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Efforts to bring down Jeremiah Morrow Bridge fail again
"For the third time in two weeks, demolition crews attempted to implode the Jeremiah Morrow Bridge, and for the third time, efforts to completely bring down the 50-year-old bridge failed."
odot  highways  infrastructure  demolition  odot.fail  ohio 
april 2017 by taestell
Do Roads Pay for Themselves?
"Highway advocates often use funding myths to make public transit and other forms of transportation appear relatively more expensive – diverting attention from the full accounting of costs and benefits that should be the basis of sound transportation decision-making."
highways  roads  infrastructure  transportation 
january 2016 by taestell
EXCLUSIVE: ODOT Expected to Announce Major Shift to ‘Fix-it-First’ Policy
“It’s finally sinking in that we cannot continue on this unsustainable pace of highway expansion.”
odot  ohio  highways  infrastructure  fix.it.first 
january 2016 by taestell
Getting to U-District will get easier way sooner than expected
"Not only does Sound Transit expect its major light rail extension to be more than $100 million under budget, it also says the project will be finished by March — six months ahead of schedule."
seattle  light.rail  transit  transportation  infrastructure  transport  rail 
january 2016 by taestell
Why Portland Is Building a Multi-Modal Bridge That Bans Cars
"I think that original decision to turn down federal dollars for a freeway and instead to invest that in MAX, that's a fundamental shift that other American cities don't make."
portland  tilikum.crossing  urban.development  transit  transportation  infrastructure 
december 2015 by taestell
Highway Boondoggles
"States continue to spend tens of billions of dollars on new or expanded highways that are often not justified in terms of their benefits to the transportation system, or pose serious harm to surrounding communities."
highways  roads  infrastructure  transport  transportation  boondoggle 
december 2015 by taestell
Plain Talk: Let's fix roads instead of building more
"Wisconsinites have been driving less, but Wisconsin and federal governments are still spending billions of dollars on highway expansion projects based on outdated and obsolete assumptions."
wisconsin  driving  transport  transportation  infrastructure 
december 2015 by taestell
Just How Bad Is the Final House Transportation Bill?
"The final House bill includes a $40 billion funding patch to cover the gas tax shortfall, which means it now has funding for six years instead of three."
gas.tax  infrastructure  highways  transport  transportation 
november 2015 by taestell
Bevin the next Kentucky governor
"The election also has importance for the proposed $2.6 billion Brent Spence Bridge project. Bevin's election make tolls on the bridge even less likely, said Boone County Republican and county clerk Kenny Brown."
brent.spence.bridge  highways  infrastructure  politics  kentucky  nky 
november 2015 by taestell
Hopple St. rebuild on time, mostly on budget
"The final cost of the Hopple Street interchange phase now is estimated to be $91.6 million, $800,000 higher than the original projection, according to public records obtained by The Enquirer from the Ohio Department of Transportation. Public records did not reveal the reason for the additional money, and the state could not provide the information immediately."
highways  infrastructure  transit  transport  transportation  i75  interstates 
october 2015 by taestell
State: MLK interchange cost still unknown
"The state still does not have the final cost for the new Uptown Interstate 71 interchange – and Gov. John Kasich's efforts to fast-track a project deemed critical to growing jobs might be the reason the price tag remains unknown more than a year into construction."
interstates  infrastructure  highways  cincinnati  i71  transport  transportation 
october 2015 by taestell
Ohio approves $45 million to widen I-70
"The state's Transportation Review Advisory Council approved Thursday $44.6 million for a project to widen I-70 in Clark County by adding a third lane. The funding includes $40.3 million in construction for fiscal year 2020."
odot  highways  infrastructure  transport  transportation  ohio 
september 2015 by taestell
I-75 upgrade cost to run $900M
Story from 2002: "Transportation planners are compiling new estimates showing the cheapest means of fixing the mess between Cincinnati and Dayton might cost upward of $900 million."
cincinnati  highways  infrastructure  transport  transportation  i-75  interstates 
september 2015 by taestell
​Will new ozone rules hamper Brent Spence Bridge project?
“[T]he new standard could threaten major transportation projects in the Cincinnati USA region, such as the Brent Spence Bridge/I-75 corridor project, the Western Hills Viaduct and the interchange at Interstate 71 and Martin Luther King Drive.”
brent.spence.bridge  infrastructure  transport  transportation  cincinnati  highways 
august 2015 by taestell
​ODOT makes decision on State Route 32
“Throughout the discussions of the Eastern Corridor, various parties, community groups and local governments, including both Newtown and Mariemont, have expressed their firm opposition to relocating Route 32.”
eastern.corridor  highways  highway.revolts  ohio  infrastructure  odot 
june 2015 by taestell
Does the Brent Spence Bridge project need to be so big?
