January 31, 2018

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on Jan. 29 will begin a series of 10 public hearings on its draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for the proposed bullet train project in Texas.

The first public hearing will be held in Dallas County. Others will be held in locations along the proposed route, which would ext...

It launched to a fanfare two weeks ago: the first privately funded US express passenger railway in decades, a new start for long delayed plans, and a “green” alternative to Florida’s increasingly congested highways.

Yet for executives of Brightline, an ambitious $3bn venture that will eventually ferry travellers from the the...

As work continues on a 280-acre container terminal in North Charleston's port, those close to the project are predicting a significant boost to the region's economy.

The South Carolina Ports Authority has completed preliminary demolition, site preparation and containment wall construction on the more than $700 million Hugh K...

January 31, 2018

When big-city mayors met in Washington last week, one of their primary messages regarding infrastructure was that the federal government should send new money directly to cities, rather than through states. The Trump administration seems open to the idea.

“The folks in this room turn dirt faster than anybody in America,” New...

As the container shipping industry continues to boom, companies are adopting new technologies to move cargo faster and shifting to crewless ships. But it’s not all been smooth sailing and the future will see fewer players stay above water.


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Mayor Sylvester Turner on Wednesday proposed tightening development rules to strengthen Houston's defenses against flooding, the city's first concrete step to change building practices since Hurricane Harvey inundated hundreds of thousands of homes last August.

Turner's proposed changes would require all new buildings outsid...

Smart city solutions that address some of the biggest tasks taken on by cities will be one of the drivers of the conversation at the upcoming Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge (SC3) kickoff conference in Washington, D.C., next month.

The conference, organized as part of the Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC),...

Better roads, shorter commutes to work - not bathroom bills.

Tax reform that actually cuts property taxes - not petty political feuds.

Common sense public policy - not social issue melodrama spun by the fringe.

I think most of us would choose pragmatic governing in Austin any day over partisan divisiveness.

But it's always nice...

Dive Brief:

  • AT&T is testing a structure monitoring solution with sensors that can monitor bridge stability and alert officials if they become unsafe, reported Mashable.

  • Suitable for everything from foot bridges to those that support rail and vehicle traffic, the battery-operated sensors take readings every eight hou...

January 26, 2018

If 2017 is remembered as the year of major tax reform, let 2018 be remembered as the year that the nation's infrastructure was finally recognized as a priority for federal investment.

For several weeks, there has been talk that infrastructure could form a cornerstone of the President's new agenda. So, what infrastructure pri...

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