Road Building

Google Street view of small one-story wooden house in Sandridge, South Carolina

New Highways Are Still Tearing Communities Apart

Residents of a historic Black South Carolina town are being displaced by a road widening project.

July 28, 2023 - The Guardian

Road Construction

Road Projects Spike, Transit Slows in 2022

The federal dollars that are making their way to infrastructure projects around the country are largely supporting highway and bridge projects as transit agencies struggling to finance day-to-day operations delay capital investments.

March 6, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

Interstate 285 Interchange

Georgia's $11 Billion Road-Building Program Evolves

Recently announced changes to a massive road-building program in Georgia will shift moves projects aimed at improvements for the trucking industry earlier onto the calendar, while pushing back projects located closer to Atlanta.

October 15, 2019 - The Atlanta Journal Constitution

NYC Subway Construction

Why U.S. Infrastructure Is Too Expensive: Localities Have Too Little Control

Charles Marohn responds to Noah Smith's article asking why American Infrastructure is so expensive and delivers a plan to attack the problem.

June 8, 2017 - Strong Towns


Urban Road-Building Linked to Poor Statewide Economic Performance

Besides wasting billions of taxpayer dollars, road-building may actually be holding back economic growth overall.

January 20, 2014 - Shane Phillips

D.C.'s Gridlock Has Improved; What Can Be Done to Sustain Recent Gains?

Recent studies report a noted decrease in traffic congestion in the D.C. area. Robert McCartney credits two trends and asks how the area should spend additional transportation revenues that will be generated by recent tax increases.

July 12, 2013 - The Washington Post

The High Cost of Status Quo Infrastructure

Infrastructure costs are towering in the U.S., but much of that could be because of old habits in road building. This column looks at how cities and states can reduce their infrastructure costs.

August 23, 2011 - Citiwire

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