March 15, 2014, 1pm PDT
Several highway-widening projects on the East Coast were approved under the pretense of expected growth in traffic totals. Now planners are scrambling to figure out the new normal.
February 2, 2014, 7am PST
The 10-cent gas tax hike the governor proposed would only meet Delaware's transportation needs half-way. Gov. Markell also endorsed borrowing $50 million a year, matching the additional gas tax revenues. Combined, DelDot's debt load would be reduced.
January 22, 2013, 11am PST
A new study from the Tax Foundation starts with the premise that user fees - gas taxes and tolls, should pay for road funding. All 50 states are evaluated to see the greatest percentage of user fees. Delaware is rated first; Alaska and Wyoming last.
August 4, 2012, 5am PDT
As an increasing number of states seek to plug budget gaps and boost declining revenues by expanding gambling opportunities, the stakes keep getting higher in the competition to lure bettors.
March 28, 2012, 7am PDT
Tom Stoelker reports on a program that's teaching inner-city youngsters valuable skills – by training them to build its own headquarters.
The Architect's Newspaper
November 2, 2011, 2pm PDT
Delaware residents are asking for a new, environmentally friendly transportation link: a "blueway," says Molly Murray. Many feel that a water taxi would be a great way to connect the two resort cities because "the infrastructure already exists."
December 29, 2008, 7am PST
The last S.U.V.s rolled off the assembly line at General Motors' plants in Janesville, Wisconsin and Moraine, Ohio, victims of both the economic crisis and the plummeting market for gas guzzlers.
October 31, 2008, 7am PDT
No sooner had Chrysler released its new hybrid SUV- a Dodge Durango 40% more efficient than its gas-only counterpart- than it has been forced to close the factory where both versions are produced in order to save on costs.
June 29, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>A Delaware energy company has agreed to buy power from a proposed offshore wind power farm that could now be built by 2012. The agreement gives more clout to the proposed power farm, which has been debated in the state for years.</p>
April 12, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Old subway cars are being dumped off the coast of Delaware, creating a manmade reef. Life is flourishing in this new underwater subway cemetery, but officials worry the reef may be too successful.</p>
May 4, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>Delaware is considering three proposals for new environmentally-friendly power plants, and many residents are supporting a plan to build a large offshore wind farm. A recent survey showed that more than 80% of residents favored the wind farm option.</p>
October 14, 2005, 11am PDT
Delaware transit officials try reducing toll prices for trucks during off-peak hours on one of the nation's busiest highways in an effort to ease congestion.
September 18, 2003, 8am PDT
Scientists say sprawl makes regions vulnerable to flooding.
June 19, 2003, 1pm PDT
A ruling overturns a provision designed to curb the conversion of single-family homes into rental units in Newark for University of Delaware students.
July 30, 2001, 5am PDT
Banking establishments rejuvenate an industrial riverfront in Wilmington, DE.
July 1, 2001, 8am PDT
Gov. Ruth Ann Minner has signed a bill creating a panel that will search for ways to corral the state's growing population.
May 20, 2001, 12pm PDT
Experts discuss urban runoff pollution at a University of Connecticut land use seminar.