Toyota is focused on developing hydrogen cars rather than plug-in electric vehicles like everyone else. Are they right? Or are the obstacles too steep?
Quoth Larry Summers: "just as you burden future generations when you accumulate debt, you also burden future generations when you defer maintenance."
The collapse of a bridge along I-5 in Washington has revived the debate over whether Congress should spend more to repair the nation's aging roads and bridges.
Lawmakers aren't quite sure what to do about America's decrepit inland waterways.
A new report gives U.S. infrastructure a D+. But things might not be quite as bleak as they sound.
The American Society for Civil Engineers has another dismal report card for U.S. infrastructure. The report is good at pointing out deficiencies, but not so good on policy.
If we got education, health care and infrastructure right, a lot of our other economic problems would take care of themselves.
Americans are now paying 43 percent more to maintain the power grid than they did back in 2002. But the grid is also becoming less reliable, with blackouts taking 20 percent longer to fix.
What the Republican response to Obama's infrastructure proposals in the state of the union will tell us about the politics of 2013--and on whether a once-in-a-generation chance to rebuild infrastructure will be lost.
According to McKinsey, the world needs at least $57 trillion in infrastructure spending going forward. But there are ways to cut that number down to size.
On Thursday, Syrians awoke to discover they had no access to the Internet. Where else could this happen? It all depends on the country.
Last night, the Daily Caller unearthed a video of Barack Obama saying (among many other things), “We don’t need to build more highways out in the suburbs." Sounds drastic. But this is also the sort of proposal that conservative and liberal transportation reformers have been pushing for years.
Remember when the Obama administration promised to bring "true broadband to every community in America"? The GOP sure does, and its 2012 platform criticizes the president for not making much progress on this pledge. So whatever happened to Obama's promise, anyway?
Lately, some states have realized that the gas tax has an irritating flaw. When people buy more fuel-efficient vehicles, revenues drop. So states are testing systems that would charge drivers based on how many miles they travel. And recent research suggests this idea might actually work.
Last week's blackout in India has stoked plenty of debate over whether the world's second most-populous country is being held back by crummy infrastructure. But how bad is India's power grid, anyway? And is it really holding back economic growth?
With one day left until funding for the nation's roads and highways run out, the House and Senate are cobbling together a two-year, $120 billion highway bill. Here's a rundown of what you need to know about the bill--and how it will shape our transportation habits.