Election Officials Spar Over Speed, Scope of Voter Registration Upgrades

A long-planned overhaul of Iowa’s voter registration database will not be completed before the 2020 elections.

Fewer Than Half of States Take These Two Election Security Precautions

The Brennan Center for Justice found only 24 states will both have voting systems that create a paper trail and require audits of the 2020 election results.

Why Speed Kills Cities

U.S. cities are dropping urban speed limits in an effort to boost safety and lower crash rates. But the benefits of less-rapid urban mobility don’t end there.

Cities Invested in Bicycling Infrastructure Provide Better Access to Jobs

A new report found that residents of cities with infrastructure for bikes have an easier time accessing jobs, especially those out of the reach of public transportation.

Uber and Lyft Admit It: They’re Making Traffic Worse

The ride-hailing giants confess that they are indeed increasing congestion in several U.S. cities. But private cars, the companies insist, are the real problem.

Electric Scooters Good for the Planet? Only If They Replace Car Trips

COMMENTARY | With tweaks to city policies and company practices, there are opportunities to make scooters a greener option.

The Role States Are Playing in Expanding Broadband Access

New research offers a window into what states are doing to help get about 20 million Americans who now lack reliable, high-speed internet connected with the service.

For Pedestrian and Biking Projects, Some Progress in Latest Highway Bill

But despite a hike in funding, advocates say the numbers are still paltry compared to the amount allocated for roads, bridges and highways.

A Pickup Truck State Debates California’s Electric Vehicle Rule

Colorado could move forward soon with requirements that a certain percentage of vehicle sales be electric. Officials this week inked a voluntary agreement with manufacturers that moves the state closer to that goal.

Senators Push Boost to Federal Highway Spending

The proposal from the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee would pay for highway and bridge projects through 2025, but lawmakers have yet to determine a source of funding.

A City Seeks to Create a Unique Asset in a 32-Mile River Bike Path

The path along the Los Angeles River could connect a large swath of this famously car-centric city. But first the city needs to build out an eight-mile gap—no easy undertaking.

Should Electric Vehicle Drivers Pay Per Mile?

Since EV drivers zip past gas taxes, they don’t contribute to the federal fund for road maintenance. A new working paper tries to determine whether plug-ins should pay up.

The Streets of East Palo Alto Are Crammed with Commuters. The City Turns to Its Residents for Solutions

COMMENTARY | In a city plagued by traffic congestion, and the air pollution that goes along with it, officials are working with residents and a consultant to figure out if tech solutions or other strategies can help get cars off the roads.

Startups Are Abandoning Suburbs for Cities With Good Transit

A new study finds that new business startups are choosing cities with good public transportation options over the traditional suburban locations.

Getting Ready for Federal Disaster Mitigation Money

COMMENTARY | Local government officials need plans for when Community Development Block Grant dollars begin to flow.

As Flood Risks Increase, It's Time to Recognize the Limits of Levees

COMMENTARY | Levees shield farms and towns from flooding, but they also create risk.

Key Senators Pledge to Move on Federal Highway Bill This Summer

But lawmakers acknowledge that figuring out a long-term plan to pay for transportation infrastructure remains a major challenge.

Rockefeller Foundation Commits $8 Million to New Climate and Resilience Program

The move comes as the 100 Resilient Cities initiative supported by the foundation winds down.

Americans Shouldn’t Have to Drive, but the Law Insists on It

COMMENTARY | The automobile took over because the legal system helped squeeze out the alternatives.