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|

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|

Metro defends track inspections, radio signal system in aftermath of derailment

The Washington Post » Rust was found on the steel rail that fractured in a Red Line derailment near Farragut North last week, but the cracked rail that probably caused the crash would have been imperceptible to track walkers and ultrasonic inspection technology, Metro officials said Thursday. Agency investigators are awaiting the results of metallurgy testing by outside experts, which are expected next month and may give a clearer indication about what caused the eight-foot section of track to crack at the start of the morning rush on Jan. 15.

2018-01-26T16:51:25-08:00January 25th, 2018|Maryland, Metro Rail / Transit|
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