Infrastructure

June 7, 2017, 1pm PDT
Infrastructure Week 2017 kicked-off Monday with the announcement that the president plans to privatize air traffic control. It won't be the first attempt at modernizing the antiquated system. Additional events planned Wednesday through Friday.
Vox
June 7, 2017, 11am PDT
In the wake of two terrorist attacks on London bridges that killed pedestrians, concrete barriers were installed on three crossings to prevent repeat rampages. The only problem is that they were installed in bicycle lanes.
London Evening Standard
June 7, 2017, 7am PDT
Officials from the Denver International Airport are finishing up the details of a public-private partnership to undertake a massive redevelopment of the airport's Great Hall.
The Denver Post
June 6, 2017, 2pm PDT
The new boardwalk at Rockaway Beach shows how sea level rise is requiring new design and infrastructure decisions for the resilience of coastal communities.
Climate Central
June 6, 2017, 10am PDT
The Texas city is moving ahead on plans to refurbish its old trolleys into a 21st-century streetcar system. The aim is to resurrect an old route that traversed the border to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
Fast Company
June 6, 2017, 7am PDT
Chinese railcar-maker CRRC allowed the public a glimpse at its new "Autonomous Rail Transit" last week. The ART is more than just a bus.
People's Daily Online
June 5, 2017, 1pm PDT
A shake-up at the U.S. Department of Agriculture will likely impact the delivery of support and programs from the federal government to rural communities.
Modern Farmer
June 5, 2017, 11am PDT
The county of El Paso and the state of Texas are partnering to install sidewalks in the city of Sparks. The project reveals a community enthusiastic about investments in pedestrian safety.
KFOX14
June 4, 2017, 9am PDT
Oregon lawmakers have proposed a new tax on the sale of bikes—if it passes it would be the first of its kind in the country.
knkx
June 2, 2017, 12pm PDT
Adding insult to injury in a bad week for environmental causes, the Dakota Access pipeline began shipping oil this week.
Chicago Tribune
June 2, 2017, 11am PDT
Nothing comes easy for high-speed rail, or anything connected to it, as the agency that runs Caltrain learned in February. But now that a $647 million federal grant has been approved, $713 million in state bond funds will be directed to the project.
Los Angeles Times
June 2, 2017, 9am PDT
All the coal industry's money has not been able to stem the growth of renewable energy and distributed generation. For the electricity grid, the future is already here.
Quartz
June 1, 2017, 12pm PDT
America's urban streetcar renaissance looks to be on track with eight more projects planning to break ground by 2020. The list includes some of the nation's largest metros as well as plenty of medium-sized cities.
Bisnow
June 1, 2017, 9am PDT
Long Island's two major transit services, MTA's LIRR trains and the NICE bus system, are less coordinated than they could be. This has a big impact on ease of movement for low-income residents.
StreetsBlog NYC
June 1, 2017, 6am PDT
Throwing cold water on the latest "techno-optimism" for indoor, urban agriculture.
City Observatory
June 1, 2017, 5am PDT
The Public Information Act has not been sufficient in getting the Trump Administration to divulge information about its plans to build a wall between the United States and Mexico.
Center for Biological Diversity
May 31, 2017, 12pm PDT
Countless lives were likely saved by a strategically placed bollard on W. 45th Ave. which stopped a motorist who had driven three blocks on city sidewalks, mowing-down as many pedestrians as possible, from entering the Times Square pedestrian plaza.
The New York Times
May 30, 2017, 9am PDT
President Trump points to the passage of multi-billion ballot measures last November as proof that federal funding isn't needed to fund transit, justifying elimination of a major grants program. The CEOs of two large transit agencies fight back.
The Source
May 30, 2017, 8am PDT
UIC architecture students competed to design improvements for the spaces under Chicago's South Side "Skyway," which carries drivers from the city to and from Northwest Indiana.
Chi.Streetsblog
May 30, 2017, 6am PDT
Funding for Caltrain electrification, which Transportation Secretary Chao approved May 22, is one of 21 transit projects receiving funding in the omnibus spending bill that may be contingent on approval from the Trump Administration.
The Washington Post