More Articles for transportation infrastructure

State DOTS and local government infrastructure spending inches up

John Latta - Feb 14, 2013

State DOTs and local governments committed a little over $117 billion in funding for highway, bridge, transit, port and other transportation-related construction projects during 2012, according to new analysis of the most recent U.S. Census Bureau data by the American ...

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ASCE on what it costs to not spend on infrastructure

John Latta - Jan 16, 2013

Failure to spend $157 billion between now and 2020 to upgrade the U.S. infrastructure, including surface transportation, aviation, waterways, the electrical grid and sewers, could lead to losses of more than $3.1 trillion in gross domestic product and $1.1 trillion ...

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Domino 1.

John Latta - Jan 15, 2013

Domino 1.

There is a sense of inevitability about this. It's not a real surprise, and the next falling domino probably won't be either.Tennessee will stop work on its portion of I-69 because the state can't afford the cost. Writing a guest column ...

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Lattatudes

Better Roads Staff - Jan 09, 2013

Lattatudes

Angelina Jolie       It’s not unreasonable to say that “new” media, “social” media and “digital” media rule lives. For older, working generations, the stuff is both essential and addictive. In the world of our young people, digital is the norm. A lot of ...

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A Disruptive Innovation

John Latta - Dec 13, 2012

A Disruptive Innovation

BIM is going be increasingly  influential in transportation infrastructure planning and building. Yes, its an opinion, but this stuff has power that it hasn't even unleashed yet. Building Industry Modeling is advancing, technologically, so fast that it allows agencies and companies ...

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The Good, The Bad and The Sierra Club

John Latta - Dec 12, 2012

The Good, The Bad and The Sierra Club

Think of it as a “naughty” and “nice” list for transportation projects. The Sierra Club has named America’s “50 Best and Worst Transportation Projects” The projects in the club’s report serve, it says, as examples of the “best” and “worst” in transportation ...

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Lattatudes

Better Roads Staff - Aug 05, 2012

Lattatudes

Making It Work   Okay, no seventh-inning stretch; let’s get right back into action. You have read (or at least I hope you have) my constant urgings throughout the past three years to get out and press politicians to pass a new highway ...

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RoadWorks

Better Roads Staff - Aug 05, 2012

RoadWorks

Inside the highway and bridge industries     The ups/downs of an infrastructure bank   Would an infrastrsucture bank work? Would it be a major factor in funding vital future work and development? The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released a report looking into its possibilities. A ...

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Lattatudes

Better Roads Staff - Jun 10, 2012

Lattatudes

A Road is a Road is a Road The thing about our roads is that they don’t go anywhere. Before we had ships, we had roads. Before we had cars and airplanes, we had roads. Before we had computers, we had roads. ...

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Benefits of Advanced Transportation Solutions at TS Canada 15th Annual Conference and General Meeting

Staff Report - Jun 04, 2012

As traffic congestion climbs and government spending declines, transportation agencies and transit departments at all levels are challenged to meet the growing needs of drivers in an efficient and cost-effective way. To effectively manage the transportation infrastructure, government agencies are turning ...

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RoadScience

Better Roads Staff - May 06, 2012

RoadScience

A Concrete Solution: Admixtures Change PCC Performance By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor Portland cement concrete (PCC) is the most widely used structural material in transportation infrastructure, and it’s widely used for pavements as well. But the control of freshly mixed PCC properties is ...

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Lattatudes

Better Roads Staff - Apr 06, 2012

Lattatudes

Reforming Reauthorization Much of the debate (if you can call it that) on a new highway bill has focused on the amount of funding that will be available for transportation infrastructure. Argument over the length of new legislation has also had ...

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