After an initial proposal a year ago, prompting immediate and strong criticism, the Chicago Transit Authority has completed its environmental assessment of a proposal designed to improve service capacity at the infamous bottleneck of Clark Junction.
May 21, 2015 Crain's Chicago Business
Detroit is infamous for its lack of regional transit (or local transit for that matter), but the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan this month launched a master planning process that could finally fill some of the region's gaps.
May 21, 2015 The Detroit News
Walk Score released an updated ranking of the best cities for biking—including Bike Scores for a total of 154 U.S. cities—in time for Bike to Work Week and National Bike Month.
May 17, 2015 Redfin
Local officials in Lake County, located north of Chicago, are concerned about the revenue implications of a decision to preserve a parcel of land they view as a potential commercial development.
May 15, 2015 Lake County News-Sun
The Northwestern Pacific RR served Marin and Sonoma counties and the North Coast in the 1890s. The route of the new SMART train, while not as long, will run in the same right-of-way, starting next year. One new train was on display in San Rafael.
May 14, 2015 Marin Independent Journal
Expanded use of tax increment financing is on the table in Chicago—a city that invests less than its peers on building and running transit.
May 12, 2015 Chi.Streetsblog
Animals are more than just guests or co-habitants in our cities, according to an article in New Scientist—they're a critical component of the infrastructure that keeps cities running.
May 6, 2015 New Scientist
A new mapping project allows new access to information about Chicago's controversial tax increment financing mechanism. Now at least the debate will include visuals.
May 6, 2015 Curbed Chicago
A new study by Harvard economists provides the best evidence yet that where children grow up matters to the outcomes of their lives.
May 4, 2015 New York Times
Geoff Edgers details the challenge ahead for park advocates fighting to protect Chicago open space from two powerful forces: the White House and George Lucas.
May 1, 2015 The Washington Post