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.

Maryland Congressman: It’s a Mistake Not to Pair Infrastructure With Tax Overhaul

Meanwhile, discussions continue in the infrastructure community about the promise and limitations of public-private partnerships.

Seattle Expects to Save Millions of Dollars Through Right-of-Way Management

“Our first goals were to protect the pavement as an asset and make sure people and visitors to Seattle were able to travel,” said the city’s Project and Construction Coordination Office manager.

Syracuse Mayor Discusses How Tech and Data Intersect on Her City’s Streets

As she prepares to leave office, Stephanie Miner looks back on an innovation-focused municipal agenda and where cities are going in the Trump era.

Smartest Places Emphasize Strategic Public Investments, Tax Reform Proposals Accelerate U.S. Race to the Bottom

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are wasting time and resources to dismantle two core building blocks of the original federal tax code.

Anthony Foxx: Cities Are the Places Where Transportation Solutions Will Incubate

The former Obama administration Transportation secretary sat down with Route Fifty to discuss the future of tech disruption, intergovernmental planning, transportation “welfare” and federal regulation.

Puerto Rico Gov. Asks for ‘Equal Treatment’ to the Tune of $94 Billion

Ricardo Rosselló expects disaster relief on par with that provided to U.S. states.

Hurricane Maria Has Made Puerto Rico the Land of Opportunity for Solar Power

Behind the scenes, the destruction has bred a keen contest for a massive prize: the 1.4 million customers of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, which has kept its monopoly on the island for 70 years despite a dismal record.

Why Local Government Is More Innovative, But Also Gets More Blame

Philanthropies and the private sector are assuming more risk associated with infrastructure projects in lieu of much-needed federal funding.

Here’s Why The House Tax Bill Is ‘Devastating to Economic Development at the State and Local Levels’

Developing Port Covington in Baltimore shows the power of public-private partnerships; there is no reason we should be taking financing options off the table.

Study: PFOA Is in a Higher Percentage of U.S. Drinking Water Than Previously Thought

Perfluorooctanoic acid, an ingredient used in Teflon, is not currently regulated by the EPA, so state or local governments aren’t required to test for them.