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Safety Can't Be Compromised as Part of Transportation Funding Bill

James P. Hoffa | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

There are 61,000 structurally deficient bridges in the U.S. today and 28 percent of urban roads are in substandard condition. Quite simply, the nation's transportation infrastructure is in crisis. Congress has the ability to change it. But it must put forward a bill that takes both funding and safety seriously.

China's Glass-Bottomed Bridge Looks Downright Terrifying

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 10.12.2015 | Travel

This is not your average cakewalk. Suspended a jaw-dropping 590 feet in the air, the glass walkway named Haohan Qiao, or Brave Man's B...

Crossing Over: 10 Awesome Bridges Around the World | Posted 09.04.2015 | Travel

Of course, all bridges are not the same. They can be long or short, steel or wood, pedestrian or motorist and so on and so on. But whatever your bridge type may be, here are 10 most awesome bridges around the world -- out of hundreds really -- that you simply must try in this lifetime.

Congress Passes 34th Short-Term Funding Patch For Highways

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday passed legislation funding the nation's highways, bridges, and roads for another three months -- one day before ...

Did A Giant Pothole Swallow Your Car? Blame Congress.

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 15 days, the federal fund that pays for the nation’s highways, roads and bridges will run out of money. Lawmakers need to find...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Senators Unveil 6-Year Highway Bill As Deadline Looms | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of senators unveiled a six-year transportation funding bill on Tuesday that would pump nearly $300 billion into the n...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Senate Dems Threaten To Block More Short-Term Highway Fixes | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats are threatening to filibuster any short-term extension of the federal fund that pays for the nation’s highways, bridg...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Top GOP Senator Blames His Party For Not Prioritizing Our Terrible Roads And Bridges | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) said Tuesday that his own party is one of the main problems when it co...

Daniel Marans

Michigan Voters Reject Tax Increase To Fund Roads, Bridges | Daniel Marans | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

Michigan voters in a special election on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted down Proposal 1, an amendment to the state's constitution that would have increa...

Japan Has The Scariest-Looking Bridge Ever

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.06.2015 | Travel

We've seen truly terrifying bridges before, but nothing quite as scary-looking as the Eshima Ohashi Bridge in Japan. The bridge, which connects th...

10 Illinois Counties With the Most Structurally Deficient Bridges

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.29.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Here's a look at the state's bridge inventory and the number of structurally deficient rural and urban bridges, as well as the top 10 most traveled structurally deficient bridges in Illinois.

3 Ways Long Term Federal Transportation Funding Help Small Businesses Grow In America

Helen Callier | Posted 06.27.2015 | Small Business
Helen Callier

While many are able to benefit from public transportation, the reality is short term federal funding bills for transportation infrastructure for more than 10 years has left small businesses at the curve impacting job creation in our nation.

What Is Engineering? Learn About Engineering Through a MOOC

Vicki May | Posted 06.24.2015 | Education
Vicki May

A desire to help people of all ages, particularly K12 students, better understand engineering led me to develop a massive open online course, or MOOC. MOOCs are online courses offered by universities for free to the public.

Infrastructure 2: Congress and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Roads

Joshua L. Schank, Ph.D. | Posted 06.14.2015 | Politics
Joshua L. Schank, Ph.D.

Some people see infrastructure as about as exciting as watching paint dry. We here at the Eno Center for Transportation, a national transportation policy think tank, eat reports on infrastructure for breakfast. And we know that our infrastructure needs much more than a new coat of paint.

Try Not To Get The Chills When You Look At This Bridge Photo

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.06.2015 | Green

This photo of a worker walking on a narrow expanse, hundreds of feet above a frozen lake in the bitter winds of winter, might bring on an involuntary ...

Time To Get Moving On Transportation Funding

Charleta B. Tavares | Posted 05.02.2015 | Politics
Charleta B. Tavares

The federal budget is a reflection of our nation's priorities. As the budget debate heats up in Washington, Congress must choose between investing in a safe and economically secure America, or siding with special interests and continuing to spend billions on wasteful programs that military leaders do not even want.

Examining The Often Overlooked Wonder Of Bridges, Overpasses And Viaducts

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.18.2015 | Arts

Dangling high above the rest of us, they forge connections from here to there, and sometimes, from then to now. Bridges aren't just architectural stru...

The World's Most Beautiful Bridges

Fodor's | Posted 03.24.2015 | Travel

For thousands of years, bridges have been constructed to make transportation easier, thereby allowing cities and empires to flourish. But some bridges...

The Dire State of Our Nation (What You Won't Hear From the Politicians)

John W. Whitehead | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Pay attention to what your local city councils are enacting. Pay attention to what your school officials are teaching and not teaching. Pay attention to whom your elected officials are allowing to wine and dine them.

The Tangible Case for Infrastructure Investment

Scott Paul | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Scott Paul

A who's who of international economy watchers are imploring Washington to do what it hasn't done in nearly a decade: Pass a long-term, large-scale infrastructure plan. And while I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment, I think it could be presented in a less abstract fashion.

You Can Now Walk To Mont Saint-Michel

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.14.2014 | Travel

In a day and age when supersonic jets and solar-powered drones are all the rage, it's nice to know a simple footbridge can still draw crowds. In l...

Obama Hits The Road For Transportation Funding Push

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Barack Obama announced a new program Thursday to attract more private money to help pay to build new roads, bridge...

Your Crumbling Roads And Bridges May Get Even Worse This Year

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

An upcoming battle over funding for transportation projects could send America's infrastructure over the "highway cliff." The Highway Trust Fund, w...

Obama Calls On Congress To Back Spending On Crumbling Infrastructure

AP | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Rousing Democrats for their fight to keep the Senate, President Barack Obama mounted a searing critique of the Republican Party on W...

Breathtaking Bridges That Are More Than Just Walkways

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.20.2014 | Travel

Bridges are generally built to serve a purpose, but sometimes they are just downright cool, beautiful or even a little bizarre. Some highlighted below...