Government / Politics

A deal may be near between energy and rail industries and the Department of Transportation to phase out the DOT-111 tank car—the same kind implicated in the horrific explosions of oil trains, particularly those carry Bakken crude from North Dakota.
18 hours ago   Bloomberg BusinessWeek
Brookings says that the old distinctions no longer apply; we're headed into an era of "Next Frontier", "New Heartland" and "Diverse Giant" metros.
Jun 7, 2010   Smart Planet
Why would the nation's major public transit organization work so closely with America' major road lobbying group, even when it comes to opposing landmark climate legislation aimed at reducing 33% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions from transportation?
Jun 5, 2010   theTransportPolitic
With the departure of department head Adolpho Carrion, the role of the new Office of Urban Affairs is in question. With a small budget and a staff of four, can Urban Affairs make an impact?
Jun 4, 2010   The Architect's Newspaper
A new report about how New York City should react and adapt to climate change raises ideas and questions about what other large cities should do to prepare themselves for a changing climate.
Jun 4, 2010   Fast Company
Opinion
Jun 4, 2010   By Steven Polzin
This post from <em>The City Fix</em> looks at some of the new public transit systems that have been built in South Africa ahead of this year's World Cup.
Jun 4, 2010   The City Fix
Cities around the world are trying to undo decades of car-oriented planning. Lester Brown takes a look at the trend and finds some models for other global cities to follow.
Jun 3, 2010   Grist
After backing down on a campaign promise to remove a U.S. military installation from the prefecture of Okinawa, Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama has been forced to resign.
Jun 3, 2010   The New York Times
<em>National Journal</em> asks its panel of transportation experts whether mass transit agencies really deserve $2 billion in emergency operating aid.
Jun 3, 2010   National Journal
San Francisco's transportation agency has proposed the installation of parking meters in a handful of neighborhoods that dynamically change their prices according to the time of day and the related demand.
Jun 3, 2010   San Francisco Examiner