Infrastructure

Senator Urges Cybersecurity Review of Mobile Voting App

West Virginia and local governments in Colorado, Utah and Oregon have all piloted mobile voting applications developed by Voatz.

Federal Recommendation for State Bike Helmet Laws Elicits Pushback

Cycling advocates and some city officials are bristling at the idea of requiring people to don helmets when they ride.

D.C.’s Hard Road to Safer Streets

As the District lagged on its Vision Zero goals, bike and pedestrian advocates in Washington turned traffic fatalities into a rallying cry, and got results.

It's Getting Riskier to Walk and Bike After Dark

The last decade has seen a gruesome rise in nighttime traffic fatalities for walkers and bike riders, with no conclusive explanation.

Minneapolis Saw That NIMBYism Has Victims

COMMENTARY | Single-family zoning hurts a lot of people. In Minnesota’s largest city, reformers put them front and center.

Mayors Call For Solar Tax Credit Extension

Citing job growth and investment in the green economy, 231 mayors are calling on Congress to extend renewable energy tax credits through 2027.

Suburban Growth is Pressuring Groundwater Supplies in a Dry Western State

A new report describes how an Arizona program designed to replenish the water is facing challenges.

One Way to Keep the Sidewalk Clear: Remote-Controlled Scooter-Bots

A new mobility technology company called Tortoise promises to bring semi-autonomous scooters and e-bikes to market. Why?

States Fail to Step Up for Natural Gas Storage Safety Program

Following a 2015 leak in California, a federal agency took on new responsibilities for inspecting the natural gas sites, but a watchdog says that fewer states than expected are helping.

Pacific Northwest Tribes Call for the Removal of River Dams

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | California mandates later school start times … Milwaukee mayor says city needs more taxes for police … New York governor uses offensive language in radio interview.

Reducing Short Car Trips Could Provide Big Benefits, Trail Group Says

A new study tries to put a dollar value on what it would mean if more Americans traveled distances in the one to five mile range by foot or bicycle.

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A Micromobility Experiment in Pittsburgh Aims to Get People Out of Their Cars

The Pittsburgh Micromobility Collective will create all-in-one mobility hubs near transit stops, to compete with Uber and Lyft and help commuters go car-free.

Climate Readiness Plan: Just (Let the Rivers) Go With the Flow

Washington is one of the rare states to have its own state-funded buyout and restoration program, one that is set up to remove development from flood-prone areas on an ongoing basis.

Inequality Is Slowing Cities to a Crawl

As big cities face a mobility crisis, tech companies are selling wealthy urbanites on the fantasy of escaping it.

More Frequent and Intense Tropical Storms Mean Less Recovery Time for the World’s Coastlines

COMMENTARY | More frequent and intense tropical storms have far-reaching ecological impacts on coastlines that last for months or years after storms pass.

The Best and Worst U.S. Places to Live Car-Free

College towns and big coastal cities top our ranking of the metros where it’s easiest to live without a car.

The Problem With Switching to Electric Cars

Switching to EVs en masse could help bring down planet-killing carbon emissions. But Americans also need to drive less, right now.

Sometimes, Lyft Wants You to Take Public Transit

Like its rival Uber, the ride-hailing company wants to be a one-stop mobility shop that integrates buses, trains, subways, and scooters.

Beyond Sticker Shock: Experts Urge Congress to Rethink Infrastructure Priorities

Policy experts say lawmakers should think more broadly about infrastructure goals rather than just focusing on a dollar amount to be spent.