Obama Administration

With the national Promise Zone grant initiative rolling out in Los Angeles, the Youth Policy Institute aims to deploy funds strategically in targeted areas that struggle with poverty.
May 13, 2014   The Planning Report
The Fed's "Cash For Clunkers" program, which set aside funds to give people an incentive to trade in old polluting cars for newer models, is already reportedly running out of money. (VIDEO)
Jul 31, 2009   ABC
While HUD's budget has decreased by 4%, the Federal Railroad Administration is up 35%. This is just one of the revelations to be found in this interactive graphic of the Obama Administration's proposed federal budget for 2010.
Jul 23, 2009   wallstats.com
Some have grumbled at the Obama Administration's recently-announced standards for light bulbs. But changing industry standards for lighting would have no small effect, says Mark Muro of Brookings.
Jul 7, 2009   The New Republic
Representatives of the Obama Administration, including VP Biden, were set to be a part of the U.S. Conference of Mayors last week, but they cancelled their appearance so as not to cross a union picket line outside.
Jun 18, 2009   Citiwire.net
George Will, fresh from denouncing denim as 'the infantile uniform of a nation', is disturbed to find that Ray LaHood has bought the Obama administration's beliefs in regards to mass transit, bicycling, and 'transformation'.
May 20, 2009   Newsweek
Peter Gertler of HNTB says that the Obama administration's high-speed rail investments will attract new development around stations.
May 8, 2009   Forbes
The New York Times asks the question Planetizen readers have been asking for months: Who is this Ray LaHood, and how did he become the choice for Secretary of Transportation?
May 6, 2009   The New York Times
Richard Florida compares the Obama administration's suggest HSR corridors to the mega-regions they will serve and likes what he sees.
May 5, 2009   The Atlantic
Former Arizona Department of Transportation director Victor M. Mendez has bee chosen by the Obama administration to head the FHA.
Apr 5, 2009   The Arizona Republic
Small farms are getting some attention from the Obama Administration, but what's still holding them back is the proper infrastructure, according to this piece from <em>Citiwire</em>.
Mar 30, 2009   Citiwire