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FedEx CEO pushes for updates to highway infrastructure

FedEx CEO pushes for updates to highway infrastructure

November 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Drivers, truckers, urban planners and politicians have long called for updates to America’s rapidly aging highway infrastructure. Now Bill Logue, president and CEO of FedEx Freight, is urging improvements in the country’s highway and air and sea travel networks, as well as decreased government regulation, according to Forbes. At the annual conference of the National […]

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DOT campaign reminds: Everyone is a pedestrian

DOT campaign reminds: Everyone is a pedestrian

August 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

It can be an intimidating time to be a pedestrian – new federal statistics for 2011 have revealed that fatalities are on the rise, with estimates pegging a “pedestrian killed every two hours and injured every eight minutes in traffic crashes.” Plus, seventy-five percent of pedestrian deaths were in urban areas, and 70 percent of the […]

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U.S. 36 transformation underway

U.S. 36 transformation underway

July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

The story of U.S. 36, a Colorado highway connecting Boulder with Denver, is similar to that of other roads throughout the country: it’s overworked and under-equipped. According to the New York Times, after opening in 1952, built to carry 3,000 cars daily by 1980, the highway was serving 14,000 cars daily by 1966. Today’s figures […]

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