Unusually scarce precipitation last winter has left little snow on the mountains, endangering a key California water reserve.
16 hours ago KPCC
San Diego quest to find solutions to repairing damaged city sidewalks continues, with home and business owners potentially facing liability for trip-and-fall accidents
18 hours ago Voice of San Diego
Something needs to change if Arizona is going to be able to pay the bills for maintaining and building new roads, according to the findings of an audit by the state.
20 hours ago Phoenix Business Journal
A new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology has linked an increase in the likelihood of being in a traffic fatality to a person's educational level.
22 hours ago The Washington Post - Wonkblog
A case study of media coverage in Connecticut finds a double standard between the CTFastrak and Interstate 84 projects.
Yesterday Tri-State Transportation Campaign
Not all transit maps are created equal. The new Portland TriMet map, for instance, does a much better job of illustrating the usefulness of its high-frequency network.
Yesterday Human Transit
The decision to shut down a 4.7-square-mile swath of Philadelphia's Center City on the occasion of the Pope's visit last weekend has converted a lot of new believers to the open streets cause.
Yesterday Philly Voice
A new regional transit oriented development initiative in Seattle will focus on affordable housing and walkable communities. The Executive's Transit Station Housing and Development Initiative will partner King County and Sound Transit.
Yesterday The Urbanist
The EPA chose to reduce the current standard of 75 parts per billion, unchanged since 2008, by 5 ppb. Public health and environmental groups insist that a safe standard would be 60 ppb, while businesses point to the high costs to comply with 70 ppb.
Yesterday The Wall Street Journal
This month, changes to Chicago's Affordable Requirements Ordinance (ARO) will go into effect, raising the in-lieu fees developers must pay to opt out of building affordable units downtown.
Yesterday The Architect's Newspaper