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  • Delhi metro
    Falling Behind
    The Ginsberg family just returned from a lovely vacation in beautiful, sunny Spain.We visited architectural wonders such as the Alhambra in Granada and Cordoba’s Great Mosque, the Mezquita, whose beauty so awed Christians that they built...
  • Obama urges Congress to pass highway fund bill
    Obama urges Republicans to pass infrastructure investment bill
    On Tuesday in a speech at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Va. U.S. President Barack Obama called on republicans in Congress to work alongside democrats in order to pass a common sense long-term infrastructure repair bill...
  • Council passes Capital Improvement plan after lengthy debate
    Council passes Capital Improvement plan after lengthy debate
    On Wednesday July 11, Houston City Council's debate on the Capital Improvement Plan was similar to the prior week's lengthy budget debate. The Capital Improvement Plan deals specifically with infrastructure, repairs, drainage, and similar...
  • Tappan Zee Bridge
    With Highway Trust Fund on brink, Obama pushes for bold GROW AMERICA plan
    With all this back-and-forth about Boehner threatening to sue President Obama for acting where the Republicans have refused and the President daring Boehner to sue him for doing the people's business, the clearest example of Congress'...
  • Multigenerational canoe trip
    It's Summer Vacation time: Take a trip: It's good for you, good for the economy
    When my Dad was 72 and by then had been working for the same company for 60 years, since he was 12, he would joke that he didn’t want to retire because he enjoyed his vacations too much.Sure enough he delighted in planning out his annual Big...
  • Holly Drive blacktop walk 052314
    Lincoln Park locals spend last weeks without sidewalks
    San DIegans living in Lincoln Park walk back and forth on Holly Drive on a black asphalt walkway that stops short at a parking lot on the Euclid Avenue corner. Neighborhood locals on the street block two churches stand, on the southside, have only...
  • Highway trust fund will be broke in August
    Highway trust fund will be broke in August
    Get ready to crumble. The federal highway trust fund, which finances upwards of 80 percent of all highway and transportation infrastructure projects, will be out of money in August. On top of that, the government’s authority to collect the...
  • Communications
    What's up there, and who pays for that?
    The political angle on this story is about who pays for satellites and services. Trending is toward commercial companies, and yet there are government policies looking out for rural citizens too.If you are as obsessed as CNN about finding the...
  • Center Line Policy Alert 032514
    Faulconer ready to spend CDBG funds on infrastructure
    San Diego now has the money needed to work on the damaged and missing infrastructure in the city's communities. Mayor Kevin Faulconer, today, visited City Heights with Councilmember Marti Emerald to tell locals the city has HUD Community...
  • Future Internet
    Smart City Web Technology
    Modern cities are transforming. Urban environments depend not only on physical infrastructure but are increasingly integrating improved knowledge communications and social infrastructure to expand sustainability efforts. The evolution of...
  • Wires
    Power lines to go underground
    Get ready for more infrastructural improvements to the District of Columbia.On Monday Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray signed abillto put place primary power lines underground as an added measure to prevent power outages during extreme weather....
  • Houston City Council annexes 460,000 acres,  spends 12M in 5 minutes
    Houston City Council annexes 460,000 acres, spends 12M in 5 minutes
    At an what may have been a record-setting 5-minute regular City Council meeting Wednesday February 12, Houston City Council voted unanimously to annex about 460,000 acres in Municipal Utility Districts and authorized over $12 million in street and...
  • Gov. Kasich and Ohio legislative leaders
    Ohio officials ask voters to approve $1.9B to 'shine up' public works projects
    The list of speakers was long and the festival of love among the policy class was virtually boundless Wednesday in the Ohio Statehouse, where Gov. John R. Kasich said spending on public work projects like roads, bridges, water and sewers is needed...
  • Southwest Light Rail open house in St. Louis Park
    Southwest Light Rail open house in St. Louis Park
    A Southwest Light Rail open house event sponsored by the Metropolitan Council at the St. Louis Park Recreational Center January 9, 2014. Over two-hundred souls packed the meeting room at the center to give their feedback to the Met Council and its...
  • City Administration Building
    Budget to level out
    A more productive recovery economy in San Diego has given the interim mayhor, Todd Gloria, an opportunity to plan to overcome the past budget deficit problems. He is planning on an under 20 million dollar deficit in fiscal year 2014-15.With...