In the 1800s, the steam locomotive and the Transcontinental Railroad revolutionized transportation. In the 1900s, the automobile and the Interstate Highway System was another game-changer. Now that we’re in the 2000s, our roads are overcrowded, in poor condition, chronically underfunded, and increasingly dangerous. In fact, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) only gives the U.S. grades of C+ for bridges, D for roads, and D- for transit … More The Future of Road Travel
As news coverage focuses on improvements to our infrastructure, priced around $1.5 trillion, there’s one big project from the early days of highway construction that still hasn’t been finished: Interstate 95. The famous highway stretches along the East Coast, from Miami, Florida to the U.S.-Canada border crossing near Houlton, Maine. … More Completion of I-95 Fulfills A Decades-Old American Dream
Since its inception over sixty years ago, the U.S. interstate highway system and its 47,856 miles of road have linked the nation together. Using this system, the American transportation industry – and America itself – has thrived. Trucks travel hundreds of thousands of miles each year, transporting around 70% of all domestic cargo in the U.S. In other words, most products in stores, and in your house, depended directly on trucking to get there. The nation’s extreme reliance on trucking highlights the necessity of the interstate system, and why the deterioration of our highways is such a complex and important issue. … More Will Truckers Pay the Price for Improving Infrastructure?
It’s no secret that America’s interstate system continues to age and deteriorate after decades of use, contributing to congestion that gets worse and worse. … More Are Truck-Only Lanes on Highways the Solution to Heavy Traffic?