Expect Environmental Battles to Be ‘Even More Significant’ in 2018

The Trump administration offered grand pronouncements about environmental deregulation in 2017. But this is the year to hammer out the details.

Amtrak Train Traveled at 80 M.P.H., Far Over 30-M.P.H. Limit, Before Derailing

The revelation that a passenger train was speeding before a fatal crash in Washington State has once again focused attention on technology that can automatically slow trains.

The Lineman Got $63 an Hour. The Utility Was Billed $319 an Hour.

A small energy company from Montana is charging Puerto Rico for repair work to power lines at a rate that industry experts say is far above the norm.

$300 Billion War Beneath the Street: Fighting to Replace America’s Water Pipes

Two powerful industries, plastic and iron, are locked a lobbying war over the estimated $300 billion that local governments will spend on water pipes over the next decade.

Once So Chic and Swooshy, Freeways Are Falling Out of Favor

Several cities face pressure to tear down the 1960s-era mega-roads and reinstate pedestrian-friendly streets. Jane Jacobs told you so!