Infrastructure

October 26, 2016, 1pm PDT
The overwhelming majority of states that increased gas taxes last year were Republican-controlled. In states where the legislature is split, it's more difficult to approve transportation funding legislation. Down-ballot races may prove decisive.
Governing
October 26, 2016, 8am PDT
A recent report has shed light on the lack of pedestrian signals at intersections around the city of New Orleans, where pedestrians have been injured or killed at greater rates than more populous neighboring parishes.
The Advocate
October 25, 2016, 8am PDT
An example from St. Louis County shows one way that sprawl is subsidized by areas closer to the regional center.
nextSTL
October 25, 2016, 7am PDT
The city of Woodland, Washington, offers a case study in government funding. Voters there will consider a sales tax as part of its transportation benefit district, but the benefit could extend to the police department as well.
The Columbian
October 24, 2016, 11am PDT
Details are emerging about the how and where of a proposed a bus rapid transit (BRT) connection between Downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 24, 2016, 8am PDT
The Akron City Council will this week decide on legislation that could at it to the roster of cities that have reformed parking requirements.
Akron Beacon Journal
October 23, 2016, 9am PDT
The Courier-Journal is launching a series of reports on the city of Louisville's ongoing work to clean up its sewer system.
Courier-Journal
October 21, 2016, 11am PDT
Sometimes it seems like it will never rain again in Los Angeles, but the river running through the city is still a significant flood risk.
Los Angeles Times
October 20, 2016, 9am PDT
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted this week to begin the processing of updating the 20-year-old Los Angeles River Master Plan.
Curbed LA
October 20, 2016, 5am PDT
The Virginia county of Arlington has written into law the ability to create shared streets as well as streets that prioritize pedestrians.
Arlington County
October 19, 2016, 12pm PDT
Remember President Obama's 2009 economic stimulus program? Add another completed project to the program's successes: the restoration of the multi-modal 1874 iconic Eads Bridge connecting St. Louis and East St. Louis, Ill. over the Mississippi River.
AASHTO Journal
October 19, 2016, 11am PDT
Two economists discuss how specific kinds of deregulation could speed up growth. They emphasize planning issues: local overregulation of development and the high cost of infrastructure, among others.
Bloomberg View
October 19, 2016, 8am PDT
With tidal flooding on the rise for a decade, the most recent King Tide served as another reminder of the need for South Florida to prepare for rising seas.
Miami Herald
October 19, 2016, 7am PDT
California wants the region to work together to deal with the impacts of climate change.
San Francisco Chronicle
October 19, 2016, 6am PDT
The plan to replace the Interstate 81 elevated highway through Syracuse, NY is now down to two options after the New York DOT nixed the tunnel plan.
The Post-Standard
October 18, 2016, 8am PDT
The federal government officially downgraded the safety risk of installing bike boxes at intersections.
Streetsblog USA
October 17, 2016, 2pm PDT
A successful TOD will be predicated upon three core elements: 1) development; 2) transit; and 3) transit-friendly amenities. While focus tends to be on the first two elements, this article provides insights on the importance of the third element.
Renewal & Redevelopment (Association for Redevelopment Initiatives)
October 17, 2016, 5am PDT
The New York Times looks into the decline of New Jersey Transit commuter railroad, rated as outstanding only nine years ago. Much of the decline can be traced to decisions by the Christie administration beginning in 2010.
The New York Times
October 16, 2016, 11am PDT
A new study compares regional population densities to transit systems to find out which transit systems have maximized their reach.
CityLab
October 16, 2016, 9am PDT
Opponents of the ST3 transit funding measure in Seattle have argued that bus rapid transit is a cheaper alternative to light rail. A local write counter argues that point by making the economic case for light rail.
The Urbanist