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October 5, 2019, 7am PDT
A parking lot used by tailgaters before Cincinnati Bengals games could soon become a concert venue.
WCPO
September 24, 2019, 10am PDT
Efforts to bolster support for a countywide sales tax levy in Hamilton County, Ohio, are pushing the city to fire SORTA as the manager of the troubled Cincinnati Bell Connector.
Cincinnati Business Courier
September 22, 2019, 5am PDT
One of the most trusted and respected sources of news and opinion related to transportation planning in the United States is moving on from Streetsblog.
Streetsblog USA
September 20, 2019, 7am PDT
The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority wants funding to revamp its bus system, but convincing voters of a tax's necessity will require bigger thinking.
Cincinnati Business Courier
August 30, 2019, 2pm PDT
Columbus achieved something no other U.S. city has managed: moving out of non-compliance with federal air quality standards for ground-level ozone.
Smart Cities Dive
August 14, 2019, 10am PDT
In July, a local nonprofit closed down an entire street in the Ohio City neighborhood of Cleveland for a placemaking experiment that had to be partially dismantled before the three-month duration of the program was complete.
The Plain Dealer
July 31, 2019, 12pm PDT
A proposal to paint three-dimensional crosswalks near schools, approved by the Cincinnati City Council, has been rejected by the Cincinnati Department of Transportation and Engineering.
WCPO
July 27, 2019, 7am PDT
Ohio transportation officials are taking extra precautions against rare, but deadly, instances of wrong way driving.
WCPO
July 10, 2019, 12pm PDT
On the 50th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River catching fire in Cleveland, it's a good time for urban river keepers everywhere to reevaluate their work and redouble their efforts to make safe and healthy rivers for everyone.
The Boston Globe
July 8, 2019, 12pm PDT
After 20 years, the Easton Town Center in Northeast Columbus, Ohio draws nearly 30 million visitors a year and sells more than $1 billion in food and merchandise.
The Columbus Dispatch
July 5, 2019, 11am PDT
On July 1, Illinois and Ohio increased gas taxes by double digits: 19 cents per gallon and 10.5 CPG, respectively, followed by California at 5.6 CPG, all due to legislation passed this year or in 2017. Diesel tax hikes were even higher.
Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy
July 1, 2019, 6am PDT
The U.S. Senate still needs to approve the bill that would spend $5 million in initial funding for the Great Lakes Hyperloop System.
Crain's Cleveland Business
June 28, 2019, 11am PDT
The lengths to which the city of Cincinnati should go to attract development investments was up for debate this week.
CityBeat
June 26, 2019, 12pm PDT
One of the great environmental success stories in the nation, manifested by the joy of paddling a river.
Cleveland.com
June 3, 2019, 6am PDT
Displacement concerns surrounding stadium plans for the FC Cincinnati Major League Soccer team have grown into a citywide call for development approvals reform.
WVXU Cincinnati
June 2, 2019, 11am PDT
While they're often treated as mere assets to be maintained or abandoned for other uses, public spaces can be an active part of cities' plans for equitable revitalization.
Governing
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 25, 2019, 7am PDT
Nuclear power is the big winner in a new comprehensive energy bill moving through the State Legislature in Ohio.
Statehouse News Bureau
May 22, 2019, 7am PDT
Think Columbus, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Bloomberg
May 21, 2019, 2pm PDT
New apartments aren't rising as fast as the population, and rents, in central Ohio.
The Columbus Dispatch