Los Angles Considering Electric Vehicle Requirement for Ride-Hailing Vehicles
Ambitious talk from the mayor of Los Angeles.
Scooter Rides Aren't So Cheap Anymore
Although electric scooter rental companies won't confirm the reasoning behind price increases for scooter rides in the Washington, D.C. region, it's likely the same story will be repeated in other regions as well.
The Environmental and Public Health Toll of the Trump Administration
A bombshell series of stories details the environmental and health costs of many fo the Trump administration's industry friendly regulatory decisions.
Report Offers Strategies for Dockless Bike and Scooter Success
The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy weighs in on the hottest topic in alternative transportation.
MacArthur Genius’s Mission: Enliven the Planning Process
Damon Rich wants constituents and professionals alike to get excited about the bureaucratic slog.
EPA Alleges Fiat Chrysler Cheated Tests Measuring Carbon Pumped Into Atmosphere
The U.S. government will sue Fiat Chrysler Automobiles over software that allowed cars to pass emissions tests while letting out more pollutants than would be allowed.
Rent Control: Illegal in Seattle Since 1981
For a long time now, rent control hasn't been an option to control housing prices in Washington state. Whether rent control works is another question entirely.
Bag Tax Making a Big Difference in Chicago, Study Finds
NYU study finds 30% decrease in use of disposable bags since the city of Chicago implemented a seven-cent tax on them.
New, Modern Regulations May Speed Trains
The Federal Railroad Administration will soon update regulations regarding U.S. trains, this could have major impact on the industry and train travel.
Downtown L.A.'s Chinese Real Estate Cycle
Chinese developers are pouring money into high-rise housing projects in Los Angeles. But will these be pieds-a-terre for absent buyers? And how are developers dealing with the American regulatory environment?
Smarter Taxi and Ride-Hailing Policies
Taxis, including new ride hailing services, play unique and important roles in an efficient and equitable transport systems. Let's support them with smart policies.
Op-Ed: The Texas Miracle Won't Last
As economic migration continues to swell its population, Texas has been heralded by some as a new California. But Johnny Sanphillippo argues that the Lone Star State's boom just isn't sustainable.
Uber and Lyft Could Be Ready to Exit Chicago, Too
After leaving Austin on the losing side of a regulatory battle, a licensing ordinance might push Uber and Lyft to end operations in Chicago.
Op-Ed: Why Uber Wasn't Welcome in Austin
In the spirit of civic self-congratulation, Austin resident Richard Parker writes about how the transportation network company giants canceled service after losing a referendum vote. He ascribes this victory to the city's enduring contrarian streak.
City Study Finds Lots of Illegal Airbnb Listings in San Francisco
Despite Airbnb's promises to better regulate the hosts that use their site, and despite legislation approved a little over a year ago by the city, abuse of short-term rentals is rampant in San Francisco.
Austin Updates Small-Lot Amnesty Program
The city of Austin has approved land use regulation changes on one of those traditional hot button planning issues: small-lot developments.
House Transportation Bill Misses Mark on Transit
Transit advocates have little good to say about the recently-passed Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act. While it doesn't cut transit funding, it does nothing to expedite transit-based solutions.
Republican Attacks Shifting Focus Toward Cities
By focusing their criticism on the federal government, argues Jonathan Chait, Republicans fail to address the real problem: over-regulation on the state and local level.
The EPA's Lackluster Environmental Justice Record
The Center for Public Integrity has released a report criticizing the EPA's environmental justice competence. In only 12 cases has the agency taken official action on behalf of communities affected disproportionately by polluters.
New York Won't Cap Number of Uber Drivers
This story broke, moved toward City Council action, then broke again—all in a New York minute.
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