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Green Infrastructure To Mitigate Stormwater Along Opportunity Corridor

In late March, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District announced an agreement with the Ohio Department of Transportation to utilize $650,000 in state money to create a Green Infrastructure Grants Program. The grants will be aimed at offsetting the effects of the Opportunity Corridor using green infrastructure rather than building storm sewers. Limited space and [...]

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Obama and DOT Announce $600 Million in Transportation Funding

On Feb. 26, President Obama and Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx announced $600 million for the sixth round of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) competitive grant program. DOT will prioritize applications for capital projects that better connect people to jobs, training and other opportunities; promote neighborhood redevelopment; and reconnect neighborhoods divided [...]

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Corridors of Opportunity Investigates Green Infrastructure Along the Green Line

Projected to open in 2014, the Central Corridor or Green Line light-rail will carry passengers between the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. An effort is under way to use this development project to improve stormwater management with shared, stacked-function green infrastructure, reducing runoff to the Mississippi River. The Central Corridor Stormwater and Green [...]

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Report Lists Efficacy of Best Management Practices at Managing Highway Runoff

The National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), part of the U.S. National Academies, recently released a synthesis of practices for transportation agencies with total maximum daily load (TMDL) obligations. Transportation networks can fall into many watershed jurisdictions; therefore, state transportation departments can be listed as a stakeholder in multiple TMDLs. The NCHRP report is a [...]

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U.S. EPA Rulemaking — A Look Down the Road

Because of their unique configuration, linear transportation networks are often an awkward fit for the existing municipal stormwater regulatory framework. “Transportation networks have a different flavor than commercial, residential, and industrial development,” said Larry Schaffner with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Stormwater and Watersheds Program. As a result, it can be inefficient and, [...]

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