Richmond

January 16, 2019, 11am PST
The San Francisco Bay ferry system is growing as commuters flee congested roads and overcrowded BART cars.
The Mercury News
January 11, 2019, 9am PST
Richmond, Virginia has achieved a big ridership bump, without a big investment.
Streetsblog
September 19, 2018, 1pm PDT
Pulse BRT, the second BRT system in the state of Virginia, runs down Broad Street and offers a mix of best practices and practicality to push the mode beyond what many cities are able to realize.
Greater Greater Washington
April 28, 2018, 11am PDT
The measure would repeal the 1996 Costa-Hawkins Act that places limits on rent control ordinances. Repealing the act would allow cities with rent control to consider expanding rent control to provide tenants greater protections.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 27, 2017, 8am PST
Ridership on Water Emergency Transportation Authority ferries, which operate around the San Francisco Bay, has grown 78 percent since 2012. Investment in new and expanded facilities is preparing for even more growth.
The San Francisco Chronicle
November 27, 2017, 10am PST
Two county transit agencies, seven cities, and three regional transit agencies are joining forces to plan improvements to the growing San Pablo corridor in the East Bay Area.
The Mercury News
July 21, 2017, 12pm PDT
The city of Richmond has decided to turn potential to reality by approving, among other big transit changes, five new bus rapid transit routes.
Greater Greater Washington
December 21, 2016, 9am PST
The pieces of the still-speculative Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor—connecting Atlanta to Washington, D.C.—are starting to take shape. The latest leg to come into focus would connect Richmond to D.C.
Greater Greater Washington
November 7, 2016, 6am PST
Today's suburbs have changed dramatically from a generation ago. Younger, more diverse, and more liberal, they are "trending more Democratic." The PBS News Hour explores this critical demographic shift five days before Election Day.
PBS NewsHour
June 4, 2016, 7am PDT
A June 7 ballot measure in Richmond, California would permit 59 single family homes to be built on a 5-acre bayfront lot within walking distance to a future ferry landing for San Francisco service. The site is zoned for high-density housing.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 13, 2015, 7am PDT
Richmond, Virginia is launching a planning study aimed at maximizing the benefits of a proposed bus rapid transit system connecting the city and its surrounding metropolitan area.
Richmond Times-Dispatch
March 12, 2015, 6am PDT
An op-ed makes the case for the benefits of mixed-use development in Virginia, namely the creation of 24/7 environments for living, working, and playing.
Virginia Business
October 10, 2014, 12pm PDT
The surge in oil production has not benefited California, but that's about to change. Shale oil from North Dakota and other states costs $15 less than imported oil. After transportation costs, California refineries would save $3 per barrel.
The Wall Street Journal
July 31, 2014, 11am PDT
Researchers from Harvard and the University of British Columbia used "self-reported life satisfaction data" from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to locate the cities and regions where Americans are most happy (or unhappy).
Vox
July 20, 2014, 7am PDT
A review of the healthiest cities in the United States establishes that urban parks play a vital role in the activity of a city. What conclusions can be drawn from each city?
UrbDeZine
July 14, 2014, 10am PDT
After a two day hearing late last week, the Richmond Planning Commission approved a contentious $1 billion plan to expand a Chevron refinery located in the city. The plan still requires city council approval.
San Francisco Chronicle
June 10, 2014, 8am PDT
While regulated on the federal level, there is still much that can be done on a state level, including adding per-barrel fees to pay for cleanup plans. Plus, a new regulation took effect requiring railroads to notify states about Bakken crude trains.
Los Angeles Times
November 20, 2013, 8am PST
Since it announced a plan to combat foreclosures by using eminent domain, Richmond, CA has been beset by opposition from Wall Street and Washington. Despite the threats, other cities are exploring using the controversial tool.
The New York Times
July 30, 2013, 8am PDT
Richmond, California is prepared to become the first city in the U.S. to use eminent domain, a power traditionally utilized to force owners to vacate their land in the name of the public good, for the purposes of stopping foreclosures.
The New York Times
March 7, 2013, 10am PST
Biking can be a formidable economic development tool, argues James A. Bacon, who examines several ways in which investment in bicycle infrastructure can create wealth and jobs.
Bacon's Rebellion