Infrastructure

April 27, 2017, 7am PDT
The state of Oregon is looking to use a gas tax increase to, among other things, fund a billion-dollars worth of highway-widening projects.
City Observatory
April 26, 2017, 1pm PDT
If companies like Startship and Marble get their way, sidewalks will play host to hundreds of rolling delivery bots. It's one solution to "last-mile" logistics, but are pedestrians prepared to give way?
The Guardian
April 25, 2017, 1pm PDT
The irony isn't lost on the authors of a new report by SPUR: Bay Area companies committed to technology innovation obstinately rely on traditional and inefficient commutes in automobiles.
The San Francisco Chronicle
April 25, 2017, 9am PDT
The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority would like to expand its 6.4-mile Metro rail line. It's an idea that failed before, due to outcry from the public. Has the public changed enough to allow this change to come to the region?
The Buffalo News
April 25, 2017, 7am PDT
A political battle over a large withdrawal of water for use by a Google server farm has one reporter deploying words like "war" and "free-for-all" to tell the story.
The Post and Courier
April 25, 2017, 6am PDT
To better advocate for the kind of walking and biking infrastructure it wants to see in a regional trail network, the Capital Trails Coalition has set out to define the components of a high-quality trail.
Greater Greater Washington
April 23, 2017, 5am PDT
Both chambers of Tennessee's General Assembly approved Gov. Bill Haslam's transportation plan on April 19, which hikes diesel taxes by 10 cents per gallon but lowers other taxes. Indiana appears poised to follow with a 10-cent gas tax increase.
The Tennessean
April 22, 2017, 5am PDT
So far, the Hyperloop's biggest supporters have made a lot of big promises, but continue to fall short on deliverables.
The Wall Street Journal
April 21, 2017, 1pm PDT
Bikeshare is still fairly new in Los Angeles, located mostly around downtown before expanding to the rest of the city. So far, however, residents have been slow to adopt the system.
KPCC
April 21, 2017, 11am PDT
Supporters of Nashville's new sidewalk requirements for residential construction say sidewalks are a critical component of transportation infrastructure.
The Tennessean
April 21, 2017, 9am PDT
Plans for a wind energy facility have been vacated after environmentalists successfully challenged the environmental review for the project.
AP via The Oregonian
April 21, 2017, 7am PDT
The Navajo Nation is not moving forward with a controversial plan to build a tram that would connect tourists from the rim of the bottom of the Grand Canyon, along with commercial and retail space. The proposal isn't totally dead yet, however.
The Arizona Republic
April 21, 2017, 5am PDT
No freeway no cry.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 20, 2017, 12pm PDT
A new report from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group and the Frontier Group indicates that highway boondoggles have been getting bigger, more costly, with the benefits more limited. Nine projects are analyzed in "Highway Boondoggles 3."
Illinois PIRG
April 18, 2017, 2pm PDT
Federal legislation and rising sea levels are changing the way homes are insured against flooding. According to this feature article, in fact, flood insurance "is serving as a kind of advance scout into a more difficult future."
The New York Times Magazine
April 18, 2017, 12pm PDT
Closing today: one of the most popular hiking trails in the Hollywood Hills, another case of the antipathy between public access and private property.
KPCC
April 18, 2017, 6am PDT
After reading this recent opinion piece by Bill Fulton, some pro-transit and anti-highway advocates might be thinking, "Et tu, Bill Fulton?"
Governing
April 18, 2017, 5am PDT
A story about how a simple proposal, made by a resident, produced results in the New Jersey borough of Paramus.
NorthJersey.com
April 17, 2017, 11am PDT
If the city of Livermore and several state legislators gets their way, a proposed extension of BART to the city of Livermore would be planned and built by the Tri Valley-San Joaquin Valley Regional Rail Authority.
East Bay Times
April 17, 2017, 9am PDT
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) released its annual energy flowchart.
Vox