News

11 min ago
A group of researchers monitoring government websites noticed changes to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's website. The changes fit into the Trump Administration's "America First" politics.
Climate Central
1 hour ago
A nascent effort to legalize casino gambling in the state of Georgia fell short of the necessary legislative support.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
2 hours ago
For low-income residents in high-cost areas, there's no substitute for the public sector to provide below-market rate housing. But for middle-income households, the market should be able to produce housing without subsidy. So why doesn't this happen?
Shelterforce/Rooflines
3 hours ago
The new INRIX Traffic Scorecard uses "big" data to calculate congestion costs. Like previous studies, it exaggerates traffic congestion costs and roadway expansion benefits.
Yet Another Flawed Congestion Report from Inrix. Big Data Provides Little Insight
18 hours ago
The California high-speed rail project is not alone in confronting legal and political obstacles. The main issue in Texas that has aroused opposition to the privately financed, 240-mile Dallas to Houston bullet train is the use of eminent domain.
The Texas Tribune
19 hours ago
After repainting the lanes on Rainier Avenue in Seattle, the street works better for everyone. If it's that easy, why isn't the model implemented more widely?
Seattle Bike Blog
20 hours ago
Denver and Austin were finalists in the competition. Since then, they've found ways to implement their ideas.
Governing
21 hours ago
Mimicking traffic cops, local townsfolk have resorted to speed checking passing cars with blow dryers.
BBC
22 hours ago
Diverting billions of dollars of sales tax revenue from the state's general fund to the Texas Department of Transportation is taking a toll on other programs that lawmakers must fund.
The Texas Tribune
23 hours ago
A new study explores how the built environment influences vehicle miles traveled.
Streetsblog USA
Yesterday
One man's noise pollution is another man's symphony.
CityLab
Yesterday
The city of St. Louis is taking the first official steps toward the ambitious Northside-Southside MetroLink proposal.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Feature
Yesterday
Planning Department Director Aubrey McDermid discusses planning's role in the Oklahoma City's ongoing reinvestment and revitalization.
Josh Stephens
Yesterday
It's not just Oroville and Elko County. By 2020, 70 percent of the dams in the United States will be more than 50 years old.
The New York Times
Yesterday
An early look at designs for a protected bike lane on Florida Avenue shows the District Department of Transportation keeping pace with its tradition of ambitious bike infrastructure projects.
Greater Greater Washington
Yesterday
In Seattle, about 54 percent of the households rent their homes, but they have few places to collectively voice their opinions on critical matters like rent control, move-in fees, and transit. Some city councilmembers hope to change that, however.
The Seattle Times
Yesterday
Associate Professors Yunwoo Nam and lead PI Changbum Ahn from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, were recently awarded an NSF grant entitled "Human-Centric Sensing Platform to Assess Neighborhood Physical Disorder."
University of Nebraska College of Architecture
2 days ago
Public comment is now open on the plan, which aims to make walking and bicycling safe and equitable options by 2040.
Streetsblog California
2 days ago
The NYC Transit Explorer from Sidewalk Labs shows how much transit service New Yorkers stand to lose when the L Train shuts down for 18 months.
Sidewalk Talk
2 days ago
The Los Angeles Times Editorial Board issues a strong critique of ongoing Republican efforts to gut the Endangered Species Act.
Los Angeles Times
2 days ago
The second project bearing Trump's name will open next week in Canada. Donald Jr. and Eric Trump will be on hand for the opening. The mayor of the city will not.
Associated Press via The Mercury News