Almost three months to the day after being closed by flooding, and five weeks after work to restore the line was halted by several rail cars crashing into the Station Square T Platform, the entire Library Blue Line has reopened. Crews replaced tracks washed out by flooding, as well as repairing several stops and…
I would even go so far as to call this ‘doog’ news:
Cleanup continued after Sunday’s derailment of a Norfolk Southern freight train lead to a dozen or so containers, as well as the rail cars they sat on, either crashing down onto or dangling above the Port Authority’s T tracks a few hundred feet from the Station Square platform.
After yesterday’s derailment, work crews from several different companies have arrived to begin clearing the toppled rail cars from the Port Authority’s tracks, a task that may take two more days.
In a deleted Twitter post from Cheshire West earlier this year, “Darren” demonstrates why some potholes don’t need to be patched.
Some say that driving is difficult. Videos of automotive operator error pop up every day. Here are some ways modern infrastructure is designed to make driving easy.
Raise your internet hand if you’ve been driving down the highway at a brisk-but-not-quite-speeding pace, everything’s going swell until you come up on some slower traffic. No worries, you pop into the left lane to pass and try to get your groove going again when suddenly you’re snapped out of your good space by a…
This morning I walked to class today through puddles of slush, over temporary steel plates over ditches, and around growing snow banks. Through all the hazards, I couldn't get past how poorly the NYC DOT and Dept. of Sanitation were doing maintaining the roads during a storm. It also got me wondering how this…
What happens to a perfectly useable road gets tangled up in a mess of local government closed door meetings and bureaucratic bullshit? Short answer, it becomes a congested nightmare. This road, of course is known as Wooster Pike, or Route 50 to the rest of the country. Now for the long answer.
Have no fear, the elk is ok.
In my last longer article I tried to give you an overview of the state of the German road network. My conclusion was that despite or because of the balanced governmental budget the roads are neglected and in dire need of funding. The situation is critical so our representatives can’t ignore the topic any longer. So…
(The sign reads “road damages” and someone attached “for roughly 30 years now” underneath it. Picture by www.bild.de)
Oh boy, this is going to be a long one. Make yourself a coffee or open up a beer and then listen to some music while you unravel my thoughts.
Caution: I'm not an engineer, so don't look for a lot of science or detail behind this.
Can you not continue on with The Eastern Corridor Program? For those who are not familiar with The Eastern Corridor Program, it involves widening Red Bank Road in Cincinnati and Fairfax and Route 32 in Newtown. ODOT claims that it will "address long-standing transportation needs of the Eastern Corridor communities and…
5PM this Saturday, the New York Department of Transportation (NYDOT) is closing Interstate 84 Westbound at Exit 1 in Connecticut in order to replace the bridge over Dingle Ridge Rd. A couple weeks later, I-84 East will be closed and the other bridge replaced. The thing is, the replacement bridges are already complete…
There's way more to building a road than just slathering some asphalt all over the ground. The process is actually pretty involved, with a bunch of steps you probably hadn't thought of. And even a little bit of art to it.
It seems too bizarre to be anything other than a screenshot from your favorite borked mapping app. But this is a real road in Norway, called the Atlantic Ocean Road. It's five miles of sheer insanity and wave-soaked driving.
Apparently the I-5 bridge over the Skagit River between Burlington and Mt Vernon has collapsed, there are cars, and people in the water. No word on injuries, but rescue boats are reportedly in the water.
In a recent front-page post, Michael Stone (who has one of the coolest names in the world) made a great summary and analysis of the future of driver-less cars. However, I think there is some point-counterpoint that can be done here.