Government / Politics

In yet another example of the success of President Barack Obama's high speed rail program, travel times from Detroit to Chicago will be reduced by two hours and on-time performance significantly improved thanks to $200 million in stimulus funding.
21 hours ago   The Detroit News
Mitchell Silver, planning director of Raleigh, North Carolina, was elected to APA President in April. In this interview, Silver talks about his goals for Raleigh and the skills a planner should have.
Jun 7, 2010   News & Observer
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