Arlington County, Va., plans to invest $121.6 million over six years to upgrade its portion of the Washington-area Metro system. The investment is part of the Metro transit agency's $5 billion improvement plan. "If our infrastructure falls apart, if our buildings leak, if our trails have holes in them, then we are not doing our full job, and we've got to focus on that," said Mary Hynes, a member of the Arlington County Board.
Operations have started to reinstall a containment cap over BP's leaking Gulf of Mexico well. The company on Wednesday closed down the system after an undersea robot struck the top of the cap, which affected oil-capturing procedures, said Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen. BP said it may need time to position the cap.
Architects from around the world are showing off their visions for a sustainable future at an exhibition in New York City. The ideas for New York include replacing Manhattan's parkways with real parks and opening a bike lane on the Brooklyn Bridge. Further afield, China's Guangzhou could one day be home to elevated promenades, walkways and bike tracks connecting the city's rooftops. "In China, anything's possible," says the exhibit's organizer.
The new 18,500-seat stadium soccer stadium for the Kansas City Wizards is ahead of schedule, and team officials are confident the $160 million project will open next June. The stadium will have a full-roof canopy covering all seats, in addition to 35 suites and a 60,000-square-foot entertainment plaza. Kansas City has now invested nearly $250 million in various soccer venues.