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Is 85% of US Critical Infrastructure in Private Hands?

Most US critical infrastructure is run by private corporations. This has major security implications, because it’s putting a random power company in — say — Ohio — up against the Russian cybercommand, which isn’t a fair fight. When this problem is discussed, people regularly quote the statistic that 85% of US critical infrastructure is in private hands. It’s a handy number, and matches our intuition. Still, I have never been able to find a factual basis, or anyone who knows where the number come...
Tags: Uncategorized, US, Cybersecurity, Infrastructure, Ohio, Bruce Schneier, Paul Rosenzweig, National Security Policy

First look: New intersection treatment at NE 9th and Webster

New crosswalks and traffic calming at NE 9th and Webster. View is looking southwest from northeast corner of intersection. (Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation is hard at work on the Lloyd to Woodlawn Neighborhood Greenway. This is the $2.0 million project that faced controversy in March 2019 when the initial route on 7th Avenue was rejected by some residents and PBOT switched it over to 9th. Over the weekend I happened upon the intersection of...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Projects, Woodlawn, Webster, Jonathan, Lloyd, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Lloyd to Woodlawn Neighborhood Greenway, Killingsworth PBOT

How San Antonio-based CPS Energy is helping the city recover from the winter storm and making its energy systems more resilient

Insider CPS Energy installing residential solar panels. CPS Energy CPS Energy is working to make energy and electricity more affordable and reliable in San Antonio. Efforts include revamping infrastructure and increasing sustainability after the winter storm. It's also one of the city's partners in its smart-city initiative to pilot smart streetlights. This article is part of a series focused on American cities building a better tomorrow called "Advancing Cities." Whe...
Tags: Energy, Texas, Technology, Trends, Sustainability, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, Digital Divide, Electricity, RFP, Smart Cities, San Antonio, Nordic, Step, ERCOT, CPS Energy

A sociologist explains how Joe Biden's jobs plan will give child and home care workers the support they need

Over 85% of the 3.6 million people employed as home care workers are women. Maskot/Getty Images Joe Biden wants to use his job and infrastructure plan to strengthen childcare and long-term care. The care economy in need of support is disproportionately made of women and people of color. These workers deserve to be valued, as they are essential to families, communities, and the economy. See more stories on Insider's business page. A fiery debate has erupted over the definition of "infra...
Tags: US, America, Trends, Strategy, Childcare, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, Wages, Biden, Department Of Homeland Security, Personal Care, Nordic, Contributor, Home Care, The Conversation, Contributor 2019

Asia is home to 99 of world’s 100 most vulnerable cities

Indonesia’s capital Jakarta – plagued by pollution, flooding and heatwaves – tops risk assessment rankingOf the 100 cities worldwide most vulnerable to environmental hazards all but one are in Asia, and 80% are in India or China, according to a risk assessment.More than 400 large cities with a total population of 1.5 billion are at “high” or “extreme” risk due to a mix of life-shortening pollution, dwindling water supplies, deadly heatwaves, natural disasters and climate change, the report found...
Tags: Asia, Climate Change, Indonesia, China, India, Environment, World news, Cities, Infrastructure, Air Pollution, Asia Pacific, Pollution, Extreme Weather, Jakarta

One in four cities cannot afford climate crisis protection measures – study

Survey of 800 cities around world finds almost 43% do not even have plan to adapt to impacts of global heatingOne in four cities around the world lack the money to protect themselves against the ravages of climate breakdown, even though more than 90% are facing serious risks, according to research.Cities are facing problems with flooding, overheating, water shortages, and damage to their infrastructure from extreme weather, which is growing more frequent as the climate changes. A survey of 800 c...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Carbon Disclosure Project, World news, Cities, Infrastructure

Time to weigh in on Cully Connector, a key piece of 70s Greenway

Conceptual design for 72nd and Prescott.(Graphic: PBOT) “I’m dead set against this proposal… If you bought your house [on 73rd] and thought you had a nice, calm street, it’s going to get busier.”— Ted Carlston, Roseway Neighborhood Association The City of Portland is looking for feedback on how to design a project that will create a low-stress bicycling and walking route along Northeast 72nd Avenue. The one-mile Cully Connector is just one part of the much larger 70s Greenway project which...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Projects, Metro, Prescott, Sandy, Backes, ODOT, Jonathan Maus, Killingsworth, PBOT, Carlston, Roseway

Car-centric jughandle, but no bike lanes through Barbur Crossroads?

