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Old July 7th, 2008, 09:21 PM   #2561
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Logan Airport is at the eastside of Boston, and the I-93 runs from the southside of Boston to Saint Johnsbury in Vermont. However, it has a few west/eastbound miles along the southern side of Boston.
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Old July 7th, 2008, 09:40 PM   #2562
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That'll be the part I've been making pictures of then. I've had a look at them and it clearly says I-93.
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Old July 7th, 2008, 09:41 PM   #2563
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Not shocked about where Alabama is on the urban interstate conditions table. I would give ALDOT an F when it comes to maintance, and expansion when needed in urban areas. I am surpised about this states rank on the rural conditions table though.


The bottom line is politics has a huge role in terms of where transportation money goes here.
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Old July 7th, 2008, 09:45 PM   #2564
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Interesting that CT is on the top 10 states when it comes to congestion.

Then again, it's not surprising. I heard that I-84 in Downtown Hartford gets almost 180,000 cars/day. The government says that it's now actually more congested than I-95 in the Southwest part of the state. That highway is a nightmare during the day.
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Old July 8th, 2008, 02:34 AM   #2565
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That I-264 bridge is crazy! wtf
It's actually an old, pre-Interstate drawbridge with a newer one alongside. I think the river below gets very little overheight traffic, so the drawbridge opens infrequently.

Going south/west from the bridge(s), I-264 dives rapidly into a tunnel, passing through a very compact interchange with I-464. The tunnel is also a new one, c. the early '80's, paired with an older one:


The Tidewater area has a very unusual and road system.

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Old July 8th, 2008, 02:45 AM   #2566
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Yesterday I watched on TV driving from Houston to Phoenix on I-10. Semi-arid to arid landscape most of the time. And road surface was mostly quite good!
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Old July 8th, 2008, 06:03 AM   #2567
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Does anyone know the annual transportation expenses of the U.S. and Europe?
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Old July 8th, 2008, 06:19 AM   #2568
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Yesterday I watched on TV driving from Houston to Phoenix on I-10. Semi-arid to arid landscape most of the time. And road surface was mostly quite good!
That's interesting. I'll be driving from Phoenix to Austin during the middle of this month. I can't wait. Plus I'm taking my favorite airline American Airlines out to Phoenix so it will be a fun travel trip.
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Old July 8th, 2008, 09:51 AM   #2569
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Does anyone know the annual transportation expenses of the U.S. and Europe?
I know it's about € 2.5 billion in the Netherlands for roads, and about € 3 billion for public transit (these expenses are totally out of line with the actual transportationprestation), and a few billions for waterworks (including dikes).
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Old July 8th, 2008, 09:07 PM   #2570
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I know it's about € 2.5 billion in the Netherlands for roads, and about € 3 billion for public transit (these expenses are totally out of line with the actual transportationprestation), and a few billions for waterworks (including dikes).
Do you know how that figure compares to the U.S. in terms of expense per mile?
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Old July 8th, 2008, 09:52 PM   #2571
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Do they have a lot of these in the United States?
Very few states allow photo enforcement of speed laws. It just strikes Americans as being un-American (relating to a Constitutional tenet of being able to face one's accuser in court), also with overtures of local corruption and the stereotypical 'Deputy Dawg' small-town speed trap. I do know that Washington, DC has some, but although I have heard of them being tried elsewhere (ie, some corrupt towns in Ohio), I don't have any other current specific examples other than in construction zones.

Nearly ALL regular photo-enforcement in the USA is at stop and go lights (what we Wisconsinites call signalized intersections) and railroad crossings.

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Old July 8th, 2008, 10:14 PM   #2572
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Very few states allow photo enforcement of speed laws. It just strikes Americans as being un-American (relating to a Constitutional tenet of being able to face one's accuser in court), also with overtures of local corruption and the stereotypical 'Deputy Dawg' small-town speed trap. I do know that Washington, DC has some, but although I have heard of them being tried elsewhere (ie, some corrupt towns in Ohio), I don't have any other current specific examples other than in construction zones.

Nearly ALL regular photo-enforcement in the USA is at stop and go lights (what we Wisconsinites call signalized intersections) and railroad crossings.

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The only cameras I've ever seen in Washington State are red-light cameras. There were some issues with cities shortening the yellow light to catch more red-light runners.
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^ That's bad, someone can crash in you from behind.
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Old July 8th, 2008, 10:35 PM   #2574
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In Minnesota the state supreme court ruled that those cameras violated the state constitution because it couldn't be proved who was actually driving the vehicle.
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Old July 8th, 2008, 11:27 PM   #2575
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So? Send the fine to the owner, and let him deal with it. Dutch cars are always fined from behind.
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Old July 8th, 2008, 11:55 PM   #2576
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So? Send the fine to the owner, and let him deal with it. Dutch cars are always fined from behind.
What if the owner's not driving? If your son is speeding do YOU want the ticket?
I saw a story from Atlanta about a guy who got a ticket because a repairman who was working on his vehicle while he was out of town took it for a drive and ran a red light.
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Old July 9th, 2008, 12:00 AM   #2577
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So? Send the fine to the owner, and let him deal with it. Dutch cars are always fined from behind.
In Czech, the driver must be unambiguously recognizable on the picture that is attached to the fine... otherwise the owner of the car may refuse to tell who actualy drove (if the driver was a family member).
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Old July 9th, 2008, 12:04 AM   #2578
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What if the owner's not driving? If your son is speeding do YOU want the ticket?
I saw a story from Atlanta about a guy who got a ticket because a repairman who was working on his vehicle while he was out of town took it for a drive and ran a red light.
It's the vehicle of the owner, thus his responsibility what happens to it. Unless you can prove your car was stolen or something like that.
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That is indeed the easiest way, and it saves a lot of trouble when you might have to prove who was driving, etc.
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Old July 9th, 2008, 12:11 AM   #2580
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It's the vehicle of the owner, thus his responsibility what happens to it. Unless you can prove your car was stolen or something like that.
Don't most insurance companies in the U.S. follow that policy? It's like if a gun is stolen from your house and you don't report it to the police as theft, then you will be responsible for it if a crime was committed with the gun.
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