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The protected bicycle intersection comes to Davis, CA

Posted in Infrastructure News, Transportation
Davis is the first city in California to install a protected bicycle intersection, which many cyclists believe is part of the necessary infrastructure to expand cycling to the general public. This article includes a great video explaining the benefits of the protected intersection. It will be interesting to see how Davis reacts to the intersection. Source:… Continue Reading

Fascinating tunnel project plans to connect Denmark and Germany under the Baltic Sea

Posted in Infrastructure News, Transportation
The Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link project would create a new 11 miles tunnel under the Baltic Sea, which would be the longest undersea tunnel in the world. Check out the video in the attached link for 4 minute overview of how the construction will be done.  … Continue Reading

Bay Bridge Construction: Don’t Put Your Party Dress On Just Yet . . .

Posted in Infrastructure News, Transportation
The Labor Day Bay Bridge celebration for the opening of the eastern span may be postponed. In the last few weeks, concern about issues with the Self Anchored Suspension Span (SAS) of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, and specifically the cracked anchor bolts, has greatly increased from Governor Jerry Brown’s enlightened comment on May 7,… Continue Reading

A Renaissance for Rail? President Obama Releases a New Plan for High-Speed Rail

Posted in Legislation, Transportation
     On April 16, 2009, President Obama unveiled his new High-Speed Rail Strategic Plan.  Until this year, rail transportation has received less than three percent of all federal investment in intercity transportation infrastructure and the Northeast has the nation’s only high-speed rail corridor. In contrast, throughout the 20th century the United States has invested $1.8 trillion… Continue Reading