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8 hours ago
2017 will be a big year for transit openings around North America. What will come in the years to follow has a lot to do with the Trump Administration.
the transport politic
5 days ago
Tony Hsieh laid out a grand ambition two create a more dynamic downtown in Las Vegas that would change cities all over the world. Now, after a series of setbacks and with dwindling funds, that vision seems unlikely to be realized.
Quartz
5 days ago
Pennsylvania, the state that had the highest gas tax last year, saw the highest gas tax increase of 7.9 cents per gallon, the final increment of a 2013 law. Michigan's 7.3 cents tax increase, signed into law in 2015, is the second largest increase.
Tax Justice Blog
5 days ago
The concept of the circular economy is starting to take hold on governments and business throughout the world. Peter Moskowitz discusses the various ways the concept is being translated into practical, real-world solutions.
Doggerel
5 days ago
Cities around the continent are reclaiming the previously unwelcoming confines of underpasses for active, healthy, and aesthetically pleasing uses.
Curbed
5 days ago
Continuing a string of high-profile infrastructure announcements, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a deal to shut down the Indian Point Nuclear Plant, located less than 30 miles from Midtown Manhattan.
The New York Times
5 days ago
This story has had more twists than the end of Empire Strikes Back, but it seems like it finally might end in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Times
Feature
5 days ago
A report on the current state of Internet technology used by 600 cities across the United States, including recommended steps cities should take to improve their technology assets in 2017-2018.
William Riggs
5 days ago
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is making a tour of his State of the State address, delivering six separate speeches in different parts of the state. His stop in Buffalo made news for its promised capital investments.
Buffalo Rising
5 days ago
In a welcome turnabout of the usual state of affairs, a Philadelphia construction site gives a lane of traffic to pedestrians to make up for the three blocks of sidewalk it's taking.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
6 days ago
What do you do when you realize your city is never going to be able to subsidize enough businesses to create the jobs you need?
Modern Cities
6 days ago
Last year set two notable vehicle records. First, the most cars ever sold, at 17.54 million. Second, light trucks accounted for almost 61 percent of all sales. Sales of more fuel efficient car fell, though electric vehicle sales increased.
The Drive
6 days ago
Proposed long-range transportation plan for Madison emphasizes biking, walking, bus rapid transit.
The Capital Times
6 days ago
The Federal Transit Authority is calling the Detroit Department of Transportation in from the cold.
Detroit Free Press
6 days ago
Disney's efforts to make a quaint American town both failed and succeeded in ways few could have predicted.
The Economist
Blog post
6 days ago
The quickly growing number of third spaces is good news for both the social and the urban fabrics.
Erling Fossen
6 days ago
Treepedia is MIT's effort to collect a complete resource on the tree cover of city streets.
CityLab
6 days ago
A new study has once again linked the perils of living near a pollution source to public health, this time finding that dementia risks increase in people who live near a major road.
Mother Jones
6 days ago
The new law couldn't reasonably be described as an "Idaho Stop" for cars, but it's still worth questioning the wisdom of opening a traffic safety grey area.
NBC 24
Blog post
6 days ago
Some planning jargon actually clarifies rather than confuses.
Michael Lewyn
January 9, 2017, 2pm PST
A collection of planning and transportation experts humbly submits a list of words and terms that have lost their value (if they ever had any to begin with).
Next City