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19 hours ago
With gas tax revenues projected to fall this fiscal year due to the pandemic, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation argues it needs additional revenue to bridge its growing funding gap and repair crucial infrastructure.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
21 hours ago
"Purely an accident" is how the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department characterized the one-person, single-vehicle rollover crash that severely injured golfing celebrity Tiger Woods on Feb. 23 while driving on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
Los Angeles Times
23 hours ago
A new Regional Plan Association initiative is assessing potential solutions to historic inequities in planning policy.
Regional Plan Association
Yesterday
Critics of a controversial desalination project planned for Orange County claim Governor Newsom is pressuring officials to support the plant in spite of environmental concerns.
Los Angeles Times
Yesterday
The plunge in daily new coronavirus cases has ceased and may be climbing again, but the news is brighter when looking at the summer. Most of the public health experts interviewed by The New York Times believe a surge is likely but not inevitable.
The New York Times
Yesterday
The city passed a proposal to limit the number of whole-home vacation rentals and implement new regulations and fees for rental property owners.
Voice of San Diego
Yesterday
Council members complain that the Oak Cliff Streetcar is a "vanity project" that drains money from other potential transit improvements.
D Magazine
Yesterday
The plan, which looks more than two decades into the future, seeks to modernize the city's transit system, address inequities, and improve regional connectivity.
WHYY
2 days ago
The Infrastructure for Rebuilding America program will, for the first time, support projects aimed specifically at reducing emissions and fighting the effects of climate change and environmental racism.
TechCrunch
3 days ago
New research shows that excessive noise levels have significant negative impacts on heart health.
The Atlantic
4 days ago
The state legislature is weighing three proposals that seek to fund improvements to aging infrastructure and upgrade the state's transportation network.
Seattle Times
4 days ago
A new proposal would improve wait times for area buses and bring more households within walking distance to transit stops.
NOLA.com
5 days ago
New York's busy airspace can be an inescapable nightmare for residents who experience noise pollution on a daily basis.
StreetsBlog NYC
5 days ago
A group of venue owners formed in response to the pandemic successfully got a $15 billion support bill passed to help small venues stay afloat during the pandemic.
Bloomberg CityLab
5 days ago
The state legislature passed a bill calling for a study of the proposed law and its effects in other states.
The Washington Post
5 days ago
Strengthening U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's civil rights enforcement could send a powerful signal to communities resistant to changing discriminatory housing rules.
Vox
5 days ago
If completed, the North Atlantic Rail project could transform New England's transportation landscape.
Bloomberg CityLab
6 days ago
The Arctic blast that shut down power to millions of Texas households last week has brought renewed attention to the isolated Texas power grid that prevented the operator from importing out-of-state electricity.
Austin American-Statesman
6 days ago
City leaders want to build more off-leash dog parks, partly as a response to the trend of "pandemic puppies" that has led to a sharp spike in urban dog ownership.
The Boston Globe
6 days ago
In a decision that is still impossible in most of the country, Chicago's Department of Planning and Development is requiring housing and reduced surface parking to approve a retail project.
Streetsblog Chicago