Posts tagged transportation
Tennessee ranks among best in U.S. for bridge quality

Chattanooga Times Free Press

When the bridge collapsed on I-75, Thrive Regional Partnership released a statement about the bigger issue of needing to improve infrastructure in the region and across the country. The nonprofit is focused on promoting responsible growth for the next 40 years through the tristate Chattanooga region, which includes working with 16 counties in three different states and the three different metropolitan planning organizations.

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Leaders look for ways to get Chattanoogans out of their cars and off the highways

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Forty-four percent of those employed in Hamilton County commute from outside of the county, 120,000 vehicles were estimated to travel through downtown Chattanooga each day on Interstate 24 in 2016 and 33 million tons of freight is expected to travel through the Chattanooga area per year by 2035 — up from 25 million tons, according to data provided by Thrive Regional Partnership. Estimates show that by 2040, nearly 1.4 million people will call the greater Chattanooga area home.

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Thrive welcomes local innovators to brainstorm solutions for freight traffic

Chattanooga Times Free Press

According to data compiled through the Thrive 2055 strategic planning initiative, Chattanooga is expected to see an estimated 33 million tons of freight pass through its urban area annually by 2035. The figure marks a 32 percent increase from the benchmark recorded in 2007, when freight flows exceeded 25 million tons.

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Thinking about telecommuting? Consider these pros and cons.

Remote work technology, such as video conferencing, collaborative file sharing, etc., is widespread and more accessible than ever. As more companies adopt innovative telecommuting practices, we may experience a ripple effect not only in the workplace, but in our personal lives as well. To learn more, we surveyed people throughout the region who telecommute.

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Freight Alley: a region where logistics contributes to more than 40% of the economy

Freight Alley is an area that roughly defines freight traffic moving throughout the southeastern US. The region has been a manufacturing powerhouse and a major distribution and logistics region. We have named this region “Freight Alley” because of the importance logistics and transportation plays in the region and how important the region is to the North American logistics map.

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We're 11th in gridlock

Chattanooga is ranked No. 11 for freight gridlock in the entire United States and we’re easily the leader in Tennessee. Thrive Regional Partnership is actually a collection of 16 counties surrounding Hamilton “where all the Interstates meet.” 

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On September 18, Take a Back Road

Thrive is exploring workforce mobility options to improve the movement of people and products in the greater Chattanooga region. Join Back Roads Day on September 18th for a region-wide experiment in taking alternate routes or alternative transportation to work.

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Advocating Beyond Asphalt

The road to innovative infrastructure is long, but the problem is surmountable with key stakeholders and business leaders powering the drive. Innovative thinking and implementable design is the fuel for a dynamite engine of active community leaders ready to take their businesses and region into the future.

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