Infrastructure Funding

March 7, 2018, 9am PST
Adam Krantz, who leads the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, breaks down how the Trump Administration infrastructure plan would impact local water infrastructure.
The Planning Report
February 28, 2018, 2pm PST
Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) seems to think there's no way the Trump Infrastructure plan gets taken up by Congress before the November election.
Blog post
February 21, 2018, 2pm PST
Here are a few transportation-related facts that might have slipped through the cracks in the current political debate regarding infrastructure spending.
Steven Polzin
Blog post
February 13, 2018, 2pm PST
Opposition mobilized quickly after the Trump Administration released its long-awaited infrastructure plan. There's even a hashtag.
James Brasuell
February 12, 2018, 9am PST
The federal government is basically asking for matching funds from states and localities to fund infrastructure projects.
The Washington Post
Blog post
January 31, 2018, 2pm PST
President Trump's first State of the Union address followed the rhetoric of his campaign and first year in office, offering few details about promised infrastructure investments and avoiding substantive discussion about the future of cities.
James Brasuell
January 24, 2018, 5am PST
While federal officials are still staying mum about the contents of a leaked draft of pages from the Trump Administration's infrastructure plan, local and regional officials in the New York area seem more than a little worried.
January 22, 2018, 12pm PST
For those who have spent the last year or so waiting on the edge of their seats in speculation about the contents of President Trump's promised infrastructure plan, there is finally some indication of what the future holds.
December 27, 2017, 10am PST
Texas state legislators are holding to a promise not to spend voter-approved transportation funds on new toll roads. Local officials are scrambling.
Houston Chronicle
October 25, 2017, 1pm PDT
Two years after increasing entrance fees at national parks, The U.S. Department of the Interior wants to raise daily vehicle entrance fees at the nation's most popular parks to $70.
September 20, 2017, 10am PDT
The first water agency to weigh in on the $17 billion water tunnel project proposed for California's Bay Delta delivered a potentially fatal blow to the project.
The Sacramento Bee
September 9, 2017, 1pm PDT
A federal audit has revealed a failure to disclose the true costs of planning for the Delta tunnel projects.
Associated Press via Los Angeles Times
June 27, 2017, 11am PDT
Public-private partnerships between local governments and private contractors have the Trump Administration's favor. But in a "P3 market in its infancy," can they cut costs or simply line pockets?
The New York Times
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 7, 2017, 2pm PST
The devil is in the details, as they say. That will be especially true as Congress and the Trump Administration decide how to allocate infrastructure spending around the county.
Route Fifty
January 26, 2017, 6am PST
In light of President Trump's comments about infrastructure in his inaugural address and during the campaign, Penn IUR asked its urban experts to respond to the question: What should the United States do about urban infrastructure?
Penn IUR Urban Link
January 25, 2017, 2pm PST
After navigating some confusion about construction timelines last year, Mayor Bill de Blasio took steps this week to ensure New York City's water security.
Politico New York
November 29, 2016, 11am PST
In some of the biggest transportation planning news of 2016, the City of Toronto is considering a proposal to toll the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway in an effort to raise funds for infrastructure improvements.
The Globe and Mail
March 3, 2016, 6am PST
The fixed costs of infrastructure projects leave cities like Flint struggling to pay their bills with fewer people pooling their resources.
The Atlantic
December 17, 2015, 7am PST
Hillary Clinton recently proposed the creation of a national infrastructure bank—an idea also put forward several times by the Obama Administration. Posts by Vox and City Observatory put the idea under a microscope.
City Observatory