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Crumbling Infrastructure

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The West Seattle High-Rise Bridge Safety Project is in high gear, more than six months after the city's most heavily trafficked bridge was closed suddenly for safety risks.
The Urbanist
November 13, 2020, 7am PST
Two of the transportation connections between Ohio and Kentucky in the Cincinnati metropolitan area were closed on the same day, leaving one side of the Ohio River cut off from the other.
WCPO
June 11, 2020, 11am PDT
The West Seattle Bridge, a key artery for car commuters in Seattle, has been closed since March, and the city has begun to consider a broad array of options for repairing or replacing the span.
The Seattle Times
May 27, 2020, 12pm PDT
After a series of failures last week sent flood waters spilling into Midland County, Michigan, property owners in the area are filing class action lawsuits to recoup their losses.
Detroit Free Press
May 24, 2020, 11am PDT
The dam failures that sent residents of Michigan scrambling last week can be connected to the extreme weather events created by climate change, according to experts.
Inside Climate News
May 20, 2020, 11am PDT
Reports of catastrophic infrastructure failure today in Michigan, a state already facing some of the worst consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic.
CNN
November 15, 2019, 5am PST
An ambitious and innovative infrastructure program can multiply benefits for cities willing to take bold steps.
Next City
November 12, 2019, 8am PST
New analysis of high-hazard dams reveals the ubiquity, and risks, of the infrastructure challenges facing the United States.
AP News
April 15, 2019, 7am PDT
President Trump has not been a friend to the $30 billion Gateway Program, a transportation project meant to replace aging rail infrastructure connecting New York and New Jersey.
Yahoo Finance
Blog post
January 14, 2019, 2pm PST
Maybe, just maybe, Trump might also be willing to consider the decaying condition of U.S. infrastructure a matter of national security. And if Congress played along, perhaps we'd get a 2019 Infrastructure bill. That's how Eisenhower did it.
Robert Fischer
January 14, 2019, 1pm PST
Ohio has a new Republican governor, and the state has a transportation funding problem. Can a new group of advocates convince the state's political leadership to approve a new gas tax?
Columbus Dispatch
November 6, 2018, 5am PST
New York Governor Cuomo has taken heat for his neglect of New York City's subway system and for overspending on splashy projects like the Tappan Zee. His track record on the state's system of roads and highways is also now called into question.
New York Post
August 28, 2018, 5am PDT
The Martin Luther King's daily trip load has been greatly lessened by the opening of the Stan Musial Memorial Bridge in 2014, but all the drivers currently using the bridge will have to find another way to go.
St. Louis Public Radio
June 12, 2018, 5am PDT
There's something about potholes that produces strange headlines along with billions of dollars with of auto repair money every year.
Yahoo Finance
April 19, 2018, 1pm PDT
A writer weaves a "decade by decade" story, complete with diagrams, of how not to manage a public transit system.
CityLab
March 1, 2018, 11am PST
Allison Arieff finds fault with the nation's uninspired conversation on infrastructure. When urban design projects have more emotional appeal, she argues, they can unify rather than divide.
The New York Times
February 14, 2018, 1pm PST
In a region where the utility is on the "brink of financial collapse," residents face outages, boil-water advisories and bills that come with health warnings.
Los Angeles Times
February 6, 2018, 11am PST
A low unemployment rate means major investments by the federal government could ultimately harm the economy.
FiveThirtyEight
November 11, 2017, 7am PST
Infrastructure backlogs: burden or opportunity?
Crain's New York Business
September 14, 2017, 12pm PDT
Washington is seeking takers on a disused 92-year-old bridge, eligible for the National Register for Historic Places. This isn't an isolated phenomenon.
NPR Planet Money