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Transportation Infrastructure

U.S. Transportation: Driving Down the Same Old (Bumpy) Road or Paving a New Way Forward?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.05.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Tens of thousands of bridges, roadways, and railways in the United States are in need of a fix. Where's the money?

Musk's Hyperloop: Getting Past the Dog at the Gate

Jim Moore | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Jim Moore

Hyperloop's biggest obstacle is the ever-growling Cerberus of the people's pocketbook: a dollar-sniffing watchdog with the three heads of public resistance, legislative reluctance, and administrative recalcitrance. Sneaking a good idea past this hell hound is a Heraclean task.

Our Political Bridges to Nowhere

Thomas Fisher | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Thomas Fisher

We can no longer afford to be so profligate with our transportation infrastructure and if we don't reign in these costs and creatively rethink these systems, the global economy will eventually force the issue. That's a bridge I don't think we want to cross.

Global Expansion of High-speed Railroads Gains Steam

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 01.11.2012 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Interest in high-speed rail (HSR) is growing around the world and the number of countries running these trains is expected to nearly double over the next few years.

Matt Sledge

Deteriorating Transportation Infrastructure Could Cost America $3.1 Trillion | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics

New tires add up. That's the finding of a report issued Wednesday by the American Society for Civil Engineers, which tallies up the cost of our decayi...

Lucia Graves

Environmental Coalition Backs Sen. Sherrod Brown's New Green Jobs Bill | Lucia Graves | Posted 07.26.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) joined green jobs leaders Thursday to tout a merger of green development groups and planned advocacy for ...

Weekly Mulch: Why Building a Bike-Safe City is Key to a Clean Energy Future

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Congress couldn't get it together to vote even on the smallest of possible energy bills--the renewable ene...