Infrastructure

Infrastructure Update: White House Urges States to Tap Infrastructure Czars

In some states, leaders have already selected point people to help guide spending with billions in new, federal infrastructure dollars.

A Missing Piece With State Efforts to Test Drive Mileage Taxes

A federal watchdog questions why pilot programs for an alternative to the gas tax haven't been evaluated on whether they could be expanded nationwide.

Court Orders 9,000 Crosswalk Upgrades for Blind Pedestrians

A federal court directed New York City to improve the intersections in the next decade to bring them in line with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Wintery Conditions Leave Thousands of Motorists Trapped on Highway For a Day

Drivers—including one U.S. senator—found themselves trapped in their cars in Virginia, some for more than 24 hours. But no deaths or injuries have been reported.

The Messiest Local Government Issue

The problem of building, maintaining and expanding sewer systems never seems to go away. 

Big Cars Are Killing Americans

COMMENTARY | The government can no longer allow the auto industry to treat walkers and bikers like collateral damage.

It Keeps on Raining Too Much Too Fast

Even an inch of rain, if it falls too quickly, can overwhelm a place.

Infrastructure Update: Feds Stake Out Priorities for Highway Dollars

The Biden administration is moving to put its stamp on road funding that's going to states under the new infrastructure law.

Biden Adopts Trump’s Drinking Water Rules But Promises Improvements

The administration has plans for further updates aimed at getting lead service lines replaced nationwide.

Don’t Forget Driver Behavior, Highway Safety Advocates Plead

A prominent group of state road safety officials urged fellow advocates to focus on changing driver behavior—not just improving infrastructure—to fight a recent surge in traffic deaths.

Infrastructure Update: Governors Try to Unclog the Supply Chain

But are the proposals from the Republican state leaders all about politics? Or can they really help improve the flow of goods?

How Governments Can Minimize Harassment of Public Officials

Complex factors are at play, including polarization, misinformation and social media. But there are safety measures localities can take to protect local leaders, according to the National League of Cities.

50+ Utilities Join Forces to Build Out US Electric Vehicle Charging Networks

Electric companies and the Tennessee Valley Authority want fast-charging ports available to EV drivers along major roadways by 2023.

Infrastructure Update: Proposals Emerge Calling For Gas Tax Cuts

Florida's governor is backing the idea of suspending his state's gas tax for six months.

No More Stairs: Cash Influx to Make Transit More Accessible

More than 25 million Americans have self-reported travel-limiting disabilities.

EPA Selects 39 Waterworks Projects to Apply for Billions in Financing

The agency is teeing up projects for a new round of loans under a low-cost borrowing program for water and sewer 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.