John Oliver Makes America's Crumbling, Underfunded Infrastructure Sexy

America's roads, bridges and dams are slowly crumbling on top of us, and there's no longer enough funding for routine inspection, let alone maintenance, of all this unsexy infrastructure. Enter John Oliver, who tried Sunday night to do for infrastructure repairs what he did last year for net neutrality. » 3/02/15 5:19pm Today 5:19pm

Why Are These Massive Cargo Ships Trapped at 29 U.S. Ports?

You've probably read about it, even if it didn't really register. Something about a backlog. Something about unions. Imports and exports. Now the dispute that's paralyzing 29 ports on the U.S. West Coast has the potential to affect all of us—and to empty the shelves in countless stores. » 2/19/15 5:24pm 2/19/15 5:24pm

​Feds Want Technology To Fix Transportation Problems They've Created 

The Department of Transportation is out with its Beyond Traffic 2045 report and it's fucking bleak. It's also telling that U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx sat down with Google's Eric Schmidt to introduce the report, because the feds are hoping technology is going to pick up the ball they keep dropping. » 2/02/15 9:45pm 2/02/15 9:45pm

Watch A Truck Literally Zip Up The New Median On The Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge just got the new median it so desperately needed to prevent head-on collisions, but one neat feature about it is that it moves. Well, not on its own. It needs a truck to do that, and specifically, it needs what's known as a "zipper truck." And it's called that because it makes the median… » 1/14/15 10:49am 1/14/15 10:49am

A New Glimpse Into the Gigantic Construction Project Hidden Below NYC

What do you want to be when you grow up? A baseball player? A doctor? A blogger (LOL)? How about a badass who carves caves through the Earth to improve the lives of millions in America's greatest city? That sounds pretty heroic. And right now, hundreds of hard hat-wearing workers are tackling that grand task » 12/18/14 4:57pm 12/18/14 4:57pm