The Year in Infrastructure
"Choosing the ten(ish) biggest infrastructure stories of 2010 required wading through a sea of problems and potential. On one hand, the United States endured a historic oil spill, the cancellation of its largest infrastructure project, and the never-ending debate about the merits of high-speed rail (is it still a debate if neither side listens to the other?). Then again, this year introduced us to the next generation of electric cars, saw bike riding and livability become major parts of the urban-planning discussion, and proposed plans - like the National Infrastructure Bank - that could, in time, change the way the country travels."
The list includes the arrival of electric cars and the ongoing debate over the gas tax.