N.Y. Subway Chief’s Lack of a Mayoral Meeting Raises Eyebrows

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Utah sexual assault evidence tracking … Pennsylvania weatherization funding … and a Guam official’s teachable moment.

Seattle’s Trackless Electric Backbone

When transportation planners drool over the Emerald City’s transit successes, they shouldn’t overlook the decades of investments in this legacy asset.

An Uncomfortable Reminder of Why You Shouldn’t Take Air Conditioning for Granted

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Ind. AG defiant as pressure to resign mounts … Maine gov.’s Medicaid expansion veto survives … and the high costs of homelessness services.

Why 'Orphan' Oil and Gas Wells Are a Growing Problem for States

Nobody knows how many orphan and abandoned drilling sites exist, but the federal government estimates there could be more than a million.

In and Around Boston, the Green Line Gets Many Green Lights

The MBTA’s new GLX project will connect to America’s oldest subway line and surface corridors seeing major investments in transit-priority signals. Here’s what’s underway.

Still Rebuilding After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Hopes to Spur Critical Infrastructure Investment

Officials have outlined an ambitious set of P3 projects supporting electrical and water resilience, as well as economic development.

U.S. Cities Ready to Compete for a World Cup Windfall

With estimates nearing a half billion in net economic benefit for cities that play host to the games, the 2026 World Cup makes Amazon HQ2 seem very 2018.

To Combat Potholes, Cities Turn to Technology

Apps allow residents to tell city agencies about potholes, while officials deploy new analytical tools to keep track of trends and try to predict where craters could appear.

FAA Awards $677 Million in Airport Improvement Grants

The 241 grants will fund 346 infrastructure projects, including runways, taxiways, aprons and terminals.

There Are Jobs to Be Had in the Nation's Waterworks Sector

New research takes a look at workforce opportunities and gaps tied to U.S. water infrastructure.

NYC DOT Chief: Feds Are Forgoing City Input on Self-Driving Vehicles

“I urge you to enlist cities as partners,” transportation commissioner Polly Trottenberg told Senate lawmakers.

5G Aesthetics Prove a Balancing Act for Cities Like Palo Alto

Small cell deployments by wireless infrastructure providers are often less of a partnership with municipalities than they appear.

Feds Announce Relief Funding for Transit Agencies Impacted by 2017’s Hurricanes

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Fake cops in Michigan charged with felonies … Nashville’s e-scooter removal blitz … and Louisiana capitalizes on its coastal erosion.

Flood Resilience Challenge Yields the South Bay ‘Sponge’

“One thing that was really evident: Even people who are following closely are not totally aware of the flood risks that we have in the [San Francisco] Bay Area.”

Study Casts Doubt on Feasibility of Boston’s Proposed Flood Barrier

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Virginia on path to expand Medicaid ... another jail torture lawsuit in Utah … Georgia governor talks up Atlanta’s Amazon HQ2 bid.

Water Infrastructure Legislation Gushes Ahead in Congress

A House committee passed its Water Resources Development Act legislation unanimously on Wednesday.

Why We Need a National Infrastructure Map

Setting priorities is hindered by the lack of systematic information available on the nation’s inventory of infrastructure assets, their location and condition.

Senate Panel Passes Water Bill That Would Rework Lending Program

Provisions involving the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act have drawn backlash from some utility groups.