Infrastructure

It's still not bike-friendly, but it's getting better. The Capitol Limited from Chicago to Washington joins a small list of routes allowing for "roll-on, roll-off," though reservations and a $25 fee may apply.
Yesterday   Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A World Research Institute report offers seven prescriptions for designing safer cities. At the top of the list: avoid sprawl.
Jul 24, 2015   Motherboard
What happened to the "strategic" in the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserves? As Politico reveals, heretofore these oil reserves have only been sold when the nation's oil supply was threatened. Republicans leaders now view the SPR as a cash cow.
Jul 24, 2015   Politico
Once again, chronic delays on New Jersey Transit's rail lines in and out of Manhattan serve as a reminder of Gov. Christie's ill fated decision to cancel replacement of the two aging Hudson River tunnels to Penn Station.
Jul 24, 2015   The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
High quality, high altitude images of that marvel of modern engineering: the freeway interchange.
Jul 24, 2015   Politico Magazine
It's easier to install bike lanes when the country is run by a dictator.
Jul 23, 2015   Fast Co.Exist
We look at what happened in the Senate on Tuesday when the six-year DRIVE Act, relying on a variety of non-user fee revenue mechanisms to finance the Highway Trust Fund shortfall for three years, failed a procedural vote, and where it goes next.
Jul 23, 2015   The Washington Post
Some people call it a road-building program. Others call it "an all out war on urbanism."
Jul 22, 2015   Politico
The legislature came very close to approving a plan this session to pay for crumbling roads, but the haul in the Republican-controlled House proved too difficult—they adjourned without voting on the Senate plan that passed 20-19 on July 1.
Jul 22, 2015   Detroit Free Press
An age-old of question of infrastructure is up for debate in Frisco, Texas: whether the utility can bear the cost of running electricity lines under the ground.
Jul 21, 2015   The Dallas Morning News
The House passed their patch bill on July 15—it's now the Senate's turn at bat on highway funding. Both houses are controlled by Republicans but they appear to be pitching for different teams. A bill must pass by July 31 or road funding ceases.
Jul 20, 2015   New York Times