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June 14, 2017, 2pm PDT
Nuclear power plants around the country are shutting down. The communities where nuclear plants have been located for decades will now have to figure out how to rebuild their economies without them.
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June 7, 2017, 6am PDT
The number of "super commuters"—people who commute for over 90 minutes—is still a relatively small percentage of the country, but it's a number that's growing quickly. What does that mean about the economy?
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May 10, 2017, 1pm PDT
After a slow 2016, four states this year have already passed state gas tax increases. South Carolina may be next if they override the governor's veto. A new analysis should help legislators do just that.
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April 19, 2017, 2pm PDT
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is under the microscope. As the Trump Administration considers eliminating the program, the Urban Institute recommends a less-is-more approach.
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April 18, 2017, 6am PDT
After reading this recent opinion piece by Bill Fulton, some pro-transit and anti-highway advocates might be thinking, "Et tu, Bill Fulton?"
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March 28, 2017, 11am PDT
Not only are suburbs growing, many of the larger, older cities that had reversed decades of population decline, are now losing population, again. The biggest losers: counties with the greatest population densities.
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March 27, 2017, 7am PDT
Needle exchanges are still controversial in some parts of the country, so expect "supervised injection facilities" to be even more so.
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March 15, 2017, 1pm PDT
Examining both sides of a debate about whether the urban revival's high-water mark is visible in the restaurant sector.
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February 27, 2017, 12pm PST
Denver and Austin were finalists in the competition. Since then, they've found ways to implement their ideas.
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February 6, 2017, 6am PST
Tolls on interstate highways are being pushed in Indiana as a means to increase road funding, no easy task even if a waiver is given. The bill would also increase the gas tax and charge electric vehicle owners a fee for road maintenance.
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December 9, 2016, 12pm PST
Private companies involved in Boston and Denver rail travel are facing increasingly large fines for service failures, and some are going unpaid.
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November 28, 2016, 11am PST
Recent problems on the commuter rail operations contracted out by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and Denver's Regional Transportation District caught the eye of Governing's transportation and infrastructure reporter.
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November 23, 2016, 11am PST
A new owner and the proximity of the renovated National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Headquarters may signal a change in fortunes for North St. Louis
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October 26, 2016, 1pm PDT
The overwhelming majority of states that increased gas taxes last year were Republican-controlled. In states where the legislature is split, it's more difficult to approve transportation funding legislation. Down-ballot races may prove decisive.
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October 21, 2016, 1pm PDT
One of the leading skeptics on the economic value of sports and entertainment investments has a caveat: music festivals just might be the ticket.
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October 20, 2016, 11am PDT
The "City Fiscal Conditions 2016" report by the National League of Cities is willing to allow new levels of optimism.
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September 28, 2016, 6am PDT
Chicago smokers will soon be able to vote on matters of pop culture importance with their butts.
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September 27, 2016, 10am PDT
However, neither state will ask voters to increase the gas tax. Instead, they ask voters to assure that gas tax and other transportation-derived revenues are spent on transportation. Neither state has raised the tax in over 25 years.
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August 31, 2016, 9am PDT
If you live in Detroit, Atlanta, Seattle, or Los Angeles, you have more to look forward to in November than choosing Donald or Hillary. Major decisions concerning regional transportation are on the line.
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August 23, 2016, 10am PDT
The problem, Paul Rosenstiel writes, isn't a scarcity of capital. It's an unwillingness to make investing in infrastructure a lucrative choice for private capital.
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