October 29, 2019, 2pm PDT
The IndyGo transit system is wrapping up a period of free fares for its new Red Line bus rapid transit line before another big launch scheduled for spring 2020.
October 25, 2019, 8am PDT
Move over Minneapolis. An Indiana college town joins the avant-garde of planning innovation by nearing the finish line with a new Unified Development Ordinance that would allow duplexes, triplexes, and fourplexes in single-family neighborhoods.
October 25, 2019, 5am PDT
Aruba is real. Jamaica is real. Bermuda, Bahama, Key Largo, and Montego are all real. There is no Kokomo located off the Florida Keys, however, as promised by a famous song by the Beach Boys.
South Florida Sun Sentinel
August 18, 2019, 11am PDT
Over the objections of the oil and trucking industries, an interim committee voted to allow the Wyoming legislature to determine whether to toll all lanes on Interstate 80 due to a shortfall in the state transportation budget.
June 27, 2019, 12pm PDT
The new Red Line bus rapid transit will include level boarding, pre-pay bus fare service at some stops, quiet electric buses, and USB chargers.
June 25, 2019, 10am PDT
U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Indiana) has introduced a new law that picks sides in the housing debate, though the law is unlikely to produce structural change in the development process the near future.
June 14, 2019, 11am PDT
After buses were unable to meet range expectations in Indianapolis, the city reached an agreement with Chinese bus supplier BYD to provide new charging facilities.
May 28, 2019, 12pm PDT
Currently, electric vehicles pay a $17.50 annual registration fee in Illinois. A bill to double the 19 cents per gallon gas tax, unchanged in almost 30 years, would also increase the EV fee over 57-fold to $1,000.
May 3, 2019, 1pm PDT
The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission is concerned about the lack of renewable options for replacing a coal plant in Wabash County.
The Evansville Courier & Press
April 16, 2019, 9am PDT
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is hoping to ride a track record of urban revitalization success to the Oval Office.
April 3, 2019, 6am PDT
Pete Buttigieg, in his eighth and final year as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, a formerly shrinking Rust Belt city, is on a roll in his bid to capture the Democratic nomination to challenge President Trump next year. The Indy Star looks at his record.
November 29, 2018, 6am PST
Aaron Renn says the bridge projects in and near Louisville, Kentucky, were too expensive and have not led to any positive transportation or economic results.
September 17, 2018, 9am PDT
Bus ridership in Indianapolis in August is up 3.4% over last year, contrasting ridership in cities around the country.
July 28, 2018, 5am PDT
Action Plan III will plot the next four years of work by the Great lakes Restoration Initiative.
July 19, 2018, 8am PDT
Funded studies of the hyperloop concept are underway in the Midwest.
July 12, 2018, 1pm PDT
The Hoosier State is on a roll, infrastructure speaking. Having passed its largest highway investment package last year based on a 10-cents per gallon gas tax hike, it initiated a study to determine the revenue potential for tolling interstates.
July 2, 2018, 12pm PDT
Public transit is increasingly a target of the Koch brothers' crusade against big government.
June 30, 2018, 11am PDT
The coal industry is pushing legislation to limit the power of the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission.
May 5, 2018, 7am PDT
Politics and economics win over public health in Racine County as the EPA exempted the area around the Foxconn's massive facility from meeting stricter ozone pollution standards, saving the company from investing in smog-reducing equipment.
April 21, 2018, 5am PDT
As Indianapolis expands its public transit, the public schools are trying a pilot program that provides bus passes for some students who would have used the school’s transit in the past.