CE471-Overview

CE471-Overview - CE 471 Transportation Engineering...

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Unformatted text preview: CE 471 Transportation Engineering University of Southern California Hamid Bahadori; PE, TE, PTOE What we will cover • Planning • Design • Operations • Maintenance How did it all start • 8000 B.C Trade and travel began • 3500 B.C. Invention of wheeled vehicles • 2000 B.C. Taming of horses ( Persian, Romans and Creeks ) • 1500 B.C. Rock surfaced road (found in island of Crete) • 1698 First Steam Engine (Thomas Savory) • 1758 First Railroad (Middleton Railroad – England) Federalism Public v. Private Equity “ “ The Road that Made the Nation The Road that Made the Nation ” ” Thomas Jefferson establishes the National Road (1806) Thomas Jefferson establishes the National Road (1806) Segment #1 (1811 – 1818) Segment #1 (1811 – 1818) Baltimore through Cumberland to Wheeling 131 miles at $13,000 per mile (initial cost was $6,000 mile) Segment #2 (1825 – 1839) Segment #2 (1825 – 1839) Ohio River to Vandalia in Illinois More than 4 x the length of the first segment 600 miles at $6.8 million Paid by 2% of profits from the sales of public land in Ohio Bridge over Wheeling Creek Bridge over Wheeling Creek Whose road is it anyways? Whose road is it anyways? Work, pay tax, go to jail? Pay to turn the pike Turnpike Era (1792-1845) Turnpike Era (1792-1845) • 11 eastern states • 1,562 Turnpike Incorporations • 50-70% succeeded • $1,500-2,000 per mile • By 1830; $24 Million • 6.15% of 11 states GDPs Plank Roads Boom (1847-1853) Plank Roads Boom (1847-1853) 17 Eastern States 1,388 Incorporations Smoother Surface Better in Rain and Snow Lasted only 4-5 years vs. 10-12 as promised 19 19 th th Century Century • Federal government involvement non-existent • State and local government activities limited • 5,000-5,600 private incorporations • 30,000-52,000 miles of toll roads built, maintained, operated • 414 in California (159 actually built and operated roads) • Railroads and Canals dominating 60 days in 1919 – DC to SF – 58 Miles a Day 60 days in 1919 – DC to SF – 58 Miles a Day Progressive Era Progressive Era Good Roads Movement Good Roads Movement (1890-1916) Beginning of New Era of Federal Beginning of New Era of Federal Government Involvement (1893) Government Involvement (1893) $100,000 Appropriation and Start of Office of Road Inquiry The First Federal Aid Highway...
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