Cities should be accessible within a three-hour travel window, says Rick Harnish
Transportation – Highways/Tollways
Infrastructure Safety Likely to Become Priority in Wake of Bridge Collapse
The viability of the nation’s bridges, overpasses, and other infrastructure is likely to be called into question by the tragic collapse of the I-35 bridge in Minneapolis.
Bike … Walk … Public Transportation … Carpool? Data Shows How Commuters Get to Work
San Francisco ranks among the top U.S. cities for percentage of its workforce that walks, bikes, or takes public transportation to get to work.
Kansas City Earns A for Evacuation Capability
While Kansas City earned high marks for its emergency evacuation capabilities, other U.S. cities did not fare as well, according to a new report issued by the American Highway Users Alliance.
Public/Private Partnerships Allow Governments to Provide Services with Increased Efficiency: An Overview of Privatization Trends
Privatization – providing government services through public/private partnerships – has become a growing trend in the municipal arena. Leonard Gilroy, editor of the Reason Foundationâ€™s Annual Privatization Report, shares his insights on privatization as a strategy for increasing the efficiency of government services.
Interstate System Site Celebrates 50 Years of Transportation History
In commemoration of the U.S. Interstate Highway System’s 50th anniversary, the Federal Highway Administration web site is hosting a web site full of facts, history and statistics. A must-see web site for anyone interested in learning more about the impact of the system on our nation’s economy.
“Intercounty Connector” Toll Road Project Gains FHWA Approval
Let the building begin…. Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich, Jr. marked the federal approval of the Intercounty Connector project with a groundbreaking ceremony for the six-lane toll road that will connect Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties.
Indiana Toll Road on Verge of Going Private
Indiana is in the final stages of considering the privatization of the Indiana Toll Road. The privatization of public infrastructure is emerging as a trend in many parts of the country.
Big Dig Spurs Economic Development in Boston
One of the biggest infrastructure financing deals in the U.S., the “Big Dig” – recently completed after 14 years of construction – is fueling economic development and revitalization in and around Boston. The Massachusetts Turnpike Authority recently released a comprehensive report detailing the impact of the project on the area’s transportation and economy.
Illinois State Toll Highway Authority