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2. ### List of Interstate Highways - Wikipedia

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5 days ago · There are 70 primary Interstate Highways in the Interstate Highway System, a network of freeways in the United States. They are assigned one- or two-digit route numbers, whereas their associated "auxiliary" Interstate Highways receive three-digit route numbers. Typically, odd-numbered Interstates run south-north, with lower numbers in the west ...

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3. ### How to Draw a Map Of the USA: 9 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow

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4 days ago · Drawing a map of the United States of America is harder than it looks. However, you can practice and get it right. While you see states that are basically rectangles like Colorado and Wyoming, you can't forget states such as Maryland and West Virginia. Drawing the map of the United States of America almost perfectly is challenging and tricky.

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• 1. Learn about certain projections and maps. All projections will have some degree of distortion. The Mercator Projection is a mathematical project...
• 2. Understand the four different maps. The four are political, physical, thematic, and cartograms. For now, you do not have to worry about cartogra...
• 3. Comprehend famous landmarks. An example is the highest mountain in that state.
• 4. Identify the projection you are going to use to draw your map. Maps of the United States on the Internet is a fine source, instead of having to...
• 5. Think about size. The more you zoom into the USA, the more details you will have to fill in. This is very important for drawing the USA as a who...
• 6. Recognize the shapes of all 50 states. While some states are literally just rectangles (e.g. Wyoming and Colorado), you can't forget states such...
• 7. Attempt a rough sketch of the outline of the country and the states. You don't have to fill in every necessary detail, but just a generalization...
• 8. Go into more detail. This does not mean that you draw the USA over and over again. It also does not mean to erase it over and over again and dra...
• 9. Draw your final using a pencil. A regular #2 pencil is fine, but serious sketchers may use a sketchers kit with 10 different pencils of all shad...
4. ### United States of America – Travel guide at Wikivoyage

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5 days ago · The United States of America is a vast country in North America about half the size of Russia and about the same size as China. It also has the world's third-largest population, with more than 330 million people (in 2020). It includes densely populated cities with sprawling suburbs, and vast uninhabited areas of natural beauty.

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5. ### The crumbling bridge that two presidents couldn’t fix faces ...

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6 days ago · The Brent Spence connects Kentucky and Ohio, drawing traffic from two interstate highways, I-75 and I-71, across its aging decks. In recent years, chunks of crumbling concrete have rained down ...

6. ### Oklahoma - ASCE's 2017 Infrastructure Report Card

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4 days ago · Oklahoma currently has 12,265 state highway miles and 84,767 county highway miles. In fact, 4,536 miles of the county system includes city streets in 493 cities. Oklahomans pay approximately \$1.2 billion to the state in road taxes and fees including motor vehicle licenses and tag fees and state fuel taxes and fees.

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4 days ago · The first round of Marine Highway Grants were awarded in September 2010. Since that time, Congress has periodically appropriated funds for subsequent rounds of Marine Highway Grants. Notices of Funding Opportunity are published in the Federal Register when grant funds are made available.

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9. ### New England - Wikitravel

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New England is a six-state region in the northeast corner of the United States of America. It is one of the oldest settled parts of the US. Most of the area (except the coastal areas of eastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and parts of the two most southwestern counties of Connecticut, which are also part of metropolitan New York City), retains a rural charm and low population. Most of the area is well-traveled and has a thriving tourist industry.

