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Washington D.C. - The White House

The Trump Administration: Good for Transit?

The conventional progressive wisdom is that the Trump Administration will be bad for cities and for transit users. But in recent decades, a unified Republican government has been better for public transit than a divided government.

December 5, 2016 - Michael Lewyn

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Does Place Matter Anymore? Cities and the 2016 Election

Cities have appeared to figure very little into the presidential election up to now. To get a sense of whether this impression is accurate, I spent some time looking at the two party platforms, and the two candidate's websites.

August 16, 2016 - Shelterforce/Rooflines

A Side-by-Side Comparison of Infrastructure Policy Platforms

The Republican and Democratic parties both claim to understand the importance of infrastructure, but they show support in vastly different ways.

July 28, 2016 - the transport politic


Planetizen Week in Review: July 25, 2016

The Republic National Convention dominated the news last week, and for good reason. There was also eye candy for New York transit advocates and lots of new housing research to enjoy.

July 25, 2016 - Planetizen

Do Republicans Hate Cities?

Author Kevin Baker offers a historical perspective of the Republican Party's shift to the "anti-urban party".

October 8, 2012 - The New York Times

Transportation Under a Romney/Ryan Administration

If Romney/Ryan win in November, we may know what to expect in terms of national transportation spending if they were to follow the Republican platform adopted on Aug. 28. In terms of increasing transportation revenue, it may not differ from Obama's.

September 1, 2012 - The Hill's Transportation Blog

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