transportation Tag

Cross Country on Premium Fuel

29 Nov 2022, Posted by bdierker in All Posts, Blog Posts

Come along with Aii team member Andrew on his route from Norfolk, VA to Bozeman, Montana! In this video, we take a look at premium gas prices and how they vary from state to state. Enjoy not only a bit of insight into fuel costs, but a scenic route across…

Gas Versus Electric Race Across to the Capital

29 Nov 2022, Posted by bdierker in All Posts, Blog Posts

This summer, Aii Founder Brigham McCown embarked on a cross-country road trip in his Tesla Model 3 from Seattle, WA to Washington, D.C. When he made it to Cincinatti, Aii team member Benjamin Dierker jumped in his gas-powered car to race to the nation’s capital from South Carolina. Watch these…

EV to DC: Taking an Electric Vehicle from Coast to Coast

29 Nov 2022, Posted by bdierker in All Posts, Blog Posts

This summer, Aii founder Brigham McCown embarked on a cross-country road trip in his Tesla Model 3. Starting from Washington state, he made a coast-to-coast drive all the way to Washington, D.C. In addition to seeing the nation’s beauty and bounty, he learned a number of lessons along the way….

What caused the I-35W bridge collapse in 2007?

01 Nov 2022, Posted by Andrew Jefferis in All Posts, Blog Posts

Bridge unveilings have been popular dating back to 1866 with the unveiling of the Great Suspension Bridge. One of the latest ribbon cuttings was originally expected in early 2023, yet the Nice-Middleton Bridge was fully opened to the public on October 13, 2022 extending across the Potomac River between Charles…

Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg Visits Charleston Infrastructure

13 Oct 2022, Posted by bdierker in All Posts, Blog Posts

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has been on a tour touting the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that will lead to billions of dollars in infrastructure spending across the country. His latest stop was the lowcountry of South Carolina. Meeting with local leaders and visiting key infrastructure assets,…

Expanded Amtrak Service Finds Friends in Federal Government

07 Sep 2022, Posted by bdierker in All Posts, Blog Posts

The relationship between passenger rail and freight rail often comes across the way cinematic thrillers depict tension between the FBI and local police. Both want to ensure public safety and maintain order, but each wants to flex its jurisdiction and make sure it gets the respect it deserves. Like fictionalized…

Gulf Coast Gambit: Amtrak’s Play For New Passenger Rail Service

07 Sep 2022, Posted by bdierker in All Posts, Blog Posts

Amtrak is seeking to establish twice daily passenger service between Mobile, Alabama and New Orleans, Louisiana. With Hurricane Katrina damaging rail infrastructure back in 2005, many passenger routes along the Gulf Cost have long been dormant. However, over the last several years, Amtrak has increasingly ramped up its efforts to…

How Technology Improves Safety on the Roads

23 Jun 2022, Posted by John Cassibry in All Posts, Blog Posts

Since the first gas-powered automobile in 1886, cars have constantly advanced in efficiency, capability, and most importantly, safety. While the safety of the vehicles that transport us every day is often taken for granted, it is worth taking some time to reflect on several of the advanced safety features helping…

5 Things I Learned Taking Amtrak Down the East Coast 

13 Jun 2022, Posted by John Cassibry in All Posts, Blog Posts

The Northeast Corridor (NEC) is an electrified railroad line that is the busiest passenger rail in the United States. A ride on an Amtrak train from Boston to Washington D.C. covers almost 440 miles and makes stops in New York City, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. This transportation network supports the Northeast…

Costs, Carbon, and Cargo, Powering Shipping into the Future

31 May 2022, Posted by bdierker in All Posts, Blog Posts

The international shipping industry facilitates the movement of millions of products between continents in a matter of weeks. Massive container ships today are so large that they require their own unit (measured in twenty-foot equivalent units or TEUs), and with their significant freight capacity, they form the backbone of the…

New Strides in Public Transit with Hudson Tunnel Project

19 May 2022, Posted by John Cassibry in All Posts, Blog Posts

With gas prices on the rise and the population growth rapidly increasing every year, major cities are having to prioritize innovations in public transportation. One historic project that recently received a go-ahead will soon take travelers underneath the Hudson River– the Hudson Tunnel Project. On March 28, the U.S. Department…

Domestic Uranium Supply Needed As Supply Chain Problems Persist

21 Apr 2022, Posted by John Cassibry in All Posts, Blog Posts

The current energy crisis has seen gasoline prices rise to all-time highs across the country. Around the world, many countries’ ability to meet their energy needs through imports has also been called into question as markets respond to Russia’s war in Ukraine and environmental regulations and policy priorities limiting exploration,…

Self-Driving into the Future

19 Apr 2022, Posted by John Cassibry in All Posts, Blog Posts

While some recent conversations about transportation in the U.S. are relatively simple – like the supply and demand for oil – others are more nuanced and complex. America is a car-dependent country, with more than 90% of households estimated to have access to a vehicle. But with the changing climate…

Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse Shows Need for Immediate Bridge Investment

14 Feb 2022, Posted by John Cassibry in All Posts, Blog Posts

Embed from Getty Images Bridges are so integral to U.S. infrastructure and commonplace in our lives that we only notice them when something is wrong. Across the U.S., almost 10 percent of the bridges linking communities are structurally deficient. The collapse of the Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania last…