Category: Freeways

National Links: Cold Seawater to Heat a City

Links from The Overhead Wire to news from around the country. This week: a Baltic city looks to cold seawater for its future heating needs; another urban freeway draws discussion about future alternatives; considering the commuting emissions of office buildings; and more.

Waking Up from the Car Cult

When you hear anyone say that the Twin Cities Boulevard vision isn’t possible as part of Rethinking I-94 — when we face a climate emergency and the literal loss of a stable, civilization-supporting habitat — remember that you live in a car cult.

Highway News Roundup, Fall 2021

E-ZPass Electronic Toll Interoperability is Now Here As I’ve written about several times before, there was a 2012 federal mandate to have electronic toll collection be interoperable nationwide by 2016. In practical terms this would mean you’d be able to use your same toll transponder to pay tolls nationwide. That deadline came and went without […]