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2014-06-11 09:50:39

University of Colorado Denver Focus on Denver's Stapleton neighborhood As New Urbanist communities expand nationwide, a study from the University of Colorado Denver shows the increasing challenges of balancing complex traffic engineering systems with the ideals of walkable, sustainable neighborhoods. As a leading public research university located in the urban core, CU Denver researchers have ample opportunity to connect their work to the city of Denver and surrounding communities....

2014-05-21 08:21:27

Drivers Want Focus on Increasing Road Maintenance and Ensuring Smooth Pavements LANHAM, Md., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ahead of the summer driving season, a new survey from the Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) finds U.S. drivers increasingly frustrated with the state of U.S. roads. The national survey found that drivers prefer well-maintained, safe, and smooth roadways; moreover they understand these qualities require periodic maintenance and financial investment....

2014-05-20 12:27:10

Older adults, children most threatened by streets built for speed, not safety CHICAGO, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chicago is among the safest metro areas in the nation for pedestrians, ranking 44(th) out of the 51 largest metro areas, a new report released by the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America, said. While many streets across the country are perilous for people walking, hundreds of communities like Chicago are working to make...

2014-05-06 12:21:56

Nearly 1,600 drivers sign up for ParkChicago within three weeks of pilot launch; More than 3,500 app downloads; Completion of roll out to 36,000 meters citywide expected later this summer CHICAGO, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After a three-week pilot program that drew 1,600 users and more than 3,500 app downloads, ParkChicago will begin to roll out the service from a limited area in the West Loop to the 36,000 meters throughout the city....

2014-04-15 12:22:08

With ParkChicago, drivers receive alerts before meter expires, can extend time remotely CHICAGO, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ParkChicago, a new app that gives drivers in Chicago the option to pay for metered street parking with a mobile phone, has launched a pilot program beginning today in a limited area in the West Loop. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140415/73257 Drivers in the pilot area will have the option of paying to park without having to visit a meter box,...

2014-04-07 12:22:22

LANHAM, Md., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) has announced the winners of its 2013 Perpetual Pavement Awards. The award is given to state transportation departments and local agency owners of asphalt pavements that are at least 35 years old and have never had a structural failure. The average interval between resurfacing of each winning pavement must be no less than 12 years. The road must demonstrate the characteristics expected from long-life...

2014-03-28 08:20:19

LEYLAND, England, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Street Repairs has today has teamed up with Halfords Autocentres to offer a FREE steering, tyre, and suspension check. After analysing data http://www.StreetRepairs.co.uk realised that 86% of reported problems that originated from their online fault reporting system related to potholes and pothole damage to vehicles. This new initiative is yet another way of assisting UK road users when their vehicles are damaged...

2014-03-18 12:21:36

Streetline installs patented smart parking technology in Montreal to use data and analytics to improve parking MONTREAL, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Stationnement de Montreal, which manages parking for the City of Montreal, announced a project with Streetline, Inc., the leading global provider of smart parking solutions, with the goal of improving the parking experience for motorists by decreasing congestion and increasing parking availability. This announcement marks the...

2014-03-18 12:21:11

LEYLAND, England, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Street Repairs campaign to protect and maintain the nation's highways is rapidly gathering momentum, aided by an endorsement from Sun Motors Who's parent is The Sun newspaper. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140318/675073-a ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140318/675073-b ) Street Repairs (http://www.streetrepairs.co.uk [http://streetrepairs.co.uk ]) is an online...

2014-02-28 23:03:35

This winter has posed many challenges for home and business owners as well as drivers and pedestrians. With more wintry weather in the forecast, Attorney Jason Waechter reminds home and business owners to clear their sidewalks so pedestrians aren't forced to walk in the road, and asks drivers to watch carefully for people forced to walk in the street by poorly maintained sidewalks. Detroit, MI (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 By now, it’s safe to assume that most Michiganders are sick of...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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