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Mike cheated and his partner wants everyone to know. The jilted lover in Washington, D.C., found Mike’s red Mitsubishi Outlander Sport late on a Saturday night in November and spray painted “Mike is a cheater” on the hood and both sides, snapped off the side mirrors, smashed the front and back…
January 04, 2022
About 16 years ago, the District Department of Transportation embarked on a journey to rebuild the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge (FDMB). After 68 years of serving residents from and surrounding the District of Columbia, it was declared “structurally deficient and functionally obsolete,” and in…
December 02, 2021
The Arlington Memorial Bridge over the Potomac River is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The 89-year-old Arlington Memorial Bridge needed to be completely rehabilitated or face closure. Kiewit and design subcontractor AECOM were selected to replace or restore the deteriorated…
December 02, 2021
South Coast Rail project
MassDOT and the MBTA are working on the South Coast Rail project to restore commuter rail service to Southeastern Massachusetts, connecting underserved communities with major metropolitan centers.
Equity in public transportation is not new. Building equitable infrastructure has been an important part of transportation network planning and design for many years. Over the last few years, however, equity in the built environment has shifted from simply minimizing adverse impacts to a more…
November 22, 2021
It’s 2020 and, once again, transportation agencies nationally have their eyes on Washington, D.C., to see whether or when a new federal transportation funding package will emerge. Existing funding from 2016’s Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act expires in September, and many worry…
February 04, 2020
As I was in the process of buttoning up this issue, a piece ran in the New York Times that limned some proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act as regards infrastructure.  The new rule would no longer require agencies, including DOTs, to consider the “cumulative” environmental…
February 03, 2020
The winter months can take their toll on the best of us, but for mayors, city planners, and transportation system engineers, the challenge is especially intense. How can cities throughout the country and the world take their winter weather preparedness and response to the next level? What does it…
September 04, 2019
Kudos to American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s President and CEO Dave Bauer for his recent Washington Post op-ed, which pointed out the need to fix our nation’s structurally deficient bridges and roadways. The sad state of our roadway infrastructure, which received only a D+…
June 05, 2019
A few issues ago I got pretty snippy about the unnecessary complication of buying a transit ticket in Washington, D.C. This past January, I was again back in D.C., attending the Transportation Research Board’s Annual Meeting, and this time circumstance did not require me to use the city’s public…
May 08, 2019
As we enter spring in 2019, an infrastructure package continues to be a topic of hearings, press conferences and discussion on Capitol Hill. The challenge is that every day that passes is a day closer to Election Day 2020, when we will have congressional and presidential elections—and possibly,…
May 08, 2019
Our nation’s infrastructure is the backbone of our economy. Roads, rails, highways, and bridges move the people and products that makes our nation’s $20 trillion GDP possible. For example, in Indiana 78% of the state’s $761 billion worth of commodities are shipped each year to and from here by…
February 11, 2019
President Trump has gotten his way with the wall. This is not a news flash. Every time he wants something and others are not cooperating he quickly stacks up an emotional barrier that forces people to either find a way around it or makes them go back from where they came from. At press time the…
February 06, 2019
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