Infrastructure

May 7, 2016, 11am PDT
The cities of Somerville and Cambridge are digging into their pockets to save the beleaguered Green Line extension project. State transportation officials could decide next week if the additional $75 million matters or not.
The Boston Globe
May 7, 2016, 7am PDT
A massive highway widening project will soon begin construction in the city of Mississauga, Ontario.
Toronto Sun
May 6, 2016, 2pm PDT
A 2001 contract between the city of Los Angeles and CBS Decaux failed to deliver 662 shelters for bus stops. A case study in what not to do on either side of a public-private partnership follows.
KPCC
May 6, 2016, 1pm PDT
The city of Waukesha asked for more water than the Great Lakes Compact would allow. Commenters remind the city of Waukesha that water for growth was never the goal of the Great Lakes Compact.
Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel
May 6, 2016, 12pm PDT
Today, Kansas City becomes the first Midwestern city to run modern streetcar service.
Kansas City Star
May 6, 2016, 9am PDT
An op-ed by Mikael Colville-Andersen of Copenhagenize Design Company.
Cities of the Future
May 6, 2016, 5am PDT
What was once a "pipe dream" will soon be reality.
The Wall Street Journal
May 5, 2016, 1pm PDT
The ongoing build out of carpool lanes in Los Angeles County continues. A five-mile stretch of I-10 in the eastern portion of the county—a commuter corridor and a corridor frequented for getaways from L.A.—will be adding new capacity.
KPCC
May 5, 2016, 9am PDT
Cities and fire departments around the country are struggling with the sudden explosion of start-ups promising to make your life easier by delivering gasoline straight to your vehicle.
Bloomberg
May 5, 2016, 5am PDT
Google Maps has changed a lot since its quick rise to ubiquity. An intrepid blogger digs into the nitty gritty of how the mapping platform has changed, and the consequences of Google's cartography for how the public perceives the world.
Justin O'Beirne
May 4, 2016, 8am PDT
Phase 1 of a project described as the "Grand Central Station of the West" has almost doubled in cost since 2008. Now San Francisco County Supervisors are considering a bailout of the project.
San Francisco Examiner
May 4, 2016, 7am PDT
In the Minneapolis suburb of St. Louis Park, some residents can't fathom the idea of the city spending $3.1 million to add sidewalks in existing residential neighborhoods.
StarTribune
May 3, 2016, 2pm PDT
By combining the resources of the public and private sectors, Prince George County was able to greatly reduce the costs required to retrofit an aging stormwater system.
Bay Journal
May 3, 2016, 11am PDT
Brookings’ Bruce Katz explains how municipalities like Los Angeles can create thousands of jobs in advanced manufacturing through connecting planning, industry, innovation, and infrastructure efforts.
The Planning Report
May 3, 2016, 9am PDT
Constructed at great expense over the past decade, Myanmar's planned capital city of Naypyidaw boasts an empty 20-lane stretch of road. The city's real purpose may be to discourage regime change.
Atlas Obscura
May 3, 2016, 6am PDT
The security cordon around the country's most famous residence is growing taller and stronger, again.
The Washington Post
May 3, 2016, 5am PDT
Transportation planner Dan Malouff shares eight insights into what makes the Paris Metro one of the world's great subways.
Greater Greater Washington
May 2, 2016, 1pm PDT
The headline from Politico's recent survey of mayors says it all: mayors fear that there will be more public health disasters like Flint to come if the nation doesn't coordinate to prioritize infrastructure.
Politico Magazine
May 2, 2016, 9am PDT
Elizabeth River Tunnels, a complex project involving a new tunnel, rehabilitating two existing tunnels, and extending an expressway, is financed by a public-private partnership that includes tolls that Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) called "exorbitant."
PBS NewsHour
May 2, 2016, 8am PDT
Since the dissolution of California's redevelopment agencies, the state has been fine-tuning a new and improved economic development tool: Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts.
The Planning Report