News

32 min ago
"To get beyond NIMBYism, we first must understand it," writes Richard Florida.
CityLab
1 hour ago
In terms of travel times, jobs, and facilities, Tampa Bay ranks last or close to last in every category that measures public transit service and spending.
Tampa Bay Times
2 hours ago
"All aboard to funkytown," writes Chloe Booker, transporting readers to a time and a place where the trains had soul and the bells had bottoms.
The Sydney Morning Herald
3 hours ago
Choosing cartography as a career is a natural result of a lifelong love of maps. National Geographic gathers the proof.
National Geographic
18 hours ago
The man in charge of public transit in the land of streetcars, bridges without cars, and bike-riding congressmembers is calling for three large highway expansion projects.
Portland Tribune
19 hours ago
A new series of articles, launched by a big feature earlier this month, will explore the changes occurring in the famous and beloved city of Nashville.
The Tennessean
20 hours ago
Planners are hard at work in a unique corner of the city of Philadelphia—the Far Northeast.
PlanPhilly
21 hours ago
Cheyenne Plaza LLC asked to have the bus stop near their property removed and the Cheyenne Transit Program obliged.
Wyoming Tribune Eagle
Blog post
22 hours ago
Some evidence suggests that apartments lead to more greenhouse gas emissions per capita than houses. Does this mean that suburbs pollute less than cities? Probably not.
Michael Lewyn
23 hours ago
The first environmental regulation to be rescinded under President Trump was the Stream Protection Rule. It will not be the last. The president has his eyes on a rule that limits greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants.
The Washington Post
Yesterday
Members of Congress are mobilizing to protect the popular New Market Tax Credit program, which has offered benefits in rural and urban environments.
Next City
Yesterday
Even as extensions to the Gold Line and Measure S seem to paint a brighter future for public transit in Los Angeles, commuters continue to use less public transit, especially buses.
Los Angeles Times
Yesterday
The process of redeveloping the site of one of the country's most infamous public housing complexes, Cabrini-Green in Chicago, will soon take another substantial step into the future.
Chicago Tribune
Yesterday
The new Transit-Walkability Collaborative works to create safe, healthy, equitable, and sustainable communities by harnessing the synergy between walkability and quality public transit service.
Transit-Walkability Collaborative
Feature
Yesterday
The challenge facing the nation's infrastructure is massive in scale, requiring ambition lacking since the New Deal and Eisenhower eras. Building on those historic models, the following op-ed suggests a "WPA 2.0" approach to infrastructure.
Armando Carbonell and Susannah Drake
Yesterday
With experts predicting widespread autonomous vehicle (AV) adoption in the not-too-distant-future, many policymakers, designers, and ordinary citizens are left scratching their heads, uncertain of what to expect and how to prepare.
Doggerel
Yesterday
Bus ridership has dropped for many years in New York City, but much of the bleeding is concentrated in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Could the congestion problems of the central city be the reason for the declining use of bus transit?
StreetsBlog NYC
Yesterday
A new debate has emerged, starting from a source very close to the project, about the effects of the High Line in New York City.
CityLab
Yesterday
So much for the 2015 record of 3.148 trillion miles. Last year saw a cumulative travel increase of 2.8 percent to 3.218 trillion miles, setting a new record as cheap gas contributed to increased driving.
E&E News
Yesterday
A new report and hearings by the state's House and Senate environment committees has put a cap-and-trade policy to curb carbon emissions back in play in Salem.
Statesman Journal
2 days ago
Joe Cortright argues for a new approach to the discussion about the country's dependence on automobiles: talk about responsibility, not morals.
City Observatory