Infrastructure

Patch bills advanced in the Senate and the House on Thursday that would keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent through May 2015—good news for state DOTs that will see reduced federal reimbursements on August 1 unless a funding bill is passed soon.
Yesterday   Politico Morning Transportation
A new report published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace proposes, among other things, a 5%-per-barrel tax on petro and the creation of the National Infrastructure Bank to cope with transportation budget cuts.
Jul 24, 2011   America 2050
Using a federal grant, New York City is studying the effects of a highway teardown not just on transportation but on housing, jobs, park access and quality of life.
Jul 22, 2011   Streetsblog
The head of the New York MTA, Jay Walder, is leaving to take charge of a private transportation company in Hong Kong.
Jul 22, 2011   The New York Times
Each year <em>Walk Score</em> ranks the top cities for walking, according to its own walk score methodology. In 2011, NYC placed #1. See the rest of the top 10!
Jul 21, 2011   Walk Score
Bicycle use has increased in many parts of New Orleans, thanks to new bike lanes.
Jul 21, 2011   Metropolis
Two years ago, Georgia Sheridan and Amber Hawkes wrote a series of articles for Planetizen on how cities were "rethinking the streetspace." Revisiting the same cities today, they discovered significant advances in street planning, and some new challenges as well. Exclusive
Jul 21, 2011  By Amber Hawkes
Bicycling is growing in popularity in the U.S., but it still isn't considered a serious form of transportation as it is in Europe, according to this piece from <em>Yale Environment 360</em>.
Jul 21, 2011   Yale Environment 360
A proposed 20-mile bridge would span the Red Sea to connect Egypt and Saudi Arabia -- connecting Arab states and reducing reliance on land passage through Israel.
Jul 20, 2011   Der Spiegel
Plans are emerging to revamp the public space surrounding Philadelphia's 30th Street train station to create a more vibrant way to enter the city.
Jul 19, 2011   The Philadelphia Inquirer
As the desire for wireless internet increases, some public parks are finding that Wi-Fi networks are becoming a new and important amenity.
Jul 18, 2011   Time