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6 days ago
Vermont enabled tax increment financing (TIF) for the city of Burlington in 1985, in keeping with a nationwide trend at the time. TIF is still a major player in the state's redevelopment efforts to this day.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
6 days ago
Katy Young Yaroslavsky discusses the the Measure W Implementation Ordinance and the committee appointees tasked with determining how this new funding will flow into community water projects.
The Planning Report
September 14, 2019, 7am PDT
The Port Authority of Allegheny County is slowly but surely removing a significant number of bus stops from 98 routes in the system. Two routes are under review right now.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
September 13, 2019, 7am PDT
After the challenges of a rainy season with persistent flooding last year, New Orleans is ensuring that the future of its development is more stormwater friendly than its past.
NOLA.com
September 13, 2019, 6am PDT
The Bloede Dam was the most downstream of a series of three dams on the Patapsco River in the Patapsco Valley State Park in Maryland. Now all three dams have been removed, concluding with the Bloede Dam, and the river runs free.
American Rivers
September 12, 2019, 12pm PDT
Google Maps is built for able-bodied people, but the AccessMap Seattle app is for everyone.
Yes!
September 12, 2019, 11am PDT
The city of Galveston has more to do to live up to its own standards in accessing and protecting the gulf coast.
Associated Press via the Houston Chronicle
September 12, 2019, 8am PDT
Jeff Speck, planning consultant and author of Walkable City, writes an opinion piece for the Houston Chronicle to oppose the plan to widen the I-45 freeway in Houston.
Houston Chronicle
September 12, 2019, 7am PDT
After ten years of state-sponsored Amtrak service in Virginia, ridership is growing. There are also opportunities for more growth.
Greater Greater Washington
September 12, 2019, 6am PDT
As the state authority responsible for the regional planning and zoning of the Hackensack Meadowlands District, the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority recently proposed the "Draft Hackensack Meadowlands District Master Plan Update 2020."
Jersey Journal
September 11, 2019, 10am PDT
Google's plans for the Diridon Transit Village are much more clear.
The Architect's Newspaper
September 11, 2019, 7am PDT
September 9 marked the 60th anniversary of a defining moment in U.S. transportation history.
Eno Center for Transportation
September 11, 2019, 6am PDT
The latest mobility survey conducted by the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) has some bad news about congestion and travel times.
Curbed New York
September 11, 2019, 5am PDT
Seven million drivers have used the toll lanes on I-75 and I-575 in Georgia since they opened a year ago.
The Atlanta-Journal Constitution
September 10, 2019, 2pm PDT
Are pedestrian walk buttons effective, or do they only give us the illusion of control? It can vary.
WAMU
September 10, 2019, 7am PDT
At least one of the country's largest cities has positive progress to report when it comes to reducing the number of people killed on streets.
Streetsblog Chicago
September 10, 2019, 6am PDT
A $1.6 billion plan to expand Ga. 400 is taking shape in Fulton County and not every local entity is happy about the state's vision for the future of the route.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
September 9, 2019, 12pm PDT
Virgin Trains USA, formerly Brightline, is making progress on long-anticipated plans for a high-speed rail connection between Las Vegas and Victorville, California.
ABC News
September 9, 2019, 11am PDT
Months after ending a program to help cities fund transportation infrastructure improvements, a company official says city governments were misusing the funds.
Smart Cities Dive
September 9, 2019, 10am PDT
European researchers have published a new study in the journal Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment that might be a hard pill to swallow for some transit advocates.
Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment