Infrastructure

Blog post
11 hours ago

The planning values and principles of New Urbanism are deeply rooted in human history. What does this look like, and what can we learn from it? The archaeology of an ancient Mayan city sheds some light.

Dean Saitta
12 hours ago
A $210 million project to add a single, 7-mile express toll lane on Interstate 95 north of Baltimore was just expanded to two lanes for 10 miles. Financing will be rely on toll revenue. Unlike HOT lanes, every motorist will pay to use the lanes.
The Baltimore Sun
13 hours ago
Where do the street trees come from, and where does the compost go? Rikers Island was New York City's growing outpost for years. But does “greening” the jail always improve things for prisoners?
Urban Omnibus
18 hours ago
Former Toronto Planning Director Jennifer Keesmaat is responding to rising pedestrian and bike fatalities in the "Vision Zero" city with a series of calls for action.
The Toronto Star
Yesterday
The Dunbarton Rail Bridge has been out of service since the 1980s. In a potentially groundbreaking development, Facebook is interested in repairing the bridge to serve multi-modal commuters.
The San Francisco Chronicle
Yesterday
The effects of climate change—rising seas, extreme weather—will require coordinated action around the New York region. Regional planning, in other words.
Curbed NY
3 days ago
Loop, as in a derivation of Hyperloop, conceived by Elon Musk and to be built by his newest venture, The Boring Company, is the technology of choice for high-speed transit to O'Hare Airport.
Chicago Tribune
4 days ago
A Chicago Department of Transportation commissioner calls the trend "very troubling."
Streetsblog Chicago
4 days ago
Private developers are building parks around New York to satisfy zoning laws.
The New York Times
5 days ago
Eminent domain powers will be necessary to build a route for an AirTrain connecting to LaGuardia Airport.
Politico
5 days ago
Expect more of the same in 2018 and 2019.
The Guardian
5 days ago
A new report by the American Association of Port Authorities makes the case for more funding toward port access infrastructure projects.
RailwayAge
6 days ago
Pre-signals offer the benefit of a dedicated lane on smaller streets that can't accommodate a dedicated bus lane.
CityLab
6 days ago
The total cost of the recommendations from a new report on the future of air travel in the New York region: $50.8 billion over 40 years.
NorthJersey
6 days ago
Putting the advanced hardware and software systems in the Motor City.
Smart Cities Dive
6 days ago
The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is seeking public support for a plan to add a protected bike and pedestrian path along Delaware Avenue.
PlanPhilly
June 12, 2018, 6am PDT
Promises (or fears) of the end of TIGER grant funding have proven unfounded thus far into the Trump Administration. Here's what's new with the U.S. Department of Transportation grant program formerly known as TIGER.
CitiesSpeak
June 12, 2018, 5am PDT
There's something about potholes that produces strange headlines along with billions of dollars with of auto repair money every year.
Yahoo Finance
June 11, 2018, 1pm PDT
The Urbanist details on of the big bus rapid transit routes on the table in Seattle.
The Urbanist
June 11, 2018, 7am PDT
California voters will likely decide on whether to repeal a 12-cents gas tax increase while Missouri voters will decide whether to increase the state's 17-cents per gallon gas tax, fourth lowest in the nation, by 10-cents per gallon over four years.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch