A new report from the Brookings Institution delves into the ridership and financial winners (and losers) for America's largest intercity rail operator. Last year, Amtrak made money on its 26 routes shorter than 400 miles.
Mar 1, 2013 The Washington Post
Studies comparing tax revenues from a per-acre perspective show significant gains for municipalities with dense, mixed-use development.
Sep 15, 2010 New Urban Network
Public data can be more than information for cities. Some have even used it to help generate revenue.
Jun 14, 2010 Next American City
The mayor of the southernmost city Key West, Morgan McPherson, says catching red-light runners is a good way to raise revenue during tough times.
Jun 12, 2009 Florida Keys Keynoter
Unlike the public transit systems of many other cities, Rochester, New York, recently lowered its fares -- and they've got a budget surplus to boot. But to maintain this economic rarity, service has been reduced.
Sep 22, 2008 By
<p>San Francisco is considering a plan to boost its fees for parking violations -- a move that could end up bringing in a total of $100 million in revenues from the pockets of illegal parkers.</p>
Apr 7, 2008 The San Francisco Chronicle
Another week has passed, and some more exciting and interesting ideas have taken root in the world of urban planning.Using Fees On Motorists To Fund Public Transit Blog Post
Apr 4, 2008 By
<p>Five counties in metropolitan Minneapolis have approved the creation of a new quarter-cent sales tax that will be dedicated to funding transit projects.</p>
Apr 3, 2008 Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
<p>The upcoming public art project by artist Olafur Eliasson that will place free-standing waterfalls in the waters around New York City highlights the power public art has to generate economic development and revenue for cities.</p>
Apr 3, 2008 The Christian Science Monitor
<p>In an effort to highlight the disparity between generated revenue and received state funding, officials in Long Island have proposed a six-months study to weigh the benefits of seceding from New York to become the nation's 51st state.</p>
Apr 1, 2008 Newsday