Federal Government

U.S. politics are "...beginning to sound like a mash-up of Greek tragedy and Groundhog Day. All hubris and irony, over and over again. But the pragmatism required in cities and states is starting to look like an exit strategy."
Nov 4, 2014   PlaceShakers
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.
May 6, 2010   Next American City
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.
May 4, 2010   The New York Observer
Democrats in congress are trying to divert some federal bailout money to cities and counties, where job losses are crippling municipal services.
Apr 27, 2010   Los Angeles Times
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.
Apr 24, 2010   The New Republic
When Charlotte's new light rail line opened, it vastly exceeded anticipated ridership figures. As the city plans an extension of the system, the federal government is revising how it distributes funding to avoid making the same mistake again.
Apr 8, 2010   The New York Times
Utah Governor Gary Herbert has approved two eminent domain bills that seek to give the state rights to seize property now owned by the federal government. Officials concede the fight will be hard to win.
Mar 30, 2010   The Salt Lake Tribune
Federal officials are looking at an unlikely city as a model for urban public transit: Los Angeles.
Mar 29, 2010   Los Angeles Times
The Federal government has scrapped plans to make Nevada's Yucca Mountain the nation's main storage facility for nuclear waste, which raises the question: where will the waste go?
Mar 24, 2010   The Christian Science Monitor
Metropolitan region's make up a major part of the U.S. in terms of population and economic activity. Accordingly, the Brookings Institution was surprised to see how little of the government's first year stimulus package went to those areas.
Feb 21, 2010   The New Republic
Sustainability is going federal through a new collaboration between HUD, EPA and DOT. Anthony Flint takes a look at the new coordinated effort and some of the challenges it faces.
Feb 17, 2010   Citiwire