Posts Tagged ‘transportation infrastructure’

  • everyday economics free trade TPP

    How to Build a Better Bridge

    Mar 28, 14 • 948 Views • No Comments

    Politicians have decided to spend $1.3 billion on an 83 year old bridge between Staten Island, NY and Bayonne, NJ. Because the Panama Canal is the reason, $1.3 billion makes sense. During 2015 or perhaps later if construction delays continue, the Panama Canal......  [read more]

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    What We Sacrifice for Pothole Patches

    Mar 16, 14 • 676 Views • No Comments

    With 150,000 more potholes than last year and $12 for each temporary patch, Chicago has spent close to $3 million on pothole repair and the end is not in sight. NYC was at a record breaking 113,131 on February 20. Sort of like the perfect storm, lots of......  [read more]

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    The Huge Impact of the Panama Canal Delay

    Feb 21, 14 • 722 Views • No Comments

    The Panama Canal’s renovation was supposed to be done at the end of next year. However, the locks contracting group now is saying that the work is $1.6 billion more expensive than they expected–around 50% more– and they want extra money.......  [read more]

  • Brazil's Transportation Infrastructure World Cup to-do

    Brazil’s World Cup To-Do List

    Feb 4, 14 • 869 Views • No Comments

    Preparing its transportation infrastructure for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics, Brazil has one giant to-do list. In the air and on the ground, it has the participants, the officials and the fans that have to be moved around. Curious about Brazil, I......  [read more]

  • everyday economics and drone regulation and Amazon drone deliveries

    Drones That Can Deliver Your Pizza…and More

    Dec 3, 13 • 738 Views • No Comments

    Long before Jeff Bezos told Charlie Rose that drones would be delivering our Amazon packages, Dominos was showing how they could transport pizza. And here is the Amazon “Prime Air” version of a drone delivery: The drone delivery initiative,......  [read more]