Pittsburgh Airport Partnership Will Create Testing Ground for New Technology

Artificial intelligence could soon make its way into the aviation space through a collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University.

Dispute Over Florida Passenger Rail Project Gets Airing in Congress

The rail controversy has lawmakers raising questions about guidelines for tax-exempt private activity bonds.

New Worries Over Aging Underwater Pipeline in Great Lakes

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Kansas City mayor decries sales tax cap plan … coding error leads to Mass. headache … new wildfires in Arizona … and historic changes coming to Vermont gun laws.

More Cities Are Banishing Highways Underground—And Building Parks on Top

The urgent need to repair or upgrade many half-century-old urban expressways also is fueling the construction of so-called freeway caps.

Seattle Mayor Pulls Brake on Streetcar Expansion Project

Advocates of the Center City Connector fear that if the project is scuttled, federal funding for other local transportation priorities could end up in jeopardy.

Breaking Up Is Easy. Reforms Are the Hard Part

Findlay, Ohio broke ties with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after a decade of frustration and flooding. Now their mayor wants the feds to change how they do business.

When Your Downtown Is Built Over a Flood-Prone Creek

You can’t always out-engineer the uncontrollable forces of water. But Walla Walla, Washington has—thus far—been pretty fortunate in its efforts to tame a local stream.

Trump to Stump for Infrastructure—Again

The president will highlight his public works plan in Richfield, Ohio on Thursday.

Dozens of State DOTs Are Now Using or Testing Aerial Drones

A new survey finds that state transportation departments are using unmanned aircraft for gathering images of construction sites, surveying, bridge inspections and other tasks.

N.Y. Governor’s Plan to Use City Property Taxes Alarms Mayor

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | County dissolves flood-prone village near Mississippi River; Fla. proposal would pressure Miami-Dade County; 100-gigabit network in N.D.; Boise is booming; and dismal news for Pa. dairy farmers.

The New Federal Spending Bill Is Flush With Money for Waterworks

"The new initiatives and funding increases actually make this legislation a new national water infrastructure program," says a representative for the National Rural Water Association.

Massive Federal Spending Bill Offers Big Boost for State, Local Programs

The legislation would beef-up Community Development Block Grant funding and TIGER grants would triple compared to FY 17. There are other notable increases as well.

Use Trump’s Infrastructure Package to Fix Our Past Infrastructure Sins

COMMENTARY | Manhattan Institute’s Michael Hendrix hopes we’ll not only look to the new, but consider taking down the old to “reknit” our urban fabric.

Colorado Uses Laser Measurement to Safely Inventory Road Signs

Keeping track of a state transportation department’s infrastructure, including where it’s located, has never been easier.

Here Are Some Key Challenges to Critical Infrastructure Security

Researchers should focus on when humans need to be in the loop and when machines can take charge.

Feds: Russian Hackers Are Targeting U.S. Power Plants

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Florida bridge collapse; new opioid lawsuits in West Virginia and South Dakota; Oregon governor fires librarian; top 50 invasive species in Western states; and a high cost for an Albany interstate.

Internet for All: Principles for Building Constituent-First Municipal Broadband Networks

COMMENTARY | The way to fight for equity in broadband access leads through municipally-owned networks that follow key principles, according to Neighborly’s Garrett Brinker.