Tag: Highways

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What is the best way to integrate community needs and civil rights into an infrastructure project?

The recent reconsideration of a major interstate expansion project in Texas has reignited conversation around the ways civil rights and community needs intersect with infrastructure.

FHWA invokes Civil Rights Act to suspend Houston interstate expansion

A massive infrastructure project planned for Houston is in limbo while the Federal Highway Administration investigates potential Civil Rights Act violations. The outcome could have implications for future projects.

How to build a railroad underpass: When push comes to slide

When a busy highway and hurricane evacuation route could not be shut down for construction of a rail underpass, the team turned to an unconventional solution.

How the interstate highway system connected — and in some cases segregated — America

Can infrastructure affect social equity? The history of the interstate highway system indicates yes.

Policy Briefing: Equity, environmental justice emerge as key goals of Biden infrastructure plan

The Biden administration wants to use infrastructure to improve racial equity and environmental justice while redressing harms associated with past projects.

Civil Engineering Almanac – The Lincoln Highway Association is established

Reuben Hull's Civil Engineering Almanac travels back to the establishing of the Lincoln Highway Association.

Preparing highways for connected and automated vehicles

A new paper in the "Journal of Infrastructure Systems" discusses the challenges and opportunities required to support CAV operations.

Oregon tests granular approach to pay-per-mile fees

As gas tax revenue decreases within the state, the Oregon Department of Transportation studies driver behavior to explore funding alternatives.

One highway solved three problems outside Austin, Texas

Workers needed a faster commute to Austin, Texas. Local residents needed commuters to stay off their neighborhood roads. Engineers needed to avoid an aquifer. The solution? A higher highway.

Dodge construction forecast outlines road to recovery

The forecast projects that the pandemic-related recession should be short-lived, but future construction spending will remain stagnant if there is no vaccine or infrastructure stimulus package.