News

38 min ago
A new report from the California Legislative Analyst's Office demystifies the highly consequential and controversial property tax limit enacted by Proposition 13.
California Legislative Analyst's Office
2 hours ago
Uber users are getting massive amounts of value from the service, according to a new analysis only possible in the post-transportation network company era.
The Wall Street Journal
4 hours ago
Crude-by-rail opponents are hoping that Benicia's rejection of a proposed rail terminal for a Valero refinery will set a precedent: it was enabled by a U.S. Surface Transportation Board decision allowing the city to have the final word.
San Francisco Chronicle
6 hours ago
This is Amtrak between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia: It could cost $13 billion to speed up the tip by 30 minutes, and $16 million to add just one more train.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
22 hours ago
Streetsblog USA has been keeping close tabs on the bus system in Memphis, recently noticing signs of progress from the local transit agency, MATA.
Streetsblog USA
Yesterday
"Strategic retreat" as a response to rising sea levels isn't an easy sell, but a new report endeavors to make the idea more palatable.
Regional Plan Association
Yesterday
Recent development controversies in New York City inspired one writer to set some priorities.
The New York Times
Yesterday
Pedestrian safety and transit performance won out over parking concerns on San Francisco's Taraval Street.
San Francisco Examiner
Yesterday
More than one city made big planning news this week. You only need two minutes and thirty seconds to find out more.
Planetizen
Yesterday
The city of Denver is going all in for incentive zoning to ensure affordable housing is included among new developments in the neighborhood around the new 38th and Blake transit station.
The Denver Post
Yesterday
From developer incentives to swapping parking for housing units, two transit systems have come up with plans that tackle the region's housing shortage and its economic inequality. What have they agreed to do, and who will hold them accountable?
Shelterforce/Rooflines
Yesterday
The long, ongoing project of retrofitting sidewalks and curbs to allow access for users of all needs continues. Project Sidewalk puts the power to audit sidewalks for accessibility in your hands.
Greater Greater Washington
2 days ago
Within ten years, passengers flying on JetBlue out of JFK will leaving a much lower carbon footprint, thanks to a fuel composed of 30 percent biofuel.
The New York Times
2 days ago
Small, self-navigating boats may soon ferry around passengers and cargo on Amsterdam's famed canals, with a prototype scheduled to hit the water next year.
The Verge
2 days ago
KaBOOM! announced the winners of the Play Everywhere Challenge this week.
The New York Times
2 days ago
Where's the green?
NPR
2 days ago
The Trump Campaign made a big play for the carbon industry's votes this week at an event in Pittsburgh.
The Wall Street Journal
2 days ago
The people have chosen a name for a new tunnel-boring machine in Atlanta, and the name they chose is Driller Mike.
Pitchfork
2 days ago
Tour the history of the world's most famous cities.
Business Insider
2 days ago
At risk with industry consolidation like a proposed merger of Bayer and Monsanto, is the environmental impact of the business, along with the financial impact on farmers.
Vox
2 days ago
Lego-type housing construction has attracted the attention of two separate developers as an efficient means to provide housing for the city's large homeless population but has met objections from labor unions and the Mayor's Office.
San Francisco Chronicle