More Tidbits Surface on Elon Musk’s Advancing Tunneling Operation

Making his vision for a system of near-frictionless transport tubes a reality still requires things like permitting.

Are Trump’s Efforts to Streamline Infrastructure Permitting Actually Redundant?

The president has promised to move ahead with “massive permit reform.” But some of his actions may be having the “exact opposite result of what seems to have been intended.”

To Keep on Trucking, States Streamline Food Truck Licensing

To help a growing food truck industry, some states are cutting through a tangle of local rules and regulations by establishing uniform standards.

Cloud-Hosted Software Is Helping to Clone Automated Government Processes

“We want to make it easier for governments to get people to comply with regulations that didn’t use to seem important enough to follow,” CityGrows’ CEO said.

Trans-Hudson Tunnel Project Sheds Light on Permitting Advances

Federal and state authorities are making progress in cutting through the regulatory thicket.

For Cities, Mapping Minority-Owned Small Businesses Requires Face-to-Face Engagement

At the U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meeting, Kansas City Mayor Sly James discussed ways Missouri’s most populous municipality is closing its digital divide to spur entrepreneurship.

Cincinnati Takes Big Step to Improve Its Permitting Process

While it’s important to improve online services, Ohio’s third-largest city has upgraded the brick-and-mortar experience, too.

San Diego Invests $11 Million in a New Land Management Solution

The permitting tool is 16 months out from launch but has the potential to scale with the city.

What State and Local Transportation Agencies Can Expect in 2016

Xerox’s parking and mobility vice president Matt Darst weighs in.

Agency Staffer’s Brain Serves as Permitting Repository; Sheriff’s Jail Basement ‘Armageddon’ Stockpile?

Also: Maine is sued over chicken pox disclosure and North Carolina’s Confederate memorial protection legislation.

Your Local Government Can Help Make a Permitting Data Standard Better

A consortium of tech contributors posted required and optional fields to GitHub and now wants input on how to improve it.