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The fine people at AASHTO went to some trouble to create this chart and the hardworking study that it accompanies so it seems right to go ahead and convey what it’s all about. READ ARTICLE
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The United States has a lot to learn about quality bus-rapid transit, and great station design is toward the top of that lesson plan. READ ARTICLE
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Stomp on the gas in a new Ford Mustang or F-150 and you’ll hear a meaty, throaty rumble — the same style of roar that Americans have associated with auto power and performance for decades. READ ARTICLE
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Bay Area News Group More people are driving electric cars. Gasoline cars are getting better mileage. And California’s vehicles are causing less pollution. READ ARTICLE
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The empty back-haul lane issue is one of the historic factors for truck drivers that make the difference between profit and survival...thriving and going out of business. READ ARTICLE
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Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) introduced a new plan Tuesday to improve and modernize infrastructure and transportation in the state of New York. READ ARTICLE
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IT'S BEEN A DECADE since voters approved a four-tenths-of-a-cent sales tax increase to help fund a massive, multibillion-dollar transit expansion project in Denver that includes 122 miles of new light- and commuter-rail lines, 57 new stations and a redeveloped Union Station. READ ARTICLE
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The TranSystems team has won the American Council of Engineering Companies' (ACEC) Grand Conceptor Award for their work on the Wacker Drive and Congress Parkway Reconstruction project for the City of Chicago. READ ARTICLE
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In its first meeting since May of last year, the board of the Joint Project Office of the Jasper Ocean Terminal reviewed studies that indicate the Savannah River has the capacity to support both Georgia Ports Authority’s sprawling terminal and a new container terminal in Jasper County on the South Carolina side of the river. READ ARTICLE
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Here in the design world the ENR Top 500 Design Firm Survey is a perennial scorekeeper in the industry, and we always look forward to it and read it with pleasure.

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…they never do anything about it. Well, they would if they could; it’s a major and a majorly unpredictable factor in infrastructure. We see that in the current storm in the northeast, which is affecting everything from flight schedules to oceangoing shipping to trucking to mass transit. READ ARTICLE
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The Future Airport Capacity Task (FACT3) report identified airports that are at risk for significant delays and congestion through 2020 and 2030 in the US. READ ARTICLE
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Minnesota motorists would pay at least 16 cents a gallon more gasoline taxes under Gov. Mark Dayton's transportation funding proposal. READ ARTICLE
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Take a look at the map below. READ ARTICLE
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The fine people launching this service seek to (approximately) copy the Uber model, whereby a fleet of drivers with good cars and empty back seats READ COMMENTARY
Intermodal transportation is a big deal, and it's steadily getting bigger. READ ARTICLE
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Nothing breeds failure like success. Just look at what has happened to the world of oil since technology allowed for the exploitation of the tar sands of Alberta and the oil shale of the Dakotas and Texas. READ COMMENTARY
In truth, transportation through some of our more complex systems all but require IT integration, as the challenges occur in real time, and have largely moved beyond traditional human means of management. READ ARTICLE
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Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Wednesday that congressional Republicans and the Obama administration are too far apart on individual tax reform but could reach an agreement on business tax reform. READ ARTICLE
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The fight over New Jersey’s nearly-broke transportation fund ratcheted up two notches Tuesday when Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox called for immediate safety inspections on every bridge in the state and local officials were warned not to count on $200 million in state transportation aid this year. READ ARTICLE
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The president in his State of the Union message sought to tee up an expansion of current financing mechanisms in the public private partnership (PPP) side of the economy. READ ARTICLE
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President Barack Obama and the Republican-controlled Congress he addressed Tuesday night agree they need to fix the country’s infrastructure funding problem before the money runs out on May 31. READ ARTICLE
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A website launching Monday will turn wonkish government data into interactive maps on the quality of bridges, roads and rail transportation across Cook and six other counties with the intention of rousing the public to push for costly upgrades and expansions. READ ARTICLE
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A wide-ranging network of suburban bus routes could transform the way people commute and shop, connecting people to job centers in Naperville, Elgin and Elk Grove Village, according to an ambitious $2.3 billion plan shared by Pace on Tuesday. READ ARTICLE
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From intuitive improvements – such as better statewide communication and pre-storm protocols – to more sensible plow blades and smarter technology for plow truck drivers, the crews at PennDOT’s District 9 are becoming more equipped each year to handle Pennsylvania weather as efficiently as possible. READ ARTICLE
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Building a bridge takes years.
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The quick replacement of a bridge seems like a contradiction in terms, these fine structures most often call for months of shut down lanes, detours, end-arounds, and construction dust. READ COMMENTARY
The nation's busiest port complex saw its best year since before the Great Recession, a sign of renewed economic strength across the country. READ ARTICLE
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Money from Tennessee's gas tax isn't enough to maintain the state's roads or to push forward on future projects, according to a new report from the state comptroller. READ ARTICLE
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Gov. Nikki Haley unveiled her roads-funding plan during her State of the State address Wednesday, offering a surprise 10-cent-per-gallon gas-tax increase. READ ARTICLE
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The dollar index has risen more than 19% against a bucket of foreign currencies since last summer. It has approached its highest level since the early 2000's and doesn't appear to be losing steam. READ ARTICLE
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Although they’d probably claim otherwise, Silicon Valley programmers are not the sole solution for smart roads and connected cars. READ ARTICLE
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By many measures, bus rapid transit (BRT) is one of the most useful transportation inventions the world has come up with yet…and the fastest growing. READ ARTICLE
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Despite the fact that we are in the middle of the peak transportation season, it seems like the only topic anyone can discuss today is the plummeting price of crude oil and what it might mean for multiple sectors in the future. READ ARTICLE
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Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that TranSystems Inc., a global engineering transportation firm, has renewed their role as an “Official Team Partner” for the team’s sports car and Indy car programs as well as an associate sponsor of the No. 15 Indy car driven by Graham Rahal in the Verizon IndyCar Series for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. READ ARTICLE
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A gauge of U.S. business investment plans fell for a fourth straight month in December, a potential sign that slowing global growth and falling oil prices were weighing on the economy. READ ARTICLE
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U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, a former Charlotte mayor, asked a national gathering of mayors Thursday to commit to improving the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians in their communities. READ ARTICLE
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Last year FERC adopted new standards for cybersecurity regarding critical infrastructure and reliability standards for guarding against physical threats. READ ARTICLE
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Cybersecurity is much in the news these days, and for good reason. READ COMMENTARY
A Virginia civil engineers group gives the state’s infrastructure an overall grade of C- minus, up from the D-plus the engineers graded it five years ago. READ ARTICLE
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The golden hour: a time of seed-planting for Tennyson and of perfect cinematic lighting for Terrence Malick. READ ARTICLE
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At a time when retail traffic to brick and mortar stores (and malls) is down over 20%, due to as much as anything the growth of online retail transactions and delivery, aviation retail grows apace and continues to innovate and change with the times. READ COMMENTARY
The East Coast may not have seen the history-making blizzard some had feared, but Tuesday’s storm still left government officials with a thirst for salt. READ ARTICLE
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The supply of road salt is similar to the supply of parachutes in aviation READ COMMENTARY
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