"The project didn’t start out costing $2.6 billion to build. Early estimates in Business Courier reports dating back to 2003 hovered around $500 million. [...] Estimates jumped above $2 billion for the first time in 2006 when planners released the full scope of the project."
cincinnati  brent.spence.bridge  highways  infrastructure  ohio 
april 2015 by taestell
Hopple Street interchange won’t fully open until 2020 and some businesses are protesting
"The new bridge’s construction path interferes with ODOT’s construction of the northbound I-75 on-ramp from Hopple Street. So until 2020, traffic from Camp Washington, the University of Cincinnati and the major hospitals will have to continue to take the connector street around White Castle and drive a mile down the road to the I-75 north on-ramp near Cincinnati State."
cincinnati  ohio  highways  infrastructure 
april 2015 by taestell
​New proposed route from I-74 to Cincinnati State faces council scrutiny
"But members of the Cincinnati City Council are not impressed by what ODOT has come up with, nor is the city's $21 million share of the $42 million project recommended for the fiscal year 2016 budget."
cincinnati  odot  ohio  highways  infrastructure 
april 2015 by taestell
​How far will Ohio, Kentucky go in scaling back the Brent Spence Bridge project?
"Perhaps if we approached the federal government about funding a right-sized bridge with a significantly reduced price tag, we would get a different answer."
brent.spence.bridge  cincinnati  infrastructure  roads  highways  transportation 
january 2015 by taestell
Cincinnati’s Eastern Corridor: The $1.4 Billion Road No One Seems to Want
"The village of Mariemont (population 3,400) opposes it. Madisonville, an eastern Cincinnati neighborhood that would be served by the road, opposes it. 'We don’t need it,' Newtown Mayor Curt Cosby told the Enquirer."
cincinnati  eastern.corridor  infrastructure  roads  highways  transportation 
january 2015 by taestell
Kasich, Beshear to unveil changes to Brent Spence plan
"Kentucky's Steve Beshear and Ohio's John Kasich also are expected to announce that the states are going to equally share the cost of the $2.6 billion project during a joint press conference scheduled for Wednesday afternoon in Covington."
brent.spence.bridge  cincinnati  roads  highways  infrastructure  transportation 
january 2015 by taestell
Governors will push for this Brent Spence Bridge toll, explore reduction of project's scope
"In a major announcement on Wednesday, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear are expected to say they are looking at how to cut the costs of the Brent Spence Bridge project, pushing for a toll as close to $1 as possible and splitting the cost 50/50."
brent.spence.bridge  infrastructure  roads  highways  transportation 
january 2015 by taestell
Cranley: Hotel, restaurants, offices coming to Madisonville
"The deal would include expanding Duck Creek Road through part of the John P. Parker School property."
cincinnati  john.cranley  infrastructure  roads 
january 2015 by taestell
The Tunnel is Still Terrible, but Nothing Has Changed
"Back in 2009, I joined many others in thinking that the deep-bore tunnel project was a bad project at any price, and now that it is sure to take longer and more likely to cost taxpayers more than budgeted, that judgment looks better than ever. We believed Seattle could do just fine without another highway through downtown, particularly with alternative transit investments, and thought closing the viaduct would illustrate that for everyone. I continue to believe that."
seattle  infrastructure 
january 2015 by taestell
COAST joins fight to block Brent Spence tolls
"COAST is now part of Northern Kentucky United, the recently formed coalition of business, political and civic leaders fighting to keep tolls from helping to pay for the $2.6 billion bridge replacement and corridor overhaul, Northern Kentucky United officials said Monday."
coast  cincinnati  interstates  brent.spence.bridge  infrastructure 
october 2014 by taestell
New group vows to fight tolls on Brent Spence
"The project cost for replacement and renovation is $2.6 billion, and federal and state officials have said repeatedly that revenue from tolls is the only feasible way to pay for the replacement of the functionally obsolete bridge."

