Opinion: Maryland’s poor plan for public-prive partnership toll roads

Washington Post » Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s (R) $9 billion plan to add tolled express lanes to the Capital Beltway and Interstate 270 is flawed.

2018-10-23T12:24:07-08:00October 12th, 2018|Maryland, Opinion, Public-Private Partnerships, Roads, Tolling|

Editorial: From Carr Fire to Big Sur, one takeaway from disaster is how much we need good roads

The Sacramento Bee » Global warming is here. Its impact won’t be receding. Ever more volatile weather systems will be sink-holing roads, undermining bridges and sluicing boulder-filled mud down onto critical rail lines and transportation links. That’s something to keep in mind as the Nov. 6 election approaches, with its partisan debate over whether to repeal California’s recent tax increases for roads and transportation.

2018-08-09T15:34:13-08:00July 31st, 2018|California, Opinion, Roads, Urban|

Speaker at transportation seminar: Stop building new infrastructure’

Journal Star » Illinois needs $21 billion annually just to maintain its crumbling infrastructure, said Chuck Marohn, president of the Minnesota-based Strong Towns consulting firm. Regardless, the state isn’t going to find the money, he said, before advocating a new approach to government  that is less focused on generating short-term growth and more aligned with long-term financial stability.

2018-05-14T15:49:30-08:00May 11th, 2018|Opinion, U.S. News|

Opinion: Infrastructure Bill Shouldn’t Ignore Our Aging Water Systems

Roll Call » From lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan, to toxic levels of arsenic found in Texas, over the past decade tens of millions of Americans have likely been exposed to dangerously unsafe water. The need to invest in our water and wastewater systems is as urgent and vital as building the “gleaming new roads, bridges, highways, railways and waterways” President Trump spoke about.

2018-02-26T16:57:46-08:00February 26th, 2018|Drinking Water, Flint Water Crisis, Opinion, Trump & Infrastructure, U.S. News|

Without new revenue, Kentucky falls further behind in ensuring safe infrastructure

Lexington Herald Leader » Gov. Matt Bevin recently unveiled his priorities for road and bridge projects through the release of the next statewide highway plan. This 250-page document identifies projects and project phases totaling $8.6 billion for the six-year period 2018-24. But, because current state and federal transportation funding is woefully inadequate, only 30 percent ($2.6 billion) of the identified needs have a chance of being addressed.

2018-02-22T15:35:06-08:00February 20th, 2018|Kentucky, Opinion|
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