Infrastructure

June 29, 2016, 5am PDT
A new report commemorates the 60th birthday of the interstate highway system with statistics (some politically motivated) that summarize the state of the nation's largest public works project.
USA Today
June 28, 2016, 10am PDT
The New York State Pedestrian Safety Action Plan will invest $110 million to improve pedestrian safety in the state of New York.
The Lansing Star
June 27, 2016, 1pm PDT
More bad news for the beleaguered transit agency of our nation's capital, as declining ridership and prolonged service disruptions have now given way to large-scale layoffs throughout the organization.
The Washington Post
June 26, 2016, 7am PDT
As a result of a critical lawsuit that California high-speed rail opponents lost last March, a bill to release $1.1 billion in 2008 bond funds has been advanced to fund high-speed rail 'bookend' projects, particularly Caltrain electrification.
Associated Press
June 25, 2016, 1pm PDT
If the Metro Board passes the proposed $40 billion expenditure plan, millions of Los Angeles residents will still not have access to good public transit for decades.
The Planning Report
June 24, 2016, 5am PDT
The biggest news stories of a big week in planning and land use—all in just over two minutes.
Planetizen
June 23, 2016, 6am PDT
As climate changes in the Rockies and the southwest, Lake Powell is gradually shrinking. The debate over Glen Canyon Dam is on again, and this time environmentalists aren't the only ones against it.
Pacific Standard
June 22, 2016, 8am PDT
Washington, D.C. is the latest place to find traffic lanes emblazoned with a bright red coat of paint to welcome transit while barring cars.
BeyondDC
June 21, 2016, 2pm PDT
The city of Waukesha will be able to pump water from the Great Lakes to replace its contaminated local ground water supply. It's the first community outside the Great lakes watershed allowed to divert water under terms of the Great Lakes Compact.
Chicago Tribune
June 21, 2016, 9am PDT
A project proposal from Alloy Development and the Gowanus Canal Conservancy makes creative use of space to achieve stormwater benefits in the neighborhood surrounding the Gowanus Canal.
Brooklyn Paper
June 21, 2016, 8am PDT
A Tampa Bay Times columnist continues a crusade against the faulty projections that enable toll road construction projects in Florida, and the sprawling development patterns that follow.
Tampa Bay Times
June 20, 2016, 2pm PDT
The city of Austin's political leadership has proposed a package of competing bond proposals to raise money for large congestion relief measures in the fast-growing city.
Austin Statesman
June 20, 2016, 1pm PDT
Details are emerging in the controversial effort by Gehry Partners, LLP to plan a new vision for the Los Angeles River. So far, however, Gehry Partners seems to have been listening more than plotting or drawing.
Los Angeles Times
June 19, 2016, 7am PDT
The new Cass Street bike lane is the latest example of a city making unprecedented progress in bike infrastructure.
Streetsblog USA
June 17, 2016, 10am PDT
The traffic signals are part of the Los Angeles Street 'full-featured' protected bike lane that also includes transit stop islands and two-stage turn queue boxes. Ribbon-cutting for the cycle track, the third in the city, was held Thursday.
Streetsblog LA
June 17, 2016, 6am PDT
The Onion is back to satirizing the built environment, this time with a kind of philosophy of despair.
The Onion
June 16, 2016, 2pm PDT
There might still be such a thing as too much infrastructure spending, however.
Bloomberg
June 16, 2016, 9am PDT
Portland, Oregon is known for its transit and pedestrian advantages. But many cyclists say protected bike lanes would make it easier for the two-wheel crowd to get around. After some delays, it looks like the project is on course.
Bike Portland
June 16, 2016, 8am PDT
Seeking relief from noise, pollution, and incessant traffic, the city of Barcelona has a bold plan to repurpose street space. "Superblocks" will route cars around the perimeter, leaving interior streets open for walkers and bikes.
The Guardian
June 16, 2016, 7am PDT
The forced slow-and-go caused by speed humps may have the unintended consequences of increasing the release of the tiny particles that have proven harmful to health within a concentrated area.
The Telegraph U.K.