*grabs popcorn*
brent.spence.bridge  highways  infrastructure  kentucky  ohio  transportation 
october 2014 by taestell
Columbia River Crossing: Feds give Oregon, Washington five additional years to repay $135 million
"The nearly $200 million went for planning, engineering, environmental analysis and public relations. The $3 billion project would have been one of the largest public works project in the Northwest in decades."
oregon  washington  columbia.river.crossing  infrastructure  highways 
october 2014 by taestell
Columbia River Crossing: ODOT to pull plug, bridge project is dead
"The end comes after more than a decade of work and nearly $190 million worth of planning, engineering, financial and traffic forecasting and other work."
interstates  infrastructure  washington  oregon  columbia.river.crossing  highways 
october 2014 by taestell
Public-private deal held out as only way to get financing
"Declining traffic volume contributed to Chicago-based ITR Concession Co. failing to make a $102 million interest payment this summer on the 157-mile Indiana Toll Road, according to multiple reports. [...] But those pushing for Brent Spence Bridge construction to be fast-tracked say business and political leaders and transportation planners say they don't face the same issues as Indiana leaders did."
brent.spence.bridge  cincinnati  transportation  driving  highways  infrastructure 
september 2014 by taestell
Indiana Toll Road Seeks Bankruptcy as Traffic Declines
"Traffic volume has plunged by about 42 percent on the Indiana highway since ITR took over operations eight years ago, according to data on the website of Macquarie Atlas, the unit that owns ITR."
driving  infrastructure  highways  transportation 
september 2014 by taestell
WSDOT’s Woes
"Unlike Sound Transit, who seems to be getting better at building train lines, [the Washington State Department of Transportation] doesn’t seem to be capable of learning from its mistakes."
washington  seattle  infrastructure  highways  transportation 
august 2014 by taestell
Grassroots Efforts “Crushed” by Louisville’s $2.6 Billion Bridge Boondoggle
"Stites and Allen fought almost 10 years for 8664. The bridge project briefly stalled a few years ago, when officials didn’t know where the $2.6 billion would come from. For a moment, it seemed like a turning point. [...] But things got moving quickly two years ago, once a plan was introduced to fund the bridges with tolls. The introduction of private funds also reduced the influence of citizens who opposed the project, Stites and Allen say."
highways  highway.revolts  kentucky  8664  infrastructure  transportation 
july 2014 by taestell
It's do or die for Eastern Corridor
"Some other East Side communities are simply indifferent to the project, mainly because funding appears unrealistic. Anderson Township has officially written a letter of support for the project, but 'nobody in the local communities really sees this incredible benefit to building this thing,' said Russell Jackson, an Anderson Township trustee. 'Nobody complains about traffic. It's a non-issue from our perspective.'"
eastern.corridor  cincinnati  hamilton.county  odot  highways  infrastructure 
july 2014 by taestell
Senators propose 12-cent gas tax increase
Bob Corker (R): "Congress should be embarrassed that it has played chicken with the Highway Trust Fund and allowed it to become one of the largest budgeting failures in the federal government."
gas.tax  infrastructure  highways  interstates  taxes 
june 2014 by taestell
Scott Walker, Tom Barrett square off over I-94 traffic plan
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett: "Not only will this option cost exorbitant sums of money, it will have a negative impact on property values and disrupt the lives of Story Hill neighborhood residents. I continue to oppose the double deck option and will continue to pursue all options to prevent its construction."
highways  infrastructure  driving  automobiles  milwaukee  wisconsin  tom.barrett  scott.walker 
june 2014 by taestell
MSD: Sinkhole will likely take a month to fix
"A massive sinkhole near the Cincinnati Zoo that trapped a bus Thursday night will likely take a month to fix, according to a Metropolitan Sewer District official. [...] A bad sewer pipe "is very likely the cause," said Dave Rieman, MSD sewer construction inspector. [...] Records show that the pipe is likely 101 years old, Rieman said."
infrastructure  cincinnati  sinkhole 
june 2014 by taestell
Cranley: Opposition to Brent Spence Bridge tolls 'odd'
"[Cranley] told regional political, business and transportation leaders at the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments' annual luncheon on Tuesday that the Tea Party's opposition to tolls is 'odd.' [...] Cranley said during a mayoral debate in September that he did not support tolls for the project, and wanted federal money to be used for the bridge instead of the city's streetcar project. However, he said Tuesday it may take tolls to get the bridge project done."
brent.spence.bridge  john.cranley  cincinnati  interstates  infrastructure  transportation 
june 2014 by taestell
ODOT wasting money on Eastern Corridor
The Cincinnati Enquirer comes out against a controversial $1.4 billion highway project that ODOT is proposing for Cincinnati's east side.
