June 27, 2001, 12pm PDT
While the number of miles driven on U.S. roads remained steady last year, the number of passengers riding buses or trains rose to the highest level since 1959.
June 5, 2001, 7am PDT
City residents are increasingly willing to tax themselves for open space.
May 16, 2001, 7am PDT
Historically-significant buildings across the nation are being torn down in record numbers. USA Today speaks out.
April 14, 2001, 9am PDT
According to results from the 2000 Census, the smallest U.S. county is Loving County, Texas, with 67 people.
March 13, 2001, 12pm PST
An overview of demographic change in Philadelphia, PA.
February 22, 2001, 3pm PST
USA Today publishes its "Sprawl Index" of 271 metro areas and a seven-page feature on the impact of sprawl on America.
February 2, 2001, 10am PST
The land between San Francisco and Sacramento in California has become too valuable for crops. Farmers are crying "Sprawl!".
January 17, 2001, 11am PST
We've all heard about naming rights for sports, even skyscrapers. So why not subways?
December 27, 2000, 12pm PST
It takes more than stores and office buildings to revitalize a tired downtown. Las Vegas is implementing a strategy that is also a trend for many cities in the western U.S. -- building housing downtown.
December 15, 2000, 9am PST
An 1872 mining law lies at the heart of the dispute over who owns Searchlight, a city about 50 miles from Las Vegas.
December 12, 2000, 9am PST
Amtrak's first high-speed train is rejuvenating hopes for rail travel in America.
November 5, 2000, 1pm PST
The Brookings Institute coins a new term: Edgeless cities. Is this the end result of sprawl?
October 20, 2000, 12pm PDT
A new Census study reports that city populations boomed in the South and West, and shows new city population rankings.
October 19, 2000, 8am PDT
After more than a year of delays, Amtrak has the nation's first high-speed train and will begin express service between Boston and Washington in December.
October 18, 2000, 10am PDT
A signficant dot-com backlash is on the rise in high-tech hot spots from Seattle to Austin, Texas, to Chicago. Could this be the new urban sprawl?
October 18, 2000, 7am PDT
Cities throughout California are taking emergency steps against 'office creep' by high-technology companies.
October 4, 2000, 2pm PDT
California's most dangerous city for walking responds to the high pedestrian death rate with fines, ads, and high-tech.
September 21, 2000, 2pm PDT
The Energy Department releases the locations of 550 places across the nation where radioactive materials were secretly used.
September 21, 2000, 8am PDT
Even at isolated national parks, the sounds of civilization -- engines, car alarms, helicopters -- intrude on the visitor's ear
September 11, 2000, 7am PDT
Private companies pumped toxic waste into the environment while doing secret work for the US during the cold war. Now the secret is out.