Government / Politics

One of the most important officials in New York State transportation history died Oct. 15: William J. Ronan, who took on Robert Moses to form the country's largest, most diversified transportation agency, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
15 hours ago   The New York Times
This post from <em>Spacing Toronto</em> gives a personal look at the conversion of a car parking space into a bicycle parking area -- and how quickly the facility filled up.
Jul 15, 2010   Spacing Toronto
Charlotte recently won a $25 million federal grant to begin construction on a streetcar system. <em>The Charlotte Observer</em> goes over some of the system's basics.
Jul 15, 2010   The Charlotte Observer
Vancouver's streets are buzzing with a new wave of street food vendors, part of a pilot program to expand formalized informal commerce downtown.
Jul 15, 2010   Globe and Mail
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