On the cusp of a new infrastructure proposal from the White House, how has federal spending changed over the last 70 years? What will it take to reach historical averages?
Eno Transportation Weekly
March 12, 2017, 11am PDT
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 7, 2017, 2pm PST
The devil is in the details, as they say. That will be especially true as Congress and the Trump Administration decide how to allocate infrastructure spending around the county.
February 9, 2017, 10am PST
There was a time when moving was very common among Americans, as that has changed it's had profound impacts on the economy and life in the United States.
February 9, 2017, 7am PST
Breezewood Pennsylvania is home to a traffic bottle neck on the I-70, and could be a target of Trump's promised infrastructure spending.
January 19, 2017, 7am PST
Charles Marohn of Strong Towns makes the case that whoever's in the White House, simply increasing federal spending on infrastructure isn't the wisest move.
January 19, 2017, 6am PST
With the federal funding situation uncertain, water utilities are left in widely varying financial positions. Comparing local utilities across six metrics paints a grim picture.
October 27, 2016, 10am PDT
Transportation ballot measures are popular this November: over 70 populate ballots across the country. In California and elsewhere, they supplement declining federal and state funds for local infrastructure.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
August 23, 2016, 10am PDT
The problem, Paul Rosenstiel writes, isn't a scarcity of capital. It's an unwillingness to make investing in infrastructure a lucrative choice for private capital.
July 28, 2016, 8am PDT
The Republican and Democratic parties both claim to understand the importance of infrastructure, but they show support in vastly different ways.
February 27, 2016, 9am PST
Through the lens of Henry Petroski's new book, Tom Vanderbilt discusses why infrastructure, as we have come to define it, is such a fraught topic in American life.
April 27, 2015, 6am PDT
Okay, technically it leads to the new Vikings stadium, but Nick Magrino doubts its benefits justify $6 million of public spending. A proportion of the Metropolitan Council is inclined to agree.
June 10, 2014, 9am PDT
Aaron M. Renn has written a scathing review of the state of affairs in Rhode Island, which he describes as a result of decades of unfettered "blue state" policies.
March 14, 2014, 2pm PDT
When it comes to infrastructure projects, “we're not just a bit behind the curve — we're ridiculously, embarrassingly behind the curve,” according to a recent article by Ryan Cooper.
March 13, 2014, 7am PDT
A recent article laments the missed opportunity of President Obama’s recent calls for increased spending on infrastructure: a lack of acknowledgement that cities are the best places to spend those dollars.
March 12, 2014, 12pm PDT
Following on the recent, promising news of increased transit ridership around the country, one writer calls for an end to the institutional bias toward cars. The key point of the appeal: public transit infrastructure benefits the middle class.
December 22, 2009, 2pm PST
Infrastructure spending is becoming a dividing issue amongst political factions in America, according to this piece from <em>Wired</em>.
March 24, 2009, 5am PDT
The $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that President Obama signed on Feb. 17 left advocates of compact and transit-oriented development practically biting their tongues.