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Infrastructure Investments

June 4, 2019, 7am PDT
First-term Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker succeeded in building support for his $45 billion, "think big" capital investment agenda in the Illinois State Legislature.
Chicago Tribune
February 21, 2019, 12pm PST
The new TIF is expected to generate $900 million. Opponents wanted to wait until a new mayor is elected to decide on the TIF.
Chicago Sun-Times
January 28, 2019, 11am PST
A German rail commuter recorded each day’s travel by knitting a scarf.
The New York Times
January 12, 2019, 5am PST
As hurricane seasons get more destructive, a less reactionary approach to stormwater infrastructure investment may be needed.
Brookings
November 11, 2017, 7am PST
Infrastructure backlogs: burden or opportunity?
Crain's New York Business
May 12, 2017, 11am PDT
The infrastructure improvements funded by the ReBuild Houston initiative are moving forward. The latest example, the Lower Westheimer Corridor Study, recently released a concept video to make the case for a suite of roadway improvements.
Houston Chronicle
March 1, 2017, 2pm PST
The sky gondola system built prior to the Rio Olympics has ground to a halt, leaving residents of the city's favelas with little to show for such a grand investment in infrastructure.
DW.com
February 1, 2017, 2pm PST
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.
Strong Towns