The Boring Company: What 8 Cities Really Think of Elon Musk’s Tunnel Vision

Inverse » Elon Musk is getting dug into the nitty-gritty of city politics. The Boring Company, a venture the entrepreneur started two years ago, has been aiming to convince local legislators that the answers to their traffic woes is building lots of tunnels. City officials from Sydney to New York have mixed reactions, now that an initial 1.14-mile test tunnel (cost: $10 million) has been opened for assessment.

2019-04-18T10:31:12-08:00March 26th, 2019|Australia, California, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, New York, Roads, Virginia|

Transit Advocates: Is the White House Purposefully Delaying Project Funds?

Governing » Advocates say the Federal Transit Administration is sitting on nearly $1.8 billion that’s supposed to help build light rail lines, streetcars and subway improvements. Delaying these projects, they argue, could increase costs for local transit agencies.

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.

Illinois Tollway approves $54.3 million in construction contracts for February

Equipment World » The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors has approved eight construction contracts and three professional engineering service contracts totaling $54.3 million. They are among nearly $174.2 million in construction contracts approved in 2018. The awards come during the seventh year of the tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

2018-02-28T16:47:16-08:00February 27th, 2018|Highways, Illinois, Tolling|

760-mph Hyperloop transit system considers Detroit-Chicago route

MLive » A California-based company is in talks with Michigan transportation officials to consider whether Detroit could be a potential stop for a futuristic transportation system. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) is looking to create a high-speed tube-based transportation system from Cleveland to Chicago that would theoretically reach speeds up to 760 miles per hour.

2018-02-28T17:05:10-08:00February 26th, 2018|Illinois, Metro Rail / Transit, Michigan|
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