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Tunneling Below Second Avenue

August 6, 2012 - in Transportation

In Manhattan, where street traffic tends to stall, only one subway runs the length of the East Side. Every weekday, 1.3 million passengers — more than are carried in 24 hours by the transit systems of Boston, Chicago and San Francisco combined — cram onto…

Tunneling Below Second Avenue

August 6, 2012 - in Transportation

In Manhattan, where street traffic tends to stall, only one subway runs the length of the East Side. Every weekday, 1.3 million passengers — more than…

New Jersey Maps Sewer Lines for Future Growth

August 3, 2012 - in Planning

After years of confusion, disputes and rule changes, New Jersey’s 21 counties surprised many last month by meeting a deadline to produce updated sewer…

Rise Is Seen in Cyberattacks Targeting U.S. Infrastructure

July 27, 2012 - in Facility Management, Security

The top American military official responsible for defending the United States against cyberattacks said Thursday that there had been a 17-fold increase in computer attacks on American infrastructure between 2009 and 2011, initiated by criminal gangs, hackers…

Weather Extremes Leave Parts of U.S. Grid Buckling

July 26, 2012 - in Maintenance, Transportation

From highways in Texas to nuclear power plants in Illinois, the concrete, steel and sophisticated engineering that undergird the nation’s infrastructure are being taxed to worrisome degrees by heat, drought and vicious storms. On a single day this month…

Obama Warns of Cyberattack Threat to Infrastructure

July 22, 2012 - in Emergency

Barack Obama warned that the US is facing serious cyber threats possibly targeting infrastructure across the country. In an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal, the US President called on legislators to take measures to protect systems in control of…

CMAP Report Highlights Need for Coordinated Rail Infrastructure Policies in Chicago

July 22, 2012 - in Corporate, Transportation

A new report by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning calls for strategic public-private partnerships for infrastructure, innovation, and workforce in support of the growing industry that affects more than a quarter of all jobs in the region. Available…

Cities Turn to Private Investors for Infrastructure Updates

July 9, 2012 - in Transportation

Across the country, innovative deals are now being discussed that would put essential pieces of public infrastructure in the hands of global investment firms, the latest effort to cope with a lingering fiscal crisis that has left some communities unable to…

Costly Infrastructure Upgrades Could Ease Wind Storm Recovery

July 5, 2012 - in Electric Grid, Energy

In the aftermath of violent storms that knocked out power to millions from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic, sweltering residents and elected officials are demanding to know why it’s taking so long to restring power lines and why they’re not more resilient…

US$400 Billion of Water Infrastructure Investment Depends on Adaptive Water Management

June 30, 2012 - in Projects, Water

Aging infrastructure, population growth, legislative and legal developments have all contributed to an ongoing need to consider dynamic water management strategies and solutions while concurrently facing economic challenges.  Financing shortfalls could partly…