Infrastructure

One of Southern California's most controversial and (some would say) critical projects is on the radar again—the 710 extension through South Pasadena. Transportation officials are working on a tunnel plan, expected for public comment in February.
13 hours ago   Los Angeles Times
Bloomberg News investigates a rash of road deaths in the Midland-Odessa region, attributing the fatalities to underfunded road infrastructure, increased population, and truck traffic. A November ballot measure may provide some relief.
6 days ago   Bloomberg News
The Silver Line opened two and a half months ago. Already, with strong ridership in both directions, some businesses are seeing new opportunities.
Oct 15, 2014   Elevation DC
The Central Parkway Cycle Track is open in Cincinnati, having overcome the controversies that almost led to the project's demise.
Oct 15, 2014   Urban Cincy
A system similar to that which heated Roman baths could become a key cog in the future of heating in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Oct 15, 2014   Citiscope
The Rebuild By Design competition attracted plenty of hoopla thanks to its $920 million and the critical need for projects that protect coastal cities as sea levels rise. Now that the winners have been picked, how will they deliver on their promise?
Oct 15, 2014   The Architect's Newspaper
Ryan Briggs reports on the planning study bringing new hope to efforts to activate or repurpose the "City Branch," a dormant subterranean rail line in Philadelphia.
Oct 14, 2014   Next City
Ariel Rosenstock updates San Francisco's progress in implementing the vision set forth by the 2009 San Francisco Bicycle Plan.
Oct 13, 2014   The Architect's Newspaper
As federal law shifts to address resilience in post-Hurricane Sandy New York, the Department of City Planning has released a new manual to help residents and landowners understand options for retrofitting their buildings to prepare for floods.
Oct 13, 2014   New York Department of City Planning
Rep. Bill Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, is the second powerful congressman to state that a fully funded, five to six year reauthorization bill can be done, acknowledging that funding challenges lie ahead.
Oct 13, 2014   AASHTO Journal
David Sedlak, author of "Water 4.0: The Past, Present, and Future of the World's Most Vital Resource," explains how the deepening obsolescence of our water infrastructure is reaching crisis status.
Oct 12, 2014   Vox