Infrastructure

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The Key to Saving the U.S. Transportation Program

Cities and towns need more power over federal funds.

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7 Reasons U.S. Infrastructure Projects Cost Way More Than They Should

A handful of federal policies drive up the cost of building.

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The Fascinating Remains of Rochester's 'Subway'

The city still hasn't figured out what to do with an exposed 1.5 mile tunnel in the heart of downtown.

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Amid Brazil's Stadium Boom, a Massive Water Infrastructure Project Drags On

The diversion plan has doubled in cost and remains years away from completion.

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What Happens When a Suburb Can't Afford Its Roads

The village of Long Grove considers privatizing its public streets.

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One Easy Way to Make Public Bus Service Cheaper and Greener

Let U.S. transit agencies buy the vehicles from abroad.

New York City's Energy Infrastructure Transformed Last Month and Nobody Noticed

A new pipeline massively expanded the amount of natural gas flowing into Manhattan.

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America's Neglect of its Railroads Is Turning Deadly

If we can't even invest of the safety of what we've got, the future of public transport could be under threat.

5 Bold Ideas for Reinventing the Coastline After Hurricane Sandy

Rebuild by Design's innovative solutions for a future when rising sea levels reconfigure the East Coast beyond recognition.

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9 of This Year's Most Alarming Sinkholes

From China to Quebec to, of course, Florida.

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How the London Bridge Ended Up in Arizona

A town of 52,000 people has called the famous bridge its own since 1971.

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Another Reason Not to Build the Hyperloop

London's Edward Lister says building basic infrastructure is more important than chasing new technology.

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Should All New Homes Be Pre-Wired to Charge Electric Vehicles?

Palo Alto thinks so.

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No, Bike Lanes Don't Hurt Retail Business

They may even bring in more customers, according to a recent Seattle case study.

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Let's Make Old Payphones Into Electric Car Chargers

It would address a major barrier to the use of EVs in big cities.

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Watch the Long-Delayed $6.4 Billion Bay Bridge Rise in Minutes

California's largest public works project is finally open to traffic.

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Why Blackouts Are More Common Than Ever, in 2 Charts

Ten years after the 2003 meltdown, weather-related outages are on the rise.

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Didn't Pay Your New York Taxes? Then You Can't Drive on New York Roads

A brilliant plan to hit scofflaws where it really hurts.

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How a Glob of Fat the Size of a School Bus Got Stuck in the London Sewers

Blame the wet wipes.