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In Texas’ new political map,

the 13th Congressional District stretches about 450 miles from Denton,

a fast-growing, multiracial city near Dallas,

to sparsely populated rural towns

along the western border of the state’s panhandle.

 

Photograph: Damon Winter

 

Gerrymander U.S.A.

NYT

July 12, 2022

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/12/
opinion/texas-redistricting-maps-gerrymandering.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photograph:

Acacia Johnson for The New York Times

 

Jimmy Carter, at 97, Steps Into a Big Fight Over a Small Road in Alaska

The legal battle over the gravel route could gut an environmental law

that the 39th president called one of his highest achievements.

NYT

May 25, 2022, 5:00 a.m. ET

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/25/
climate/alaska-anilca-wilderness-area.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, known as the B.Q.E.,

was built in the 1940s.

 

In 2016, city officials warned that if nothing was done,

they would have to restrict trucks by 2026.

 

Photograph:

Sasha Maslov for The New York Times

 

The B.Q.E. Is Crumbling. There’s Still No Plan to Fix It.

Mayor Eric Adams wants to jump-start the project,

but some critics have raised safety concerns.

NYT

June 13, 2022

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/13/
nyregion/brooklyn-queens-expressway-construction-plan.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governments are looking to toll roads

like the 91 Express lanes of the Riverside Freeway as the future.

 

Photograph:

J. Emilio Flores for The New York Times

 

Paying on the Highway to Get Out of First Gear

By TIMOTHY EGAN        NYT        April 28, 2005

https://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/28/
us/paying-on-the-highway-to-get-out-of-first-gear.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I-85 Rebuild: Time Lapse (May 8, 2017)        Georgia DOT

 

 

 

 

I-85 Rebuild: Time Lapse (May 8, 2017)        Video        Georgia DOT

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICs5ncrcvf0

 

Related

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/05/10/
527765003/atlantas-i-85-set-to-reopen-by-monday-after-extensive-repairs-time-lapse-video

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

infrastructure        USA

 

https://www.npr.org/2021/03/23/
980086070/building-a-big-infrastructure-plan-biden-starts-with-a-bridge-to-republicans

 

https://www.npr.org/2021/03/03/
973054080/potholes-grid-failures-aging-tunnels-and-bridges-nations-infrastructure-gets-a-c

 

http://www.npr.org/2017/03/09/
519500054/engineers-say-tax-increase-needed-to-save-failing-u-s-infrastructure

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2015/10/20/
449876754/reinventing-infrastructure-how-hard-is-it

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/13/
opinion/let-our-cities-move.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/19/us/
engineers-report-small-gains-in-nations-infrastructure.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pothole        USA

 

https://www.npr.org/2021/03/03/
973054080/potholes-grid-failures-aging-tunnels-and-bridges-nations-infrastructure-gets-a-c

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/16/us/
a-severe-winter-breaks-budgets-as-well-as-pipes.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/09/us/
in-los-angeles-driving-is-a-jarring-experience.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

road        USA

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/12/
opinion/texas-redistricting-maps-gerrymandering.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/25/
climate/alaska-anilca-wilderness-area.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/13/
opinion/let-our-cities-move.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

gravel road        USA

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/25/
climate/alaska-anilca-wilderness-area.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

network of roads, bridges,

subways, trains and buses        USA

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/13/
opinion/let-our-cities-move.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

take a road trip        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2013/apr/27/
us-road-trip-andrew-mccarthy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USA > Fancy a drive-thru donut?

The bright lights of LA car-food culture – in pictures        UK

Ashok Sinha spent a decade

shooting neon-lit takeaways

and UFO-style filling stations

– including the world’s oldest surviving McDonald’s –

in LA county

 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2020/oct/28/
drive-thru-donut-bright-lights-los-angeles-la-car-culture-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USA > The last stop:

America's disappearing roadside rest stops – in pictures        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/gallery/2016/may/24/
america-roadtrip-iconic-rest-stops-photographs-last-stop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pay-as-you-go road        USA

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/28/
national/28toll.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

toll road        USA

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/01/18/
578865204/more-states-turning-to-toll-roads-to-raise-cash-for-infrastructure

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2017/12/12/
570248568/are-40-toll-roads-the-future

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/10/08/
should-toll-road-revenue-be-used-for-other-projects/

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/05/us/
private-toll-road-across-maine-is-proposed.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

road tolls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

high-priced toll        USA

 

https://www.npr.org/2017/12/12/
570248568/are-40-toll-roads-the-future

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tollway        USA

 

https://www.npr.org/2017/12/12/
570248568/are-40-toll-roads-the-future

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

road toll evader

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

privately run motorway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pay a toll        UK

 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2003/dec/10/uk.
greenpolitics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

on the road

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hit the road        UK

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2011/apr/22/
bank-holiday-day-trips-outings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hit the road        USA

