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By the year 2045, will U.S. transportation be fossil or fantastic?

March 10, 2015

By the year 2045, will U.S. transportation be fossil or fantastic? HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge lookds at a new report from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. DOT, Anthony Foxx, Infrastructure

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, March 10, 2015 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

President Touts Smart Highways and Vehicles in Infrastructure Push

July 16, 2014

Tuesday, President Obama took a quick trip across the Potomac to visit the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, a facility in McLean, Virginia, that focuses on highway technologies that help make driving safer and smarter.

Tags: Infrastructure, Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications, Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communications, Highway Funding, Self-Driving Vehicles, President Obama

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Taking the Infrastructure Message to the Streets

March 17, 2014

As the federal government struggles to figure out how to fund the nation's infrastructure, states are increasingly taking matters into their own hands. One group in Iowa is pushing state legislators to act.

Tags: Taxes, Iowa, Highway Funding, Infrastructure Funding, Bridges

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, March 17, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Is Our Infrastructure Crumbling, or Not?

Highway funding debate muddied by claims of improving infrastructure

Critics of the push to revamp highway funding say events such as the I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis in 2007 are isolated incidents that don't take into account data showing improvements in the nation's infrastructure. If you really call a D+ an improvement.

April 3, 2013

In the debate over how to increase highway funding, the call is often made to raise fuel taxes or develop other funding mechanisms to fix our crumbling highways and bridges, a problem brought tragically to the forefront by the collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis in August 2007 that killed 13 people. Now, clouding the debate in Washington is the claim that our infrastructure really isn't crumbling after all.

Tags: Infrastructure, Highway Funding, Congestion, Highways

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, April 3, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(2)

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