Some cities, like Nashville, have been keeping pace with the economic growth of more internationally renowned cities like San Francisco and Seattle.
Writing for Reuters, Howard Schneider cites Nashville as its case study in an examination of the economic performance of cities in an era defined by haves and have-nots.
According to article Nashville is an example of how some winners in the post-recession economic landscape have emerged from a new list of cities, not including familiar superstar cities like San Francisco or New York. The problems are that the reasons behind Nashville's success can't necessarily be duplicated (i.e., there was luck involved with Nashville's winning) and many cities are increasingly left behind the cities that are basking in success.
The divide between experiences in U.S. cities (a divide documented between urban and rural settings as well) helped elevate Donald Trump the White House, according to the article, and the continuing trend worries bankers and economists about the long-term prospects for recovery in some parts of the country.
Indiana Once Again Considering Ban on Dedicated Transit Lanes
The proposed legislation would impact the construction of planned IndyGo Blue Line, the third phase of the city’s bus rapid transit system.
LA Freeway Ramp ‘Quietly Canceled’
A 2018 lawsuit forced Metro and Caltrans to do full environmental reviews of the project, leading to its cancellation.
LA’s ‘Spongy’ Infrastructure Captured Almost 9 Billion Gallons of Water
The city is turning away from stormwater management practices that shuttle water to the ocean, building infrastructure that collects and directs it underground instead.
Newark Kicks Off $1 Home Sale Program
The city sold seven properties as part of an effort to revive blighted sites and encourage housing production.
Micromobility Operators Call for Better Links to Transit
For shared mobility to succeed, systems must tap into the connectivity and funding potential offered by closer collaboration with public transit.
Retaining Transit Workers Is About More Than Wages
An analysis of California transit employees found a high rate of burnout among operators who face unpredictable work schedules, high housing costs, and occasional violence.
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