Transportation

Knik Arm Crossing (AK)

Sister project of the now infamous “Bridge to Nowhere,” the Knik-Arm Crossing would link Anchorage to the sparsely populated area around Point McKenzie in the Mat-Su Valley. The project, with a total cost of $1.6 billion, can only be built with a public-private partnership, which would be paid for through the collection of a bridge […]

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Juneau Access Road (AK)

The Juneau Access project would attempt to give drivers access to the interior of the state by constructing a new 50-mile road out of Juneau to a new ferry terminal where travelers could then travel by boat to Haines and Skagway, Alaska. Due to the treacherous terrain, the road would be closed at least one […]

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I-73 Project (SC)

This $2.5 billion interstate highway would run within 50 miles of an existing, high-capacity U.S. highway. If completed, I-73 will be the most expensive transportation project in South Carolina’s history, even though early reports estimate it will only shorten current travel times to the Myrtle Beach region by 15 minutes or less. Upgrading the parallel […]

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Essential Air Service Program

The Essential Air Service (EAS) program was launched as a temporary program in the late 1970s and codified in 1994 to ease the transition to airline deregulation by subsidizing commercial flights to the nation’s rural airports. However, many of the cities served by this program can be found within reasonable driving distance from airports with […]

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East End Portion of Ohio River Bridges Project– Indiana and Kentucky

As part of the Ohio River Bridges Project, the Indiana Department of Transportation and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet are constructing two new crossings over the Ohio River in the Louisville, Kentucky area. The East End Crossing, roughly eight miles northeast of the city, would create a new interstate highway (I-265) by erecting a bridge over […]

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Charlottesville Bypass (VA)

The proposed Charlottesville Bypass is a 6.2 mile, four lane limited access highway intended to relieve congestion on the U.S. 29 corridor. This bypass is extremely expensive as compared to other similar projects, costing almost $40 million per mile. State transportation officials have found that all of the bypass variations would have little impact on […]

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