One of the most important responsibilities of local government is maintaining and improving infrastructure – transportation, water/sewer, technology and communications – that benefits all residents. This area is also one of the biggest challenges for cities given the great cost and the limited funding available. Our research helps cities learn about traditional and more creative solutions in all areas of infrastructure.
Amtrak recently announced the adoption of a comprehensive plan to upgrade and replace its Northeast Corridor in order to achieve the sort of high-speed rail standards seen in Western Europe and East Asia. The fairly cursory plan borrows largely…
Last week, as the economy continued to struggle, President Obama laid out his vision for renewing and expanding the country's transportation infrastructure system.
The President's plan, which must be approved by Congress, features a…