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As U.S. Energy Booms, Don't Forget About Roadway Infrastructure

March 10, 2014 by Costa Samaras
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Energy Boom and Roadway Infrastructure

One fracking operation needs 600 to 1,100 one-way truck trips for equipment to and from a well site. In a new paper in the Journal of Infrastructure Systems, our team estimated the costs of additional heavy truck traffic associated with shale gas development on Pennsylvania’s state-maintained roadways.[read more]

Obama Aims to Pull Rail Infrastructure Out of 1970s

October 1, 2010 by Tim Hurst
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$50 billion for roads, rails and runways meeting opposition from GOPIf you've ridden a train any time recently in the United States, you've probably noticed that the nation's passenger trains are, by and large, slow, loud and late. Sure, there are regional pockets of decency in the nation's rail infrastructure, but the country's...[read more]

Sustainable Mobility: Walking before running is always best

June 2, 2010 by David Hone
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Recently I referred back to the 2004 World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) document entitled Mobility 2030 as I recalled that it had an excellent table listing the well-to-wheels CO2 footprint of a variety of vehicle and fuel types. When I found the table in question what surprised me most of all was the...[read more]