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Business starts early on next transportation bill

“Typically, the expiration of a transportation bill brings expectations that Congress will kick the can down the road, passing short-term extensions until lawmakers can eventually come together on a new bill that funds highways and transit.” See More . . . Source: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/business-starts-early-on-next-transportation-bill-97018.html By: Kathryn A. Wolfe

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Bicycle Shares: Rapidly Changing Public Transportation

“The visionary man behind Washington D.C.’s Capital Bikeshare program is now the transportation commissioner for another enormous American city that has rolled out a bike share program: Chicago.” See More . . . Source: http://www.thetakeaway.org/story/bicycle-shares-rapidly-changing-face-public-transportation-america/By: Megan Quellhorst / The Takeaway

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BAE Systems receives U.S. funding for hydrogen-powered buses

“The initiative from the federal agency aims to distribute $13.6 million in funding for innovative projects concerning hydrogen fuel and fuel cell technology. The goal of the initiative is to commercialise fuel cells, making them more attractive in the transportation sector. Eight projects have been chosen by the agency to receive funding. BAE Systems is a manufacturing partner of three …

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A Good Example of the use of CFRP, Post-Tensioning, Epoxy Injections and Crystaline Waterproofing

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Biden “Sick And Tired” Of Funding Delays

“Biden, a Democrat, was joined on stage by Georgia’s two Republican US Senators, Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, along with US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.” See More . . . Source: http://www.gpb.org/news/2013/09/16/biden-sick-and-tired-of-funding-delaysBy: Orlando Montoya

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Breathe easy crossing Florida’s bridges

“According to an article published in the August 2013 edition of Governing magazine, Florida has the greatest percentage (97.8 percent) of structurally sound bridges in the country, 11.7 percent better than in 2011. This is according to a review and analysis of the 2012 Federal Highway Administration’s inspection data for all 50 states.” ESRP Corp.: Way to go Florida ! …

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Dallas officials, Yellow Cab worked together to thwart Uber transportation app

“The company says it is a technology firm that connects clients with drivers through an app, and should not be regulated as a transportation business. But across the country, city officials have argued that it should face regulation like taxis or traditional limo services.” ESRP Corp.: Technology will disrupt many transportation-related industries within the next few years. See More . …

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Scullin: Pinellas deserves better transportation options

“Traffic congestion in Pinellas County certainly isn’t new. In fact, the tie-ups drivers routinely encounter on busy roads such as U.S. 19 and Ulmerton Road are a big part of what’s behind the penny sales tax referendum we’ll see on the November 2014 ballot. That money would replace the property tax that currently funds the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority and …

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Chance to save Friendship Trail Bridge is disappearing

“The Friendship Trail Bridge was a pioneering experience for those who wanted to walk, run or cycle between Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. But the window for preserving the trail is closing fast, and the attention should shift to ensuring that the new pedestrian span along the Courtney Campbell Causeway is a vibrant alternative.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/chance-to-save-friendship-trail-bridge-is-disappearing/2141693By: …

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Toyota using Google Street View in cars

“The new system, Toyota Touch 2, provides direct access to Google-sourced imagery and geo-tagged photos, allowing drivers to see a realistic view of their surroundings on a map. All of the images will be displayed on Toyota’s second generation Touch unit, which has four times the number of pixels as the previous version and a screen size of up to …

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