Government / Politics

A look back at a controversy from this month's Virginia State Senate election, which produced some seriously misleading rhetoric about "toll roads" (i.e., the proposal was for HOT lanes, not a toll road).
3 hours ago   Vox
A three-week extension of federal transportation spending and three-year extension for railroads to install positive train control was signed on Oct. 29, the date the current highway extension expired.
Oct 30, 2015   Transport Topics
It's the end of an era. After 36 years, China has decided to end its restrictive one-child policy, by allowing couples to have two children. Why the change? In three words: an aging population.
Oct 30, 2015   BBC News
Blog Post
As an affordable housing professional and urban planner, I think a lot about the future of HUD. Recently, I've been worrying about the future of HUD under a Republican president. Blog Post
Oct 29, 2015   By Edward Poteat
A key bill had language allowing public utilities to enter into the electric vehicle charging industry—overlooked by the oil industry and a game-changer for EVs as it tackles one of their most formidable challenges.
Oct 29, 2015   Bloomberg BusinessWeek
The true cost of vehicle and road use is not reflected in the price drivers pay.
Oct 29, 2015   City Observatory City Commentary
With Congressional budget negotiations ongoing in Washington, New Orleans home builders, policy makers, and low-income residents are hoping that the HOME Investment Partnership program comes out unscathed.
Oct 29, 2015   The Times-Picayune
Transit advocates have little good to say about the recently-passed Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act. While it doesn't cut transit funding, it does nothing to expedite transit-based solutions.
Oct 29, 2015   Streetsblog Network
The potential to address the housing and transportation issues of the Bay Area by a single regional agency will be addressed this week.
Oct 28, 2015   San Jose Mercury News
Only 10 miles separate New York City and Newark, New Jersey, but the two can seem worlds apart. Damon Rich, who moved from New York in 2008 to lead Newark's planning office, speaks about how his work there has shaped his perception of both cities.
Oct 27, 2015   Satellite Magazine
Seattle voters will decide on Prop. 1, a $985 million transportation levy known as Move Seattle, unanimously endorsed by the City Council and strongly backed by Mayor Ed Murray. However, the bus and bike priorities attracted a well-funded opponent.
Oct 27, 2015   King 5 News