May 20, 2019, 7am PDT
Transportation for America’s report argues that the growing cost of maintaining highways should refocus spending away from expansion projects, toward maintenance efforts.
December 10, 2018, 6am PST
A highly recommended long-read, published by Places Journal, lays the groundwork for the study of maintenance and care.
March 11, 2018, 7am PDT
Mechanical failures and understaffing have contributed to plummeting ridership for the Cincinnati Bell Connector.
December 5, 2017, 5am PST
In the continuing debate over congestion pricing in New York, Adele Peters asks if transit advocates are stopping short of what they should be asking for: free transit for all of New York.
September 12, 2017, 6am PDT
Public spending is not high enough to keep up with normal decay, much less extreme weather events. Yet politicians focus on building new infrastructure instead of saving what we have.
July 26, 2017, 6am PDT
The New York Times opinion section includes a call for society, politicians, and business leaders to recognize the importance of maintenance.
April 6, 2017, 11am PDT
Controversy erupted last week in Washington, D.C., after D.C. Metro decided to paint Union Station's vaulted ceilings—a famous icon of the District, it's regional transit system, and the architectural style of Brutalism.
January 4, 2016, 5am PST
With the memory of last winter's challenges still fresh, federal investigators gave less than stellar reviews to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority in a report revealed this week.
April 8, 2011, 8am PDT
Canadian cities are facing major backlogs in terms of maintaining and updating infrastructure. Putting off the work is expected to cost cities billions.
March 8, 2011, 2pm PST
As the parks system grows in Seattle, it is becoming more difficult to afford to maintain. One local official calls the system "unsustainable".
September 3, 2010, 7am PDT
Philip Langdon argues that if the U.S. is going to shift toward compact, less resource-consuming patterns of development, Americans will have to rely increasingly on mass transit - so it better work.