January 13, 2017, 8am PST
After a scandal exposed widespread lead contamination in Chicago schools, new legislation requires regular lead testing.
December 14, 2016, 9am PST
In an infamous 2011 Republican presidential primary debate, then-Texas Gov. Rick Perry stated he would abolish three federal agencies: Commerce, Education, and "Oops!" — he couldn't recall. That department, energy, he has now been selected to lead.
November 25, 2016, 11am PST
As the MTA repairs Hurricane Sandy-related damage to train transit, advocates look for solution to a coming transit crunch.
November 22, 2016, 9am PST
Management from the Boston Red Sox has taken an interest in the planning process by opposing a nearby high-rise development.
September 26, 2016, 11am PDT
A new paper released by the White House offers a toolkit of economic evidence and policy recommendations designed to help cities overcome local opposition to development.
July 27, 2016, 12pm PDT
The de Blasio Administration set lofty goals for the creation and preservation of housing in New York. So how's that going?
July 21, 2016, 1pm PDT
New York's Clean Energy Standard, if approved, would mark the first time a state put a price on carbon emissions.
June 8, 2016, 8am PDT
It seems like one step forward and two steps back for a proposal to develop two residential towers at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
February 10, 2016, 9am PST
Fairly or unfairly, Des Moines has a solid reputation as one of the nation's least interesting cities. But unbeknownst to the rest of us, this quiet working town might become the Midwest's answer to Austin, Texas.
February 5, 2016, 10am PST
President Obama, long opposed to increasing the gas tax, has proposed a $10-per-barrel oil fee to be paid by energy companies. It will fund his 21st Century Clean Transportation System to reduce carbon emissions and promote new vehicle technology.
July 27, 2015, 6am PDT
All the talk about the Highway Trust Fund can make it seem like the U.S. transportation system. Robert Puentes and Adie Tomer argue that funding is only a symptom of the deeper problem.
July 24, 2015, 11am PDT
What happened to the "strategic" in the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserves? As Politico reveals, heretofore these oil reserves have only been sold when the nation's oil supply was threatened. Republicans leaders now view the SPR as a cash cow.
July 22, 2015, 2pm PDT
Some people call it a road-building program. Others call it "an all out war on urbanism."
June 5, 2015, 8am PDT
With the current two-month transportation patch set to expire July 31, Democrat leaders are hankering for a showdown to secure a six-year reauthorization bill. A confrontation may occur with Republicans who prefer another patch.
January 1, 2015, 11am PST
Politico takes a critical look at the streetcar trend in American cities—which had some high profile setbacks during 2014—with an eye toward the legacy of the Obama Administration.
July 18, 2014, 8am PDT
Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) expressed irritation that Chicago is no longer a world-class city when it comes to building heights. The issue arose during a Senate floor discussion on the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act. Chicago's Willis Tower ranks #11.
May 17, 2014, 9am PDT
Robert Bruegmann, professor emeritus of art history, architecture, and urban planning at the University of Illinois at Chicago, defends the recent attacks against Atlanta, especially regarding its sprawling footprint.
December 11, 2013, 2pm PST
While many are focused on fixing the legacy assets of another era, a group of innovative billionaires are training their talents on transforming the "sleepy realm of transportation," observes Kevin Robillard. Can they overcome the inherent obstacles?
June 17, 2013, 1pm PDT
Did you chuckle when the WSJ's Dorothy Rabinowitz said "the bike lobby is an all-powerful enterprise”? Well, "[t]he bicycle lobby is real," say Byron Tau and Caitlin Emma, who explore the increasing clout of those fighting for bike infrastructure.
April 16, 2013, 6am PDT
Kathryn W. Wolfe takes President Obama to task on his fiscal 2014, $77 billion transportation budget - not in where the money goes but where it comes from. How often can the 'peace dividend' be justifiably used as a funding source?