cincinnati  eastern.corridor  transportation  transport  highways  infrastructure  roads  driving 
june 2014 by taestell
Fix viaduct with transit option, great design
"Let’s build a bridge that is the best of the state’s bridges. And let’s start by creating a design that provides for future transit options."
cincinnati  transit  rail  transport  transportation  western.hills.viaduct  infrastructure 
may 2014 by taestell
Streetcar could open in time for a 2016 GOP convention
"The $133 million streetcar currently is scheduled to open on Sept. 15, 2016, but project leaders have started looking at whether they can open it in time for the [GOP] convention – most likely in July or August."
cincystreetcar  gop  transit  transportation  transport  infrastructure  cincinnati  streetcars 
april 2014 by taestell
Duke Energy's Cincinnati streetcar stance disputed
"City officials countered that they weren’t convinced an 8-foot separation was necessary. And a Business Courier review of practices in other cities and interviews with streetcar experts found the city appears to be right: Many communities have utilities located much closer to their streetcar rails – with no problems."
cincystreetcar  utilities  infrastructure  rail  transit  transportation  streetcars 
april 2014 by taestell
Boehner won't OK earmarks for Brent Spence Bridge
"The House Speaker says he would not support earmarks to help fund the $2.3 billion [Brent Spence Bridge] project, in a statement posted by Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren last night."
brent.spence.bridge  i-75  highways  infrastructure  roads 
april 2014 by taestell
$37 million pulled from Brent Spence project funding
"Tuesday morning, the [Kentucky] House of Representatives budget committee essentially pulled all state money for the project, leaving just $23 million [of federal earmarks] for the bridge in its road plan."
brent.spence.bridge  infrastructure  cincinnati 
march 2014 by taestell
What Could $800 Million Do?
"That’s just how cost-ineffective this tunnel really is – most of this capacity can be met with an order of magnitude less money."
seattle  infrastructure  highways  roads  driving  transportation  bertha  alaskan.way 
february 2014 by taestell
Brent Spence "How to Survive a Bridge Collapse" Fear Campaign
Jake Mecklenborg covers an outrageous 2012 mailer promoting the construction of the new Brent Spence Bridge.
liuna  labor  brent.spence.bridge  highways  driving  infrastructure  bridges  cincinnati  unions 
february 2014 by taestell
Light rail a wise choice for Cincinnati
"We are convinced that, properly designed, light rail represents an attractive choice that conservatives can firmly support. While the cost of LRT might seem excessive (especially when compared to any initial bus rapid transit estimates), light rail is always cheaper over the long term, from both an operating and a life cycle perspective."
cincinnati  transportation  transit  light.rail  rail  infrastructure 
february 2014 by taestell
What Happens When 140-Year-Old Water Main Bursts
A New York City water main dating back to 1877 bursts, "disrupting eight subway lines and leaving a van-sized hole in the ground."
new.york  nyc  infrastructure 
january 2014 by taestell
Brent Spence Bridge: Could project already be dead in Kentucky General Assembly 2014 session?
“Covington City Commissioner Steve Frank already has a prediction about the fate of legislation needed keep the $2.63 billion Brent Spence Bridge project on track. 'It’s over,' he told WCPO.”
brent.spence.bridge  steve.frank  covington  highways  infrastructure  transportation  cincinnati 
january 2014 by taestell
Is Ohio Trying to Sneak a Highway Through Cincinnati?
"In Ohio, talk of an [I-74 extension] though Cincinnati, as the project would require, has been mostly quiet since the 1990s. Instead, the state of Ohio has been focusing on a close approximation it calls the Eastern Corridor, a project that is moving forward despite fierce opposition from residents of the affected areas."
i-74  eastern.corridor  highways  transportation  infrastructure  cincinnati 
january 2014 by taestell
ODOT officials set completion date for MLK/I-71 interchange
“‘It's always mind boggling to see how much money we spend on the ways we use our automobiles,’ said Vice Mayor David Mann. ‘We spent a lot of time in this council in recent weeks struggling with about this amount of money for a streetcar. And I'm just struck by the irony that that's such a difficult process and yet this project and I presume that the (I-75) Hopple Street project cost even more.’”
david.mann  highways  infrastructure  cincinnati 
january 2014 by taestell
What if Cincinnati's I-71/MLK interchange was held to same standards as streetcar?
