Government / Politics

5 hours ago
A "white supremacist" law that blocks public housing in the state is up for repeal—again.
Los Angeles Times
6 hours ago
New Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has reversed the position of his campaign, when he pledged to toll only heavy trucks to tackle traffic congestion. In an op-ed, Lamont explains why all vehicles must be tolled. He also rules out a gas tax hike.
Stamford Advocate
Yesterday
William H. Frey, a demographer with Brookings, argues that racial diversity is a good thing for the country by many measures. Trump's wall would make it harder to benefit from demographic changes, but changes is still coming.
Brookings: The Avenue
Yesterday
A member of Ottawa’s city council says transit commissioners should support women’s rights and believe that climate change is real.
Ottawa Citizen
Yesterday
Gov. J.B. Pritzker has a $134 billion problem in unfunded pension liabilities. Along with several other measures, his administration is considering selling state assets, including the Illinois Tollway, to fill the hole.
Chicago Tribune
Yesterday
Ontario Progressive Conservatives want the province to take ownership of the city of Toronto's subway network and take responsibility for maintaining and construction.
The Star
2 days ago
The city of Covington is conducting public hearings to gather feedback on at the outset of an 18-month process of rewriting its zoning code.
City of Covington
3 days ago
New York City and State offered up nearly $3 billion in incentives to lure Amazon and its 25,000 high-paying jobs to Queens only to see the tech company cancel their plans after local opposition materialized. Was their retreat too hasty?
The New York Times
4 days ago
A San Francisco Chronicle editorial warns that San Francisco must find funds, intended to come from the state's ambitious rail project, to extend the Caltrain commuter rail line to the SalesForce Transit Center.
San Francisco Chronicle
4 days ago
For many people with mobility challenges, just getting to an accessible subway station in New York is an impossibility.
The New York Times
5 days ago
The city is seeing more transit use and biking, but driving and congestion are also on the rise.
Curbed San Francisco
5 days ago
New census data shows that millennials and seniors are migrating less, a result of the Great Recession and its economic impacts. For those who are moving, cities in the Sun Belt have been primary destinations.
Brookings
5 days ago
The Trump administration's critiques of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) took a strange turn this week.
The Real Deal
6 days ago
While ride-hailing is on the horizon for the Canadian city, the experience so far without the mode provides useful insight into its effects on regional mobility.
Slate
February 13, 2019, 12pm PST
Transit is not providing what many travelers need, in terms of both location and service. The result is that transit use is a time and financial burden for those who can least afford it.
The Nation
February 13, 2019, 11am PST
The state's ferry system has seen ridership increases year after year, and a new plan outlines the long-range measures needed to keep up with the growth.
The Urbanist
February 13, 2019, 9am PST
In Philadelphia, letting pedestrians cross at more places helps challenge the norms that privilege cars.
The Inquirer / Philly.com
February 13, 2019, 8am PST
The San Francisco-to-Los Angeles bullet train may have to be renamed the Central Valley High-Speed Train according to the announcement by the new governor in his first state-of-the-state address.
Reuters
February 12, 2019, 10am PST
A new bill in the Oregon Legislature, technically called a "legislative concept," would set up a California-style cap-and-trade program, calling for steep greenhouse gas emission reductions by 2035 and 2050.
Oregon Public Broadcasting
February 11, 2019, 8am PST
Assembly and Senate Republicans agree that the best way to fill the transportation funding gap is to add tolls to existing highways and bridges, yet they won't add toll infrastructure funding to the budget. A gas tax could be implemented immediately.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel