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Texas Court Vacates Federal Emissions Rule

The decision vacates a USDOT rule that would have required states to establish emission reduction plans.

March 31 - Smart Cities Dive

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Washington DC Launches Open Data Chatbot

City data is now available literally at the public’s fingertips, no data analytics skills required.

March 31 - Cities Today

Single-Family Housing Construction

Understanding Affordable Housing Lingo

20 key terms in the affordable housing discussion.

March 29 - Multi-Housing News

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Undoing Biden's EV Rule

The partisan divide over how government should reduce greenhouse gas emissions was on full display after the Biden administration finalized its emissions standards rule for light and medium duty vehicles on March 20.

March 29 - Office of U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan

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Boston Moves Zoning Reform Forward

The ‘Squares + Streets’ plan creates form-based zoning templates for neighborhoods that promote mixed use and denser housing near transit.

March 29 - The National Law Review

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Anchorage Leaders Debate Zoning Reform Plan

Last year, the city produced the fewest new housing units in a decade.

March 28 - Anchorage Daily News

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How to Protect Pedestrians With Disabilities

Public agencies don’t track traffic deaths and injuries involving disabled people, leaving a gap in data to guide safety interventions.

March 28 - Governing

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Colorado Town Fills Workforce Housing Need With ‘Dorm-Style’ Housing

Median rent in Steamboat Springs is $4,000 per month.

March 28 - CBS News

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Indian States Give Women Free Bus Passes

The programs are part of an initiative aimed at helping more women join the workforce and improving access to basic needs.

March 28 - Next City

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Study: How to Revitalize Downtown Minneapolis

A proposal calls for a reevaluation of the city’s skyways, a focus on street-facing businesses, and an improved public realm.

March 28 - Minneapolis Post

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Milwaukee Residents Challenge Freeway Expansion

Residents are voicing opposition to a planned expansion of Interstate 94, arguing that the project would eliminate the limited green space in the neighborhood.

March 28 - Spectrum News 1

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New York Congestion Pricing Approved by MTA Board

The program took another step forward as the board approved a proposed pricing scheme, but lawsuits still stand in the way of full implementation.

March 28 - Smart Cities Dive

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Video: Making Transit Better

How trackless trams and other innovations can make U.S. transit more efficient.

March 28 - CNBC Marathon

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LA-to-San Francisco Night Train Closer to Reality

A train operator has entered into formal negotiations with Union Pacific to move the project forward with a projected launch date of 2025.

March 27 - SFGate

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Lawsuit Aims to Stop Dodger Stadium Gondola

A proposed aerial tram project that would shuttle visitors to L.A.’s Dodger Stadium faces backlash from environmental and community groups.

March 27 - Los Angeles Times

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Why Parking Reform Goes Hand in Hand With More Housing

To achieve the full benefits of ‘missing middle housing’ and make way for small-lot construction, cities must rethink parking mandates.

March 27 - Sightline

Aerial view of Ohana mental health facility in Monterey, California with wavy silver roof.

Mental Health Facility Uses Design to Improve Outcomes

Far from the drab and claustrophobic mental health facilities of cinematic fame, Ohana aims to serve patients in an aesthetically soothing, nature-driven environment.

March 27 - Bloomberg CityLab

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FHWA Opens $45 Million in Bike and Pedestrian Grants

Active Transportation grants are aimed at helping communities build and maintain bike and pedestrian infrastructure.

March 27 - Traffic Technology Today

Green highway signs on Highway 23 for Ann Arbor and Flint, Michigan.

Ann Arbor Calls for Highway Bus Service

The city council voted unanimously in support of a plan to build more transit and park-and-ride options rather than expand a highway with more car lanes.

March 27 - M Live

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Florida Passes Outdoor Sleeping Ban

Florida is the latest state to pass legislation barring unhoused people from sleeping or camping on public property.

March 27 - USA Today

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