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Movements opposing changes to land use and transportation development policies can thwart initiatives capable of confronting urban quality of life challenges, city officials said recently. Some advised pushing back.
Officials have earmarked or allocated $3 billion in funding to build 2,664 miles of network infrastructure, and nearly 4,000 miles has been leased or purchased. This puts aspects of the project more than a year ahead of targets.
Grand Traverse County received $18 million from the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act. It has awarded $15 million — with more than a quarter of those funds going to infrastructure. Broadband is among the potential uses in that category.
A $30 million project to modernize bus shelters in Los Angeles considers them as mobility hubs that could house modern amenities like digital screens, e-bike and e-scooter docking, dimmable lights and movable shade structures.
The Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Media and Broadband heard from experts on what ending or lapsing the federal Affordable Connectivity Program would mean to millions who rely on it for Internet access.
April is the last month of full funding for the federal Affordable Connectivity Program, which helps subsidize monthly Internet service for low-income households. Advocates hope it will be reauthorized.
New research from the Urbanism Next Center shows e-scooter parking areas need to be spaced within a few hundred meters of each other to see the highest use and to help declutter sidewalks.
Eighty transportation projects will receive nearly $830 million from a discretionary program that aims to improve resistance to extreme weather. Some state and local initiatives will use tools and data-driven analysis to harden infrastructure.
A new report by BroadbandNow indicates as many as 22 million U.S. residents still lack access to broadband, an improvement from 2020. But as Internet service improves, affordability in rural areas remains an issue.
A California State University, Long Beach program that tagged juvenile sharks, tracked them in real time and alerted lifeguards by text has run out of state funding and may end. It currently monitors around 235 sharks.
Kansas-based QTS Realty Trust will build a more than 210,000-square-foot, two-story data center in Irving, Texas. Plans are to commence construction in August. The project is just the latest in the area’s robust market for data centers.
The city will explore using GPS technology from LYT to give green lights to emergency vehicles. The initiative, at a dozen intersections, will preserve its existing, optical-based system and compare their performance.
Billion-dollar transportation “megaprojects” are notoriously prone to cost overruns and delays. With huge federal dollars spurring on such projects, Aurigo’s CEO argues now is the time to achieve better management.
Demand for electric vehicles is growing internationally and the technology is finding gubernatorial backing at home from both sides of the aisle, Shailen Bhatt, a senior member of the U.S. Department of Transportation, said Friday.
Despite electric vehicles’ lower operational costs, a lack of charging access and purchase incentives still creates obstacles for taxi and ride-hailing drivers. Advocacy groups and public agencies hope to stimulate improvements.