Infrastructure

January 22, 2016, 11am PST
These days, Big Data is the topic at hand, but Arup's Vincent Lee says data analysis can only go so far. He uses his work on the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program to illustrate why a "human element" is crucial to finding solutions.
Doggerel
January 22, 2016, 6am PST
Cars and cyclists have issues at intersections. A new type of intersection design from the Netherlands offers improved protection to cyclists. The solution is based on the four islands near each corner of the intersection.
Huffpost Good News
January 21, 2016, 7am PST
The new transportation funding formula approved by voters in Texas will bring new funding to the Texas Department of Transportation.
The Dallas Morning News
January 21, 2016, 6am PST
After heavy snow, protected bike lanes can be caught in an unfortunate position between roads and sidewalks. More public awareness may help keep them clear for winter cyclists.
Chi.Streetsblog
Feature
January 20, 2016, 2pm PST
Though the need for resilient communities is obvious, exactly how to measure resilience is less obvious. Edward J. Jepson, Jr. provides a new metric of the evidence of a community's resilience and produces a corresponding ranking of 30 U.S. cities.
Edward J. Jepson Jr.
January 20, 2016, 8am PST
A study presented last week to the Transportation Research Board shows that the quality of the bike infrastructure has a significant effect for commuting rates and safety.
Streetsblog USA
January 19, 2016, 2pm PST
A new report by U.S. PIRG and the Frontier Group identifies the highway projects most likely to break the transportation funding bank.
Frontier Group
January 19, 2016, 11am PST
An op-ed by the mayor of Calgary, Canada celebrates the adoption of a new off-site levy that will change the financing formula for new development and the necessary infrastructure that comes with it.
Calgary Herald
January 19, 2016, 9am PST
The potential 2.8 mile expansion of the Metro Green Line would connect light rail to the Norwalk MetroLink Station, opening up new transit options to users throughout the region.
Los Angeles Times
January 18, 2016, 2pm PST
Inside the efforts to clean up and improve the centerpiece of Detroit’s transit system.
Detroit Free Press
January 18, 2016, 11am PST
Commuters in the Atlanta region would benefit most by the $10 billion transportation plan proposed by Governor Nathan Deal.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 18, 2016, 6am PST
Canadian researchers made the case at the Transportation Research Board this past week that improved bike infrastructure and neighborhood gentrification go hand in hand. They used research gathered fromi Portland and Chicago.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
January 16, 2016, 1pm PST
The Washington Post shows why the Flint water crisis is so concerning for the health of the residents affected.
The Washington Post
January 16, 2016, 11am PST
The adventure of Bertha the tunnel-boring machine, already two years behind schedule, has a new twist.
The Seattle Times
January 16, 2016, 9am PST
Gov. Larry Hogan spent the week pitching a $152 million improvement project for a highway located at the north end of the state. The announcement comes less than a year after Gov. Hogan killed a light rail plan.
The Baltimore Sun
January 15, 2016, 8am PST
President Obama's final State of the Union made no mention of the FAST Act—the first long term transportation reauthorization since SAFETEA-LU, which expired in 2009. It's omission baffled many high ranking leaders.
Politico Morning Transportation
January 14, 2016, 10am PST
SoHo, a Manhattan neighborhood full of luxury apartments and a median income of $111,000/year, must accept a new facility that includes a garage for sanitation trucks. Why, and how will it test the city's commitment to infrastructure design?
Shelterforce/Rooflines
January 14, 2016, 7am PST
A case is made that Gov. Rick Snyder's handling of the lead-tainted water in Flint, Michigan is analogous to former President George W. Bush's bungling of the crisis resulting after Hurricane Katrina touched-down on the Gulf coast in August 2005.
MSNBC
January 13, 2016, 7am PST
Citing the drastically reduced costs of a bus line, the city of Providence is hoping to replace its proposed streetcar line with the Providence Enhanced Bus Circulator. The new proposal requires federal funding to display a similar flexibility.
Providence Journal
January 13, 2016, 5am PST
Internet access and digital skills unlock the Internet of Things (IoT). Applications such as telecommuting, virtual meetings, app-enabled public transport, smart cars, and smart logistics can curb emissions and create sustainable growth.
Cities of the Future