Infrastructure

September 2, 2011, 12pm PDT
The door danger zone- where cars and cyclists intersect - is getting a revamp in San Francisco, highlighting how little room there is on the streets for all users.
Grist.org
September 2, 2011, 9am PDT
With high scores in five broad categories, Melbourne, Australia received the highest spot in livability rankings from The Economist's research unit.
TheCityFix.com
September 1, 2011, 2pm PDT
Recognizing that the overdue transportation reauthorization bill would not pass Congress by Sept. 30, resulting in the expiration of the 18.4 cent gas tax, President Obama called upon Congress to pass a 'clean', extension of undetermined length.
D.C. Streetsblog
August 31, 2011, 1pm PDT
Author William Gibson talks to Scientific American about how "the future's arrived," and the many ways you can see the future around you.
Scientific American
August 31, 2011, 7am PDT
This infographic explains the new green techniques that will revise the way Philadelphia catches and processes stormwater.
OnEarth Magazine
August 29, 2011, 7am PDT
The Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota has prepared a comprehensive report on the shortcomings of the fuel tax and how to transition to what they call a mileage-based user fee, a form of a vehicle-miles-traveled fee.
University of Minnesota: ITS Institute
August 28, 2011, 9am PDT
In preparation for Hurricane Irene, the MTA is shutting down buses, subways, and commuter rail in the New York City metro area. Transit operated till noon on August 27, then will begin the 8-hour process to store the vehicles and prepare for Irene.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
Blog post
August 26, 2011, 10pm PDT

Much of the inefficiency surrounding our use and misuse of water derive from entrenched habits formed during previous eras of presumed inexhaustibility of water supplies.  Our wastewater treatment approach has traditionally relied on an infrastructure of centralized municipal water plants where tertiary effluent is recycled.  These plants consume considerable energy and cost to restore all of the water they process.  

Rick Abelson
August 26, 2011, 9am PDT
Due to budget constraints, the current C train (code name: R32) will continue to serve New Yorkers until 2017, making it one of the oldest subway line in the world.
The New York Times
August 25, 2011, 2pm PDT
Obama supports Boxer's 2-year transportation reauthorization bill over Mica's 6-year bill. However, both bills greatly increase funding for the Transportation Infrastructure and Innovative Finance Act.
The Wall Street Journal
August 25, 2011, 12pm PDT
Plans are moving ahead to convert Berlin's Tempelhof airfield into the city's newest park.
The Wall Street Journal
August 25, 2011, 5am PDT
A new report from the London School of Economics looks at the “cycling economy” that is taking the United Kingdom by storm and the economic benefits generated by individual cyclists.
TheCityFix.com
August 23, 2011, 2pm PDT
Infrastructure costs are towering in the U.S., but much of that could be because of old habits in road building. This column looks at how cities and states can reduce their infrastructure costs.
Citiwire
August 23, 2011, 10am PDT
Japanese officials recently approved plans to build a 320-mile magnetic levitation train system. The $114 billion project is expected to begin construction in 2014.
Ecomagination
August 23, 2011, 8am PDT
Russian officials are pushing a plan to build a tunnel connecting Russian territory to the United States.
MSNBC
August 22, 2011, 10am PDT
Last week, the Federal Highway Administration awarded discretionary highway grants in what could be among the last expenditures before the Sept. 30 expiration of the gas tax. Included were $8m for Value Pricing Pilot Program projects in 5 states.
FHWA Press Release
August 22, 2011, 7am PDT
The BMW Guggenheim Lab has released an online urban planning game called "Urbanology," which asks a serious of questions to determine the type of city you think is the future.
TheCityFix.com
August 21, 2011, 5am PDT
Gary Richards, the Roadshow columnist for the San Jose Mercury News, provides many examples of redesigning streets for bikes, peds, and transit throughout the Bay Area, a direct result of the 2008 California Complete Streets legislation.
The Mercury News
August 20, 2011, 11am PDT
Now that Gov. Perry has declared his candidacy for President, the Houston Chronicle has begun a series of articles to spotlight how infrastructure has fared under the state's longest serving governor. Transportation is the focus of the first report.
The Houston Chronicle
August 19, 2011, 1pm PDT
Completed in 1914, the project was the most ambitious undertaking by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in its time. Today, the $5.25 billion upgrade is in the works.
The New York Times