April 29, 2014
The FedEx truck, traveling southbound on Interstate 5, drove through the center median and entered the northbound traffic lanes of the Interstate, where it collided with a passenger car, which rotated counterclockwise and departed the highway. The FedEx vehicle then hit the motorcoach, and both vehicles departed the highway and a post-crash fire ensued.
April 9, 2014
Report details how the corridor, carrying 750,000 daily Amtrak and commuter passengers, is a critical national asset. It also calculates that a loss of the corridor for one day would cost nearly $100 million in transportation-related impacts and productivity.
February 6, 2014
A task force created by Gov. Pat Quinn concluded that even some major job hubs “can’t be reached in a 90-minute commute” and described planning efforts as “haphazard.”
January 14, 2014
Driven by the lower cost of natural gas and the lower emissions from natural gas engines, compared to diesel fuel, operators of truck and bus fleets are increasingly shifting to natural gas vehicles. On average, the price of compressed natural gas is about 42% that of diesel.
December 31, 2013
The report, which analyzes the D.C. Metro system, proposes that greater reliability of transit schedules could motivate more people to leave their vehicles at home and ride the bus.
December 6, 2013
Research projects that 480,000 new jobs representing $32 billion per year in income will be at risk due to congestion by 2040.
November 20, 2013
New study shows that higher revenue per room translates to a potential $313 million in revenue per year for “rail cities” — cities which have direct rail access to airport terminals.
September 4, 2013
While the project may bolster the Central Valley’s economy, the region may lose substantial tracts of farmland to large-scale single family home construction that may accompany the economic growth.
August 15, 2013
Paper shows that public transit produces “agglomeration,” or, more people gathering in the same space, which draws more jobs, higher wages and economic productivity. The hidden economic value of a city’s transit system could be worth $1.5 million to $1.8 billion annually.
June 20, 2013
Nearly 8,000 bridges are both structurally deficient and “fracture critical,” meaning they are designed with no redundancy in their key structural components, so that if one fails the bridge could collapse.
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