The trucking industry keeps our world moving with a little over 70% of freight transportation happening in the U.S. alone, according to the American Trucking Association(ATA). With so many goods needing transportation, and so many different businesses depending on these shipments to come in on time for their day-to-day operations, it’s no wonder truck drivers lose sleep trying to stay on schedule. … [Read more]
With nearly 2 million electric cars already in use, the world is becoming more sustainable with each day. However, we must remember that these cars need sustainable infrastructure to reach their full potential. If everyone owns an EV in the future, more plug-in stations may not be enough, and with current charging times, we will definitely have to resort to more sustainable roads to power our cars on the go.… [Read more]
Anyone who has driven on a major interstate anywhere in the U.S. or across a bridge that is in dire need of repair, it may come as no surprise that the infrastructure in the United States needs a lot of help.
In 2017, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gave America’s infrastructure a D+ in their report; the ASCE releases a report card for the condition of the infrastructure every four years.… [Read more]
During last November’s national election in the United States, then candidate Trump campaigned on a platform which promised to initiate infrastructure repairs and refurbishment on a massive scale. Although the U.S. has enjoyed a well-developed interstate system since the days of the Eisenhower Administration, today highways, tunnels, and bridges in many places display the impact of decades of heavy use.… [Read more]
Some days, your daily commute may seem easy with all the motorists working together to make the drive go smoothly. Other days, you feel like you’re driving in a nightmare, avoiding a reckless and aggressive motorist on the right and a distracted driver on the left.
No one will argue with the fact that the roads throughout the U.S.… [Read more]
While the American economy has rebounded strongly from the 2008 financial crisis and the Great Recession that followed, economic growth has remained below the long-term trend since World War II. This slower growth has a direct impact on family economics and the country as a whole. Economists, including those who study government spending have studied a variety of ways to boost economic growth.… [Read more]
Every summer, millions of families hit the road and set out for a memorable summer vacation. Whether you’re taking a short trip to the lake cabin or a week long road trip to see some of America’s “must see” landmarks, you may be at a greater risk for being involved in a car accident. Not only do our roadways become more congested with fellow travelers, but road construction and traffic delays can add to hazardous road conditions and often resulting in defective roads.… [Read more]
The United State’s public infrastructure is in a sorry state. Long-neglected roads and bridges are being left to crumble, unfunded. Drivers are forced to risk their necks for the simple fact that the government–at all levels–won’t perform basic repairs for fear of appearing “tax-and-spend.” That same government has the obligation to “provide reasonably safe roadways for the public.”… [Read more]
With so many national issues in desperate need of attention, why is so much time being spent trying to undo any and all prior steps made toward progress?
Point for discussion: women’s reproductive rights. With high unemployment levels, a crumbling national infrastructure, a barely growing economy and a banking system that is still in need of regulatory reform it seems like we as a nation have our hands quite full. … [Read more]