Potholes

Oakland Hills California

Potholes Don’t Discriminate, but a Plan to Fix Oakland Streets Reveals Stark Divides in the City

The city has a plan to tackle its pothole problem that it says is equitable. But, some residents say it isn’t fair.

April 8, 2019 - San Francisco Chronicle

Atlanta streetcar

Mayor Wants to Create Atlanta's First-Ever Transportation Department

The proposal to create a new department in the city of Atlanta devoted to traffic and potholes came in the State of the City speech delivered this week by Mayor Keisha Bottoms.

March 16, 2019 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Los Angeles Streets

Domino's Pizza Now Fixing Potholes Around the County

There's something about potholes that produces strange headlines along with billions of dollars with of auto repair money every year.

June 12, 2018 - Yahoo Finance

Pothole Car

In Omaha, 'Reclaiming' Potholed Streets Means Unpaving Them

The euphemism refers to a cost-saving measure that's happening even in central districts, to the chagrin of residents. This reversion to gravel roads is one manifestation of a looming local infrastructure deficit.

March 12, 2017 - The New York Times

Auto Repairs From Potholes Got You Down? You Are Not Alone

A new report from the AAA indicates that American motorists encounter damage from potholes three times a year, with each incident costing an average $300 to repair. Middle and working class drivers feel the pinch disproportionately.

February 20, 2016 - AAA

How Technology Will Improve Inspection and Maintenance of Streets

A researcher in Pittsburgh could render obsolete the arduous task of manually inspecting streets for cracks and potholes.

August 6, 2015 - Keystone Crossroads

Chicago Considers Raising Parking Taxes to Pay for Potholes

In need of 80 additional employees to keep up with the city's pothole repair deficit, Mayor Rah Emanuel is proposing that the city raise taxes parking.

October 15, 2014 - Chicago Sun-Times - Politics

Tracking Chicago’s Potholes

A new animated map presents the reported cases of potholes in Chicago since November—the maps colorful and provides insights into how the city, and our relationship to it, can change with time.

April 4, 2014 - Chicago Tribune

Philadelphia Sending More Money to Street Repair

Following a long winter, the Philadelphia Streets Department is on pace to break records for pothole repair, but that won’t be the only improvement paid for by a proposed 33 percent increase in funding to the Streets Department.

March 18, 2014 - PlanPhilly

San Diego's Sorry Streets Become Campaign Centerpiece

Facing a staggering backlog of necessary street improvements after years of neglect, San Diego's potholes have emerged as a defining topic in this year's mayoral campaign, reports Tony Perry.

June 5, 2012 - Los Angeles Times

A Smooth Process for Detecting Potholes

Brian Heaton reports on a new app being tested by the City of Boston that can automatically detect and map potholes, using your smartphone, as you drive on the city’s street.

March 1, 2012 - Government Technology

Potholes as Parks?

Writing in Grist, Chuck Wolfe provides a counterintuitive look at what to do about potholes and how they could become "the universal darlings of walkable urbanism".

December 17, 2011 - Grist

County Wants to Use Transit Funds to Repair Potholes

In Modesto CA, a portion of sales tax is used to support the Local Transportation Fund (LTF) which is used for dial-a-ride, trains, and other transit services. Instead, the county wants to use this money for road fixtures.

October 10, 2011 - American Planning Association

A Perfect Storm For Bad Roads

Winter storms have combined with bad road engineering, geography, funding shortfalls and inequities in Sonoma County, California. drivers and cyclists can expect an unusually rough ride this year and more to come.

January 4, 2011 - The Press Democrat

Renegade Pothole-Fillers

In Portland, a group called "Potholes for Poverty" promises, for a charitable donation, to come by your beat-up street and fill in the offending rut. The City of Portland is not pleased.

September 27, 2010 - The Portland Tribune

iBurgh Connects Pittsburghers With Services

The City of Pittsburgh, PA yesterday released an iPhone app that allows you to take pictures of potholes and send a complaint directly to the city.

August 18, 2009 - KDKA2

Fixing Potholes with a Flick of a Joystick

A newly-designed truck known as the "Pothole Killer" can fix a pothole with the flick of a wrist (VIDEO).

May 21, 2009 - The Infrastructurist

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