Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks to reporters following a vote at the U.S. Capitol on April 12, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Posted in Infrastructure Politics Restart 2021

Sanders warns Dems could lose Congress if they get mired in ‘never-ending’ negotiations with GOP

“The Democrats in Congress must move forward boldly, protecting the working families of our country and restoring faith in government. Yes, the future of the country is at stake.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Friday, May…

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Posted in Columns Infrastructure Wade Rathke

Getting the lead out

by Wade Rathke May 20, 2021 New Orleans    I’m not sure that there has ever been a day in America when people could say, “Let Newark lead the way!” If there was, it was a…

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Posted in Op/Ed The Conversation Transportation

With fewer cars on US streets, now is the time to reinvent roadways and how we use them

New priorities in Boulder, Colo. Kevin Krizek, CC BY-ND Kevin J. Krizek, University of Colorado Boulder Sticking closer to home because of COVID-19 has shown many people what cities can be like with less traffic, noise,…

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Posted in Columns Labor Transportation Wade Rathke

Delivery driver unions and resistance are growing

New Orleans       Traveling in other cities both in the United States and around the world, it sometimes seems like food delivery workers are everywhere on either scooters or bicycles.  The soft box on their backs…

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Posted in Columns Infrastructure Transportation Wade Rathke

The end of automobiles and locals dominating airports

Kansas City  Flying in and out of the Kansas City International airport is like a snapshot back in another time, more specifically a time when automobiles and the convenience of local customers dominated planning and performance….

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