Government / Politics

After narrowly escaping attempts to kill the project, the Cincinnati Streetcar is now faced with questions about how to fund and expand the system.
2 hours ago   Cincinnati Enquirer
Former HUD counsel and current Philadelphia mayoral contender Nelson Diaz laid the groundwork for "entrepreneurial" approaches to public housing. Whether the resulting projects were effective is up for debate.
Mar 10, 2015   PlanPhilly
An interview with Ellen Dunham-Jones, co-author of "Retrofitting Suburbia," and Hazel Borys.
Mar 10, 2015   PlaceShakers
State lawmakers in Oregon are the latest to consider a law that would require bikers riding at night to wear reflective clothing.
Mar 9, 2015   Bike Portland
Manufacturers say yes, arguing that the reduction in vehicle crashes decreases traffic congestion. Other features improve traffic flow. But these are safety technologies, not emission-reducing measures, that critics worry will water-down CAFE.
Mar 9, 2015   The Wall Street Journal
Concerned about their economic fate, several upstate New York towns have expressed interest in joining Pennsylvania instead.
Mar 8, 2015   Talking Points Memo
In this San Francisco Chronicle Open Forum, Brian Kelly, secretary of the California State Transportation Agency, makes the case that maintenance as well as capital costs be included when financing new infrastructure projects.
Mar 8, 2015   San Francisco Chronicle
New Washington, D.C. Mayor Bowser may deviate from the prior administration by not supporting the expansion of the streetcar line. This is a double-blow to streetcar advocates, as Mayor Gray had already pared down the new streetcar's expansion plans.
Mar 7, 2015   WAMU
The Wall Street Journal's senior energy reporter, Russell Gold, is interviewed on NPR about the February 16 derailment and explosion in West Virginia of an oil-train hauling 109 tanker cars of Bakken crude from North Dakota.
Mar 6, 2015   NPR
The sledding ban on Capitol Hill was too much for Washington, D.C. residents to bear. They brought wintertime fun to Congress on yesterday's snow day.
Mar 6, 2015   The Hill
Thanks to a vigorous signature gathering effort bankrolled by the American Progressive Bag Alliance, a bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last September that outlawed single-use plastic bags will be decided by the electorate in November 2016.
Mar 5, 2015   San Jose Mercury News