Data generated by travel modes can inform planners and regulators in improving the transportation system, but private mobility companies often restrict their access for concerns about privacy and competition.
The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) renewed its contract with Transdev to oversee transit operation, but is also making significant changes to the management structure, including bringing management positions inside the authority.
The city of New Orleans needs approval from the State Legislature and the state's voters before it can implement tax relief measures meant to give more first-time homebuyers access to the housing market.
A new spirit of cooperation will guide a new study about regional transit with the potential of leading to substantial changes for the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority and Jefferson Transit systems.
The city of New Orleans is pushing the state to allow property tax relief in neighborhoods where housing values are soaring—the proposal is designed to stabilize neighborhoods undergoing rapid investment and transformation.
The New Orleans City Planning Commission recently released a report recommending three "potentially mandatory" inclusionary zoning initiatives. The city is working against a deadline from the governor.
With a $2.6 million grant already in hand to research the process of planning and developing protected bikes, the city of New Orleans is seeking more funding in the hopes of adding 75 miles of protected bike lanes.