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May 21, 2019, 9am PDT
The great battle between local control and state preemption shifts focus again in California. This time micromobility, electric scooters and the like, are on the front line of the conflict.
CityLab
May 14, 2019, 6am PDT
Regulations for the operation of electric scooter share in Columbus, Ohio require companies to distribute scooter in low-income neighborhoods. The companies haven't been living up to their part of the deal.
The Columbus Dispatch
April 30, 2019, 6am PDT
The New York City set standards for transportation network companies, and now those companies are being a lot more selective about who they hire as drivers.
Politico
April 12, 2019, 10am PDT
Chicago's new building code is hailed as a major achievement for the city, labor unions, and the construction and development industries in the city.
MAPS
March 28, 2019, 12pm PDT
Controversies short-circuited similar legislation in 2018, but the Cincinnati City Council is taking up the issues surrounding short-term rentals again this year.
WVXU Cincinnati
January 24, 2019, 1pm PST
Atlanta has wanted to update its tree ordinance since 2014.
SaportaReport
January 24, 2019, 5am PST
The city is responding to controversies surrounding building practices that boost heights of luxury residential towers, while leaving big sections of the buildings empty.
Crain's New York Business
December 12, 2018, 12pm PST
The Los Angeles City Council approved significant new regulation of short-term rentals, available on platforms like Airbnb, earlier this week.
Los Angeles Times
November 27, 2018, 5am PST
New rules adopted by the Federal Railroad Administration will make it easier for commuter rail and inter-city rail systems to operate cheaper and more efficient trains.
Streetsblog USA
November 15, 2018, 6am PST
The front lines of the short-term rental wars shift to the city of Boston.
The Boston Globe
October 23, 2018, 10am PDT
You could have rented a house on Airbnb for longer than the city of San Diego's new short-term rental regulations lasted. Now the city has to go back to the drawing board.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
October 21, 2018, 7am PDT
As more cities grapple with the growth of short-term rentals, trends in regulation are beginning to emerge.
Pew Stateline
October 15, 2018, 1pm PDT
An estimated 80-90 percent of short-term rentals could be outlawed if a proposed bill passes in Washington, D.C.
Greater Greater Washington
October 12, 2018, 12pm PDT
The deadliest transportation accident in recent years has some asking whether more can be done to regulate modified vehicles, including limos.
NPR
September 27, 2018, 8am PDT
A proposed revision of the city of New Orleans' regulations of short-term rentals was too controversial for the City Planning Commission to approve at a hearing this week.
The Advocate
September 7, 2018, 6am PDT
New regulations for short-term rentals in Vancouver, British Columbia, are designed to return units to the rental market.
The Star Vancouver
September 6, 2018, 12pm PDT
Vertically integrated mobility as a service options can offer great benefit to users, but unless cities create the right framework, it could stifle innovation and competition, as well as making the playing field too difficult for small companies.
Urbanism Next Blog - Sustainable Cities Initiative
August 25, 2018, 9am PDT
Dockless electric scooters and bikes are welcome on the streets of Baltimore, as long as they follow a few rules. In related news, the municipal bike share system Baltimore Bike Share has ceased operations.
The Baltimore Sun
August 8, 2018, 2pm PDT
Legislation on the verge of approval in Massachusetts would enact a linkage fee, in effect, that would generate revenue for funding affordable housing.
Governing
July 19, 2018, 2pm PDT
New York City just approved new regulations on short-term rentals that could greatly reduce the number of listings in Airbnb's largest domestic market.
The New York Times