Bipartisan Report Underscores Hard Truths About Infrastructure Funding

"Our attention has been on that baseline has not really been adequately funded, or appropriately dealt with," according to U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty of Connecticut. "That needs to be addressed."

White House Updates Senators on Trump's Infrastructure Plan

Administration officials told the lawmakers to expect more details about the proposal around the time of the president's State of the Union address, Sen. John Barrasso said Wednesday.

‘Waiting on an Opportunity to Work With the Administration’ on Infrastructure

State and local groups start 2018 awaiting the White House’s long-promised public works package.

The High Costs of Atlanta’s Massive Airport Power Outage

As the general manager of the world’s busiest air hub vows to fix redundancy and communication problems, Delta Airlines plans to seek tens of millions in compensation.

How Puerto Rico Is Rebuilding Its Network 3 Months After Maria

Puerto Rico's post-Maria communications effort could serve as a disaster-response playbook for other governments.

Could Positive Train Control Have Prevented the Amtrak Cascades Wreck?

The NTSB said the train that derailed south of Seattle on Monday was traveling 80 miles per hour, 50 miles faster than the speed limit on the curve where it crashed.

Rethinking Our Century-Old Approach to Paying for Infrastructure

Our crumbling infrastructure can be fixed if we change how we fund capital investments and maintenance.

Taming the ‘Seattle Process’ to Deliver Future Light-Rail Lines Without Delay

The Emerald City and its new mayor are trying to expedite new transit projects on a timeline where there's little room for multi-jurisdictional and stakeholder error.

Eliminating Net Neutrality, FCC Plans Battle With State and Local Authorities

Language in the net neutrality repeal sets the groundwork for an attempt to aggressively constrain and eliminate state and local regulations.

Creating a State DOT That's Not 'Trapped in the 20th Century’

Colorado's departing transportation chief offers some thoughts on what it takes.

Seeking Solutions for the ‘Water Infrastructure Death Spiral’

It’s a problem communities can face when populations and property values decline.

New RAND Study Pushes Back on Descriptions of Widespread Crumbling Infrastructure in U.S.

The report includes recommendations for Congress to consider as lawmakers develop future public works policy.

‘Money in the Meter’ for Revitalizing America's Airports

In a guest article, Samuel Engel discusses how U.S. airport operators—along with passengers, politicians and investors—can profit from private investment when done right.

White House Wants States and Localities to 'Engage in More Self Help' With Infrastructure

An adviser to the president last week offered an update on the Trump administration's forthcoming infrastructure plan.

Chicago Mayor Looks to Give City’s ‘Mothballed White Elephant’ a Possible New Life

An unused train station that cost hundreds of millions of dollars to build currently sits empty. But a potential public-private partnership could eventually change that.

Cities Are Embracing Resilient, Equitable Infrastructure Finance Out of Necessity

Climate change is putting increased pressure on often-chronically underinvested and already failing systems, forcing municipal agencies to experiment with new funding mechanisms.

Environmental Review Law Faces GOP Scrutiny in U.S. House

“Congress needs to act," said U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, as he discussed the National Environmental Policy Act on Wednesday.

Spending on State and Local Environment and Interior Programs Spared Big Cuts in Senate Plan

But there aren’t huge boosts in the appropriations proposal either for programs that are significant for states and localities.

200,000 Gallons of Oil Spill From the Keystone Pipeline

The leak comes just four days before TransCanada faces an important vote.