Meet me at the crossroads… but be careful on a bike.(View looking southeast on SW Capitol Highway at SW Barbur Blvd).(Photos: Lisa Caballero/BikePortland) No bike lanes planned for section in red. The Oregon Department of Transportation will begin work this summer on its Barbur Crossroads Safety Project at the intersection of SW Barbur Blvd and Capitol Highway. Project elements include new lighting, ADA ramps, a new sidewalk, pedestrian countdown signals, wayfinding signs, and an operati...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Projects, Ada, Hamilton, Bureau, Bertha, PCC, South Waterfront, Portland Bureau of Transportation, ODOT, Huber, Crestwood

JPMorgan chief Jamie Dimon wants detailed disclosures on how federal money is spent if lawmakers raise taxes. Democratic lawmakers were quick to respond.

Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, takes part in a panel discussion about investing in Detroit at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., April 11, 2018. Brian Snyder/Reuters JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon talked tax hikes and infrastructure in a recorded interview Wednesday. Dimon suggested lawmakers create detailed disclosures on how extra tax-hike dollars are spent. Sen. Brian Schatz responded to Dimon's comments, pointing him toward the ...
Tags: Politics, Taxes, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Infrastructure, Hawaii, Biden, Detroit, Jamie Dimon, Trump, Democratic, Jpmorgan, JPMorgan Chase, Senate Committee, Appropriations Committee

Closed after Gorge fire in 2017, the Oneonta Tunnel is now open and ready to ride

(Left: East end of the Oneonta Tunnel in 2017 after the Eagle Creek Fire. Right: All cleaned up and ready to ride today! Photos: ODOT) Almost four years after it was in the Eagle Creek Fire, the Oneonta Tunnel on the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail is once again open for biking and walking. When fire ripped through the Gorge in September 2017 one of its victims was this historic tunnel. First opened in 1914 as part of the legendary highway, it was closed to all traffic in 19...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Projects, Gorge, Mitchell, Hood River, ODOT, Jonathan Maus, Historic Columbia River Highway, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Oneonta Tunnel, Historic Highway State Trail, Mitchell Point Tunnel, Multnomah Falls ODOT

Inside San Antonio's Office of Innovation, which plans to bridge the digital divide with smart technology and infrastructure

Insider San Antonio, Texas. Shutterstock The Office of Innovation in San Antonio, Texas, is working to advance technology and infrastructure. Created in 2007, the office is expanding Wi-Fi access for kids with Connected Beyond the Classroom. A smart streetlight program was also implemented to save money and energy and collect valuable data. This article is part of a series focused on American cities building a better tomorrow called "Advancing Cities." Digital inclusion is an ...
Tags: Texas, Technology, Trends, Infrastructure, Digital Divide, Innovation, Wifi, Smart Cities, San Antonio, Nordic, UTSA, San Antonio UTSA, San Antonio Texas, USAA, Dillard, Southwest Research Institute

California PHEV Owners Return to Gas Power

Electric vehicles are one way to carbon neutrality. Yet 20 percent of California PHEV owners have gone back to gas-powered vehicles. Published in Nature Energy on April 26th by the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis, the study found that PHEV buyers in California were abandoning the technology at a rate of […] The post California PHEV Owners Return to Gas Power appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Jobs, Media, Congress, California, Marketing, Global, Sales, Maintenance, Bailout, Green, Rants, Industry, Infrastructure, Electric Vehicles, Autos

Scrap Thames tunnel or lose our support, activists tell Sadiq Khan

Campaigners and Labour youth groups urge London mayor to shelve plan for £2bn Silvertown tunnelYoung people concerned about the climate crisis and air pollution are urging the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, to abandon his plans for a new four-lane road tunnel under the Thames or risk losing their support.Climate justice campaigners, anti-pollution activists and key youth groups inside the Labour party say Khan, who is standing for re-election on Thursday, is ignoring climate scientists, economists an...
Tags: Politics, London, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, Infrastructure, Air Pollution, Labour, Road transport, Khan, Sadiq Khan, Silvertown, London mayoral election 2021

Get excited about the North Greeley bikeway project as it nears completion

Looking north on North Greeley from the Adidas pedestrian bridge.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) There’s been significant progress on the North Greeley Avenue bikeway project since the last time we checked in. Much of the bikeway between Willamette and Going is completed. All that remains is to turn on the new bike traffic signals, finish important crossing treatments, and a few other details. I rolled over last weekend for a closer look and I’m convinced: When complete, this bikeway w...
Tags: Europe, Adidas, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Willamette, Greeley, Portland Bureau of Transportation, N Greeley Ave, North Greeley, Jonathan Maus, Swan Island, Portland Click, North Greeley Avenue, Willamette Blvd

