The U.S. Department of Transportation has changed its rules in favor of local hiring: a pilot program will even encourage it. Minorities traditionally barred from high-paying construction work stand to benefit.
4 hours ago Next City
By a vote split (nearly) down the party line, the Oregon House passed a bill to end state restrictions on inclusionary zoning. Municipalities may soon be able to require below-market pricing.
5 hours ago Bike Portland
Better safety and multimodal ease are not the only benefits offered by complete streets. According to this report, on the average they pay for themselves and then some.
6 hours ago ASLA The Dirt
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is currently planning a significant realignment of 1-45, which runs downtown. The plan could remove an elevated portion of the highway known as Pierce Elevated.
7 hours ago Houston Public Media
Big questions remain about how Dallas will address preservation controversies in the future. Meanwhile the past hangs in the balance.
8 hours ago The Dallas Morning News
A suburban city in the East Bay Area will allow commuters to use a new app that links their smartphones to traffic lights.
9 hours ago San Jose Mercury News
The legislature passed the seven-cent increase on April 11, the final day of the legislative session. Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter signed the bill on April 21, also increasing registration fees by $21. On April 1, the bill had been considered dead.
10 hours ago Northwest Public Radio
A survey finds that increasing numbers of Americans did not participate in any physical activities in the last year. At least one feature of the build environment—access to school gyms—is blamed.
11 hours ago The Wall Street Journal
There are still a few days left to celebrate National Park Week, which runs from April 18-26.
12 hours ago Los Angeles Times
Meet the new plan; it's not like the old plan.