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by Meg Davis

Commuting is a fact of life for many metropolitan areas, but very few accommodate anywhere near the 1 million commuters that crowd into Manhattan each day. To maneuver around highways, waterways, and other potential...

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As a civil engineer with the Colorado Department of Transportation, John Kronholm keeps his ear close to ground. Or nature, to be precise. Kronholm is the resident engineer for Eagle and Lake counties, stationed high in the Colorado mountains in...

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by Deb Landau

A faulty traffic signal inspired Mark Pittman to launch Blyncsy, a company that uses AI to monitor, analyze, and optimize traffic flow....
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by Thomas Kohnstamm

I love my adopted City of London. English poet John Davidson described it far better than I can in the final verse of his poem ‘London’, written over 125 years ago: The parks, the squares, the thoroughfares,The million-peopled lanes and...

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by Mark Coates

Commuting is a fact of life for many metropolitan areas, but very few accommodate anywhere near the 1 million commuters that crowd into Manhattan each day. To maneuver around highways, waterways, and other potential obstructions, New York City’s commuters...

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by Meg Davis

William “Bill” Panos began his career in aerospace technology. He never envisioned that his resume would one day include serving as director and chief executive officer of a state Department of Transportation in not just one, but two states. He...

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by Verna Porter

The roads and highways sector is at a critical juncture. Funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) is starting to flow through to projects. However, there simply are not enough skilled workers available for the projects already in...

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by Dustin Parkman

For this midwestern city located in Iowa, it all started with a need for accessibility. Sven Peterson, city administrator for Perry, wanted to make sure his rural town of 7,929 people met Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements so that...

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by Meg Davis

The benefits of a walkable city are well known. According to the Climate Reality Project, not only does encouraging pedestrian travel lessen the need for more expensive or carbon-emitting forms of transportation, but walkable cities also promote active living, reduce...

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by Sandra DiMatteo

Uganda’s Kidepo Valley National Park covers two major river valley systems, the Kidepo and the Narus, creating a prime oasis in the country’s otherwise arid northeastern savanna. Visitors to the park can see some of Africa’s most iconic creatures, including...

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by Meg Davis