A bill, HB295, in the Missouri State Legislature would raise rural speed limits, making the state the latest in a group to raise speed limits as traffic fatalities on highways are decreasing.
Jan 4, 2015 St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The Forest Park Southeast neighborhood in St. Louis, including an area known as The Grove, is taking a careful approach to infill development on city-owned lots in light of recent investment and demand.
Dec 23, 2014 nextSTL
Aaron Renn responds to a column in the Kansas City Star lamenting the political inequities of Kansas City's urban setting relative to nearby rural communities.
Dec 19, 2014 Urbanophile
Researchers at the Institute for Quality Communities at the University of Oklahoma prepared a set of images to show the indelible impact of mid-20th century urban renewal on Midwestern cities.
Dec 18, 2014 Institute for Quality Communities
Mike Hendricks reports on road diet plans for Grand Boulevard in Downtown Kansas City.
Dec 17, 2014 The Kansas City Star
Freeways have a rare ability to symbolize both a mundane convenience and a bulwark of segregation. One columnist notes the powerful act of protesting racial injustice by closing freeways.
Dec 1, 2014 nextSTL
Jason Segedy has published a long, brutally frank look at blight and vacant properties, especially at the underappreciated culprit for the woes of so many shrinking cities around the Rust Belt: household decline.
Nov 11, 2014 Notes from the Underground
Plans for the 2.2-mile Loop Trolley in St. Louis have encountered problems before—now planners and construction contractors reportedly have different ideas about how much it will take to build the line.
Nov 10, 2014 nextSTL
Under construction and expected to launch service in Fall 2015, the Kansas City Streetcar will provide frequent service in Downtown Kansas City.
Oct 31, 2014 The Kansas City Star
After five deaths, several states have stopped installing FHWA-approved guardrails which have been said "to turn into spears" when hit by vehicles. An Oct. 20 jury verdict awarded $175 million to a whistleblower to be paid by the rail manufacturer.
Oct 23, 2014 The New York Times