There's an expression in New England: \\"If you don't like the weather, wait ten minutes.\\" The expression refers to New England's location on the upper eastern side of North America's continental climate. New England's coastal location does somewhat modify continental temperature extremes. Northern New England winters can especially harsh -- if you plan to visit between December and mid-March, be prepared for freezing temperatures, wicked winds, and chills that take a couple of cups of coffee to dent. The best advice, though is to dress in layers that include an outer layer to block the wind, plus a sweater or jumper to be removed when exerting oneself. Generally, the only areas of New England that are somewhat comfortable in the winter are the southernmost areas of Connecticut and Rhode Island, which are the transition areas into the milder Middle Atlantic climate. These areas see snow and rain in winter, many more sunny days, and snow often melts quickly, especially in coastal areas. New England summers can range from mild and even cool at night in the northern mountain areas, to hot and tropical down in deep southern areas. The beach season runs from June through early October in Connecticut and Rhode Island, then decreases north along the coast to Maine. Most of the upper New England coast (New Hampshire and Maine) has only a two month (mostly July and August) beach season, and ocean surf temperatures are much colder than points south of Cape Cod. Most warm weather tourist destinations have a season from mid-May to mid-October (mid April to late October in Connecticut and southern Rhode Island). Areas right along the shoreline are often cooler and more temperate than inland areas in summer. New England skiing is unlike skiing in the western United States. Instead of open slopes above tree line, New England ski areas have relatively narrow trails carved through thick woodlands. New England's variable weather continues in winter. The skier or boarder may experience mild weather with temperatures above 10 Celsius/50 Fahrenheit or bitter cold with high winds delivering wind chill temperatures of -30 or less. Rain or snow may fall at any time. Rain often coats the snow with ice, and snow is often wet and sticky. The result of these conditions is that skiing and snowboarding in New England require attention to conditions. To deal with mild or dry conditions, all major New England ski areas make snow through the night and groom their slopes in the early morning.

The months of April and May can be New Englands best-kept secret. In southern Vermont you will find off-season rates in many historic inns, but as noted local Robert Frost once so eloquently put it, \\"Nature's first Green is Gold.\\" The area is bursting with daffodils, tulips & lilacs and the temperatures are mild with cool nights, just perfect.

New England shines during autumn. New England foliage is world-renowned for displays that rival pyrotechnics for their intense colors, rapid appearance, and equally rapid disappearance. Peak season ranges from early September at the farthest north points of Maine to early November for Southern Connecticut. Combine that with local festivals, hay rides, fresh-pressed apple cider, and fruit harvesting, and you have the recipe for a wonderful time.

As in upstate New York and along the upper Eastern Seaboard, many New England towns grew up around textile mills or other kinds of factories. When those industries relocated and/or shut down during the 1900s, several of those towns fell into a depression, where they remain.

English is, as with the rest of the US, the de facto official language. Some areas with large Hispanic populations might have a majority speaking Spanish, but most have at least basic English skills (and these are off the tourist path). French is also spoken in Vermont and Northern Maine, near the Quebec/New Brunswick borders. There is a rich French-Canadian heritage in Biddeford, Maine, and Manchester, New Hampshire's largest city. Though the demographics are changing, it is still possible to find shops that cater to French speakers and churches that conduct Mass in French. In truth, though, not much is done to accommodate visitors who do not speak English. In the southern portions of New England like Connecticut and around Providence, there are large Hispanic populations, and in many areas of the cities Spanish is commonly spoken. Along with Southerners, New Englanders have a reputation for a distinct flavor of English speech. This is an overly broad generalization. The accents of Senators Kennedy and Kerry are rarely heard. The typical \\"pahk the cah in Hahvahd Yahd\\" Boston accent prevails in much of eastern Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, and parts of Vermont. In most of Connecticut and parts of Rhode Island, the accent is somewhat different. In the Providence area in particular, the speech features pronunciations distinct from the rest of New England.

There are some distinctive vocabulary words. \\"Bubbler\\" refers to a drinking fountain. Carbonated sweet drinks called \\"pop\\" in other parts of the United States and Canada are called \\"tonic\\" or \\"soda\\" in most New England. \\"Wicked\\", an adverb interchangable with \\"very\\", is frequently used by young New Englanders in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, though the once-common phrase \\"wicked pissah\\", meaning \\"excellent\\", has faded considerably and is used primarily by either the older generation or misled tourists. A relatively common New England traffic intersection not encountered much elsewhere in the United States would be called a \\"roundabout\\" in the United Kingdom, but is called a \\"rotary\\" in New England. When given directions on how to exit a \\"rotary\\" the driver would be instructed to \\"bang a right\\" in Boston. Large clams are called \\"quahaugs\\" in New England. In Maine an inland vacation home is called a \\"camp\\" while one on the coast is called a \\"cottage.\\" Mainers also add the definite article \\"the\\" to the official names of roads, but not streets or avenues; and the tree that others might call an aspen is called a \\"popple\\" by Mainers.

New England is served by several airports: Logan International [1] in Boston, TF Green Airport [2] Warwick, RI, Bradley International [3] Windsor Locks (between Hartford, CT, and Springfield, MA), Tweed New Haven [4] in New Haven, Burlington International [5] Burlington, VT, Portland [6], Bangor [7], and Manchester [8] Airport, to name a few. Logan is by far the largest. Amongst discount airlines, JetBlue [9] serves Boston, Nantucket,Hartford/Springfield, Burlington, and Portland; while Southwest Airlines [10] serves Hartford/Springfield, Providence, Manchester, Portland and Boston. New England is served by several interstate highways. I-95 enters from the New York City area and links five of the six states together. I-90 and I-84 both come in from the west out of Albany and southern New York, respectively. I-91 links New Haven with Hartford, Springfield and eastern Vermont. I-89 connects Burlington, VT with Concord, NH. I-93 runs through New Hampshire, connecting St. Johnsbury, VT with Boston. The Chinatown Bus [14] goes from New York to Boston for about \$30 round trip. Greyhound [15] also offers slightly more expensive bus service to and from other areas of the country, as does Peter Pan [16]. From Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City buses serve western New England. Vermont Transit [17] offers service from Montréal. Boston's South Station is a hub for bus travel to and from New York and to and from all other areas of New England. Commuter rail and bus lines radiate out from New York City and Boston for a distance of about 50 km/30 miles. The MBTA [19] covers the greater Boston area with its commuter rail network, including Providence, Lowell, and Worcester. The MTA Metro North [20] provides very frequent and affordable service between New York City and New Haven; at New Haven there are numerous connections to points north and east. Remember, though, that commuter service is infrequent outside of weekday morning and evening rush hours. Greyhound [21] has several routes in New England. New Hampshire and Maine are served by Concord Coach Lines [22]. The primary intercity bus service in southern New England is Peter Pan Bus [23]. Their web site allows the user to determine the schedule of all buses serving two destinations in southern New England. Much of rural New England is under-served by bus/train, and driving is required to visit much of Vermont, New Hampshire, western Massachusetts, and Maine.

Amtrak [11] operates several routes into New England, most notably the Northeast Corridor, which connects New York City to Boston via New Haven and Providence. As well, the Vermonter goes from New York City and Washington, D.C. to Connecticut, western Massachusetts and Vermont. New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority's MetroNorth [12] trains run between Grand Central Station in midtown Manhattan and New Haven, stopping in many Connecticut towns en route.

Amtrak covers urban New England pretty extensively with the Northeast Corridor (Boston-Rhode Island-Connecticut), the Vermonter (Connecticut to Vermont), and the Downeaster (Boston to Portland). The Acela Express is a high-speed train that follows roughly the same route as the Northeast Corridor. Note that Boston has two train major stations, South Station and North Station. Trains from South Station serve areas to the south and west of the city, and North Station trains serve areas north of the city. All Amtrak trains to and from Boston, except the train to Portland are available at South Station, but not North Station. The train to Portland is available only at North Station. There is no direct connection between the two stations. Those wishing to connect between the two stations must either take a taxi, or take two subway lines, or walk about 2 km/ 1.2 miles through busy city streets. Information and train schedules are available from Amtrak's [18] web site.

New England has many offshore islands that are attractive destinations reachable only by ferry. Typically, these islands are compact enough that the visitor does not require a car to visit them. Relatively flat coastal terrain and light traffic makes it easy to get around them by walking or bicycling. Taking a car on the ferry is expensive and usually requires reservations long in advance. In any case, many ferries are for passengers and bicycles only.

In its small area New England packs a lot of natural beauty. Highlights would include: pastoral villages with white-steepled churches throughout rural New England; sandy beaches and moorlands along the southern coastal area of Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts, including Cape Cod and adjacent islands; the more rugged rocky coast and cliffs of Maine; the nearly alpine scenery of Vermont, northern New Hampshire, and western Maine; and dense forests everywhere.

