A Trump Size Idea

CNBC interview mentioning Dan McNichol. http://www.nytimes.com/video/business/100000004776044/a-trump-size-idea-build-something.html

By |2017-07-31T21:01:01+00:00November 28th, 2016|Post|Comments Off on A Trump Size Idea

Trump’s Biggest Test

Pulitzer Prize winning author and New York Times reporter Jim Stewart invited me to join him in penning a message to Donald Trump.  Yesterday, Jim was told by Trump’s spokeswoman that the President-Elect likes the piece. Today the article is running on page one of the print edition of the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/18/business/trumps-biggest-test-can-he-build-something-that-inspires-awe.html

By |2017-07-31T21:01:44+00:00November 17th, 2016|Post|Comments Off on Trump’s Biggest Test

Rethinking Transportation

Dan McNichol, who has written extensively about the interstate highway system, spent nearly two years on the road, driving a 1949 Hudson, in advance of the highway system's 60th anniversary. Today, he says Americans need a new vision of transportation that is less reliant on roads and automobiles. Original Link: http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2016/sep/21/after-60-years-interstate-highways-author-says-its/

By |2017-07-31T21:01:52+00:00September 25th, 2016|Post|Comments Off on Rethinking Transportation

KPNR: America’s Interstates a National Achievment

Dan McNichol on the U.S. Interstate System Excerpt from KPR: "Dan McNichol is the author of "The Roads That Built America: The Incredible Story of the U.S. Interstate System," (link is external) and he'll be speaking tonight (THUR) at the Linda Hall Library in Kansas City about how this marvel of engineering and [...]

By |2017-07-31T21:01:57+00:00September 25th, 2016|Post|Comments Off on KPNR: America’s Interstates a National Achievment

Big Dig – “Driving Us Crazy” Interview with Dan McNichol

Host Meghna Chakrabarti introduces us to newsmakers, big thinkers and artists and brings us stories of relevance to Bostonians here and around the region. Live every weekday at 3 p.m. and 10 p.m.

By |2017-07-31T21:13:23+00:00May 10th, 2016|Featured, Post|Comments Off on Big Dig – “Driving Us Crazy” Interview with Dan McNichol

Boston’s High Line

Placemaking: The Northern Avenue Bridge restored gives Bostonians and its visitors a place to play in the Atlantic Ocean. The bridge intersects: Innovation and Financial Districts, water and land transportation systems, The Greenway and The Harbor Walk public parks. Re-activating the bridge tender’s house and the former five-story fireboat house with its former long dock makes the swinging [...]

By |2017-05-12T14:11:06+00:00March 23rd, 2016|Post|Comments Off on Boston’s High Line

Stalking A Dream

  The Great Recession wiped out my work, my nest egg and my marriage. With a tad of hope and a ton desperation I turned to a friend. “Per Christiansen, pronounced like the fruit,” is how he introduced himself a dozen years earlier when I showed up at his garage with a project car in [...]

By |2017-05-12T14:11:06+00:00January 6th, 2016|Post|Comments Off on Stalking A Dream

Holistic U.S. Infrastructure

Let's look at the megillah - the whole picture - of America's failing infrastructure: Critical US systems are silo-ed - especially by experts. Laymen depend on professionals to see infrastructure wholly: water, waste, transit, energy, aviation, rivers, sewage, road, brown-fields, parks, schools, levees... I spent the past 3 years touring America's vital systems in a [...]

By |2017-05-12T14:11:07+00:00January 4th, 2016|Post|Comments Off on Holistic U.S. Infrastructure