Government / Politics

In another example of a struggling toll road attracting no shortage of investors, the poor revenue performance of the San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency in Orange County, California has not dissuaded investors, as the returns are high.
17 hours ago   The Wall Street Journal
The gas tax is being spread too thin on a broad range of transportation projects, according to the <em>Reason Foundation</em>. They say the gas-tax should be directed towards its original recipient: highways.
Aug 6, 2010   Reason
An environmental impact study will be launched to look at a possible 9.3-mile light rail line in Detroit. <em>Time</em>'s blog questions whether it's really such a smart move to build the line.
Aug 6, 2010   Time
OMA proposes to redesign a whole continent along energy saving lines. Called Roadmap 2050, it is a plan that "combines the belief that drastic intervention is required to mitigate climate change, with a desire to give meaning and power to the E.U."
Aug 5, 2010   The Guardian
Chief Zoning Administrator Michael LoGrande has been promoted to director just a few short weeks after his predecessor, Gail Goldberg announced her resignation.
Aug 5, 2010   The Architect's Newspaper
A town in New York has been using satellite imagery from Google Earth to identify illegally-built pools.
Aug 5, 2010   Associated Press
The city of Baldwin Park, California -- purported home of the world's first drive-thru -- is temporarily banning any new construction of drive-thrus to try to combat obesity.
Aug 4, 2010   The Christian Science Monitor
Neighbors are in uproar over a 71-unit affordable housing project planned on a bus-turnaround in a residential area of San Francisco because it provides only 7 parking spaces. Is smart growth planning getting ahead of itself by becoming top-down?
Aug 4, 2010   San Francisco Chronicle
<em>National Journal</em> asks its panel of transportation experts whether the car is really threatened by the rise in policy focus on pedestrians and cyclists.
Aug 4, 2010   National Journal
While acknowledging that the 18.4 cent gas tax is insufficient to meet today's and tomorrow's transportation needs, LaHood said that increasing fuel taxes now would jeopardize the economic recovery.
Aug 3, 2010   The Journal of Commerce
Frequent street closures due to unregulated protest -- up to about 7 per day -- clog the streets of Mexico City, leaving some hungry for a more active response from the government.
Aug 3, 2010   The New York Times