations offer modal choice and the opportunity to connect between modes. Transit bus is the most typical connection, with 84.2 percent (2,236) of bike-share stations located a block or less from a transit bus stop.

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What is GROW AMERICA?

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

This animated video explains the key features of the Obama Administration’s GROW AMERICA Act and why we need to move forward on a long-term surface transportation bill.

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Twitter “Town Hall” – DOT Secretary Foxx and House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Shuster

Friday, February 13th, 2015
ShusterFoxxTwitterTownHall

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and House Transportation Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster recently hosted a virtual “Town Hall” on Twitter to discuss the issue of infrastructure in the United States. Using the hashtag #StuckInTraffic, Chairman Shuster (@Transport) and Secretary Foxx (@SecretaryFoxx) answered questions from industry leaders and the public on strengthening our nation’s highway, […]

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U.S. Department of Transportation: Beyond Traffic

Friday, February 6th, 2015

An introduction to Beyond Traffic, the Department of Transportation’s 30-year framework, with an invitation to join the conversation.

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Outcomes of the Nonmotorized Transportation Program

Monday, June 16th, 2014
Table 1: Pilot Communities

FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION
The program was intended to “demonstrate the extent to which bicycling and walking can carry a significant part of the transportation load, and represent a major portion of the transportation solution, within selected communities.” Throughout the program to date, the four communities, each with unique physical and demographic characteristics, identified and implemented a locally devised strategy to significantly increase the use of nonmotorized transportation, along with the accompanying safety, environmental, and health benefits. This report represents the culmination of that initial implementation and analytical effort.

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Pedestrian Roadway Crossing Behavior

Friday, March 14th, 2014
Human Factors Assessment of Pedestrian Roadway Crossing Behavior

FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION
Pedestrian–vehicle crashes are both common and deadly. In 2010, 13 percent of all fatal crashes involved pedestrians. Of these, 68.1 percent occurred outside intersections. As a result of thelarge proportion of pedestrian fatalities that occur at non-intersection locations, it is important toinvestigate the causal factors of these collisions. Despite the large proportion of crashes, little research has investigated the reasons pedestrians cross roadways at unmarked locations.

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Federal Highway Administration: Seek, Simplify, and Solve through Research

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

FHWA’s Office of Planning, Environment and Realty’s video — Seek, Simplify, and Solve through Research — is the first in a series of videos that feature FHWA research activities. The Office’s research focuses on improving transportation decision making and promoting efficiency, while protecting communities and the environment.

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