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NewsWatch: Transportation -- Crazy Intersections Video

March 31, 2011 By

Gravel Roads Making a Comeback

The paved roads that finally brought rural America into the 20th century are starting to disappear across the Midwest in the 21st. Local officials, facing rising pavement prices, shrinking budgets and fewer residents, are making tough decisions to regress. Minneapolis Star Tribune

Traffic: Top 10 Worst Cities

In this year’s report, America is back on the road to gridlock after 11 straight months of increases in traffic congestion on the nation’s roads translating into an avg. 10 percent increase in travel times for drivers. INRIX

(Update) Traffic Fatalities Drop to Lowest Level Since 1949

Initiatives such as "Over the Limit Under Arrest" and "Click It Or Ticket" and anti-distracted driving campaigns, combined with safer vehicles, air bags, rumble strips and cable median barriers. are credited with the lowest traffic fatality numbers since 1949. U.S. DOT

Cincy Streetcar Derailed?

The construction of a streetcar system in Cincinnati, which was all but certain just months ago, might be in jeopardy after attempts by newly-elected Ohio Governor John Kasich to strip portions of its funding. According to Randy A. Simes, the editor of, the staunchly anti-transit Republican is attempting to lay claim to $52M of federally-funded, state-administered grants on the pretense of reducing Ohio’s $8 billion budget deficit. Architects Newspaper

World's 10 Craziest Intersections (Video)

Traffic nightmares: in some countries, it doesn’t appear that anyone is thinking about how they plan their intersections. Play it Safe

Traffic Wrecks (Video)

This video is a compilation of traffic accidents caught on surveillance cameras installed throughout the city of Heze in Shandong province of China. It was released by traffic authorities to help educate the public on traffic safety awareness. Warning: Graphic content. China Smack

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