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28 Apr 2011
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N_Salina_Traffic1_sm

What are the strengths and...

As we move forward with The I-81 Challenge, we’re taking a close look at our current transportation system. What are the current conditions along the I-81 corridor? Are »

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21 Apr 2011
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FB screenshot

The I-81 Challenge is now...

As part of an ongoing commitment to community involvement, the SMTC has launched a Facebook page for The I-81 Challenge. Along with the project website, this blog, and other »

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16 Apr 2011
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9_May 65

Snapshot: The War Memorial...

Looking west at the War Memorial at Oncenter in 1965 during the construction of I-81. The Oncenter is just one of the many uses that benefit from the downtown access that »

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15 Apr 2011
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Big Dig 3

Case Studies: New video...

Learn more about how other cities have tackled similar infrastructure challenges by watching the second video in our educational series. The video features case studies from »

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13 Apr 2011
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12_Last Train entering Washington St station 1936 Sep 25

New video explores the...

Learn more about the historical context for the region’s transportation infrastructure by watching the first video in our educational series. The transportation system we »

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11 Apr 2011
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Marquette Interchange

Milwaukee rebuilds the...

This project in downtown Milwaukee involved the complete reconstruction of the interchange of I-94, I-794, and I-43, the “Marquette Interchange.” The interchange was aging, »

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6 Apr 2011
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Fig 24 Transit Ridership

Transit ridership around I...

Centro’s transit ridership trends were identified by collecting information about the number of people getting on and off the bus at a series of locations within the Metropolitan »

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2 Apr 2011
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Cincinnati

Cincinnati reconfigures a...

The Fort Washington Way is the section of I-71 that passes between downtown Cincinnati and the Ohio River waterfront. In the 1990s, the existing highway provided two through »

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21 Mar 2011
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So what about the design...

When I-81 was constructed in the 1950s and 1960s, highway design standards were different from today. Based on current design standards, there are significant portions of »

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17 Mar 2011
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Fig 22 Pedestrian Count Locations

What do we know about...

Pedestrian count data were collected in a focused area along the viaduct during November and December 2009 and February and March 2010. Within this area pedestrian traffic »

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14 Mar 2011
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Annual Average Daily Traffic

How many cars are on I-81?

This is the sixth in a series of blog posts that highlight findings from NYSDOT’s draft Technical Memorandum #1: Physical Conditions Analysis (Tech Memo #1).  To read other »

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11 Mar 2011
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Interstate Through Traffic

How many cars are using I...

An analysis was done April 2010 to understand how much I-81 traffic is passing through the Syracuse region on the interstate system. This information is useful for understanding »

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