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Amtrak Calls for Expansion, Citing Close to 100 Requests for New Lines

The agency told a House committee it has received more than 90 applications for new intercity rail lines from cities around the country.

June 8, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

"Welcome to Texas" road sign with Texas flag and "Drive Friendly - the Texas way" slogan

Report: Austin’s State Roads Deadlier Than City Roads

Traffic fatalities and serious injuries grew on state-owned roads in the Texas capital, even as city-owned streets saw death rates plateau.

June 6, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

Aerial view of freeway interchange in Los Angeles with low-rise housing on either side and mountains in the background

GAO: Reconnecting Communities Lacks Clear Goals and Metrics

The program, aimed at supporting highway removals and other projects that work to reverse the impacts of freeway construction, is light on accountability and performance measures, according to a new report.

June 2, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

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How Small Cities Can Prepare for Extreme Heat

Without the resources of larger cities, towns with fewer resources can still work to coordinate efforts across agencies and plan for heat events early in the year.

June 1, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

Chicago Bikeshare

Micromobility Plus Transit Equals Jobs

Linking micromobility options to public transit can improve job acessibility, new research finds.

May 31, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

Makeshift shelter built by unhoused person against a tree using pallets, blue tarps, fabric, and other debris in wooded area in Seattle, Washington

New Federal Program To Support Services for Unhoused Residents

The ‘ALL INside’ initiative selected five cities and one state—California—for its inaugural efforts to offer assistance to homelessness services and help local agencies access federal funding and resources.

May 22, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

People on bikes in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

FHA Issues New Pedestrian, Bike, Micromobility Guidance

The updated federal guidelines incorporate new policies created in the 2021 infrastructure law.

May 22, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

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U.S. Rent Growth Slows, but Keeps Rising

The pace of rent growth is slowing, but U.S. renters still face growing housing costs in most metro areas.

May 16, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

View of oceanfront homes in Malibu, California against golden afternoon sky

Report: West Coast Must Come to Terms With Managed Retreat

As sea levels rise, experts say coastal communities have to overcome their resistance to managed retreat and plan for relocation.

May 10, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

Close-up of pedestrian crossing button at a crosswalk in Los Angeles

Report: Racial Gap in Traffic Deaths Persists

Communities of color have significantly higher rates of traffic fatalities, according to federal research.

May 9, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

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Report: Poor Access to Transportation Linked to Missed Healthcare

One in five Americans with limited access to transit and no vehicle have to forego medical appointments.

May 1, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

Blurry speeding cars on an urban road

U.S. Road Deaths Keep Rising

Traffic safety advocates urge cities and states to lower speed limits and improve pedestrian infrastructure to stem the growth in traffic deaths and injuries.

April 27, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

Covered carport area for buses at Chicago Greyhound station with one white Greyhound bus parked

Chicago’s Greyhound Station Could Close

The terminal, sold last year, is the only intercity bus station in the city, serving hundreds of thousands of mostly low-income travelers each year.

April 26, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

An Amtrak passenger train is shown on a spring day, rolling through a rural area in Missouri.

Regional Leaders Call for Expanded Amtrak Service

City leaders and transportation officials met to discuss their wish lists for intercity rail service.

April 12, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

A sign indicates closures on the New York Subway as the result of heavy rainfall from the remnants of Hurricane Ida.

FTA Announces Disaster Relief Funding for Transit

A $212 million program is aimed at helping transit agencies and cities affected by flooding, hurricanes, fires, and other disasters maintain transit operations and boost the resilience of their systems.

March 27, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

Aerial view of farmers' market with white booths in downtown Boise, Idaho

Planners Look to ‘Activity Centers’ for Sustainable Development

Existing hubs of ‘hyperlocal’ economic activity provide a model for urban density.

March 23, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

Bike lane and line of cars on street in Chicago with sun in background

Chicago Approves New Parking Enforcement Pilot Programs

The city plans to test automated technology that will issue citations for blocking or parking in designated bike or bus lanes.

March 19, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

Protected Bike Lane

FTA Waives Local Funding Match for Complete Streets Projects

Local and state agencies can apply for federal Complete Streets funding without matching funds until 2026.

March 17, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

Washington D.C. - The White House

White House Budget Proposal Includes Over $175 Billion for Housing

The proposed budget seeks to expand the housing voucher program, incentivize housing production, and promote zoning reform, but will likely face strong opposition from congressional Republicans.

March 13, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

Two Chicago transit operators standing in front of a bus and smiling at the camera

Transit Workforce Dashboard Promotes Employment in Public Transit

A new online tool aims to help transit agencies recruit and retain workers.

March 10, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

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