How Historic Ellicott City Plans to Survive the Next Flood

After catastrophic storms in 2016 and 2018, the Maryland mill town has five flood control plans. But it faces hard choices on how to avoid future disasters.

Civic Crowdfunding Reduces the Risk of Bike Lane Opposition

COMMENTARY | This collective fundraising technique helps defuse anti-cyclist sentiment before it dooms protected bike lanes and other new infrastructure.

Arkansas Changes Its Mind on Municipal Broadband

Eight years after banning cities and towns from building high-speed internet networks, state lawmakers unanimously reversed course. Will more red states follow?

FCC Rural Broadband Fund Would Shift Money From Existing Program

The $20 billion proposed initiative would also set higher standards for internet speeds.

Mapping Where Traffic Air Pollution Hurts Children the Most

COMMENTARY | Despite a decline in traffic-related asthma cases between 2000 and 2010, there were still 141,900 childhood asthma cases due to traffic-related air pollution in the U.S. in 2010.

FCC Announces $20 Billion Rural Broadband Fund

At a briefing with President Trump, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai also said the agency will move forward with a 5G wireless spectrum auction at the end of the year.

This City's New Bike Lane Law is ‘Bikelash’-Proof

A Boston suburb now mandates the addition of protected bike lanes on all streets due for planned street upgrades.

Solar Power More Than Doubled in Many Cities, Report Finds

Los Angeles topped the list of cities leading in solar power installation.

Trump Order Puts State Power Over Pipeline Approvals in Crosshairs

The president charges that there’s “state level abuse” with a certain Clean Water Act certification needed for natural gas pipelines and other energy projects.

City Launches Annual 'Potholepalooza' to Repair Streets

Since 2009, the District of Columbia prioritizes and expedites pothole repairs for six weeks each year.

With 100 People Per Day Dying in Crashes, Lawmakers Weigh Road Safety Options

The issue is coming up as Congress begins to discuss renewing a key piece of transportation funding legislation.

Thousands of Bridges In 'Urgent Need of Repairs'

Twenty-three percent of Rhode Island's bridges are structurally deficient, while Iowa has 4,675 bridges in the state that should be rehabilitated, according to a new report.

Rail Travel Is Cleaner Than Driving or Flying, but Will Americans Buy In?

COMMENTARY | Rail advocates often make the case that trains are a cleaner mode of transportation, but why is that so? And what would it take to expand rail in the U.S.?

Judge Dismisses Truckers' Lawsuit Against Pennsylvania Tolls

Trucking groups had challenged the diversion of toll dollars to transit projects.

Trucking Group Confident Gas Tax Hike Could Clear Congress With Trump’s Support

Lawmakers could release infrastructure legislation in the next six to eight weeks, the group's president and CEO also says.

How a Highway Widening In This City Could Lead to Congestion Pricing

Residents of the Oregon city known for its resistance to the car are rallying against a proposal to widen the interstate. Instead, some say the solution should be tolls.

Americans Drove a Record Number of Miles Last Year

That's 3.2 trillion miles on the road, based on new U.S. DOT estimates.

Moody’s: FEMA’s Decision About California Dam Is a Signal to States and Localities

The federal agency may want governments to repair and replace aging infrastructure before it fails, but making California eat some of the repair costs could lead to more deferred maintenance on other projects, the ratings company said.

The Feds Are Driving A National Policy of Sprawl

COMMENTARY | "Any legislative or policymaking approach to climate that fails to see the connections between emissions, how and where we build, and our transportation infrastructure decisions, will be destined to fail."

A Suburban Community Rejects Transit Expansion

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