In this issue:
Urban freeway teardowns beginState DOTs accelerate highway capacity expansionEquity concerns pose problem for express toll lanesA physicist’s warning about hyperloopFederal EV charging plans fall shortOcean shipping problems—and non-solutionsNews NotesQuotable Quotes
Urban Freeway Teardowns Begin
Two important developments regarding urban expressways took place within the past month or so.
First, on May 31, New York State’s Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) announced that its plan to demolish I-81 through downtown Syracuse and replace it with a boulevard had received approval from U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Second, on July 1, DOT’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced the notice of funding opportunity (NOFO)