Infrastructure

May 23, 2017, 5am PDT
No one is really sure how many parking spots the United States contains, but estimates stretch up to 2 billion.
Doggerel
May 22, 2017, 12pm PDT
Colorado's roads and highways are in poor repair—the state of transportation was even called a 'quiet crisis' ten years ago. The problems persist, as does the state's lack of funding to fix the problem.
The Denver Post
May 21, 2017, 11am PDT
On the cusp of a new infrastructure proposal from the White House, how has federal spending changed over the last 70 years? What will it take to reach historical averages?
Eno Transportation Weekly
May 21, 2017, 5am PDT
This new visualization helps us see the unseen: the underground fiber optic cables that lie beneath campus at Stanford University in California.
Victoria & Albert Museum
May 20, 2017, 7am PDT
Engineers and scientists in Seattle are testing a new generation of shoreline infrastructure that hopefully can do a better job of letting people and wild animals—in this case salmon—coexist.
EarthFix
May 20, 2017, 5am PDT
A two-way bike lane protected by a concrete barrier could be on the way for Northern Boulevard in Queens as a way to increase bike safety around the Joe Michaels Mile bike path.
StreetsBlog NYC
May 19, 2017, 2pm PDT
According to Smart Growth America, more than 1,000 local, regional, and state agencies have adopted Complete Streets policies, which means many suburban communities, like Vancouver, Washington, are focusing on safety for all users.
The Columbian
May 19, 2017, 1pm PDT
A transportation agency with a budget surplus and money to spare on capital investments isn't something that happens every day, especially not in cities considered part of the "Rust Belt."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 19, 2017, 7am PDT
Perhaps it's a sign of recovery: the city of Detroit will greatly expand the amount of roads it improves over the course of the next year.
Detroit Free Press
May 19, 2017, 6am PDT
The new plan to reduce delays on New York's subway system will rely on short-term fixes, rather than long-term modernization projects.
The New York Times
May 18, 2017, 12pm PDT
Instead of a disused rail line, Seoul will repurpose one of its many old overpasses. The goal is to introduce green space and build up connective pedestrian infrastructure.
The Washington Post
May 18, 2017, 7am PDT
A planned expansion of Interstate 70 through Denver might have federal approval, but a growing coalition of local groups and state political leaders are pushing back on the idea.
The Denver Post
May 18, 2017, 6am PDT
There was a tiny bit of cuteness to emerge from the news in Washington, D.C. this week. Partisan bickering soon followed.
Greater Greater Washington
May 17, 2017, 1pm PDT
China is building roads, tunnels, planning trains and power plants outside its borders to bolster its influence.
New York Times
May 17, 2017, 10am PDT
Fans of transit maps will have to watch out for the new map of BaltimoreLink.
Greater Greater Washington
May 17, 2017, 9am PDT
Water bills are going up because pipes put in shortly after World War II are in need of repair and replacement all over the country, and federal funding for water is shrinking.
Vox
May 17, 2017, 5am PDT
The Gowanus Expressway is a big polluter and a traffic nightmare. Some see putting the road underground as a solution.
Crain's New York Business
May 16, 2017, 2pm PDT
The U.S. Conference of Mayors, eager to work with the White House on promised legislation regarding infrastructure, has created a task force to work with President Trump.
The Hill
May 16, 2017, 12pm PDT
Visitors to Japan’s theme-park-style disaster preparation centers can experience simulated quakes, typhoons, and fires. Perhaps a similar idea would be helpful in part of the United States?
The Seattle Times
May 16, 2017, 11am PDT
The ability to predict severe weather events would be a huge benefit to planners, preparing for a new era of resilience. A new study sheds new light on how much rain we can expect, and where, on a warmer planet.
MIT News