This map is alive with the beauty of lighthouse signals

Many of the world's 23,000 lighthouses feature a distinct combination of color, frequency, and range.These unique light signatures help ships verify their positions and safeguard maritime traffic.But they also translate into this map, visualizing the ingenuity and courage of lighthouse builders and keepers. Land and sea are both shaded dark, so it's a bit hard at first to make out that this collection of merrily blinking lights is actually a map. Once the coastal contours pop, though, all beco...
Tags: Europe, Maps, Sweden, Congress, Scotland, Saudi Arabia, Infrastructure, United States, Ireland, Engineering, Robert Pattinson, Innovation, Finland, Hercules, Norway, Open-source

Cassidy Knows He’s Against Biden’s Infrastructure Plans — He Just Doesn’t Know Why

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) did a Fox News interview Sunday where he struggled to identify which specific parts of President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plans he objects to, encapsulating the greater Republican difficulty in campaigning against the legislation.  [Author: Kate Riga]
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, Fox News, Biden, Bill Cassidy, Sen Bill Cassidy R La, Kate Riga

Sewage poisons the Vaal River

‘We don’t just wear masks because of Covid-19 — it’s because of all this shit’ The post Sewage poisons the Vaal River appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Environment, Infrastructure, Pollution, Wastewater, Sewage, Save, Contamination, Dignity, Top Six, Lindiwe Sisulu, Department of Water and Sanitation, Maureen Stewart, SA Human Rights Commission, South Africa (country, Vaal River, Save the Vaal Environment

Columbia River Crossing 2.0: Rerun or reboot?

CRC 1.0 conceptual rendering looking northwest from Delta Park. (Note: This is Ryan Packer’s first article for BikePortland. They’ll cover the effort to expand I-5 and replace the Interstate Bridge between Oregon and Washington.) At the beginning of this year, Program Administrator Greg Johnson said the project team was about to “start running” to achieve the goal of construction by 2025. But hurdles are popping up faster than anticipated. In 2013, when Oregon’s then-Governor John Kitzh...
Tags: Washington, Oregon, Senate, Sport, NEED, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Seattle, ESG, Eis, Federal Highway Administration, CRC, Greg Johnson, John Kitzhaber, Willamette Week

Gideon Overcrossing has been renamed in honor of Metro Councilor Bob Stacey

Inset: New sign just installed by PBOT. Metro Council member Bob Stacey has earned a high honor: His name will forever be associated with a 30-foot high bridge in southeast Portland. Stacey at a Safe Routes to School funding rally in 2016.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) At a council meeting today, Stacey was surprised by the announcement that the Gideon Overcrossing Bridge will henceforth be known as the Bob Stacey Crossing. The bridge was completed in late 2020 and spans 300 feet ...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Metro, Stacey, TriMet, Bob Stacey, Reed College, Earl Blumenauer, Central City, Metro Council, Jonathan Maus, Orange Line MAX

Editorial: No urgency to fix Vaal sewage crisis

As far back as 2007, a local nonprofit met with government officials to deal with the pollution crisis in Emfuleni. Residents are still waiting The post Editorial: No urgency to fix Vaal sewage crisis appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Government, Water, Infrastructure, Pollution, Sewage, Collapse, Municipalities, Editorial, Water Pollution, Litigation, Openaccess, South African Human Rights Commission, Vaal, Bureaucracy, Service delivery

Biden is betting big with plans to remake America. Here are 6 takeaways from Biden's speech.

U.S. President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress as Vice President Kamala Harris (L) and Speaker of the House U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (R) look on in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol. Doug Mills/Getty Images President Joe Biden delivered his first speech to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday night. Biden called for an ambitious pandemic economic recovery plan focused on jobs, infrastructure, and childcare. He also called for changes to immigration and foreign ...
Tags: Politics, Taxes, Minneapolis, Vladimir Putin, Republicans, Congress, Colorado, Osama Bin Laden, North Korea, Senate, White House, China, Russia, Time, Immigration, Americas

GOP Sens Having ‘Good Discussions’ With WH On Biden’s Infrastructure Plan, Wicker Says

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) on Monday praised the discussions he and several of his fellow GOP senators have been having with the White House on their watered-down counterproposal to President Joe Biden's multi-trillion dollar infrastructure plan. [Author: Cristina Cabrera]
Tags: News, White House, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, Gop, Biden, Roger Wicker, Senate Republicans, Cristina Cabrera, Sen Roger Wicker R MS

Biden will unveil $1.8 trillion spending plan to extend cash payments for parents, set up universal pre-K and free community college

