End of the Road for Influential Publication

For those who missed it, Friday brought the end to the influential infrastructure focused blog -- The Infrastructurist

"It is with a heavy heart that we announce that The Infrastructurist has come to the end of the road and will cease to publish today."

In a post last Friday, January 6th, Matthew Van Dusen announced the end of the road for the blog. Recounting the founding of the site, Van Dusen recalled:

"When we launched the site in 2009, we sought to train a spotlight on the nation's pitted roads, rotting pipes and warped rails. Infrastructure – as much as you could ever say this – was hot. Lawmakers were poised to pump billions of taxpayer dollars into "shovel-ready projects" through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (widely known as "The Stimulus"). America was, we noted, under construction."

Since 2009, the blog cataloged the country's debilitating need for improvements to its aging infrastructure, and the fledgling steps to address them. Friday's post included links to some of their most incisive and popular features, which are well worth another read.

Full Story: The End of the Road: The Infrastructurist’s Last Post

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