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Highway Guardrail Design Change Saved $2—At What Cost To Safety?

Highway Guardrail Design Change Saved $2—At What Cost To Safety?

Is a design change to the ends of guardrails along many of our nation's roadways—a design change that saved two dollars for each installation—to blame for at least five fatalities and 14 injuries? That's part of what lawsuits are now alleging, in light of what happened in several... read more

October 13, 2014 by  -
 
Moose warning sign

LaHood Says Communities Can Upgrade Signs At Their Own Pace

Ever wondered why road signs are made the way they are? How the government manages to ensure that they're consistent? Most of the standards for directional signs, traffic... read more August 30, 2011 by  0


 
bike route (USBRS) sign

U.S. Interstate Bike Routes Bolstered...As Highways Neglected?

You've probably heard of I-5, I-80, or I-95, the legendary U.S. 66 or the still-useful U.S. 2. But what about USBR 20? It's been 55 years since the Interstate highway system... read more June 20, 2011 by  2


 
Car accident

Traffic Fatalities At Record Lows--Though Not In All Regions

Despite having driven 21 billion additional miles in 2010, versus 2009, Americans were safer yet on the roadways. Freshly released numbers from the federal government showing... read more April 1, 2011 by  1


 
Traffic

Economic Woes Aside, Americans Drove More In 2010

Our battered economy might have changed how often Americans upgrade the vehicles in their garages, but it hasn't stopped us from getting in our cars and driving. Oddly, with... read more March 4, 2011 by  1


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

Libertarians: Hold On, Our Highways Aren't Crumbling Away

We hear it in stump speeches all the time: that we need more infrastructure spending as our highways and bridges are crumbling away—or at the very least in urgent need... read more September 9, 2010 by  1


 
Utah highway

Transportation Officials: Rural Congestion Highlights Funding Need

Getting away for the long weekend? You might not completely get away from traffic. Part of the issue: that our population has nearly doubled, as well as shifted... read more August 30, 2010 by  0


 
Volvo on pothole - flickr user comedy_nose

Money Pit: Potholes, Poor Roads Cost Motorists $335 Per Year

Think those deep potholes and frost heaves along the commute—and all the rattles and squeaks they elicit from your car—are costing you big in extra repairs and vehicle... read more April 29, 2010 by  2


 

 
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