Infrastructure

June 11, 2016, 5am PDT
A new report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration documents the increasing frequency of nuisance floods and "clear-sky flooding."
USA Today
June 10, 2016, 2pm PDT
A two-minute-and-thirty-five-second tour of the news and events from the week in planning.
Planetizen
June 10, 2016, 1pm PDT
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has envisioned a future for Downtown Dallas that includes more downtown and fewer freeways.
The Dallas Morning News
June 10, 2016, 12pm PDT
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority's Waterfront rail line carries 400 riders a day. As the authority struggles to fill a $7 million budgetary gap, is it time to finally bury the unused line?
Tim Kovach
June 10, 2016, 10am PDT
Indianapolis officials including Mayor Joe Hogsett gathered this week to celebrate the installation of the city's first new streetlight in 35 years.
Indianapolis Business Journal
June 9, 2016, 1pm PDT
Seattle Transit blog compares rail investments from five cities around the country.
Seattle Transit Blog
June 9, 2016, 6am PDT
The state of Pennsylvania and the county of Beaver have what they wanted: Shell has decided to build a new ethane cracker facility northwest of Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Powersource
June 8, 2016, 12pm PDT
The proposed East-West Bus Rapid Transit project has already built the political support that doomed a previous attempt at light rail along the corridor.
Urban Milwaukee
June 8, 2016, 11am PDT
Metro's first Quality of Life report measures the impact of the agency's transit investments since 2008.
The Source
June 7, 2016, 2pm PDT
The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency is in the community outreach phase of a long-term transportation planning effort. The plan is expected to be complete by the end of 2016 and ready for board approval early in 2017.
Cleveland Plain Dealer
June 7, 2016, 9am PDT
Parking guru Donald Shoup writes in the current issue of Access magazine that parking is a "good servant but a poor master" meaning that parking should be friendly but not subsidized.
Access Magazine
June 6, 2016, 1pm PDT
Once only accessible to pedestrians and Metro Rail, Main Street in Buffalo is seeing automobile traffic and business investment again.
The Buffalo News
June 6, 2016, 9am PDT
Pacific Standard shares news of a study that debunks a long-held assumption of public safety.
Pacific Standard
June 4, 2016, 11am PDT
With late-night weekend service on hold as the Metrorail service commences its SafeTrack maintenance program, will partiers stay home or simply find new ways to get around?
WAMU
June 3, 2016, 12pm PDT
A state legislation package is aiming to clear hurdles obstructing the development of autonomous vehicles.
GOV TECH - FUTURE STRUCTURE
June 2, 2016, 11am PDT
New research lays the groundwork for a universal standard by which to measure effectiveness of bike and pedestrian infrastructure projects.
Next City
June 2, 2016, 10am PDT
The Rockefeller Foundation’s global initiative for urban resilience rounded out its membership this month with the addition of 37 cities.
The Guardian
June 2, 2016, 9am PDT
Part of a $380 million renovation project on the Gateway Arch grounds, a new riverfront path is built two feet higher above the banks of the mighty Mississippi River.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 2, 2016, 5am PDT
The Gotthard base tunnel under the Swiss Alps is an "engineering tour-de-force" at 57.5 kilometres in length. Its nearest rival is the Seikan Tunnel in Japan, at 53.9 km.
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
May 31, 2016, 2pm PDT
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), a famous advocate for alternative transportation, has thrown his support behind the epoch-changing potential of self-driving cars.
Wired