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June 23, 2015

Creating an Award-Winning Safety Culture in Annapolis

Every CDM Smith project is guided by the belief that the health and safety of our employees and subcontractors is a top priority. Site-specific safety plan and reiterating safety habits on a daily basis can create an award-winning culture of safety, like on our project in Annapolis. Read More

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June 10, 2014

The Gas Tax: A System at Risk

With increasing fuel efficiency and the advent of plug-in electric vehicles, the gas tax's days may be numbered. Perhaps most problematic is inconsistency in U.S. national policy. In essence, the backbone of transportation finance depends on the taxation of a commodity (gas) that we actively discourage be used.

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April 07, 2014

Widening Mobility Funding Gap Fuels Urgency

The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that the Highway Trust Fund balance will hit zero sometime around July or August 2014—less than 6 months from now. When that happens, if no new transfers are made, funding to the states will stop. Will congressional gridlock impede a sustainable funding solution?

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December 02, 2013

Obstacles and Potholes in the Path to Interstate Tolling

The path to interstate tolling is littered with obstacles and pitfalls, like the current federal ban on tolling existing free roads and the lack of a nationwide toll interoperability agreement. Overcoming these will require Congress to act.

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July 30, 2013

Electronic Tolling: Key to Rebuilding the Interstate System

In 50 years, roughly $2.5 trillion will be spent on the upkeep of the interstate highway system, unless a more sustainable source of revenue is found. As states look for new ways to pay for rebuilding and preserving these roads, electronic tolling is gaining interest as a long-term solution.

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April 12, 2013

The Aging Interstate Highway System: Our Biggest Funding Challenge

Few would disagree that America’s interstate highway system was one of the most important transportation investments, but current funding isn't sustainable for long-term maintenance and expansion. The interstate system is anything but “paid for” and states need new options for sustainable revenue sources if they are to preserve this valuable national asset.

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August 16, 2012

Settling the Bill: Putting Transportation Costs in Perspective

In the fifth stop of our "Funding Future Mobility" thought leadership series, Ed Regan explores how the public views transportation as a basic entitlement.

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August 15, 2012

Changing Lanes: Fractured Public Opinion on Infrastructure Investment

In the fourth stop of our "Funding Future Mobility" thought leadership series, Ed Regan takes a look at a survey that explores the importance of U.S. infrastructure and the public’s willingness to improve it.

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July 12, 2012

Putting Produced Water to Beneficial Reuse

To help WestSide Corporation achieve a high standard of water management practices and cost-effectively put their coal seam gas produced water to beneficial reuse, CDM Smith assessed injecting produced water into local aquifers as groundwater recharge and recommended conveyance system design options.

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June 08, 2012

Ground Zero: Los Angeles Region Takes the Reins to Fund its Mobility

As part of the third stop in our transportation infrastructure thought leadership series, we take a slight detour to explore how the Los Angeles, California, USA urban area is taking steps to fund its own mobility.

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