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Sea level rise could threaten California cities and ports by 2040

American Journal of Transportation » A new U.S. report, using advanced analytic software, says waves and storm surges are gaining momentum from sea level rise and collectively pose a more immediate threat than was previously believed. The result could be serious damage to California coastal cities and ports by 2040. Elaine Forbes, executive director for the Port of San Francisco, said that rising sea levels are already threatening downtown San Francisco and Port property requiring the construction of a new sea wall. The projected cost: $5 billion.

2019-04-18T10:47:36-08:00March 21st, 2019|California, Louisiana, Reports, U.S. News, Urban, Water|

An Infrastructure Information Gap States Are Struggling to Solve

Route Fifty » The inconsistent and incomplete information that’s available on deferred maintenance for public assets such as school and roads is an issue that has attracted the attention of researchers, ratings agencies, and others in recent years. But a widespread solution for filling in this information gap has yet to emerge.

2018-10-05T14:49:20-08:00September 19th, 2018|Roads, Schools, U.S. News|

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|

Putting the Public First in Public-Private Partnerships

American Prospect » When the public sector fails to transfer enough risk to private entities or fails in its own oversight obligations, a P3 can suck government – and taxpayers — into a fiasco that costs far more than if the project was delivered through traditional means.

How Hackers Could Cause Chaos on America’s Roads and Railways

The Pew Charitable Trusts » Many state and local government officials are only now waking up to the threat from cyberattackers and realizing they need to beef up their defenses.

2018-04-25T15:46:55-08:00April 24th, 2018|Rail, Roads, U.S. News, Urban|
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