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Are P3s the answer to our infrastructure needs? NYT article raises concerns.

Posted in Infrastructure News, Public-private partnerships
This article by Griff Palmer in the NY Times Business Day section examines three P3 projects in the US, and compares the promises with some of the disappointments.  The article provides a good overview of the significant issues that must be considered in order for a P3 to be successful for all concerned. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/24/business/dealbook/private-equity-water.html?emc=edit_ta_20161224&nlid=51116999&ref=cta&_r=0  … Continue Reading

The protected bicycle intersection comes to Davis, CA

Posted in Infrastructure News, Transportation
Davis is the first city in California to install a protected bicycle intersection, which many cyclists believe is part of the necessary infrastructure to expand cycling to the general public. This article includes a great video explaining the benefits of the protected intersection. It will be interesting to see how Davis reacts to the intersection. Source: http://www.vox.com/2015/8/12/9139771/protected-intersection-bike-davis… Continue Reading

Fascinating tunnel project plans to connect Denmark and Germany under the Baltic Sea

Posted in Infrastructure News, Transportation
The Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link project would create a new 11 miles tunnel under the Baltic Sea, which would be the longest undersea tunnel in the world. Check out the video in the attached link for 4 minute overview of how the construction will be done. http://www.citylab.com/commute/2015/03/the-tunnel-project-that-could-reshape-the-european-map/388652/?utm_source=SFTwitter  … Continue Reading

Bay Bridge Construction: Don’t Put Your Party Dress On Just Yet . . .

Posted in Infrastructure News, Transportation
The Labor Day Bay Bridge celebration for the opening of the eastern span may be postponed. In the last few weeks, concern about issues with the Self Anchored Suspension Span (SAS) of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, and specifically the cracked anchor bolts, has greatly increased from Governor Jerry Brown’s enlightened comment on May 7,… Continue Reading

By many measures, the state of American infrastructure is concerning

Posted in Infrastructure News
I recently received a link to a very informative blog post on the Blogineering blog which includes a compilation of 50 separate articles and videos addressing the current state of infrastructure in the United States.   It paints a disconcerting portrait of our considerable infrastructure needs over the near term, while also linking to articles which offer potential solutions.  Needless… Continue Reading