Some Background on America’s Crumbling Infrastructure In May 2020, TRIP, a transportation research nonprofit, published a report that assessed the condition of rural America’s crumbling infrastructure. Its findings were not positive. First, 50% of all rural, non-highway roads are rated between poor and fair. Roads in this condition have cracking, potholes and ruts, to the point that the TRIP report states they “often …
Both PM10 and PM2.5 fugitive dust pollution create or aggravate serious health conditions, especially in vulnerable populations like kids and the elderly.
Recent studies show that areas with higher pollution levels may be more vulnerable to coronavirus. This is especially relevant if you are responsible for maintaining any kind of unpaved road surface, from mining or industrial haul and access roads to township and county roads, to agricultural or energy farm roads.
Effective soil stabilization is critical for many organizations, but it doesn’t need to come at the cost of environmental degradation.
With two national parks and two national monuments opening their unpaved roads to e-bikes, park officials should consider how they can cost-effectively maintain popular infrastructure.