Infrastructure

47 min ago
Last year, Alaska returned $2.6 million of its 2013 Transportation Alternatives Program funding to the U.S. Department of Transportation due to a shortage of eligible projects to fund, despite having four years to obligate the grant money.
Alaska Public Media
1 hour ago
Planning for resilience might mean more than preparing for climate change, according to this opinion piece. Urban terrorism, in its current, tragic form, will require planners to prepare for the worst.
The Washington Post
4 hours ago
Detroit will spend $4.3 million to buy land along the Detroit Terminal Railroad for the purposes of creating a 7.5-mile leg of the planned Inner Circle Greenway.
Detroit Free Press
Yesterday
Austin has mostly been planning, designing, and engineering its streets the same way for 20 years. A new Street Design Guide would pave the way for a new era.
KUT
Yesterday
Faced with a worsening budget deficit, the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) has decided to ask voters for a new sales tax levy.
WCPO
2 days ago
Couch Court in Portland's central city is one of those rare pieces of public right of way where pedestrians and people on bikes rule.
Bike Portland
2 days ago
Though the quick expansion of complete streets policies is worth celebrating, minority and low-income communities are still being left behind, and killed at a disproportionate rate.
The Urban Edge
3 days ago
Access to high-speed Internet makes a huge difference in day-to-day life. The digital divide between urban and rural communities means some rural communities could be left behind.
The Wall Street Journal via MSN Money
3 days ago
Urbanize.LA has the scoop on the first indications of plans in South L.A. to give more space in the road to bikers.
Urbanize LA
3 days ago
Ambitious hopes ride on a proposed bus rapid transit route connecting Downtown Milwaukee with the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center in Wauwatosa.
Urban Milwaukee
4 days ago
The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) adds a logical supplement to their library of street design guides: a guide to stormwater infrastructure that is often built alongside or as part of road infrastructure.
Next City
4 days ago
Long Island Rail Road riders expressed amazement at the new concourse under Eighth Avenue from America's busiest train station. It opened June 15 as the first phase of the new Moynihan Station.
The New York Times
6 days ago
Washington, D.C. has place to do a new Barnes Dance.
Greater Greater Washington
6 days ago
River infrastructure is often a target for budget cuts in presidential budgets, only to receive funding from Congress. A huge project to replace dams and locks on the Monongahela River hangs in the balance.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
6 days ago
Touted as a leader among the European cities moving toward car-free streets, Oslo's ambitions of removing all cars from the city center has hit some roadblocks.
The Guardian
6 days ago
A federal judge ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers failed to fully comply with NEPA in allowing the controversial pipeline to cross under the Missouri River. The judge did not order Energy Transfers Partners to cease operations of the pipeline.
NPR: The Two-Way
June 16, 2017, 10am PDT
The debate over public safety in Downtown St. Paul is once again focused on the city's skyways. There, concerns about access challenge any possible solutions.
MinnPost
June 16, 2017, 9am PDT
A city controller's audit finds lots of room for improvement at the Houston Fire Department's Life Safety Bureau.
The Houston Chronicle
June 15, 2017, 11am PDT
A mileage fee applicable only to heavy trucks is floated as a third option to close the road funding gap in Wisconsin. The other two options are hiking gas taxes, which is opposed by Gov. Scott Walker, or adding road tolls.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 15, 2017, 10am PDT
The massive project known as the California WaterFix has nearly come to its day of reckoning.
The Sacramento Bee