April 10, 2013, 12pm PDT
Now that Maryland has joined Wyoming in increasing its gas tax, who's next? Gas tax legislation in New Hampshire and Vermont have advanced to their Senates where going is rough, and a new, "two-cent a year for a decade" bill is proposed for Nevada.
March 20, 2013, 10am PDT
Fox News ran two articles on the climate for increasing state gas taxes, almost exactly a year apart. The 2012 article is pessimistic about the ability to increase gas taxes while the March 14th one is decidedly upbeat. Why the change, what happened?
February 6, 2013, 10am PST
Two articles from non-profit organizations - a think tank and an advocacy group, seemingly arrive at the same conclusion: the future of the state gas tax is grim due to lack of political will to raise it. However, some states are bucking the trend.
September 6, 2012, 1pm PDT
The State of New Hampshire has created an interactive online tool for its municipalities to examine the impacts of different land use scenarios, in the hopes of promoting smart growth. Geneva Faulkner describes how it works.
June 7, 2010, 2pm PDT
A new 21-page report evaluates the efforts of ID, NH, MA, MN, OR, and VT to raise state fuel taxes from 2006-2009. Why did only two succeed? This analysis looks only at how the debates were played out in print media in each of the states.
University of Vermont Transportation Research Center
April 9, 2010, 8am PDT
That's the title of a new report from CNU and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) that attempts to right the wrongs of the car-centric street design of the past 75 years.
January 17, 2009, 11am PST
Plummeting gas prices, roads in disrepair, and soaring state deficits have caused some state politicians to, gasp, attempt to raise gas taxes - last raised over 15 years ago in some states.
July 16, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>Rail supporters in New Hampshire are hopeful that the creation of a new rail authority will help bring long-sought commuter rail to the state.</p>
December 31, 2006, 5am PST
<p>The New England region's population growth rate continues to drop below that of the nation as a whole, measuring at a rate of just 0.2 percent between July 2005 and July 2006. This compares with a national growth rate of about 1 percent.</p>
December 30, 2006, 9am PST
<p>A study released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows that nutrient pollution in New England and the Gulf of Maine has increased over the last 15 years, due to pesticide use, stormwater runoff, and sewage leaks.</p>
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
October 28, 2006, 11am PDT
<p>Downtown living is an increasingly attractive alternative to suburban living.</p>
New Hampshire Business Review
October 11, 2006, 6am PDT
<p>The effects of development on New Hampshire watersheds are examined in this first part of a three-part series.</p>
February 10, 2006, 8am PST
The region's transportation network is beginning to buckle under the strain of auto-dependence, write Neal Peirce and Curtis Johnson.
July 30, 2005, 7am PDT
Sales of the E-ZPass have surpassed all expectations, driven by intense media coverage and government controversy.
July 6, 2005, 6am PDT
Logan Darrow Clements, an activist associated with the group Americans for Tax Reform, has proposed building at hotel on Justice David H. Souter's property to retaliate against the Kelo vs. New London ruling.
October 28, 2003, 2pm PST
One democratic presidential candidate puts the need for affordable housing in the spotlight; cites his personal experience as motivation.
September 13, 2003, 7am PDT
A Segway attempts the brutal climb up New England's highest mountain.
August 9, 2003, 7am PDT
the Granite State is a national leader in efforts to give these residents more control of their lives by turning them into park owners.
July 30, 2002, 11am PDT
Roundabouts can calm down traffic.
July 2, 2002, 6am PDT
Dan Burden audits the walkability of a Concord neighborhood, and offers a vision for a more livable city.