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Jacksonville Gets to Work on New Bus Rapid Transit System

November 18, 2014 - in Construction, Projects, Transit, Transportation

In Jacksonville, Florida –one of our cities hardest hit by the recession– the jobs are beginning to come back, and so are the people to fill them. From 2012 to 2013, the metro area’s population grew at a rate that was nearly twice the national average.…

Oregon Study Shows Road and Bridge Conditions Influence the State’s Economy

November 13, 2014 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Roads, Transportation

Two new studies show Oregon can invest in its roads and bridges now to protect economic vitality—or not invest and jeopardize our future Two new economic…

The International Monetary Fund Calls for an Infrastructure Push

October 1, 2014 - in Projects

In the current global environment of sub-par growth, there is a strong case for increasing public investment in countries where conditions are right,…

New Report Shows Status Quo on Infrastructure Hampers Competitiveness

September 24, 2014 - in Analysis, Projects

A new study commissioned by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and conducted by Inforum at the University of Maryland offers a view into the economic benefits the U.S. economy would reap with a more concerted effort to address the nation’s…

North Carolina Governor Outlines 25-year Transportation Vision

September 18, 2014 - in Maintenance, Projects, Transportation

Governor Pat McCrory and Transportation Secretary Tony Tata are unveiling the Governor’s 25-Year Vision for transportation in North Carolina today with a cross-state tour that includes stops in Wilmington, Greenville, Winston-Salem and Asheville to detail…

Are We Planning Cities Just for Hipsters?

August 25, 2014 - in Planning

What is a city for? It's a crucial question but one rarely asked by the pundits and developers who dominate the debate over the future of the American city. Their current conventional wisdom embraces density, skyscrapers, vastly expanded mass transit and ever-smaller…

IMF: Infrastructure Drive May Not Fuel Much Growth

August 14, 2014 - in Uncategorized

Infrastructure is at the top of the agenda in the world of economic policy as officials try to rev up a nearly idling global growth engine. But will it deliver the long-term growth gains that policymakers claim? History indicates not, according to a new working…

Report Highlights Progress in Federal Effort to Align Affordable Housing, Efficient Transportation and Economic Growth

August 7, 2014 - in Analysis, Planning, Projects, Transportation

In celebration of the fifth anniversary of the Partnership for Sustainable Communities, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released “Five Years…

U.S. Department of Transportation Celebrates Grand Opening of Tucson Streetcar, Further Expanding Regional Transit Choices

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today celebrated the grand opening of the Sun Link Streetcar line. The new line will significantly improve transit options for thousands of area residents and connect major…

Building a 21st Century Infrastructure: Increasing Public and Private Collaboration with the Build America Investment Initiative

The President delivered remarks at the Port of Wilmington in front of the I-495 Bridge in Delaware. With 90,000 cars moving over it per day before repairs began, this bridge is a key example of the importance of infrastructure, which keeps the economy moving,…