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The new Republican-controlled Senate achieved its first major legislative victory on Thursday (Jan. 29) by passing S.1 to authorize construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Five more votes are needed to override a potential presidential veto.
2 hours ago   The Hill
The New York City Department of Transportation is moving forward with a series of pedestrian and bike infrastructure improvements in a neighborhood built in the shadow of some of the city's most highest profile transportation infrastructure.
Yesterday   StreetsBlog NYC
As gas prices have fallen, driving has increased. October driving mileage figures show an increase of 3 percent from a year earlier. A shift away from public transit may cause transit providers to rethink expansion plans.
Yesterday   The Wall Street Journal
On May 5, Michigan voters will go to the polls to decide on a one percent increase in the sales tax, with revenue dedicated to education. But approval of the measure sets off other changes, including converting the gas excise tax to a wholesale tax.
Yesterday   Governing
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Yesterday   By Steven Polzin
As communities are rethinking the dominant paradigms of the last 60 years of transportation planning, traditional funding mechanisms are coming up well short of needs. A new guidebook will help state DOTs sort it all out.
2 days ago   Smart Growth for America
An installment from Spacing's "Cities for People" series makes the case for tactical urbanism as a supplement to professional practice.
2 days ago   Spacing
Advocates for housing and quality of life in rural communities face an uphill battle in gaining attention, much less funding, to fight the problem.
2 days ago   The Atlantic
Bike advocates will be pleased with the talk coming from the direction of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.
2 days ago   Streetsblog USA
For a MoMA exhibition about urban inequality, Brooklyn architects SITU Studios documented informal housing in New York.
2 days ago   Arup Connect
The Presidio is, and will remain, a source of San Francisco's most contentious planning and design proposals. But the reason for the controversy isn't all bad, according to John King: "everyone sees their own potential paradise."
2 days ago   San Francisco Chronicle