Public Works Funding Falls as Infrastructure Deteriorates

August 8, 2017

It’s basically the opposite of a major government infrastructure program. Government spending on transportation and other public works is in decline as federal funding stagnates and state and local governments tighten their belts. Such spending equaled 1.4 percent of the […]

Boston’s Fairmount Line Could Be a National Model for Commuter Rail

August 1, 2017

Commuter rail in the United States mostly caters to affluent suburbanites who commute to the city center. Even though these lines pass through working class city neighborhoods that stand to benefit enormously from better transit, the service they provide passes […]

House bill designates municipal bonds as high-quality liquid asset

July 26, 2017

The House Financial Services Committee began consideration Tuesday of legislation that would require bank regulators to consider municipal bonds as high-quality liquid assets for purposes of minimum capital requirements. The American Public Power Association is joining with other national associations […]

Public Utilities, Telecommunications

AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink gain BDS victory after court decision, but competitors remain confident about challenge

August 14, 2017

Via: Fierce Telecom

AT&T, CenturyLink and Verizon got a victory this week as the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals denied a motion to stay the effect of the FCC’s reform of its rules governing business data services (BDS), but competitive providers say they […]

Basic Services, Others

Smart grid cybersecurity spending forecast to hit $3.2bn

August 11, 2017

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

Global spending on smart grid cybersecurity is expected to almost double in the next decade, according to new research. A report from Navigant Research states that it will rise from $1.8bn this year to nearly $3.2bn by 2026. The study notes that […]

Basic Services, Public Transport

RTD Transit Ridership Not Keeping Up With Denver’s Growth

August 11, 2017

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Total transit trips in the Denver region are gradually on the rise. But with population increasing too, transit doesn’t capture a higher share of regional trips than it did in 2004, when voters boosted the RTD transit system with the […]