Infrastructure

March 26, 2017, 5am PDT
Fire standards and street design manuals, meant to protect people, actually make them less safe by damaging walkability and encouraging driving—a classic example of silo thinking.
The Original Green Blog
March 25, 2017, 7am PDT
As it has promised for years, Bay Area Rapid Transit today opens the Warm Springs/South Fremont extension of the regional rail transit system. The first train departs at the station at 5:48 am, and the first train arrives at 7:04 am.
San Francisco Chronicle
March 25, 2017, 5am PDT
After four crashes that led to deaths of four cyclists riding the Rickenbacker Causeway, a new bike bridge has been proposed in Miami.
The Architects Newspaper
March 24, 2017, 11am PDT
Risk-management experts are seeking creative ways to finance resilience investments that prevent damage from natural disasters. Insurance markets, with their direct stake in protecting homes and businesses, can be key partners in this effort.
Doggerel
March 24, 2017, 9am PDT
A bill to ask voters in November to increase the state sales tax by 0.62 percent to fund transportation projects passed its first House committee March 22 on a partisan vote, with Democrats in support and Republican opposed.
The Colorado Independent
March 24, 2017, 6am PDT
The Greater Cleveland Congregations protested the Cavaliers Stadium renovation in front of Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert's Quicken Loans headquarters in Detroit.
Clevescene
March 23, 2017, 9am PDT
A century-old dam on the Green River failed in November. Now it will be removed in March.
Courier-Journal
March 22, 2017, 2pm PDT
In celebration of Water Week in the United States, as well as World Water Day, as celebrated by the United Nations, Brookings has complied a list of ten facts about water policy and infrastructure.
Brookings Institution
March 22, 2017, 8am PDT
For all the attention paid the transit investments of cities like New York City and Los Angeles, it's actually cities like Seattle and Denver spending the most per capita on capital investments in transit.
The Seattle Times
March 22, 2017, 5am PDT
Jennifer Bolande has created a series of billboards that perfectly line up with the mountain views they block on a highway in Palm Springs, California.
Twisted Sifter
March 21, 2017, 11am PDT
A seemingly innocuous idea for water recreation has turned into a legal headache for the city of Dallas. Still, the Army Corps of Engineers isn't budging on its declaration of the river as navigable.
The Dallas Morning News
March 21, 2017, 8am PDT
A common refrain among politicians who oppose bike infrastructure investments is that people who bike don't pay for those projects. What's a bike advocate to do?
Urban Milwaukee
March 21, 2017, 8am PDT
An Star Tribune analysis finds residents in the Twin Cities region are generously supporting the transportation infrastructure spending of the rest of the state.
Star Tribune
March 20, 2017, 10am PDT
President Trump's budget for 2018 has the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency take the steepest hit—31 percent. Funding for two vital programs, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and Chesapeake Bay Program, will have their funds eliminated.
E&E News [Subscription]
March 17, 2017, 9am PDT
Some people just can't help but help themselves to the fast lane.
PBS
March 17, 2017, 8am PDT
About 50 property owners in the trendiest of New York boroughs have launched a fledgling solar microgrid—sometimes called distributed or peer-to-peer generation. Someday, such arrangements could put a huge dent in the utility industry.
The New York Times
March 17, 2017, 7am PDT
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada has proven its seriousness about an ambitious proposal to build a light rail connection between McCarran International Airport and the Las Vegas Strip.
The Associated Press
March 17, 2017, 6am PDT
One of the nuggets of significance in the Trump Administration's budget draft indicates the president's seriousness about building a wall on the border between the United States and Mexico.
The Wall Street Journal
March 16, 2017, 11am PDT
Transit advocates should be concerned about the cuts proposed by the Trump Administration's early budget draft.
Streetsblog USA
March 16, 2017, 10am PDT
Saying that they believe in direct action and suspecting the motives of the State, a group of Portland anarchists are taking to the streets to fix potholes.
Boing Boing