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President Donald Trump

May 4, 2020, 10am PDT
As a majority of states relax stay-at-home restrictions, a prestigious team of experts from the University of Minnesota, Harvard and Tulane universities warns that the coronavirus will likely last 18 to 24 more months, returning in successive waves.
CNN
May 4, 2020, 6am PDT
Contentious policy revisions at the Environmental Protection Agency roll back data-guided policies under the Trump administration.
Nature
April 19, 2020, 7am PDT
As President Donald Trump eyes May 1 for "opening up states," he might want to look at states that never shut down businesses to understand his public health advisor's warning that "the virus makes the timeline."
The Washington Post
April 16, 2020, 5am PDT
Part I was shutting down the economy on a multi-state basis in the absence of federal leadership. Part II will be opening them up in spite of federal assertiveness.
Politico
April 6, 2020, 5am PDT
Public health experts were pleased that Trump extended his coronavirus guidelines, but they remain advisory, left to state and local governments to implement. Nine states have yet to issue stay-at-home orders, leaving the nation vulnerable to COVID.
The Hill
March 30, 2020, 1pm PDT
Shortly after the two health experts on his task force estimated that the COVID-19 death toll could reach 200,000 and that no metro area would be spared, President Trump announced on Sunday that he would extend the 15-day guidelines through April.
The Washington Post
March 24, 2020, 12pm PDT
President Trump signaled that he was considering lifting the public health guidelines at the end of the 15-day period on March 30 due to the severe economic impacts caused by containment strategies despite mounting deaths caused by the pandemic.
The Washington Post
March 18, 2020, 10am PDT
High population density is viewed as an environmental benefit in terms of decreasing emissions, particularly from transportation, but from the public health perspective of containing the spread of COVID-19, it might be a significant negative.
The Washington Post
March 1, 2020, 11am PST
Transportation seems like an afterthought on the campaign trail, but Transportation for America is shining light on the issue by providing an evaluation of each campaign's transportation plan.
Transportation for America
February 10, 2020, 11am PST
The president spoke briefly about infrastructure in his third State of the Union address last Tuesday, urging Congress to pass the bipartisan America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer had a lot more to say.
Transport Topics
September 24, 2019, 6am PDT
Shortly after a tumultuous visit to California focusing on the homelessness crisis in San Francisco and Los Angeles, Trump administration has released a report on homelessness that is already facing criticism.
Los Angeles Times
September 19, 2019, 7am PDT
The announcement was made Wednesday morning in a series of tweets by President Trump while raising cash from willing donors at several fundraisers in California. The formal announcement from EPA and DOT is set for Thursday.
San Francisco Chronicle
August 29, 2019, 6am PDT
Transit agencies, affordable housing developers, and many others might be envious of the kind of leeway sources say President Trump is willing to grant in the name of project delivery.
The Washington Post
August 26, 2019, 12pm PDT
While the state of New York would surely lover federal help in building out several infrastructure projects around New York City, a tweet from President Trump over the weekend seemed to overpromise regarding the Second Avenue Subway.
Crain's New York Business
August 24, 2019, 7am PDT
Technological improvements and market demand have buoyed the sector against the Trump adminsitration’s attacks.
Utility Dive
July 4, 2019, 11am PDT
President Donald Trump has low opinions on the state of a few very specific cities.
The Washington Post
June 26, 2019, 2pm PDT
New efforts by the Trump administration to potentially curtail local land use regulations require closer examination.
The New York Times
June 25, 2019, 12pm PDT
President Trump is scheduled to sign an executive order today that will create a federal-level group to study the obstructionist practices of local governments and the potential for a federal response.
The Wall Street Journal
June 14, 2019, 12pm PDT
President Trump made good on his promise last October to lift the E15 ban in time for the summer driving season. Not mentioned by the Des Moines Register are the downsides to allowing the higher ethanol blend to be sold during the summer, e.g., smog.
Los Angeles Times
May 17, 2019, 1pm PDT
Housing advocates blame the neglect of the federal government on the state of public housing in the United States. The Trump administration says government can't keep throwing money at the problems of public housing.
NPR