"Cranley and other streetcar opponents have rejected consultants’ reports on the economic impact of the streetcar but embraced estimates of the interchange’s positive impact."
transportation  rail  cincystreetcar  transit  highways  infrastructure  roads 
december 2013 by taestell
Ferries will save millions over Brent Spence Bridge
"I don’t understand why council is so fixated on building this bridge boondoggle when ferries can do the same job at a fraction of the price."
humor  enquirer  infrastructure  boondoggle  highways  transportation 
december 2013 by taestell
Lawmakers vent but increasingly accept tolls will fund new Brent Spence Bridge
“'I guess if we want this bridge to be built in our lifetime, it is going to have to be with some type of tolling,' said Crestview Hills Mayor Paul Meier.”
transportation  brent.spence.bridge  cincinnati  infrastructure  i75 
november 2013 by taestell
Cincinnati Streetcar Vehicle Reveal
"The Cincinnati Streetcar is the first streetcar in the United States to be designed with curb level boarding at every stop, making it the most accessible in the nation. Curb level boarding means easy access for people with wheelchairs, visual impairments, walkers, or other mobility issues. Unlike a bus, they can enter the streetcar independently without the driver having to stop to assist them. Curb level boarding is also helpful for people with strollers, young children, or luggage."
Cincinnati  Ohio  transportation  transit  rail  infrastructure  cincystreetcar  streetcars 
october 2013 by taestell
Public Meetings Set for $200 Million Western Hills Viaduct Replacement
"Because of the amount of repairs needed to maintain the existing viaduct, the team is not considering continuing the use of the existing viaduct. Instead the team is looking to build a new viaduct just south of the Western Hills Viaduct."
western.hills.viaduct  cincinnati  infrastructure  roads  from instapaper
september 2013 by taestell
John Schneider on Cincinnati's riverfront rebuild
"Since 1788, the problem with Cincinnati’s Central Riverfront has been that it floods fairly regularly. Cincinnati never had the means to build a flood-proof riverfront until the massive infrastructure budget that accompanied the two sports facilities was on the table."
cincinnati  john.schneider  infrastructure  the.banks  smale.riverfront.park  riverfront  urban.planning  urban.development 
august 2013 by taestell
What can Ohio’s failed high-speed rail program teach us about America’s standing in the world?
"America used to build big things. Ohio used to build big things. This, it appears, is no longer the case, and it makes one wonder if the United States is even capable of building inspirational and useful structures like the Miami and Erie Canal, Union Terminal, or Interstate Highway System again."
infrastructure  ohio  transportation  hsr  rail  transit  from instapaper
july 2013 by taestell
OKI leader: Get used to paying for transportation projects with local funds
"'We shouldn’t hold our breath for Senators (Sherrod) Brown and (Rob) Portman to come riding into town with a check for $2.3 billion,' he said, adding that 80 percent of mega-projects across the country are being done using local funds."
cincinnati  infrastructure  bridges  highways  transportation  from instapaper
july 2013 by taestell
Jeremiah Morrow Bridge Replacement Project
An $88.1 million project to replace a bridge carrying Interstate 71 in Warren County, Ohio.
infrastructure  highways  transportation  bridges  ohio  warren.county  from instapaper
july 2013 by taestell
Survey: People Hate a Gas Tax Hike, Unless It Pays for Something
67% support raising gas taxes by 10 cents to "maintain streets, roads, and highways."
highways  roads  driving  taxes  gas  transportation  infrastructure  from instapaper
june 2013 by taestell
Highways for Houses
Queen City Discovery photographs Lockland homes that will be demolished for the I-75 expansion.
highways  demolition  infrastructure  i75  lockland  from instapaper
june 2013 by taestell
Facilities Management behind the Olympics
"In order to stage a successful Olympics the host country must have the infrastructure built to handle the demands of over 10,000 athletes, hundreds of thousands of visitors and international communications."
infrastructure  olympics  london 
june 2013 by taestell
Credit downgraded for company that built 85-mph toll road
"...because the Texas 130 toll road is carrying traffic about half of what was projected when it opened in October."
highways  roads  driving  infrastructure  from instapaper
june 2013 by taestell
Why aren't we being warned anymore about the imminent collapse of the Brent Spence Bridge?
