Infrastructure Maintenance

Highway

Too Many Roads for Financial Sustainability

Overpaving roads is like overeating ice cream, according to this Strong Towns article.

July 30, 2019 - Strong Towns

Badly Needed Light Rail Funding to the Rescue in Buffalo

State budget wheeling and dealing has yielded $100 million in funding for repairs on the Buffalo Metro Rail system, according to reports.

April 7, 2019 - The Buffalo News

Toll Road

Dire Financial Straits at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

The Pennsylvania Turnpike, the state Liquid Fuels Tax, state police, municipal finances, public transit—all play a role in Pennsylvania's big transportation funding mess.

April 4, 2019 - Lancaster Online

Infrastructure Investment

Op-Ed: New York Needs a New Deal

Infrastructure backlogs: burden or opportunity?

November 11, 2017 - Crain's New York Business

USS Arleigh Burke Sailors perform preservation maintenance

In a Perfect World, Maintenance Is the Coolest Trend in Infrastructure

The New York Times opinion section includes a call for society, politicians, and business leaders to recognize the importance of maintenance.

July 26, 2017 - The New York Times

I-70

Missouri Lawmakers Hate Tolls

Missouri State Representative Bryan Spencer (R-Wentzville) on tolls: Don't even think about it, Missouri Department of Transportation.

March 30, 2017 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Cul-de-Sac

On the Municipal Balance Sheet, Central Districts Look Good

Charles Marohn analyzes Lafayette, Louisiana for how well (or poorly) its districts measure up in terms of infrastructure investment versus tax revenues. The results are telling.

February 1, 2017 - Strong Towns

fisheye photo of DC subway in station

D.C. Metro Will End Late-Night Rail Service for Two Years

A tough decision that has been on the table since the summer has now been made official by the WMATA's board of directors.

December 16, 2016 - The Washington Post

Transit Fail

WMATA's SafeTrack: Behind Schedule and Over Budget

The SafeTrack repair program has shut down Metrorail lines for much of 2016—and the price for the repairs to the system keep going up.

November 21, 2016 - The Washington Post

Chicago Bike Lane

The Business of Maintaining and Expanding Chicago's Bike Infrastructure

The Chicago Department of Transportation is busy with bike infrastructure projects around the city. Steven Vance updates the latest.

September 16, 2016 - Chi.Streetsblog

Wind farm and greenhouse gas farm, together

Op-ed: "Fix-It-First" is California's New Infrastructure Policy

In this San Francisco Chronicle Open Forum, Brian Kelly, secretary of the California State Transportation Agency, makes the case that maintenance as well as capital costs be included when financing new infrastructure projects.

March 8, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

Who Will End the Transportation Funding Insanity?

Charles Marohn starts off the year strong by throwing down the gauntlet on the perpetual transportation funding debate.

January 7, 2015 - Strong Towns

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