How to curb street backlog? Curb sprawl
Record-Searchlight (CA) – May 22, 2013
And according to a new report from Smart Growth America, there are real financial benefits to cities to building in a more compact form — measurably lower costs to build infrastructure, maintain it and serve residents.
Suburbs Show New Life With Sunbelt Growth After Housing Crash
Businessweek – May 23, 2013
Another study put out this week by Smart Growth America found that roads, sewerage lines and other infrastructure cost 38 percent more for typical suburban neighborhoods than for high-density areas. Meanwhile, the Washington-based neighborhood-advocacy coalition said, high-density developments yield about 10 times more revenue on a per-acre basis in tax revenue than suburbs produce.
U.S. Cities Growing Faster Than Suburbs
Wall Street Journal – May 23, 2013
America’s biggest cities are continuing to outgrow their suburbs as the economy’s plodding recovery makes it harder for city dwellers to move to greener pastures.
DOT nominee rides smoothly through confirmation hearing
The Hill (DC) – May 23, 2013
President Obama’s Transportation Secretary nominee Anthony Foxx (D) steered his way through his first confirmation hearing on Wednesday without facing any major objections.