Infrastructure

Local residents are upset with the effects of the placemaking installment in Chicago, opened this spring—namely slower traffic and a polka dot color scheme. An article in DNAinfo points out that slowing traffic was kind of the point.
4 hours ago   DNAinfo Chicago
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released the environmental impact report for a dam project on the Poudre River in Northern Colorado.
Jun 22, 2015   The Denver Post
More raw housing stock is only the first step. Without comprehensive transit, the value of density can't extend beyond the city center.
Jun 22, 2015   Grist
Peter Rogoff, the acting undersecretary of transportation, urged New York and New Jersey to agree to plans to advance Amtrak Gateway, the $15 billion Hudson River tunnels which he called the most important rail project in the country.
Jun 22, 2015   NJ Spotlight
There are intercity Google buses, Google ferries, and now, a Google bike plan to connect neighboring Silicon Valley cities to the growing North Bayshore area of Mountain View. Google is offering $5 million to cities to implement the plan.
Jun 22, 2015   Guardian Cities
Transportation for America recaps the first meeting in three years by the House Ways and Means Committee to address transportation funding. Chairman Paul Ryan decried the cumulative $63 bailout of the Highway Trust Fund but ruled out a gas tax hike.
Jun 21, 2015   T4America Blog
Recent work by the American Planning Association’s professional institute’s Community Planning Assistance Teams program examined the case study provided by growth management challenges in and around the city of Helena, Montana.
Jun 21, 2015   American Planning Association
Edward Brennan waged an extended turn-of-the-century campaign to clean up Chicago's then-confusing address numbering system. Though few recognize his name, Brennan's legacy lives on in modern Chicago.
Jun 19, 2015   WBEZ
A Congressional bill has been introduced to "provide a long term solution" to the transportation funding problem by eliminating spending on transit, biking, and local projects rather than finding funding to maintain $50 billion in annual spending.
Jun 19, 2015   Cincinnati Enquirer
A post by CityMetric uses examples from the United Kingdom to make the case for new approaches to value capture.
Jun 19, 2015   Citymetric
London's deputy mayor for transport says E should come before I—engagement before infrastructure.
Jun 18, 2015   McKinsey & Company