March 16, 2011, 10am PDT
Infrastructure may be the issue that brings the parties together. The Infrastructurist says that both sides are in support of a public-private partnership to fund large infrastructure projects.
March 8, 2011, 8am PST
Of the world's ten tallest buildings currently under construction, one is located in the United States and five are in China.
January 29, 2011, 11am PST
Eric Jaffe pushes back on the Republican Study Committee's proposal to cut over $6 billion in rail funding over the next ten years.
January 12, 2011, 11am PST
Beyond the fact that supplying lots of parking encourages driving, a new study quantifies the environmental impact of parking lot construction.
January 10, 2011, 9am PST
Representative Earl Blumenauer, well-known as a supporter of progressive transportation policies, says that the Republican majority in the House is up to "budget gimmickry that undermines our economy and the safety of our communities."
December 29, 2010, 10am PST
<em>The Infrastructurist</em> runs down the ten most important news stories and trends in the world of infrastructure in 2010.
December 17, 2010, 8am PST
An interview with HOT lane expert Jack Finn of HNTB, which asks the tough questions, like are these "Lexus lanes" bad for the poor, or the environment?
November 16, 2010, 2pm PST
Chevy, Ford, and Nissan are all debuting electric models over the next year, but are Americans ready? Eric Jaffe considers why not.
November 2, 2010, 1pm PDT
Eric Jaffe highlights projects across the country that could be impacted by today's gubernatorial contests.
October 23, 2010, 7am PDT
Contrary to a recent White House report that the vast majority of Americans are in favor of infrastructure spending, a new study from the Pew Center finds limited public support.
October 14, 2010, 5am PDT
Two recent studies suggest urban areas and geographic regions have distinctive temperaments.
July 28, 2010, 1pm PDT
Melissa Lafsky at The Infrastructurist poses the question. With raising the gas tax a political impossibility, how can we repair our ailing infrastructure? A lot more toll roads, says Lafsky.
July 23, 2010, 12pm PDT
America is aging. 'By 2030, nearly 1 in 5 Americans will be 65 or older.' This aging population has significant clout. Nearly one third of the population is over 50, and they control half the country's discretionary spending.
July 9, 2010, 1pm PDT
Melissa Lafsky asks if citizen initiative facilities like '311' and 'fixmystreet' should be expanded into an "operating system" for cities.
July 8, 2010, 8am PDT
Small movie theaters, long thought dead, are having a comeback as vital centers in small towns across the country.
July 1, 2010, 2pm PDT
<em>The Infrastructurist</em> reports on a recent panel about smart grid technology -- and its awkward timing right after a major smart grid plan was shot down by the Maryland Public Service Commission.
June 6, 2010, 7am PDT
IBM dispatched a team to Ho Chi Minh City on a charity mission to see if they could optimize the city of nine million people with infrastructural improvements. Jebediah Reed talks with IBM's team leader.
May 17, 2010, 6am PDT
Despite being one of the largest cities in the U.S., public transit in Houston has not kept up with its population growth. Kristie Lewis offers five reasons why.
May 16, 2010, 9am PDT
Despite what seemed to be a gung-ho Federal government, high speed rail could flop in the U.S., according to this piece from <em>The Infrastructurist</em>.
May 9, 2010, 7am PDT
A new study found that residents in areas with interconnected streets travel 26% fewer miles by automobile than those in areas with lots of cul-de-sacs.