Infrastructure

February 16, 2017, 7am PST
The North Dakota House of Representatives rejected a law designed to make it easier for drivers to run over protestors.
OpenVote News
February 16, 2017, 6am PST
Had federal authorities acted on the motion filed by three environmental groups in October 2005, nearly 200,000 people in three counties would not have been forced to evacuate due to a poorly constructed emergency spillway for Oroville Dam.
The Mercury News
Blog post
February 15, 2017, 10am PST

Swings in weather-related fortunes will continue to push to unprecedented extremes, in California, in Texas, in Boston, in Long Island, in Louisiana, and everywhere else.

James Brasuell
February 14, 2017, 1pm PST
Funding for a feasibility study is always one thing. Funding for a project is always something else.
The Washington Post
February 14, 2017, 6am PST
Public transit agencies don't normally get the kind of fine-grained location and navigation data made possible by tracking phones. London got temporary access to that info at the end of 2016, however.
Gizmodo UK
February 13, 2017, 12pm PST
California's GOP congressional delegation has written the U.S. DOT asking them to delay a vital $647 million grant needed to electrify the 55-mile, San Francisco-to-San Jose commuter line on which 92 diesel-powered commuter trains operate daily.
The Mercury News
February 12, 2017, 5am PST
It all depends on one thing: How much are travelers willing to pay for a shorter trip?
City Observatory
February 11, 2017, 7am PST
Maybe we are going to jinx the city of Seattle by bringing it up, but not everything has to be expensive and litigious.
Capitol Hill Seattle Blog
February 10, 2017, 8am PST
An overview of the projects in the L.A. County Department of Parks and Recreation pipeline, by L.A. County park planner Clement Lau.
UrbDeZine
February 10, 2017, 7am PST
Deborah Fisher has proposed a highway bill, Chuck Schumer wrote an infrastructure bill, and Donald Trump campaigned on the issue. The shape the final bill will take is still in flux.
The Hill
February 9, 2017, 9am PST
Elections have consequences. Per a Jan. 24 executive memo, the Army Corps of Engineers indicated that it will grant Dakota Access LLC the final permit to tunnel under the Missouri River and complete the controversial pipeline.
The Washington Post - Energy and Environment
February 9, 2017, 8am PST
A proposed bus rapid transit (BRT) route for Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles was approved in Measure M, the transportation sales tax approved by L.A. County voters in November.
Urbanize LA
February 9, 2017, 7am PST
Breezewood Pennsylvania is home to a traffic bottle neck on the I-70, and could be a target of Trump's promised infrastructure spending.
The New York Times
February 9, 2017, 5am PST
The best city for taking transit to the airport, according to one ranking, is also known for car culture and sprawl.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 8, 2017, 2pm PST
Time will tell whether President Trump is able to enact any of the ambitious trade policies he proposed on the campaign trail, but research shows the cities that will prosper or suffer based on the success of those initiatives.
The Washington Post
February 8, 2017, 6am PST
New York continues to grow, and as the city changes, so does its garbage.
The New York Times
February 7, 2017, 11am PST
A bill to require Philadelphia residents to get a letter from their district council before putting a bench or planter in front of their homes faces a petition from 5th Square.
Fifth Square Blog
February 7, 2017, 10am PST
Christopher Hawthorne examines the unprecedented protests of the Women's March and the more recent airport protests for lessons in the understanding and appreciation of public space.
Los Angeles Times
February 6, 2017, 1pm PST
Beijing promises "extraordinary" measures to reduce pollution in the infamously smoggy city.
Scientific American
February 6, 2017, 9am PST
The Los Angeles Times uncovers a state with a lot more energy that it needs, which has regulators explaining their decisions residents and businesses opening their wallets.
The Los Angeles Times