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COMMENTARY | In a contributed piece, the authors suggest compromises and efficiencies to ensure cities do not get left behind in the 5G revolution.
, Special to Route Fifty
March 15, 2018
At a civic tech pitch led held by mayors at SXSW, innovators put forward solutions to pressing problems facing cities.
U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, who leads a House infrastructure subcommittee, explained to Route Fifty why he's not quite ready to talk about raising new revenues for public works.
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."
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.”
January 26, 2018
An important part of the snow-removal process: People to operate the plows.
Before citizens can help the city keep fire hydrants and catch basins clear of snow, they first need to know where they’re located.
State and local groups start 2018 awaiting the White House’s long-promised public works package.
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.
Puerto Rico's post-Maria communications effort could serve as a disaster-response playbook for other governments.
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.
Former Representative Candice Miller gave up a senior post in the House to manage the drains and sewers of Macomb County, Michigan. She has no regrets.
, The Atlantic
October 23, 2017
Can Puerto Rico build a state-of-the-art, renewable, distributed electric system better prepared to take on the needs of the island, and any future disasters?
October 6, 2017
The next round of the contest will look at how the city can improve the way it orders evacuations ahead of serious flooding.
The storm has turned most of Beaumont, Texas into “an island,” isolating a city of 120,000 residents, many who now find themselves scrambling for water.
, Special to Route Fifty
September 1, 2017
A massive influx of visitors to places along the “path of totality” is a public safety challenge and operational challenge.
STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | There’s no budget contingency plan in South Dakota; Iowa DOT graphic designer hurt by public’s complaints; and “Baltimore has had more than enough time to think” about Confederate statue removal.
STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | San José officials reject affordable housing for teachers proposal; designs are revealed for a new iconic bridge in Washington, D.C.; and Dayton sees inspiration in Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.
PHOTOS: One unlucky car was completely slimed in an unusual mucus from eel-like hagfish.
A citizen’s guide to wacky schemes, from impromptu hot tubs to “birthday parties.”
June 19, 2017
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