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US scores D+ in infrastructure report card

March 13, 2017 by Construction Dive

The mark from the American Society of Civil Engineers remains unchanged from 2013, but the amount needed to repair infrastructure has risen by $1 trillion.[read more]

De-Prioritizing the Car

March 9, 2017 by Roy Symons

 Almost every community planning document stresses the need to achieve a mode-shift away from the private automobile towards a more sustainable and equitable transportation network. That's easy if you're starting from scratch, but in established locations less so. With endless money and no regard for neighboring residents, it's...[read more]

Full steam ahead: Why transit hub development is seeing a resurgence

February 24, 2017 by Construction Dive

Major hubs like Union Station in Washington, DC, Pennsylvania Station in New York City and 30th Street Station in Philadelphia are taking stock and ordering up hundreds of millions — if not billions — of dollars in facelifts not only to expand traveler capacity but to look good doing it.[read more]

Feds delay $650M grant for CA rail electrification project

February 21, 2017 by Construction Dive

California commuter rail agency Caltrain will have to wait a little bit longer to find out if the Federal Transit Administration will come through with a $647 million grant to help it electrify a San Francisco Bay Area train system[read more]

NY-NJ Port Authority approves $32B infrastructure spending plan

February 17, 2017 by Construction Dive

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey approved a $32.2 billion capital plan Thursday that will fund projects in both states for the next 10 years.[read more]

San Francisco aims to boost alternative transportation with new development regulations

February 14, 2017 by Construction Dive

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has approved a points-based measure that will require developers who want to include free parking with their projects to also provide features that will promote alternative transportation methods, such as bikes, car-sharing and shuttles to buses[read more]

Transparent and sustainable supply chains are not built in a day

February 13, 2017 by Supply Chain Dive

A University of Tennessee Global Supply Chain Institute Study sponsored by SC Johnson reveals that instituting a strong sustainability practice on which regular effort is expended — and shared — is vital.[read more]

How California's utilities are planning the next phase of electric vehicle adoption

February 8, 2017 by Utility Dive

IOUs in the nation's largest EV market are pushing new proposals to enable electrification beyond small consumer cars.[read more]

Report: Ports, rail and waterway infrastructure of high priority to Trump administration

January 31, 2017 by Supply Chain Dive

The Trump administration has put together a preliminary list of 50 high priority infrastructure projects to be funded in the upcoming overhaul.[read more]

Hawaii utilities, Nissan pair up for $10,000 EV rebates

January 30, 2017 by Utility Dive

A few Hawaii electric utilities looking to foster electric vehicle adoption have offered rebates as high as $10,000, making a significant dent in the new purchase price, particularly when paired with other incentives.[read more]

Infrastructure as Permaculture

January 20, 2017 by Tyler Caine

The majority of the developed, American landscape has been crafted around automotive transport. As auto technology matured, increasing amounts of resources and area have been devoted to expanding and solidifying our road network. The result has often been environments that are built for a monoculture of cars and their passengers rather...[read more]

Colorado partners with Utah, Nevada to develop electric vehicle charge network

December 23, 2016 by Utility Dive

Governors from Colorado, Utah, and Nevada this week unveiled plans to link their states via an electric vehicle charging network that will span 2,000 miles across eight highways[read more]