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September 1, 2019, 1pm PDT
Pilot programs are a way to test out a policy or program to ensure it is the right solution before investing significant amounts of money. But they also pose a variety of challenges.
Governing
August 30, 2019, 9am PDT
Nevada is one of 15 states in the Western Road Usage Charge Consortium that are considering a transition from funding their transportation budgets largely by taxing the gallons of fuel that vehicles burn to charging drivers for miles driven.
Route Fifty
August 30, 2019, 8am PDT
Local governments in Southern California have chafed at a call from Governor Gavin Newsom for 1.3 million new homes over the next decade. The Southern California Association of Governments has proposed only 430,000.
The Los Angeles Times
August 29, 2019, 7am PDT
Car dependence will have to end for the most ambitious climate plans put forward by Democratic candidates for president to have the desired effect.
Curbed
August 29, 2019, 6am PDT
Transit agencies, affordable housing developers, and many others might be envious of the kind of leeway sources say President Trump is willing to grant in the name of project delivery.
The Washington Post
August 28, 2019, 12pm PDT
Assemblyman Phil Ting seeks to dramatically increase the state electric vehicle sales rebate of $2,500, motivated in part by the phasing-out of the federal EV tax credit of $7,500. The bill rules out significant revenue sources.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
August 28, 2019, 6am PDT
The agency is selling land outside of the city on a commuter rail line in a move that could become more common as a revenue-generating strategy.
CityLab
August 28, 2019, 5am PDT
The Danish capital has an ambitious goal to be the world’s greenest and most bike-friendly city, and it is taking big steps to make that happen soon.
Fast Company
August 27, 2019, 11am PDT
José Alzorriz was killed while waiting on a bike at a red light. An SUV, T-boned by a red light-runner, literally flew into him.
The New York Times
August 27, 2019, 8am PDT
Mayor LaToya Cantrell wants the planning department to explore and offer up suggestions for ways the city can address its affordable housing needs.
NOLA.com
August 27, 2019, 5am PDT
The city is expanding outreach to homeless people in order to move them off the subway and steer them toward housing and social services.
Smart Cities Dive
Blog post
August 26, 2019, 2pm PDT
With a timber rich state and a desire to fight climate change, mass timber and CLT could become Jay Inslee's signature green economy success in Washington State.
ConorBronsdon
August 26, 2019, 12pm PDT
While the state of New York would surely lover federal help in building out several infrastructure projects around New York City, a tweet from President Trump over the weekend seemed to overpromise regarding the Second Avenue Subway.
Crain's New York Business
August 26, 2019, 11am PDT
New agreements and the first cutbacks in water usage signal the start of concerted efforts keep the river and reservoirs from dropping to dangerous levels.
Arizona Republic
August 26, 2019, 10am PDT
A proposed rail line would run from downtown Portland, Oregon, to the suburbs. The budget has increased significantly, and many funding and project scope questions remain.
Oregon Live
August 26, 2019, 9am PDT
A proposal for a large development in the Coachella Valley, near Joshua Tree National Park, is facing obstacles once again as the planning commission fails to recommend the plan move forward.
Desert Sun
August 26, 2019, 7am PDT
As cities around the world face the effects of climate change head on, they have been pushing policy forward and taking action at the local level. But they are also creating networks that have a much broader impact beyond individual cities.
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
August 26, 2019, 6am PDT
The initiative focuses on safety, but fatalities are up and ridership growth is down in New York City. How is Vision Zero missing the mark?
Jalopnik
August 25, 2019, 9am PDT
Larry Kosmont identifies the fiscal dysfunction driving city resistance to state-mandated density and offers institutional explanations for California’s current housing crisis.
The Planning Report
August 23, 2019, 1pm PDT
Due to the adoption of the Zero-Emission Vehicle standard by the state's air quality commission last week, there will be a much greater selection of electric vehicles available for interested Colorado consumers. Sales should reach 5% by 2023.
NGT News