Infrastructure

LA Traffic Today, Gondola Ride Tomorrow

LA is having a bit of an infrastructure renaissance these days. As mentioned last week, the city green-lined the county’s first people-mover, an automated light-rail system that will transports patrons from LAX airport, over LA gridlock traffic, right into downtown Los Angeles. Now, just in the past few days, the city has out-done itself again; […]

Planning, Infrastructure

LAX Transportation Innovation

The city of Los Angeles approved the contract this month for a 30-year, $4.9 billion construction and operation contract for a New Automated People Mover at LAX. The People-Mover will comprise of three stations within the LAX and three stations connecting to other transportation hubs including rental car facilities and the soon-to-be-completed Crenshaw/LAX line, which […]

Planning, Real Estate, Infrastructure

Montreal Metro’s New Line: REM

Ground officially broke on the Réseau électrique métropolitain (REM) in Montreal last month. This light-rail project promises to be the largest mass-transit project in the metropolitan area since the Montreal Metro was completed in 1966. In the decades that followed, there was a divestment attitude towards transit projects in the Quebec province, but the aging […]

Infrastructure

Why Is Puerto Rico Still Without Power?

This past week, Puerto Rico experienced yet another island-wide blackout, seven months after the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Earlier, the very same day as the blackout, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) had reported that 97% of the island’s 1.5 million people had finally had their power restored. After this latest power outrage, however, […]