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A plan to save US infrastructure that might actually work
The Infrastructurist    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If there's anything America has in abundance right now, it's reports on the poor state of the country's infrastructure. But the congressional showdown over the transportation reauthorization bill will peak in the next few weeks, and a betting man would be wise to take the over on the number of similar reports that will surface by late September. More

Asphalt Materials and Mixtures 2011
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TRB's Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2209 contains nine papers that explore shear bond characteristics of tack coats, estimating material-specific moisture damage characteristics of binder-aggregate interface, specifications for aggregate frictional qualities in flexible pavements, design optimization of permeable friction course mixtures and macrotexture measurement tests for pavement preservation treatments. More

DOT launches program to cut highway pavement costs
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The Washington Department of Transportation says keeping highway pavements in good condition has become a bigger challenge with shrinking budgets and rising material prices. The Department of Transportation says it paves its asphalt highway every 10 to 12 years, but in this tough economic climate they must find ways to stretch every pavement dollar. More

HNTB survey: Americans fed up with crumbling, jammed roads
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According to the latest America THINKS survey from HNTB Corp., people are fed up with congested, crumbling roads and are looking for decisions from local and regional officials about how to prioritize fixing them. More

Analysis: Infrastructure woes — a roadblock to growth
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Long famous for its top-notch highways and passion for cars, the United States is letting bridges rust as traffic chokes overburdened roads, threatening a pillar of its economic strength. A prime example of this neglect is the Brent Spence Bridge over the Ohio River. It worked well when it opened in 1963. Now it handles twice the traffic it was designed to support. Gridlock often stretches for a mile beneath a thick haze of smog. More

Mobility matters: the view from the Transportation and Infrastructure Summit
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This past week in Irving, Texas, transportation experts from the private and public sectors gathered for the Transportation and Infrastructure Summit. This year's theme, Modern Mobility: Advancing to the Future, reflects the need for transportation solutions that meet today's challenges and begin addressing tomorrow's needs. At the summit, DOT leaders presented scenarios for improved transportation to seamlessly move people and goods while protecting our environment, reducing dependence on foreign oil, and creating jobs. More

Permeable pavement systems provide structural support, stormwater drainage for parking lots, driveways
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Developers and landowners in many communities have few options for sustainably managing stormwater runoff from parking lots, driveways, and roadways — it must be retained, treated, and infiltrated or re-used onsite. An increasing number of permeable pavement technologies can offer a cost-effective design option for civil engineers and project owners to consider. The following are brief summaries of a variety of recent projects incorporating permeable pavement systems. More

HOV lanes head toward extinction
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HOV lanes, which rose to prominence during the energy crisis in the 1970s and were built as a way to save gas and improve transportation times, are becoming obsolete, according to the Star-Telegram. Transportation planners in Dallas-Fort Worth and other regions, who until just a few years ago were still planning to aggressively build and expand their HOV networks, are now quickly working to convert HOV lanes into hybrid toll lanes. More
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