Government / Politics

On September 16, California's newest bicycle law went into effect, the "Three Feet for Safety Act" law. However, most motorists are unaware of it. Maybe a new sign will help.
20 hours ago   San Jose Mercury News
Lawmakers in New Jersey have approved a bill that will limit annual property tax increases to 2%.
Jul 14, 2010   The New York Times
Like many transit agencies across the country, the economic recession has limited the capacity of Chicago's CTA to maintain itself. <em>Governing</em> talks with the man tasked with saving -- and recreating -- the troubled system.
Jul 14, 2010   Governing
The local environmental justice movement to remove a short, recently renovated Bronx expressway has taken on national prominence. On July 13, NY DOT is expected to release three options that may decide its future, including one to remove it.
Jul 13, 2010   The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
The Gulf spill, renewed attention to federal deficit, and summer driving prompts the Washington Post to advocate for a gradual increase in the all-time low federal gas tax, while acknowledging 'fierce' opposition by the electorate and politicians.
Jul 13, 2010   The Washington Post - Editorial
A recent report from the U.S. Conference of Mayors shows that high speed rail can be a driver of business opportunities. <em>National Journal</em> asks its panel of transportation experts if they think those findings are correct.
Jul 13, 2010   National Journal
As Brazil prepares to host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics, its cities are trying to improve their public transit systems.
Jul 13, 2010   The City Fix
Chicago and New York City have secured funds form the Federal Transportation Administration to build bus rapid transit systems.
Jul 13, 2010   The Architect's Newspaper
There's a lot of babbling on in this blog about how streets are public space, that they are for people, and that they should be designed equitably for everyone. Opinion
Jul 13, 2010   By Ian Sacs
Michael Jackson fans in Prague want to build a statue commemorating the musician in the same park that once housed the world's biggest bust of Joseph Stalin. Some locals aren't happy about the plan.
Jul 12, 2010   Der Spiegel
They litter almost every subway entrance - the ubiquitous, value-exhausted plastic MetroCards. Yet, MetroCards are refillable. Now MTA has devised a simple, revenue-producing measure that would reduce the litter by adding a $1 fee to new cards.
Jul 11, 2010   New York Post