Infrastructure

Parking guru Donald Shoup discusses how the city of Los Angeles can fix its roughly 4,300 miles of sidewalk that require some degree of repair, for free.
13 hours ago   Los Angeles Times
A recent "political compromise" forces Metro to phase out the City's highly popular free bus service that serves over 10 million riders per year.
Aug 13, 2011   Seattle Post-Intelligencer
The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) may no longer be pursuing a bus rapid transit (BRT) system because of opposition from within government circles.
Aug 13, 2011   TheCityFix.com
A new program is being implemented in Portland, Oregon, to try to quantify and model the behavior of the city.
Aug 12, 2011   Fast Company
The WSJ report indicates that the debate that led to the FAA ticket tax suspension was just a prelude as to what to expect on Sept. 30 when the federal gas tax expires.
Aug 11, 2011   The Wall Street Journal/Politics
Voters in the Atlanta region will vote on a 1-cent sales tax for new transit projects. But one major county could stand in the way if its own project is not included.
Aug 11, 2011   Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Philadelphia is embarking on a $2 billion, 25-year project to improve the way it absorbs and processes stormwater.
Aug 11, 2011   This Big City
Ethiopia is planning to construct a large hydroelectric dam on the Nile River to supply power for itself and neighboring countries.
Aug 10, 2011   National Geographic
Utility boxes are cluttering city streets all over the world. But they're not going away, and cities should start to try to find new ways to blend them into the urban fabric, according to this article from the <em>San Francisco Chronicle</em>.
Aug 10, 2011   San Francisco Chronicle
Cities across the country are breathing new life into abandoned and disused inner city rail lines.
Aug 9, 2011   The New York Times
The doubling of car traffic in the past 20 years in Mumbai has created a transit culture that has become dangerous for pedestrians. More than 44 percent of Mumbai citizens walk to work, and 78 percent road fatalities are pedestrians, a study finds.
Aug 9, 2011   The Times Of India