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Dan McNichol

About Dan McNichol

Dan McNichol is a number-one bestselling author and an award-winning journalist. His published books, articles, thought-leadership papers and speaking events focus on mega construction projects in the United States and The Peoples Republic of China. McNichol recently contributed to a front page story in The New York Times titled, “Trump-Sized Idea for a New President: Build Stuff”. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) / Boston Chapter named McNichol as one of nation’s outstanding journalists in 2014 and again in 2003. McNichol contributes to worldwide media outlets including: The New York Times, Engineering News Record (ENR), ABC World News, CBS News, CNN, Fox News, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) network, China Central Television (CCTV), TV Tokyo, MSNBC and PBS’s The NewsHour, National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, History Channel. McNichol is a frequent voice on National Public Radio (NPR). ENR Magazine recently tapped McNichol as the magazine’s national correspondent for a cross country tour. McNichol and Aileen Cho, ENR’s senior transportation editor, drove in a 1949 Hudson Commodore with the tagline, “America’s infrastructure is as old, rusty and energy defunct as our original Detroit lead-sled.” The journalists wrote ENR print and online cover stories about the nation’s ailing infrastructure. A former White House appointee, McNichol served the President on US policy issues surrounding transportation and infrastructure between 1991-1993. McNichol has worked in official capacities on the nation’s largest infrastructure projects: California High Speed Rail (2017), San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Replacement (2013) and The Big Dig, a.k.a. The Central Artery / Third Harbor Tunnel Project (2000).

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+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Post|0 Comments

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+00:00 September 25th, 2016|Post|0 Comments

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+00:00 September 25th, 2016|Post|0 Comments

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+00:00 May 10th, 2016|Featured, Post|0 Comments

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+00:00 March 23rd, 2016|Post|0 Comments

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+00:00 January 6th, 2016|Post|0 Comments