The Arizona Department of Transportation’s Intermodal Transportation Division by Seth Chalmers

September 21, 2012

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The Arizona Department of Transportation was created in 1974 following the merging of the Arizona Highway Department and the Arizona Department of Aeronautics. Today, this government organization oversees more than 6,000 miles of freeways, highways, and roads throughout the state. As part of its mission, the Arizona Department of Transportation designs new roads, repairs existing […]

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A Brief History of the Early Days of the Boy Scouts of America by Seth Chalmers

August 28, 2012

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The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) was launched in 1910 by Chicago-based publisher William Boyce. Drawing inspiration from other scouting organizations, Boyce took scouting one step further by turning it into a business, and he incorporated the BSA in Washington, D.C. He recruited youth leaders and provided funding to the organization in its early stages. […]

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From the Desk of Seth Chalmers: High-Risk Rural Roads

July 10, 2012

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According to the U. S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, rural roads account for only 40 percent of miles traveled, but an inordinate 57 percent of all highway fatalities. The rate of fatalities for crashes on rural roads is more than double the rate for urban areas. University of California’s Institute of Traffic Studies […]

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