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April 28, 2020, 11am PDT
A report by the Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) shows a decrease in environmental enforcement in six Midwest states. The ELPC calls for increased funding. The EPA states the claims errors in data reporting are responsible for the drop.
Urban Milwaukee
April 20, 2020, 10am PDT
After initially saying that he had total authority on how and when to reopen the economy, Trump handed the responsibility to the 50 governors to make their own decisions and offered guidance in the form of a three-phase plan that relies on testing.
The New York Times
March 5, 2020, 12pm PST
Money intended for electric buses in Indianapolis will instead be spent on diesel buses.
Indystar
March 3, 2020, 7am PST
IndyGo transit officials are required to match transit income tax revenue with funding from private sources, but haven't yet met that end of the bargain. A new state law would hold IndyGo accountable to those requirements.
Indianapolis Business Journal
February 4, 2020, 11am PST
In a planning area encompassing Hamilton, Hendricks, Boone, Johnson, Morgan, Shelby and Hancock counties in Indiana, streets with no sidewalks outnumber streets with sidewalks by more than two to one.
Indianapolis Star
February 2, 2020, 5am PST
Indiana's fifth-largest city, of just under 100,000, residents has 120 roundabouts, more than any city in the U.S., and only 14 traffic lights. The average traffic fatality rate is 83 percent lower than the national average.
Smart Cities Dive
January 10, 2020, 8am PST
An organization successfully balanced the tension between expanding rail line service and improving bus service, and ensuring race was at the forefront of the conversation.
Shelterforce Magazine
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.
Indianapolis Star
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.
Hoosier Times
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.
Buffalo Bulletin
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.
Indianapolis Star
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.
Senator Todd Young
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.
Electrek
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.
Chicago Tribune
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.
Curbed
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.
The Indianapolis Star
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.
Urbanophile
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.
Streetsblog USA