Government / Politics

March 25, 2016, 12pm PDT
Having launched a pedestrian safety campaign focused on education, legislators may go a step further to tackle another 'E'—enforcement. But rather than drivers, pedestrians looking down at their smart phones will be the targets.
NJ.com
March 25, 2016, 7am PDT
In a much-hyped address earlier this week. Mayor Rahm Emanuel chose the title "Building on Burnham" to describe his survey of the Chicago's ongoing and future plans to develop parks and open space.
Chicago Tribune
March 25, 2016, 6am PDT
It remains to be seen if the ambitious changes in toll pricing around New York City proposed by AO9633 has the support it needs for approval, but at least the tolling agenda proposed by Move NY is now up for consideration by the State Legislature.
StreetsBlog NYC
March 24, 2016, 10am PDT
$15 million in a U.S. Department of Transportation grant program is now available for states to implement pilot projects based on a "user-based alternative revenue mechanism," aka vehicle-miles-traveled fee.
Planetizen
March 24, 2016, 5am PDT
Politico New York reports all the important details on a big day for planning in New York City—as the City Council overwhelmingly approved two controversial zoning changes to help spur the construction of affordable housing.
Politico New York
March 23, 2016, 2pm PDT
Local officials in the area of Niagara Falls in New York say the name Robert Moses is a detriment to the local tourism industry—so they're removing his name from a local parkway.
Politico New York
March 23, 2016, 12pm PDT
After 34 years the Municipality of Anchorage is updating its land use plan map, a companion piece to its comprehensive plan adopted in 2001. The land use plan map sets the stage for future growth and development in this Northern City of 301,000.
Alaska Public Media
March 22, 2016, 10am PDT
The South Coast Air Quality Management District is in the news again, this time for going too easy on the region's big polluters—just what staff had warned would happen before the board fired its well-respected executive director.
Los Angeles Times
March 22, 2016, 6am PDT
Rapid technological change has brought incredible opportunities as well as challenges to cities around the world. NYC's Chief Technology Officer and Director of Innovation discuss how the City is leveraging technology for improving city life.
Doggerel
March 21, 2016, 11am PDT
Expect EPA to be radically downsized and stripped of much of its authority should a Republican become the next president. Democrats haven't stepped up to their defense as one might expect after the mishandling of the Flint water crisis.
The New York Times
March 21, 2016, 7am PDT
Don't tell that to the 18,000 residents of Shafter. However, the Legislative Analyst's Office made clear in its March 17 report that it questioned having the southern end of the first operating segment located "in an unpopulated agricultural area."
Silicon Valley Business Journal
March 20, 2016, 11am PDT
California's Road Charge Pilot Program is set to start this July. Applications for the 5,000 volunteers are being collected. Three companies hope to entice participants to select their programs by offering them 'high-tech perks.'
FutureStructure
March 20, 2016, 9am PDT
The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board is working toward new levels of transparency in the municipal bond market.
At Lincoln House
March 20, 2016, 5am PDT
Austin is pushing its economic development policy to go beyond chasing the big deal.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
March 19, 2016, 11am PDT
One of the largest, most influential regional governments in the state has asked for exemptions from changes to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) that will measure Vehicle Miles Travelled (VMT) instead of Level of Service (LOS).
Streetsblog California
March 18, 2016, 10am PDT
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy sat side-by-side at a Congressional hearing on the lead exposure suffered by citizens of Flint.
The Hill
March 18, 2016, 9am PDT
Age-old transit planning questions will be raised over the next year in Toronto.
The Globe and Mail
Blog post
March 18, 2016, 5am PDT
The word "shocking" above could also have been "depressing," and the word "storm" could have also been "rant." Or it could have been "honest" and "victory." When it comes to transit, everyone sees what they want to see.
James Brasuell
March 17, 2016, 12pm PDT
Saying that their controversial "Neighborhood Integrity Initiative" would be 'buried' in a November ballot, the Coalition to Preserve L.A. will revise it and gather signatures to put it on the March ballot next year.
Los Angeles Times - L.A. NOW
March 16, 2016, 10am PDT
The transit and road measure, based on extending and increasing half-cent sales taxes, would fund a massive amount of light rail, bus, and road measures, including building a Sepulveda Pass tunnel which would accommodate a toll road and rail line.
Los Angeles Times