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Environmental Group Maps Gas Leaks Across Massachusetts

March 23, 2014 - in Energy, Maintenance

Environmental advocacy group Conservation Law Foundation has been working with Boston University and using public records to map the gas leaks reported by utilities. Those leaks cost consumers money in lost fuel and pose safety and environmental risks. Read…

Overdue Investments on New York’s Aging Infrastructure

March 19, 2014 - in Emergency, Financial, Projects

Following the devastation of Superstorm Sandy in October 2012, New York City’s essential infrastructure needs were made a top policy priority for the…

Urban Expressways in Seoul Make Way to Greener Schemes

March 16, 2014 - in Maintenance, Transportation

Demolition work began on 6 February. By the end of August, the Ahyeon overpass will have been replaced by another, greener bus-only lane. Seoul has decided…

Are Infrastructure Needs Truly Urgent?

March 14, 2014 - in Maintenance

After a gas explosion in East Harlem killed at least eight people on Wednesday, New Yorkers were shocked to learn that some gas mains in the area, and probably elsewhere, are 127 years old. While it’s unclear what caused the blast or whether the main was…

Thousands of Natural Gas Leaks Found In D.C.’s Aging Pipes

January 20, 2014 - in Maintenance, Projects, Smart Cities

High levels of natural gas are escaping from the aging pipes beneath the streets of the nation's capital, creating potentially harmful concentrations in some locations, a new study has found. Natural gas leaks pose explosion risks, health concerns and contribute…

Aging Infrastructure Leads to Gas Leaks

December 30, 2013 - in Energy

Aging infrastructure can be as much a problem in Palm Beach as in other municipalities. A gas leak can spring up when construction crews accidentally hit a main. But just as often, these pipes — which can be up to 80 years old — fail when small cracks…

Infrastructure Industry Set For A $190 Billion Injection: Who Will Profit?

July 1, 2013 - in Maintenance, Transportation

Despite how far human ingenuity has come, nothing we make or build is meant to last forever. Bridges especially are prone to substantial wear and need to be replaced every few decades. But seeing as how most bridges in America are nearing the end of their…

New Jersey Compiles a Map of Defective Bridges

May 8, 2013 - in Bridges, Projects, Transportation

One in four New Jersey bridges is in poor condition or inadequate to handle modern traffic loads, according to an analysis of National Bridge Inventory data. Of almost 6,600 bridges included in the 2012 inventory, 9.3 percent were rated structurally deficient,…

Harrisburg’s Sewer, Water Lines Being Mapped for Infrastructure Improvements

April 25, 2013 - in Wastewater, Water

The capital city's 100-year-old system of sewer and water lines are being marked and mapped using geographic information system technology in a project Mayor Linda Thompson said the city is undertaking with the Harrisburg Authority. When completed, the city…

Harrisburg's Sewer, Water Lines Being Mapped for Infrastructure Improvements

April 25, 2013 - in Wastewater, Water

The capital city's 100-year-old system of sewer and water lines are being marked and mapped using geographic information system technology in a project Mayor Linda Thompson said the city is undertaking with the Harrisburg Authority. When completed, the city…