Infrastructure

February 29, 2016, 8am PST
One Toronto-area man is hoping that cable cars in the sky will one day complete the metro's transit system, but transportation experts see limited use for the technology.
Hamilton Spectator
February 29, 2016, 6am PST
When Frank Gehry's involvement in the L.A. River restoration was announced in August 2015, the firm had already been conducting research on the project for nearly a year. For some time after that, details were scant and speculation abounded.
The Planning Report
February 28, 2016, 1pm PST
A post on the Rivard Report details the efforts underway in San Antonio, Texas, to reduce traffic fatalities.
Rivard Report
February 28, 2016, 9am PST
Opposition to a bikeshare proposal in Raleigh, North Carolina, centers on whether enough people will use the system to justify its cost.
The News & Observer
February 27, 2016, 9am PST
Through the lens of Henry Petroski's new book, Tom Vanderbilt discusses why infrastructure, as we have come to define it, is such a fraught topic in American life.
The New Republic
February 26, 2016, 10am PST
Investment in public space is shaping up as a signature initiative for new Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney.
Philadelphia
February 25, 2016, 12pm PST
The newly revealed Houston Bike Plan targets an estimated $300 million to $500 million in investments into the city's bike infrastructure.
OffCite
February 25, 2016, 11am PST
The Michigan Department of Transportation will start a $1 billion, 14-year construction project later this year, on I-75, north of Detroit. Some community members are still wondering if the project is necessary.
Detroit Free Press
February 25, 2016, 6am PST
Demolition of the Western Avenue viaduct will begin on March 1. An at-grade intersection will replace the old structure.
City of Chicago
February 24, 2016, 10am PST
With gas prices the lowest since 2009, ten state legislatures and governors consider raising state gas taxes, though many are accompanied by fiscally questionable tax shifts. Some tried and failed last year. All of the proposed increases are modest.
Tax Justice Blog
February 24, 2016, 6am PST
Many experts believe that a property crash, as a result of Hurricanes or sea level rise, on the coast of South Florida is inevitable. But that hasn't deterred the suppliers or the consumers in the Miami real estate market.
The American Prospect
February 23, 2016, 12pm PST
That beautiful new bike lane, known as the 606, in Chicago has brought along with it local concerns about gentrification. The city and a local non-profit have teamed up to create a loan program to help current residents stay ahead of the curve.
DNAinfo Chicago
February 23, 2016, 8am PST
Gas taxes and road and bridge tolls are not very popular, but important nonetheless. Gov. Matt Bevin (R) will sign a bill that prohibits tolls on a new Ohio River bridge, and might also endanger federal funding.
Cincinnati Enquirer
February 22, 2016, 9am PST
Copenhagen is often cited as the world’s most livable city—a city characterized by bicycles and shared open spaces. But the road to get there has required compromise among politicians and an active and engaged community.
Next City
February 22, 2016, 8am PST
Writing in the New York Times, Allison Arieff asks what happened to the great works of public infrastructure from years past that stand as today's monuments to America’s achievements.
The New York Times
February 21, 2016, 11am PST
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is considering a proposal to replace LaGuardia Airport's Central Terminal Building.
The Wall Street Journal
February 20, 2016, 11am PST
A new report from the AAA indicates that American motorists encounter damage from potholes three times a year, with each incident costing an average $300 to repair. Middle and working class drivers feel the pinch disproportionately.
AAA
February 19, 2016, 12pm PST
The Congressional Budget Office takes aim at transportation funding and spending. It notes with alarm a $143 billion federal subsidy since 2008 and recommends charging motorists directly via vehicle-miles-traveled fees and road tolls.
Congressional Budget Office
February 19, 2016, 8am PST
Flint, Michigan is not an anomaly.
TomDispatch
February 18, 2016, 12pm PST
Mayor de Blasio wants to build a $2.5 billion, 17-mile Brooklyn-Queens streetcar (BQX). Emma G. Fitzsimmons of The New York Times suggests he look for tips across the River—not the East but the Hudson, at NJ Transit's Hudson-Bergen Light Rail.
The New York Times