Metropolitan Areas

Will a large city do what its county voters refused to do—fund the county bus system, though largely within city limits? Seattle voters will be put to the test in November when asked to pay an annual $60 vehicle fee and 0.1% sales tax.
Jul 20, 2014   The Seattle Times
Suggestions of a county seceding from the Atlanta Regional Commission could threaten transportation funding in the region and hurt those towns looking to bow out, according to this column.
Oct 28, 2010   The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Brookings says that the old distinctions no longer apply; we're headed into an era of "Next Frontier", "New Heartland" and "Diverse Giant" metros.
Jun 7, 2010   Smart Planet
Only 16 of 384 metropolitan areas saw job increases over the last year, according to a new study.
Apr 24, 2010   MSNBC
This article looks at the five metro areas with the most affordable housing options, and the five with the least affordable options.
Feb 24, 2010   CNN Money
Metropolitan officials in the Sun Corridor of Arizona are increasingly working together to form a self-organized super-region, according to this analysis.
Feb 22, 2010   The New Republic
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
Richard Florida wades through the newly released results of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which looks at emotional and physical health in 52 of America's biggest metropolitan areas.
Feb 17, 2010   The Atlantic
Transit saw some big ridership increases over the past few years, but maybe not where you'd expect. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows the top ten metropolitan areas where transit use has increased the most. Exclusive
Nov 19, 2009  By Nate Berg
Atlanta tops a list of the most polluted cities in the country, according to an analysis of EPA data by <em>Forbes</em>.
Nov 6, 2009   Forbes
This piece from the <em>Guardian</em> looks at a handful of projects and ideas that are emphasizing the importance of sustainable metropolitan areas in an age of diminishing resources and environmental devastation.
Sep 17, 2009   Guardian