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/05/
business/energy-environment/america-is-hitting-the-road-again.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

motorway        UK

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/dec/25/
m6-motorway-closed-after-crash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

carriageway        UK

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/dec/25/
m6-motorway-closed-after-crash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

freeway        USA

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/20/us/los-angeles-
drivers-on-the-405-ask-was-1-6-billion-worth-it.html

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/30/us/
in-los-angeles-another-warning-about-road-closure.html

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/17/
us/17freeway.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

thruway        USA

 

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/18/
four-killed-in-crash-on-new-york-thruway/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

expressway        USA

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/13/
nyregion/brooklyn-queens-expressway-construction-plan.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

skyway        USA

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/08/nyregion/
drivers-in-new-jersey-to-lose-link-as-pulaski-skyway-route-closes.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

road building        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2004/jun/27/
transportintheuk.environment 

 

 

 

 

roadside sensor systems    USA

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-10-04-
drivers-deer_x.htm

 

 

 

 

roadster

 

 

 

 

road sign

 

 

 

 

road laws        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/jun/23/
transport.world 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

roundabout        USA

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/20/
business/roundabouts-traffic-circles.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sleeping policeman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bollard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hump

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

yard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

open road

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

curve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hard shoulder        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/sep/01/
transport.world

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

laybys        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/may/25/
i-was-sleeping-in-laybys-the-people-who-have-spent-the-pandemic-living-in-vans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

grass verge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

motorway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M1        UK

 

https://www.google.fr/maps/@52.6186358,-1.1827911,13z

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/12/
huge-tailbacks-after-fatal-crash-closes-southbound-m1-near-leicester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

motorway network

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interstate Highways        USA

 

https://www.npr.org/2021/04/07
/984784455/a-brief-history-of-how-racism-shaped-interstate-highways

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

interstate        USA

 

https://www.npr.org/2017/12/12/
570248568/are-40-toll-roads-the-future

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/05/10/
527765003/atlantas-i-85-set-to-reopen-by-monday-after-extensive-repairs-time-lapse-video

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/31/
522170988/i-85-bridge-collapse-in-atlanta-brings-headache-to-250-000-drivers-a-day

 

 

 

 

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-03-02-
atlanta-bus-wreck_x.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

interstate > i-85        USA

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/05/10/
527765003/atlantas-i-85-set-to-reopen-by-monday-after-extensive-repairs-time-lapse-video

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

highway        USA

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/05/
business/energy-environment/america-is-hitting-the-road-again.html

 

 

 

 

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2015/04/01/
396786638/with-nostalgia-and-a-last-nosh-1-of-3-remaining-hojos-closes

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/24/
opinion/our-highways-toll-on-wildlife.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/21/
opinion/Who-Should-Pay-for-Our-Highways-Gas-Tax.html

 

 

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2007/jan/04/
transport.world1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highway 1        USA

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/05/25/
530025850/-mother-of-all-landslides-closes-section-of-california-s-highway-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lincoln highway        USA

 

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2013/07/07/
travel/07LINCOLN.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

giant superhighway        USA

 

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-02-28-
freeway-inside_x.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

highway overpass        UK

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/25/
missouri-freight-train-overpass-crash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

overpass        USA

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/31/
522170988/i-85-bridge-collapse-in-atlanta-brings-headache-to-250-000-drivers-a-day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

high-occupancy vehicle lanes    H.O.V.        USA

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/17/
opinion/california-express-lanes.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

turnpike        USA

 

http://www.npr.org/2014/03/13/
289700103/3-dead-after-pileups-on-snowy-ohio-turnpike

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

traffic lights        USA

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/18/
realestate/a-history-of-new-york-traffic-lights.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

commute        USA

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/21/
upshot/stuck-and-stressed-the-health-costs-of-traffic.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

traffic        USA

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/21/
upshot/stuck-and-stressed-the-health-costs-of-traffic.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

traffic jam        USA

 

https://www.npr.org/2017/12/12/
570248568/are-40-toll-roads-the-future

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

traffic gridlock        USA

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/02/23/
467768203/cheap-gas-contributes-to-record-u-s-traffic-volumes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

get stuck in traffic        USA

http://www.npr.org/2016/02/23/
467768203/cheap-gas-contributes-to-record-u-s-traffic-volumes

 

 

 

 

traffic bailiffs

 

 

 

 

tailback

 

 

 

 

crawl

 

 

 

 

reduce traffic to a standstill

 

 

 

 

crawl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

congestion        USA

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/07/
720805841/city-dwellers-dont-like-the-idea-of-congestion-pricing-but-they-get-over-it

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/20/us/los-angeles-
drivers-on-the-405-ask-was-1-6-billion-worth-it.html

 

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-02-28-
freeway-inside_x.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

congestion pricing        USA

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/07/
720805841/city-dwellers-dont-like-the-idea-of-congestion-pricing-but-they-get-over-it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rush-hour congestion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

London's congestion charge        UK

 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2008/jan/31/london.london 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2006/jul/12/london.london 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2005/apr/01/
greaterlondonauthority.transportintheuk 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

peak hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

congested

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

jam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rush-hour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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