Infrastructure

Can AI-powered Congestion Pricing Improve Transportation Equity?

New research suggests big data and machine learning can create an equitable approach to tolling and improve traffic congestion.

Detroit Tests Cloud-enabled Pavement Monitoring

In-vehicle sensors collect and analyze data and send it to the cloud where the city can access it as a GIS layer to see road surface ratings.

Infrastructure Update: $6B Federal Bridge Funding Boost Arrives for Small Localities

With thousands of city and county bridges in “poor condition,” local leaders say “It’s about time.”

Major Offshore Wind Lease Sale Set for February

The planned federal auction for sites near New York and New Jersey comes as the Biden administration continues its push for offshore wind power development. State and local leaders are eying economic opportunities tied to the industry.

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.