May 26, 2017, 11am PDT
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.
April 28, 2017, 1pm PDT
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.
April 28, 2017, 12pm PDT
NYU study finds 30% decrease in use of disposable bags since the city of Chicago implemented a seven-cent tax on them.
December 2, 2016, 2pm PST
The Federal Railroad Administration will soon update regulations regarding U.S. trains, this could have major impact on the industry and train travel.
September 29, 2016, 8am PDT
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?
June 27, 2016, 7am PDT
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.
June 22, 2016, 10am PDT
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.
May 27, 2016, 6am PDT
After leaving Austin on the losing side of a regulatory battle, a licensing ordinance might push Uber and Lyft to end operations in Chicago.
May 25, 2016, 11am PDT
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.
April 11, 2016, 1pm PDT
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.
March 31, 2016, 8am PDT
The city of Austin has approved land use regulation changes on one of those traditional hot button planning issues: small-lot developments.
October 29, 2015, 8am PDT
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.
October 26, 2015, 6am PDT
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.
August 20, 2015, 1pm PDT
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.
July 23, 2015, 6am PDT
This story broke, moved toward City Council action, then broke again—all in a New York minute.
July 20, 2015, 12pm PDT
An op-ed by Mayor Bill de Blasio declares that the time has come to regulate transportation companies like Uber.
June 1, 2015, 1pm PDT
According to Aaron M. Renn, left-leaning urbanists chafe against a regulatory culture their ideology supports. Favoring "regulation for thee but not for me," they want to bend the rules, but only for enterprises they like.
February 22, 2015, 1pm PST
Night School, planning to use school bus fleets to supplement late-night Bay Area transit, lost the regulatory fights Uber and Lyft handily won.
October 16, 2014, 7am PDT
While streamlining and anti-NIMBYism are in vogue, Murtaza Baxamusa reminds us what's really at stake.
May 21, 2014, 1pm PDT
Ivan Moreno reports for the Associated Press on the Colorado Legislature's approval of a bill to regulate transportation network companies like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar.