June 30, 2020, 12pm PDT
The racist history of planning in Los Angeles is particularly evident in the way Interstate freeways were planned in the region.
February 14, 2019, 5am PST
Interstate highways are actually improving, according to a recent analysis. What if the infrastructure crisis is a matter of perspective, and not some universal truth?
December 9, 2018, 1pm PST
A report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine endorses an idea that is sure to be controversial.
April 9, 2018, 2pm PDT
After tremendous success with a streetcar line, the desert city is considering strategies for investing in its historic automobile corridor.
June 29, 2016, 5am PDT
A new report commemorates the 60th birthday of the interstate highway system with statistics (some politically motivated) that summarize the state of the nation's largest public works project.
December 1, 2014, 1pm PST
Freeways have a rare ability to symbolize both a mundane convenience and a bulwark of segregation. One columnist notes the powerful act of protesting racial injustice by closing freeways.
July 3, 2014, 7am PDT
Pete Saunders compares the disparate experiences of two Chicago suburbs, Naperville and Joliet, who took different approaches to legacy.
June 10, 2011, 1pm PDT
The Dwight D. Eisenhower System of Interstate and Defense Highways was actually the idea of an earlier president, according to this history of highways posted on <em>The Infrastructurist</em>.
June 6, 2011, 5am PDT
"The Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways" by journalist Earl Swift examines the movement to build interstate highways well before Pres. Eisenhower's landmark legislation.
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