Posts Tagged ‘transportation infrastructure’

  • Our Transportation Infrastructure is Crumbling

    A Low (Safety) Grade For a New Jersey Roadway

    Mar 31, 12 • 442 Views • No Comments

    I have to admit that the Pulaski Skyway terrifies me. Driving across it, I always remember the Minneapolis bridge that collapsed during rush hour in 2007. The Pulaski Skyway is an 80-year-old rickety looking structure. A sister to the Minneapolis bridge, the......  [read more]

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    Municipal Rivalries

    Aug 14, 11 • 318 Views • No Comments

    Called the Tappan Zee, there is a bridge that extends across the Hudson River just north of New York City. It could have been a mile long or 2 but instead, politicians selected a spot where the river was 3 miles wide. The result was a more complex and pricey......  [read more]

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    Road Building Results

    May 29, 11 • 333 Views • No Comments

    If extra road mileage is built, would you predict more or less traffic? The WSJ tells us that more roads led to additional driving from local residents, commercial traffic and people moving to the area. Public transportation did not influence driving......  [read more]

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    Chinese Roads

    Jan 15, 11 • 402 Views • No Comments

    Just 2 Chinese road stories today: Charged with evading $556,000 in tolls, a Chinese truck driver was sentenced to life in prison and a $300,000 fine. The Chinese provincial court that convicted him said that for 8 months, he used false military documents to......  [read more]

  • Packaging can shape a buying decision.

    A Chinese Coach

    Nov 28, 10 • 352 Views • No Comments

    Coach has 41 handbag stores in China and will soon have 8 more. Coach and China though, are about a lot more than handbags. According to NY Times Magazine columnist David Leonhardt, the Chinese consumer can fuel the world economy with “the urge to......  [read more]