Federal Government

July 14, 2011, 5am PDT
Since the release of House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica's proposed $230 billion surface-transportation bill, reviews have been mostly negative. <em>National Journal</em> asks its panel of experts for their take.
National Journal
July 13, 2011, 1pm PDT
Climate Central intern Ruthie Nachmany writes how one conference on energy envisions individuals taking a role in being energy efficient, while another conference prefers cities creating systems that can lead to energy efficiency.
Climate Central
July 13, 2011, 10am PDT
Federal officials are being sent to work in six cities including Detroit, Cleveland and New Orleans to help coordinate local officials to "tap federal funds and leverage local and regional resources," The Wall Street Journal's Sharon Terlep reports.
The Wall Street Journal
April 9, 2011, 1pm PDT
Officials in Washington tend to agree that infrastructure problems are in dire need of attention. But amid turbulent economic times, will those problems get that attention?
National Journal
March 19, 2011, 5am PDT
As one of the highest ranking federal officials to take on the role of city mayor, newly elected Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel could provide a boon to his city and others.
Governing
March 3, 2011, 5am PST
Despite recent state actions to counter the federal government's efforts, President Barack Obama has called on the nation's governors to make infrastructure projects a priority.
Governing
February 9, 2011, 9am PST
More than 2 years after it expired, the federal transportation bill is likely to be reauthorized soon, according to Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
Reuters
December 28, 2010, 7am PST
The federal government set aside $5.5 billion in stimulus funding to retrofit its huge fleet of buildings. $4.5 billion is to be spent on green building projects, some of which have already been launched.
National Geographic
December 18, 2010, 7am PST
The Obama Administration is hoping to address the nation's huge deficits. Neal Peirce looks at how proposed solutions might trickle down to states and municipalities.
Citiwire
December 12, 2010, 9am PST
The idea of creating a national infrastructure bank is gathering support amongst politicians and officials at the federal level. But what is it?
Transportation Nation
December 9, 2010, 12pm PST
Federal government entities are supposed to be "opening" their data, publishing it online for any and all to see. While the goal is good, the reality of meeting the requirement is creating problems.
Next American City
November 25, 2010, 11am PST
In this episode of <em>Next American City</em>'s podcast, the Brookings Institution's Bruce Katz discusses the future of federal policy as the country's political makeup changes after the mid-term elections.
Next American City
July 29, 2010, 10am PDT
The Public Buildings Service, which is responsible for charging and collecting rent on 9,600 public buildings across the 50 states, has been asked to go green by retrofitting and smartening its aging buildings.
Fast Company
June 17, 2010, 9am PDT
Former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros says the housing crisis is the fault of brought unscrupulous business people, not the government.
The Wall Street Journal
June 8, 2010, 11am PDT
Federal transportation funding is in serious trouble in the U.S., but that doesn't mean the work has to stop, according to Mark Muro and Robert Puentes.
Citiwire
May 16, 2010, 9am PDT
Despite what seemed to be a gung-ho Federal government, high speed rail could flop in the U.S., according to this piece from <em>The Infrastructurist</em>.
The Infrastructurist
May 6, 2010, 12pm PDT
With a plan to distribute $775 million in federal funding for urban bus projects, <em>Next American City</em>'s Yonah Freemark suggests using it to fund projects like Cleveland's Healthline BRT.
Next American City
May 4, 2010, 2pm PDT
Adolfo Carrion, director of the White House Office of Urban Affairs, has announced plans to leave his position, trading it for a post in the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The New York Observer
April 27, 2010, 11am PDT
Democrats in congress are trying to divert some federal bailout money to cities and counties, where job losses are crippling municipal services.
Los Angeles Times
April 24, 2010, 7am PDT
This post from <em>The New Republic</em> explains how the federal budget includes plans to upgrade some of the varied parts that track statistics in the country.
The New Republic