Transit Agency Seeks to End Its Use of an Especially Lonely Job Post

Since Denver’s airport commuter rail line opened two years ago, problems with wireless technology prompted the use of human backups.

Rural Water Group Pushes for Technical Assistance Funding

Including for so-called "circuit rider” programs that involve experts who visit communities to help them out with drinking water and wastewater issues.

For Local Governments, Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Is a First Step

The proposal may not align perfectly with what many local officials are looking for. But they’re pleased to see it fueling further discussion in D.C. about infrastructure.

The White House Is Finally Revealing Its Infrastructure Plan

States and localities would play a big role in reaching the Trump administration's $1.5 trillion goal for investment in public works.

House Dems Call for 5 Times More Infrastructure Spending Than What's Expected in Trump's Plan

"The president talks a big act, but then he proposes a small bill," according to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Congressional Budget Deal Poised to Include $20 Billion Boost for Infrastructure Spending

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said the funding would "augment" existing public works programs.

Smart Technology Must Be Part of the U.S. Infrastructure Discussion, Too

Q&A: Security and privacy issues will abound if they go unaddressed as cities increasingly install smart infrastructure, according to federal officials.

Traffic Deaths Have Gone Up. What Can Governors Do About it?

"If we had 100 people lost to natural disasters or terrorist attacks every day, we would mobilize immediately," said Deborah Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council.

House and Senate Lawmakers Look to Boost Water and Sewer Financing

Sen. John Boozman, an Arkansas Republican, says new legislation is meant to help communities "of all sizes, in every state secure loans so they can improve their crumbling infrastructure."

Could Puerto Rico Turn Out to Be Trump’s First Infrastructure Win?

Some officials in the U.S. territory think so. And they’ve already secured a smart cities grant with hopes to expedite resilient hurricane recovery.

In State of the Union, Trump Calls for Infrastructure Bill With Heavy State and Local Involvement

"Every federal dollar should be leveraged by partnering with state and local governments and, where appropriate, tapping into private sector investment," the president said.

Michigan Offers an Interesting Footnote on Obama’s High-Speed Rail Legacy

Incremental improvements are often overlooked. But they’re leading to improved travel times between Detroit and Chicago.

The Humble Curb Is Fast Becoming the City’s Hottest Asset

Digitizing curbs is “something that has benefit today, benefit in the future, and doesn’t require so much investment from cities that they can’t do it today.”

Don't Expect Trump's Infrastructure Plan to Propose New Revenue

White House adviser DJ Gribbin also told mayors the plan would not propose cuts to existing, "formula" funding programs, like the Highway Trust Fund.

The Peril of Privatizing Puerto Rico's Power Company

Governor Ricardo Rosselló announced a plan Monday to sell off Prepa, a move he hopes will ease the island’s energy and debt crises. But some groups on the island oppose the measure fiercely.

The Leading Challenge Many U.S. Mayors Say Their Cities Are Facing

Based on the latest Menino Survey of Mayors, it’s “not just a coastal problem, but a problem everywhere.”