Infrastructure

Blog post
1 hour ago
As planners seek to leverage public transit investments with enhanced first mile-last mile connections, it is critical that market analysis guide those initiatives and that impacts and cost effectiveness are part of the performance assessment.
Steven Polzin
20 hours ago
It's not funding Trump's much-talked-about infrastructure package, but the 2020 termination date of the FAST Act has state transportation officials urging Congress to hike fuel taxes to sustain the Highway Trust Fund.
AASHTO Journal
22 hours ago
Elon Musk's desire to tunnel a path to freedom from congestion refuses to die.
Wired
23 hours ago
Gov. Jerry Brown, Peninsula congresswomen, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and state legislative leaders gathered in Millbrae with shovels-in hands to mark the beginning of a four-year construction project to electrify Caltrain.
The Daily Journal
Yesterday
Beloved as it is, Dodger Stadium did not come easily to Los Angeles. Its development was fraught with protests, political rivalries, and debates over public investment and urbanism. Those debates continue today.
California Planning & Development Report
Yesterday
While reduced from current levels, the House Appropriations Committee budgeted far more than what President Trump had proposed, but they agreed with him to eliminate the TIGER grant program and reduce transit investments, though by a lesser amount.
The Hill
2 days ago
New York's ability to feed itself with locally grown urban agriculture is only being partially realized. Better planning, specific to urban agriculture, would help.
The Wall Street Journal
2 days ago
A new CincyInsights dashboard shows recycling participation rates all over the city.
City of Cincinnati
3 days ago
A car spends 95 percent of the time parked, and only 5 percent of its time in use. The huge amount of space that system requires is made "intuitively and accessibly" comparable by the What the Street project.
Fast Company
3 days ago
Mayor Gimenez is citing frugality as the reason behind a decision that favors bus rapid transit over an earlier proposal for new rail lines.
The Miami Herald
3 days ago
Opponents of red light cameras have achieved a major victory against the Rahm Administration in Chicago.
Chicago Tribune
3 days ago
The rapidly growing and urbanizing continent of Africa offers lessons in property tax.
At Lincoln House
3 days ago
The city of Richmond has decided to turn potential to reality by approving, among other big transit changes, five new bus rapid transit routes.
Greater Greater Washington
4 days ago
Actually-fake-news site The Onion got a few burns on the world of planning this week. One article satirized the nation's inaction over the state of its infrastructure. The other hit the Brookings Institute where it hurts: the policy recommendations.
The Onion
4 days ago
While the fame and the glory might go to the first companies that bring self-driving cars to the market, the companies that provide the detailed, constantly changing maps will make a lot of money.
PC Magazine
4 days ago
The state of Colorado is growing quickly, and that means planners and developers will have to actively implement more efficient water infrastructure.
The Journal
5 days ago
Mobility Lab, the Chilton Media Group, and Vox have produced a new video on the price of parking, and "how we have historically done it all wrong" in the United States.
Mobility Lab
5 days ago
A long-awaited BART extension into San Jose, California is also bringing major development interest of the transit-oriented variety.
The Mercury News
6 days ago
Look no further than the American Southwest for signs that human ingenuity is no match for the ability of the planet to reassert its power.
Pacific Standard
6 days ago
"Healthy Ride," the bikeshare system launched in Pittsburgh in 2015, is looking to improve on sagging performance.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette