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3 days ago
Concerns about the impact on a nearby butterfly preserve, a judge in Texas finally shutdown private construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The Washington Post
4 days ago
Washington state voters expecting to see their vehicle registration fees drop to $30 on Thursday due to the passage of Initiative 976 on Nov. 5 might have to wait much longer after a King County Superior Court judge put the measure on hold.
The Seattle Times
5 days ago
A new 57-cent tax will help fund affordable housing and a few transportation programs in Seattle.
The Seattle Times
6 days ago
Records in Salt Lake City show that police in Salt Lake City concentrate jaywalking enforcement in the corner of the city that houses most of the city's homeless services.
The Salt Lake City Tribune
December 1, 2019, 5am PST
Transit ridership in Norfolk, Virginia, has been lagging, and the city hopes that changes to the bus and rail systems will turn things around.
Greater Greater Washington
November 29, 2019, 7am PST
Despite major opposition by residents, the Madison Common Council approved a $40 motor vehicle registration fee (aka 'wheel tax') on an 11-8 vote on Oct. 29 to help fund the city's new East-West Bus Rapid Transit system.
Wisconsin State Journal
November 27, 2019, 1pm PST
The mayors of Tucson and Phoenix want Congress to blockPresident Donald Trump from removing the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.
Arizona Public Media
November 27, 2019, 11am PST
MSNBC asks if the Trump administration has accomplished with its Department of Transportation, and whether Americans are better off because of those efforts.
MSNBC
November 27, 2019, 5am PST
Philadelphia Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron has had enough with the exclusionary planning tactics of the neighborhood of Society Hill to start calling it the "Republic of Society Hill."
The Philadelphia Inquirer
November 23, 2019, 11am PST
Restrictions in North Tulsa are part of a backlash against the dollar stores flooding communities that are food deserts in need of real grocery stores.
The New York Times
November 22, 2019, 12pm PST
Technology is infiltrating every aspect of our lives, but, according to this article, we shouldn't underestimate the nefarious role it plays in urban spaces.
Real Life
November 22, 2019, 11am PST
WeGo Public Transit did not receive a grant to build a transit center, and transit advocates say it’s a sobering setback in light of the agency’s other budget challenges.
News Channel 5 Nashville
November 22, 2019, 8am PST
China's Belt and Road Initiative, a massive program to develop infrastructure in dozens of countries worldwide, may be the largest construction project in history. Its benefits to host countries—and to China itself—remain far from certain.
The Architect's Newspaper
November 22, 2019, 5am PST
Meet the Ugly Gerry font.
The Week
November 21, 2019, 2pm PST
Mobility as a Service (MaaS) relies on technology to streamline transportation and improve access. But apps are not going to be enough for people to leave their cars behind.
CityLab
November 21, 2019, 11am PST
Using treated waste as an agricultural fertilizer is controversial, but the practice has several climate-related benefits.
Yale Climate Connections
November 21, 2019, 10am PST
Bill Witte, CEO and chairman of Related California, discusses how state and local governments ought to respond to the state’s challenges with housing affordability, growth in homelessness, and 'missing middle' housing supply.
The Planning Report
November 20, 2019, 11am PST
Vehicle pollution is making cities around the world unlivable. Some cities have taken steps to curb auto use and emissions, with varying levels of success.
The New York Times
November 20, 2019, 10am PST
The city of L.A.’s first city forest officer, Rachel Malarich, opines on her new role in facilitating cooperation between the city’s departments to achieve a more equitable urban canopy.
VerdeXchange News
November 20, 2019, 8am PST
While recent crackdowns on street vending suggest it is a problem to be fixed, the reality is that street vendors energize urban spaces and make them more accessible for everyone.
Curbed