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The city of New Orleans recently launched a new 20-year transit planning process.
June 27, 2017, 12pm PDT
According to a new study, the state's coastal lands are sinking at a quicker rate than previously estimated.
June 14, 2017, 9am PDT
Already California, Indiana, Montana, South Carolina (overriding a governor's veto), Tennessee, and Utah* have raised gas taxes this year, while last year was a drought—only New Jersey increased its gas tax.
The Council of State Governments
May 29, 2017, 9am PDT
The Democratic-controlled New Mexico legislature passed a 5-cents per gallon fuel tax increase and the Republican-controlled Assembly in Wisconsin backed a plan to apply sales tax to fuel, but their Republican governors oppose any tax hikes.
May 25, 2017, 5am PDT
A bill to hike Louisiana's gas tax by 17 cents per gallon has advanced, but the state has a "California problem": Tax increases must pass by a two-thirds majority.
May 17, 2017, 9am PDT
Water bills are going up because pipes put in shortly after World War II are in need of repair and replacement all over the country, and federal funding for water is shrinking.
May 7, 2017, 7am PDT
A mealy bug is devastating the cane that holds the land on the Louisiana coast in place. Without the cane, many square miles of land may wash away.
April 24, 2017, 1pm PDT
The city of New Orleans has a plan to remove four monuments to the Confederate States of America, deciding that monuments to the racist cause of the Confederacy belong in a museum, not in the city.
February 22, 2017, 5am PST
Strong Towns is rolling out an in-depth analysis of a controversial proposal in Shreveport, Louisiana to build a new connector for Interstate 49 North in the heart of the city.
February 10, 2017, 9am PST
With rents on the rise even in "inexpensive" cities like New Orleans, artists and musicians are getting priced out. Affordable housing designated for artists is one way to help them stay.
February 7, 2017, 6am PST
A southern Louisiana company is bringing a mobile, four-sided digital billboard to the streets of New Orleans
February 1, 2017, 2pm PST
Charles Marohn analyzes Lafayette, Louisiana for how well (or poorly) its districts measure up in terms of infrastructure investment versus tax revenues. The results are telling.
January 25, 2017, 7am PST
A string of shootings on Bourbon Street in New Orleans have inspired the mayor to propose a package of new security measures. One of the proposals would cut back the city's all-night revelry.
January 11, 2017, 12pm PST
Pennsylvania, the state that had the highest gas tax last year, saw the highest gas tax increase of 7.9 cents per gallon, the final increment of a 2013 law. Michigan's 7.3 cents tax increase, signed into law in 2015, is the second largest increase.
December 27, 2016, 1pm PST
The constantly moving legal lines between regulators and short-term rental companies like Airbnb have taken on some distinctly noir activities.
November 8, 2016, 10am PST
Thirty years following the start of a project designed to build back land that was slowly being lost to the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana is celebrating a rare success.
New Orleans Times-Picayune
October 26, 2016, 8am PDT
A recent report has shed light on the lack of pedestrian signals at intersections around the city of New Orleans, where pedestrians have been injured or killed at greater rates than more populous neighboring parishes.
October 22, 2016, 1pm PDT
Many cities popular with tourists are dealing with the effects of a proliferation of short-term rental properties (brokered through the use of online platforms like Airbnb). New Orleans just took steps to legalize, but limit, short-term rentals.
October 21, 2016, 7am PDT
The BlightSTAT system has helped New Orleans track and improve blighted conditions around the city.
Data-Smart City Solutions
October 14, 2016, 5am PDT
Famed musician Wynton Marsalis recently spoke with Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx about the connections between music and transportation.