President Joe Biden speaks during an event with the CEOs of Johnson & Johnson and Merck at the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building March 10, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Biden is unveiling $1.8 trillion in new economic programs for families on Wednesday. The plan extend cash payments for parents and set up universal Pre-K - paid for with tax hikes on the wealthy. Biden's spending plans would rank among the largest in US history. See more...
Tags: Politics, Education, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Merck, Childcare, Joe Biden, Economy, Policy, Infrastructure, Democrats

Biden unveils $1.8 trillion spending plan to extend cash payments for parents, set up universal pre-K and free community college

President Joe Biden at an event with the CEOs of Johnson & Johnson and Merck on March 10. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Joe Biden is unveiling $1.8 trillion in new economic programs for families on Wednesday. The plan would extend cash payments for parents and set up universal pre-K. Biden's spending plans would rank among the largest in US history. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden will unveil a $1.8 trillion economic-aid plan during his address t...
Tags: Politics, Education, Republicans, Congress, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Merck, Childcare, Joe Biden, Economy, Policy, Infrastructure, Democrats, Gop

Honda Solidifies Its Existing Businesses

Honda Motor Company President Toshihiro Mibe’s first press conference, held April 23rd, was where he committed to solidifying Honda’s existing businesses. Honda is working to achieve carbon neutrality for all products and activities by 2050. Zero environmental impact not only for its products but their entire lifecycle. Areas of concentration include carbon neutrality, clean energy, […] The post Honda Solidifies Its Existing Businesses appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Technology, Media, Safety, Government, Global, Foreign Affairs, Green, Infrastructure, Motorcycles, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Clean Energy, Hydrogen, Honda, Electric Motorcycles

QOTD: Change the World’s Climate by 2030 or Just Talk About It?

The world’s climate has been centerstage the last two days. President Biden and other world leaders have vowed to reduce global warming by making drastic changes. Will they follow through? At the 2015 Paris climate accord, then-President Obama set greenhouse gas reduction at half what Biden has proposed. Former President Trump, Obama’s successor, did little […] The post QOTD: Change the World’s Climate by 2030 or Just Talk About It? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Asia, Europe, Japan, UK, Technology, Obama, Congress, Climate Change, Government, China, Germany, Global, Eu, Green, Infrastructure, Canada

AOC praised the 'vision' of Biden's $1.9 trillion infrastructure package, but wants the administration to be more ambitious

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Capitol Hill. Jose Luis Magana/AP Photo Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez offered praise on Friday for Biden's infrastructure package. She is, however, "pressuring the administration to be a little more ambitious" with it. Opponents have called Biden's infrastructure plan a "radical, left wing, socialist agenda." See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday said President Joe Biden's first 100 days in off...
Tags: Politics, White House, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Economy, Earth, Cnn, Infrastructure, Fox News, Biden, Ron Johnson, Fox Business, Aoc, Sen Bernie Sanders, Congressional Progressive Caucus

Republicans Release Draft Version Of Plan To Vote Against Biden Infrastructure Package

Republican senators released their counterproposal to President Biden’s infrastructure package on Thursday, a $568 billion outline that is short on details but provides their colleagues with a way of not voting for the $2.3 trillion that Biden has proposed. [Author: Josh Kovensky]
Tags: News, Congress, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, Gop, Dc, Biden, Shelley Moore Capito, Josh Kovensky

ODOT structure blocks over half of I-5 bridge tunnel path

Steel beams surrounded by a cage in the middle of ODOT’s I-5 path tunnel. (Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) The path that gets bicycle riders and walkers across the Columbia River adjacent to I-5 between Portland and Vancouver is notoriously terrible. Riders are routed onto dangerous crosswalks, sidewalks, and are forced to use “beg buttons” just to get onto the narrow path that goes across the river. With my parents in town for a visit this week, I recently met them at their hotel on Hayden...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Vancouver, Hamilton, Columbia River, ODOT, Jonathan Maus, Don Hamilton, Hayden Island, I-5 Bridge, I-5 bridge path

PBOT: Eastbound driving ban could improve ‘complex’ NE Alameda/57th intersection

A rider waits at the bike signal on Alameda at 57th and Sandy (looking west). The drivers on the left would no longer be present in that location once the changes take effect. As part of their ongoing Rose Lane Project, the City of Portland wants to improve the speed and service of the 12 and 71 TriMet bus lines on Sandy Boulevard. One of the ways they plan to do that is to prohibit driving on a one-block stretch of NE Alameda Street. If you’ve ever ridden across the intersection of NE 57th/S...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Alameda, Wagner, Sandy, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Bertelsen, TriMet, Bicycle Advisory Committee, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Zef Wagner, Sandy Boulevard