Beaches abound along New England's coastline from Connecticut to just south of Portland, Maine. Here vacationers may swim or simply soak up the sun. Swimmers may find the waters north of Cape Cod to be cold, especially in Maine. Inland, swimming is available in New England's thousands of lakes and ponds, and the water is usually warmer. Almost every New England town has at least one \\"swimming hole\\". Swimming areas include those operated by the federal National Park Service in Cape Cod National Seashore and Acadia National Park, large state-owned beaches with parking for hundreds of cars, and local city or town beaches. In addition, local inquiries may reveal the locations of unmapped swimming areas, some quite scenic, along local streams or shorelines.

New England's cities and tourist areas have a wide variety of excellent restaurants. A few famous items of local cuisine include New Haven's pizza, Vermont's maple syrup, Southern Massachusetts and Rhode Island's Portuguese cuisine, and Maine's lobster and blueberries. Everywhere along New England's coast there are local restaurants offering fresh seafood, fried clams, and clam chowder. It can be kitschy, but there is a certain pleasure in spending a summer afternoon at a New England seaside restaurant eating seafood and watching boats come and go in the local harbor. A special local treat is to attend a clam or \\"lobsta\\" \\"bake\\" or \\"shore dinner\\" at a coastal location. These venues typically serve only a complete clam or lobster dinner at a fixed time that includes all the ingredients of a traditional New England clam or lobster bake, including, of course, steamed clams or lobster, baked potatoes, corn on the cob, baked beans, and traditional desserts. Sometimes steak or hamburger is offered to those who will not eat lobster or clams. Enquire locally in seaside communities for locations and times. Some of New England's smaller towns have old restored taverns which in the 18th and 19th centuries provided lodging and food for weary travellers. Most of these restored taverns no longer offer lodging, but offer meals featuring typical \\"New England fare\\" such as pot roast and a variety of steaks and poultry. Many of these restaurants also offer seafood.

Boston is known for its drinking establishments known locally as bars or taverns or pubs, including the Cheers bar of TV fame. (See the section in the Boston article.) New Haven is home to hundreds of bars and restaurants, and has a thriving scene including the Playwright, the largest Irish Pub on the East Coast, a huge space holding two thousand people built out of church parts salvaged from Ireland. In addition, several other cities in the region have an active nightlife. Microbreweries and wineries are also located throughout the region, and many can be visited by travellers.

Types of stores that sell alcohol for off-premises consumption vary from state to state. Generally, wine and beer may be purchased in groceries and convenience stores but harder liquors may only be available from retail liquor stores known locally as \\"package stores\\" or \\"packies\\". While former \\"Blue Laws\\" prohibited the sale of alcohol on Sundays in Massachusetts and Connecticut, many those laws have since been repealed. However, some cities and towns remain \\"dry\\" or do not allow for the sale of alcohol. Other New England states have slowly repealed such alcohol sales bans, but be aware of this odd tradition.

New England is one of the safest regions of the country overall. Crimes rates are low and the rule of law is strictly enforced. Having said that, it does not mean that New England is a stranger to crime. All of the region's towns and cities, regardless of their size, have areas that should be travelled with caution at night. Larger cities are the best-known for crime because of media publicity but most crimes in big cities occur among friends and acquaintances. Random acts of violence can happen anywhere, even in smaller towns. It is also quite a safe region for hitchhiking.

Furthermore, as with other areas of the country, take care while driving. You are 200 times more likely to be injured or killed in a car accident than in any random act of violence. Particular areas to use caution are small, winding roads away from major interstates where cars can travel erratically and at high speeds. Hikers leaving an automobile at trail heads in remote areas should take care not to leave valuables in the vehicle.

More important, the New England sense of \\"politeness\\" differs significantly from the usual American concept of courteous remarks, small talk and political correctness. New Englanders highly value honesty, straight talking, being able to cope with criticism and generally not wasting other people's time. Consequently, business meetings tend to lack the introductory chit-chat. People tend to be much more formal (especially in business) when compared to the rest of the country and titles rule the roost, with the exception of the Mid-Atlantic States. Any titles (such as Dr., Prof. etc.) are used recursively, and using first names immediately may be seen as derogatory. Also, there is also a strong desire to achieve mutual agreement and compromise.