Setting priorities is hindered by the lack of systematic information available on the nation’s inventory of infrastructure assets, their location and condition.
A warm winter and weak snowpack suggests that this “is the kind of drought we will have to deal with in the future.”
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Seattle City Council OKs employee head tax … prosecutor drops charges against Mo. governor … and Detroit sues downtown’s largest landowner.
Since its inception seven years ago, the National Water Pledge Campaign has collected more than 1.6 million commitments to conserve more than 8 billion gallons.
The specter of a drought-ridden summer has focused renewed urgency on state and local conservation efforts, some of which would fundamentally alter Americans’ behavior in how they use water.
If you look at the number of hours customers lost access to electricity stemming from a single event, the disruption from Hurricane Maria has been massive.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Mississippi governor orders county-owned bridges closed … Kentucky’s new pension law … mapping Alaska’s thawing permafrost … and N.Y.C., Salt Lake City selected for wireless research testing.
COMMENTARY | In a contributed piece, the authors suggest compromises and efficiencies to ensure cities do not get left behind in the 5G revolution.
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.”
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.
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