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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 07, 2012
Ground Zero: America’s Cities Need New Infrastructure and Transit Funding
This is the third stop in our transportation infrastructure thought leadership series. In “Ground Zero,” we discuss how U.S. cities are the hardest hit in the need for improved mobility, including the challenges of public transit funding.