"Last year I did a post on the sensational mailer sent out by ‘www.highwaybill.org’. The campaign also included some completely outrageous radio spots, with kids singing ‘America’s bridges falling down’ to the tune of London Bridge."
cincinnati  infrastructure  highways  brent.spence.bridge  i75  from instapaper
june 2013 by taestell
Federal court says highway sponsors must first study transit, impacts on suburban sprawl
"The US District Court in Milwaukee has indicated that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) cannot enlarge a major urban freeway connection without further study of the project’s impacts on transit-dependent populations and on regional suburban sprawl."
transportation  transit  highways  infrastructure  government.spending  sprawl  suburbia  roads  automobiles  from instapaper
june 2013 by taestell
No mechanism for electorate to challenge ODOT
Jake Mecklenborg's letter-to-the-editor about Ohio's endless highway spending.
odot  ohio  transportation  highways  roads  infrastructure  jake.mecklenborg 
june 2013 by taestell
Jason Segedy of Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium wants upcoming report to highlight land-use and transportation linkage
"Virtually every person in charge of planning our transportation system and developing our land owns a car. They don’t live the reality of long tortuous 3 hour bus commutes, walking through broken glass on crumbling highway shoulders (there are no sidewalks) or getting bottles thrown out of car windows at them by angry motorists [while riding a bike]."
transportation  highways  infrastructure  urban.planning 
june 2013 by taestell
What Kind of Country
This episode of This American Life put many of the thoughts I’ve been having, but couldn’t figure out how to express, into words.
this.american.life  npr  tea.party  politics  taxes  infrastructure 
june 2013 by taestell
Duke Energy’s ’8 foot’ lie
Duke Energy's claim that all utilities must be moved 8 feet away from the streetcar’s path is completely false.
cincinnati  duke.energy  utilities  infrastructure  cincystreetcar  streetcars 
june 2013 by taestell
In Push For Jobs Bill, Obama Picks the Wrong Bridge to Highlight
Streetsblog discusses Obama’s visit to the Brent Spence Bridge, complete with a quote from Jake Mecklenborg of UrbanCincy
cincinnati  transportation  brent.spence.bridge  highways  infrastructure 
june 2013 by taestell
Visit from President Obama raises political stakes surrounding the Brent Spence Bridge project
"The incredible amount of confusion surrounding the project appears to have been caused by a mix of ghost writing by highway lobbyists, the unfamiliarity of the local media with how Interstate Highway projects are funded and the lingering power of postwar pro-highway propaganda."
brent.spence.bridge  jake.mecklenborg  cincinnati  highways  infrastructure  transportation 
june 2013 by taestell
Cincinnati’s worst-ranked bridge
The Enquirer hands out the title of "Cincinnati's worst bridge" to two different bridges in the span of two days.
enquirer  cincinnati  infrastructure  newspapers 
june 2013 by taestell
Aaron Renn on I-74 Extension
"I’m a big believer in building infrastructure, and yes, even in building more roads where appropriate. But even among nominally fiscal conservative governors, it’s tough to find any highway boondoggle big enough that they are willing to cancel it. Here’s a perfect opportunity for Kasich to distinguish himself and step up to the plate."
highways  infrastructure  john.kasich  ohio  transportation  roads  driving  automobiles 
june 2013 by taestell
Western Hills Viaduct
"It’s not abandoned yet, but the Western Hills Viaduct is crumbling beneath the thousands of cars it carries every day. The City of Cincinnati is planning to spend millions over the next five years, however, for a rehab and/or replacement plan. Sadly, the billions upon billions of dollars being spent on the I-75 Mill Creek Expressway Project and the Brent Spence Bridge Replacement/Rehab Plan don’t account for the Viaduct, and barely alter the interchange with I-75 at all."
western.hills.viaduct  cincinnati  highways  infrastructure  zach.fein 
june 2013 by taestell
How AT&T Is Planning to Rob Americans of an Open Public Telco Network
AT&T wants to take advantage of the transition from copper to fiber, in order to evade decades-old consumer protections.
at&t  ftth  fiber.optics  communication  infrastructure 
march 2013 by taestell
Austin Boulevard traffic exceeding 2035 forecast
In short: building new roads and highway interchange does not reduce congestion; it increases congestion.
roads  highways  transportation  infrastructure 
march 2012 by taestell
PennDot: Rural Roads Subsidized More Than Mass Transit
Pennsylvania's Department of Transportation confirms urban residents subsidize rural transportation infrastructure.
urbanism  cities  infrastructure  from instapaper
march 2012 by taestell
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