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Trump Administration

3 days ago
Experts opine on the consequences of the presidential election for U.S. transportation policy.
CNN
5 days ago
A trio of epidemiologists from Stanford, Harvard, and the University of Oxford have joined the president's new coronavirus medical advisor, Scott Atlas, in promoting an alternative approach to dealing with coronavirus infections.
The Washington Post
October 15, 2020, 7am PDT
A September 2 memo by the Trump administration warned of punitive actions against New York City, Seattle, Portland, and Washington, D.C. A recently announced federal funding opportunity makes good on the threat.
The New York Daily News
October 12, 2020, 5am PDT
The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced $1 billion in BUILD transportation grants, once again showing a preference for car-centric, rural projects in selecting the winners of this competitive grant process.
Transport Topics
October 8, 2020, 5am PDT
Public transit, employment, homelessness, foreclosures—all hang in the balance as the federal government falters with a proposed economic recovery package. So does the prospect of going to a show after the pandemic.
Vice
October 6, 2020, 10am PDT
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimated its new rule change will result in up to 1,258 tons of additional emissions of hazardous materials every year.
The Hill
September 23, 2020, 9am PDT
With the signs of climate change all around, the effects of the Trump administration's environmental regulation rollbacks look increasingly dire.
The New York Times
Feature
September 16, 2020, 12pm PDT
President Trump has opinions about the sanctity of local control that don't agree with his other opinions about local control. This is a cautionary tale.
James Brasuell
September 16, 2020, 10am PDT
Independent landlords struggle to keep up with the cost of rental units and continue to face massive income drops caused by eviction moratoriums. Some of them are pushing back.
Politico
September 16, 2020, 7am PDT
President Trump is infamous for politicizing civil unrest in cities, but his leadership's animus to urban areas is found in policy as well, despite the importance of large cities to the nation's economy.
The Washington Post
September 2, 2020, 6am PDT
Developers are baling the latest delays and cost increases for the Hudson Tunnel Project on uncertainty surrounding federal environmental review.
ENR New York
August 30, 2020, 7am PDT
The Trump administration’s talk about protecting the suburbs is based on misrepresentations of who really lives in suburbs and what these communities need.
The Avenue (Brookings)
August 26, 2020, 9am PDT
Carson has spent much of his time as HUD secretary attacking the housing programs, initiatives, and regulations central to the agency’s mission.
Curbed
August 26, 2020, 7am PDT
The new rules are significantly less stringent in mandating repair of methane leaks and regulation of emissions.
Scientific American / E&E News
August 18, 2020, 10am PDT
The Trump administration has a new signature achievement, in finalizing a plan to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.
The Washington Post
August 13, 2020, 7am PDT
While President Trump is publicly stating the virus "will soon disappear," his task force is releasing detailed, county-level data on how all 50 states are dealing with the coronavirus and making recommendations – but the reports are not public.
The New York Times
Feature
August 12, 2020, 7am PDT
The Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, as adopted by the Obama administration and scrapped by the Trump administration, didn't include the policy tools necessary to achieve fair housing in the United States, according to this opinion piece.
Jonathan Zasloff
August 10, 2020, 8am PDT
The pandemic delayed the 2020 Census, and the Trump administration will cut it short. Experts say this could be the most flawed Census in the country's history.
Newsweek
August 6, 2020, 5am PDT
The Trump administration didn't just dismantle an Obama-era fair housing rule—it replaced it with a new policy of its own called
Politico
August 4, 2020, 5am PDT
Analysis of Trump's favorability ratings with suburban voters and the demographic trends of recent years could doom his recent messages regarding the Democratic agenda for the suburbs.
The New York Times