GAO to study high cost of public transit projects in US

The New York Times » The astronomical costs of building the Second Avenue subway and other New York public transit projects are now the subject of a federal inquiry. The Government Accountability Office said on Wednesday that it was preparing to launch a study of why transit construction is so much more expensive in the United States than in other parts of the world.

2018-04-03T12:31:37-08:00March 28th, 2018|Metro Rail / Transit, New York|

4 Enormous Projects That Could Save Coastal Cities in Our Flooded Future

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This article features four water infrastructure projects that could save coastal cities from the next big storm, hide tide, or sea level rise. The featured projects include the construction of underwater pneumatic gates in Venice, Italy; London’s conversion of the Royal Docks into a floating village; the Big U in New York City that will essentially convert nearly ten miles of the Lower Manhattan Shoreline into a sponge; and Room for the River in the Netherlands, which is a $3 billion project that includes 39 new infrastructural projects designed to let water in without flooding the most important parts of the country.

2016-12-06T23:34:11-08:00September 15th, 2014|England, Italy, Netherlands, New York, U.S. News, Urban, Water, World News|
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