Infrastructure

We All Should Be Rooting for the Infrastructure Implementation Task Force

COMMENTARY | Identifying the people and places left behind in the current economy is critical.

Why Communities Should Adopt Vision Zero to Curb Traffic Fatalities

COMMENTARY | Instituting Vision Zero strategies, which aim to redesign road systems and policies to reduce traffic fatalities, will minimize the economic, health care and safety costs associated with traffic accidents.

The Country’s Most Cost-Effective Highway Systems

North Dakota’s highways are in the best condition for the least amount of money, according to an annual report released this month.

Infrastructure Update: Diversity, Equity and State DOTs

The first Black president of the leading association for state transportation officials speaks with Route Fifty about race, equity and diversity issues confronting public infrastructure agencies.

Rural Leaders Fear They’ll Miss Out on Infrastructure Money

Small towns might not have the staff to write grants, according to state and association officials.

Salmon to Swim Free as Infrastructure Money Flows

The Biden infrastructure law includes $1B to remove fish barriers in several states.

Buttigieg Emphasizes Need for Regional Cooperation on Infrastructure Grants

Speaking to city leaders, the transportation secretary also said his department would strive to make programs "user friendly" for communities of all sizes and highlighted road safety efforts.

Five Ways Government Leaders Can Develop Future Infrastructure Workers

The $1.2 trillion federal infrastructure package can deliver a needed jolt to the labor market, but states and localities need to focus on building the long-term labor pipeline, according to a new report.

Biden Signs $1.2T Infrastructure Bill Into Law

The White House announced that a former mayor will help lead an implementation task force for the measure.

How Congress Could Unlock More ARPA Funds for Infrastructure

Legislation awaiting consideration in the U.S. House would give states and local governments more leeway in how they can use their allotments of federal pandemic aid, including by letting more money go to transportation projects.

Why Building More Homes Won’t Solve the Affordable Housing Problem for the Millions of People Who Need It Most

COMMENTARY | California and other states plan to build more homes in an effort to fix America’s affordable housing problem. But that’s not the main reason housing remains unaffordable for millions of people.

Introducing Route Fifty's Infrastructure Update

In this first edition of our new weekly newsletter, we look at the implications of the November election results on infrastructure issues around the U.S.

$1.2T Infrastructure Plan Offers Lucrative Target for Fraud

Research shows there are ways to fight fraud, but the bill contains very little language aimed at doing so.

$1B for Urban Highway Removals On the Way, More Money Could Follow

Advocates say $4 billion in domestic spending legislation that could help revamp roads that split apart cities is a crucial addition to funding in the infrastructure bill Congress approved last week.

State and Local Push on Infrastructure Finally Pays Off

Congress’ approval of a roughly $1 trillion public works package marks a milestone for cities, states and counties that have pressed for years to get federal infrastructure spending boosted.

House Passes ‘Long Overdue’ Infrastructure Package

President Biden and local government leaders hailed Congress’ approval of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, which will provide funding for roads, bridges, transit, broadband and water projects across the country.

House Prepares for Votes on Social Spending, Infrastructure Bills

Paid family and medical leave was introduced to the latest House version of the $1.75 trillion package.

Push Is On to Salvage Muni Finance Provisions Left Out of Biden Plan

A key refinancing tool that states and localities want to see brought back, along with other proposals, didn't make the cut.

Coastal States Seek to Limit Seawall Construction

Hard structures can hurt marine life and accelerate erosion elsewhere.

Bill Supports the Expansion and Development of 6G Infrastructure

A bipartisan bill would establish a council to oversee and implement 6G broadband access across the country.