Infrastructure

Bicycle facilities, such as contraflow lanes, extensions of bike lanes through intersections, and bike boxes, inched toward official approval from the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
10 hours ago   Streetsblog USA
San Jose's attractive urban waterways, especially Coyote Creek, house over 1200 people living in about 66 illicit encampments, all without sanitation. It's clear that clean water and housing needs are connected. What that means is up for debate.
Jun 2, 2014   California Planning & Development Report
This could have been our Friday Funny—but it's for real. House Republicans have suggested that reforming the United States Postal Service, such as ending Saturday delivery and other cost cutting could be used to shore-up the Highway Trust Fund
Jun 1, 2014   Bloomberg News
The Portland City Council moved quickly in proposing and revising a "street fee" to finance repairs on the city's crumbling roads. Now a more realistic calendar seems to be in place for considering the fee on residents and businesses.
May 30, 2014   The Oregonian
Bill Fulton writes about the conveniences of not having a car in San Diego—using the infrastructure of cars available to rent, with and without drivers.
May 29, 2014   California Planning & Development Report
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is slowly changing its approach to the Los Angeles River. The executive leadership of the Corps took a major step in a new direction yesterday, when it recommended a $1 billion plan to revitalize the river bed.
May 29, 2014   Los Angeles Times
"What program would you cut to continue the same level of transportation spending without raising the gas tax, e.g. cancer treatment programs, Head Start?," asks Streetsblog USA's Tanya Snyder after reading Sen. Bob Corker's (R-Tenn.) recommendation.
May 29, 2014   Streetsblog USA
For New York City's bikers, new bicycle infrastructure has shortened distances between transit stops and raised the value of rentals in out of the way corners of the city.
May 28, 2014   New York Times
Three researchers from Texas A&M University (Wesley E. Highfield, Walter Gillis Peacock, and Shannon Van Zandt) recently examined the damage after Hurricane Ike and its relationship to social vulnerability. Opinion
May 28, 2014   By JPER
As part of an ongoing celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Great Society, the Washington Post examines the urban focus and mass transit benefits of President Lyndon B. Johnson's unprecedented programs.
May 27, 2014   The Washington Post
The special status of "senior rights holders" among California water interests is well documented. Not as well documented is the system which allows errors in water use reports to protect the interests of a fortunate few.
May 27, 2014   Associated Press