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Events Happening at the State and Local Levels

Tennessee Governor Says Long-Term Solution Needed for Transportation Funding Gov. Bill Haslam sought to re-energize his drive for more Tennessee transportation funding on Tuesday, urging a statewide coalition of local officials and road builders to help him explain to both the public and reluctant lawmakers about the state’s needs. California Governor Signs Bill: No Bike […]
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Cities and localities feature in this week’s edition of The Crawl

PLANNING New Pittsburgh-Area Alliance Crowdsourcing Regional Transportation Solutions For the next eight weeks, a coalition of political and business leaders from western Pennsylvania will be crowdsourcing an answer to the question: What are the region’s most pressing transportation needs? Newspaper Calls for More Transparency from Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority For the second time in […]
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Numerous States Featured in The Crawl

Growing Arizona’s Transportation System Arizona Town Hall, an independent nonprofit membership organization, focused its 106th meeting this last April on the importance of transportation and how it can be improved in our state. Alabama DOT Developing Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan ALDOT announced on Wednesday that a Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan is being developed to […]
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FTA Awards Various Grants to State Recipients & Other News

Minnesota Rapid Bus Line Gets $1 Million Federal Development-Planning Grant A $1 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration will help East Metro planners look for development opportunities along the proposed Gateway Corridor Gold Line bus rapid transit. Illinois Lawmakers Tired of Short-Term Transportation Fixes Some of the bridges we drive on every day are structurally […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of September 14, 2015

PLANNING City of San Diego, UC San Diego Join MetroLab Network as Part of White Hose Smart Cities Initiative The city of San Diego and UC San Diego will participate in the newly created MetroLab Network, part of a $160 million Smart Cities initiative announced Monday by President Barack Obama.  Read more. Arizona Could Learn from Utah […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of September 7, 2015

Who Drives to Work? Commuting by Automobile in the United States: 2013 – This report focuses on patterns of commuting by private vehicle among U.S. workers in 2013. It highlights differences in rates of automobile commuting by key population characteristics such as age, race, ethnicity, and the types of communities in which workers live. Neighborhood […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of August 31, 2015

Modes Less Traveled — Bicycling and Walking to Work in the United States: 2008–2012 – This report provides a national overview of commuting by bicycle and walking in the United States. It highlights differences in rates of nonmotorized travel for selected social and economic population characteristics and across geographic areas. FHWA Reports Bicycle and Pedestrian […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of August 24, 2015

2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard – This scorecard provides a comprehensive analysis of traffic conditions in 471 urban areas across the United States. The vast amount of information makes it possible to examine problems in greater detail than before, and to identify the effect of solutions at specific locations. Driving Cessation and Health Outcomes in Older […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of August 17, 2015

Twenty-Four Hour Peaking Relationship to Level of Service and Other Measures of Effectiveness – The primary objective of the research was to utilize historical traffic data from permanent traffic count stations or telemetered traffic monitoring sites (TTMS) to analyze 24-hour peaking relationship to various performance measures. Assessing the Social Costs and Benefits of Regulating Carbon […]
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Weekly Briefs for August 10, 2015

Current Practices to Set and Monitor DBE Goals on Design-Build Projects and Other Alternative Project Delivery Methods – NCHRP Synthesis 481 – This study reviews and synthesizes the traditional and new methods, as well as other aspects of the Federal DBE Program as it pertains to U.S.DOT-funded alternative delivery method projects. Bumpy Roads Ahead: America’s […]
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