November 9, 2016, 11am PST
It used to be that only New Orleans and Las Vegas allowed people to carry a drink outdoors and imbibe in public. Now cities all over the country, mostly in traditionally conservative states, are loosening their laws.
September 14, 2016, 12pm PDT
Since transportation agencies decided to make carpool lanes available for non-carpoolers (toll-paying solo drivers or electric vehicles), they've become congested in some metro areas, which can violate federal conditions on their use.
August 2, 2016, 8am PDT
From St. Louis to Baltimore, the Rustbelt Cities are seeing a growing population of millennials as a possible cure to shrinking populations and stagnating economies.
March 10, 2014, 7am PDT
State transportation leaders are scrambling to increase funding as MAP-21 draws to its expiration on Oct. 1. Interstate tolling is being eyed by more than a few. While the Wisconsin Assembly likes the idea, Gov. Scott Walker rejects it.
November 13, 2013, 10am PST
Once a fixture in American cities, then falling into obsolescence, streetcars appear to be seeing a comeback. In cities such as Tucson, investment in light rail has catalyzed substantial economic development in its downtown.
November 13, 2013, 7am PST
States are increasingly looking to alternative transportation revenue sources due to the failure of state and federal gas taxes to keep up with inflation and transportation needs. More states are turning toward tolling to make up the gap.
February 6, 2013, 10am PST
Two articles from non-profit organizations - a think tank and an advocacy group, seemingly arrive at the same conclusion: the future of the state gas tax is grim due to lack of political will to raise it. However, some states are bucking the trend.
November 29, 2009, 9am PST
Tax revenues were down during the third quarter of 2009 in 44 states, according to a new report from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government.
May 23, 2009, 11am PDT
States are hoping to use federal stimulus money to add technological advancements to their streets and highways to create "smart" roads.
March 22, 2009, 1pm PDT
Smart rates that reflect the variability of energy demand will be an essential aspect of smart electricity grid, according to experts. To get there, states will have to make some changes.
January 18, 2009, 7am PST
The first draft of the house stimulus package has been released. This piece from <em>Stateline</em> looks at its major components.
December 19, 2008, 11am PST
In an effort to secure federal stimulus funding, cities and states are elbowing to see who can get transportation projects started the fastest.
April 1, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>As some baseball teams end their runs at Spring Training sites in Florida and Arizona, the two states clamor to attract teams and the economic benefits that follow.</p>
February 22, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>More and more states are looking to cash in on the movie business by building film studios and offering tax incentives to filmmakers.</p>
January 22, 2008, 6am PST
<p>America's infrastructure is struggling, but from where will the funding and political will come to fix it?</p>
December 3, 2007, 1pm PST
Digital billboards are slowly cropping up in cities across the country. Federal officials have ruled them safe, but many opponents are calling them a blight and a safety hazard.
October 4, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>The state of Missouri's fast-track plan to fund, repair, and maintain its bridges is being called a model for the rest of the nation.</p>
March 12, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>Federal gas taxes must be raised to address a highway funding deficit of $11 billion, according to a new report by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.</p>
October 11, 2005, 11am PDT
The the next five years, the oldest members of the baby boom generation will turn 65, causing alarms in some quarters about a "retirement tsunami." Will this demographic shift be as dramatic as doomsayers claim?
July 19, 2005, 8am PDT
To survive in the 21st century, major metro areas work together to plan their transportation and economic strategies.