Infrastructure in the News: September 22, 2010
Dow Jones reported that the U.S. Treasury's chief economis urged lawmakers to back the creation of national infrastructure bank and USA Today wrote that almost a quarter of major urban roads are in poor shape. More in this Infrastructure in the News.
Dow Jones: Treasury Official Urges Lawmakers To Back Infrastructure Bank
The U.S. Treasury's chief economist urged lawmakers Tuesday to back the creation of national infrastructure bank.
Discovery News: RESPONSIVE TRAFFIC LIGHTS CAN CLEAR CONGESTION
Traffic lights should respond to cars, and not the other way around, says a new study.
USA Today: Almost a quarter of major urban roads are in poor shape
Nearly one-quarter of the USA's major urban roads are in substandard or poor condition, costing the average motorist an extra $402 a year in vehicle operating costs, a transportation research group reports today
USA Today: BoltBus, RedCoach, other bus lines go for business travelers
On your next business trip, stretch your legs, plug in your laptop and prepare for a leisurely ride — on the bus? Bus companies are aggressively pursuing business travelers in a bid to give the airlines and Amtrak a run for their money. They're offering new coaches, rock-bottom fares and perks such as free Internet access so road warriors can work while they ride.
Americans wasted 3.9 billion gallons of fuel in 2009 due to traffic congestion and the total cost of congestion in 2009 was $115B