As both the U.S. Highway Trust Fund and state-by-state gas taxes remain stuck in a game of political ping-pong, officials charged with maintaining our taxed systems are finding increasingly creative ways to visualize the gridlock. After all, a picture is worth a thousand wonky words like “infrastructure."

Accomplishing this feat is a new website from the Chicago Metrpolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), where they visualized a huge amount of regional statistics into engaging interactive maps. The $82,000 project created in-house is more than trying to make infrastructure sexy,it's an attempt to appeal to lawmakers and voters who use Chicago's regional system. Read More