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New TERRA fact sheet looks at current practices for pothole patching

lowtempcracking2013-4515smJarring potholes can damage vehicles, delay traffic, and frustrate drivers. But that’s not all. Pothole repair is also one of the most expensive pavement maintenance activities. It’s estimated that agencies spend more than $1 billion in the United States each year on pothole and spall repair.

Maximizing knowledge from research and current practices for pavement patching helps agencies make the most of their funding and increase public satisfaction. To advance improvements, the Transportation Research Board recently published a National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis on Pavement Patching Practices. The synthesis report also is the basis for a new TERRA fact sheet about current practices for pothole patching.

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Posted in Infrastructure, Pavements, Transportation research

Access Across America: University of Minnesota ranks accessibility to jobs by transit in top U.S. cities

Access Across America: Transit 2014New research from the Accessibility Observatory at the University of Minnesota ranks the largest metropolitan areas in the United States for accessibility to jobs by transit. New York City came in #1. Minneapolis-St. Paul ranks #13.

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Posted in Economics, Land use, Planning, Public transit, Transportation research, Travel Behavior, Urban transportation

UM, Access to Fun #6: Mall of America

UM, Access to Fun: Mall of America [Episode 6]

Welcome to Episode 6 of the “UM, Access to Fun” show with University of Minnesota student host Josh Lee.

In this week’s episode, join Josh for non-stop thrills as he takes the Metro Transit Blue Line to the largest mall in the country, the world-famous Mall of America.

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UM, Access to Fun #5: Lake Calhoun

Welcome to Episode 5 of the “UM, Access to Fun” show with University of Minnesota student host Josh Lee.

UM, Access to Fun: Lake Calhoun [Episode 5]

In this week’s episode, Josh uses carsharing to put in a little beach time at Lake Calhoun, one of the most popular destinations for cool, relaxing summer fun in the Twin Cities.

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UM, Access to Fun #4: Mickey’s Diner

UM, Access to Fun: Mickey's Diner [Episode 4]

Welcome to Episode 4 of the “UM, Access to Fun” show with University of Minnesota student host Josh Lee.

In this week’s episode, join Josh on a visit to the incomparable Mickey’s Diner, the site in downtown St. Paul of several Hollywood blockbusters as well as as soul-satisfying food and quirky good service.

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Posted in Accessibility (access to destinations), Pedestrian, Public transit, Urban transportation

UM, Access to Fun #3: Minnehaha Falls

UM, Access to Fun: Minnehaha Falls [Episode 3]

Welcome to Episode 3 of the “UM, Access to Fun” show with University of Minnesota student host Josh Lee.

In this week’s episode, join Josh on a visit to the magical Minnehaha Falls and surrounding park area.

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UM, Access to Fun #2: Guthrie Theater

UM, Access to Fun: Guthrie Theater [Episode 2]

Welcome to Episode 2 of the “UM, Access to Fun” show with University of Minnesota student host Josh Lee.

In this week’s episode, join Josh on a visit to the world-famous Guthrie Theater.

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Posted in Accessibility (access to destinations), Pedestrian, Public transit, Urban transportation
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