United States

If there's a solid take-away from the California Field Poll, it is not to ask residents how they feel about raising gas taxes, or any one option for that matter. Rather, offer a menu of funding alternatives and the results become more meaningful.
2 hours ago   Sacramento Bee
You've probably read the news that the country has recovered all the jobs lost in the Great Recession. A new report that analyzes four measures of economic health at the county level reveals a much bleaker picture of the economic recovery.
Jan 19, 2015   Governing
Throwing money at our housing problems is clearly not the answer, but are there ideas from markets in Europe that might work for us?
Jan 18, 2015   Rooflines
Charles Krauthammer offers his own brand of gas tax hike that differs from others mentioned recently. One, it's much bigger. Two, revenues won't be used for transportation. It would be revenue neutral; all funds would be returned to taxpayers.
Jan 17, 2015   The Washington Post
Emanuel Maiberg discusses an ongoing crisis in a simulated version of reality familiar to many planners—i.e., the homelessness problem in SimCity 4.
Jan 17, 2015   Motherboard
What better way to wind down from a long week thinking about cities and maps and transportation than by taking a quiz to show off your knowledge of cities and maps and transportation?
Jan 16, 2015   The Washington Post
Two recent studies find evidence of a powerful "neighborhood effect" for economic mobility—especially on the incomes of blue collar and service workers as compared to knowledge and creative workers.
Jan 16, 2015   CityLab
With implications on the narrative of peak driving and on the economic forces that drive the country, a new study reveals that some statewide populations began driving less as early as 1992.
Jan 16, 2015   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
Even local officials who prefer to talk about the fiscal rebound of their cities will not be able to accept escalating inequality as a byproduct of urban growth forever.
Jan 15, 2015   Rooflines
President Barack Obama hopes to add to his "climate legacy" by having the EPA adopt the nation's first regulations to reduce methane emissions, the second most prevalent greenhouse gas emission after carbon dioxide, but far more powerful.
Jan 15, 2015   Los Angeles Times
Alta Bicycle Share is now known as Motivate. So let it be written. So let it be done.
Jan 15, 2015   StreetsBlog NYC