Congress Must Give States The Tools To Rebuild America’s Infrastructure

COMMENTARY | The federal government hurt state and local governments’ ability to invest in our failing infrastructure last year; now they have a chance to correct that mistake.

Infrastructure Talks Between Trump and Democrats Crumble

The two sides had planned to sit down Wednesday to talk about a possible $2 trillion package.

America’s First Greenbelt May Be in Jeopardy

Adopted in the 1950s to protect the city’s iconic horse farms, the urban growth boundary of Lexington, Kentucky, no longer seems unassailable.

Federal Infrastructure Funding is Good, but Local Governments Want Flexibility Too

Accessing federal funds for infrastructure projects is much too difficult, county leaders say. With reauthorization of the FAST Act on the table, they want a bigger say in how money can be spent.

Want Better Education in Rural America? Start with Broadband

In all 50 states, urban access to broadband outpaces rural access, and in all but three states, urban areas surpass rural ones in educational attainment.

Roads Suffer When States Focus on Expansion Over Repair, Report Says

If federal leaders do work out a deal on a $2 trillion infrastructure spending package, advocacy groups say a lot of the money should go toward road repairs, rather than new highway construction.

Wisconsin Legislators Push to Make Cash Tips Tax-Free

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Protesters disrupt hearing over Texas bill meant to prevent protests … New Orleans passes measure to clear homeless camps … Nebraska moves to ban shackling of pregnant women in prison.

‘Build More Housing’ Is No Match for Inequality

A new analysis finds that liberalizing zoning rules and building more won’t solve the urban affordability crisis, and could exacerbate it.

The Technology That Could Transform Congestion Pricing

COMMENTARY | As cities like New York move ahead with plans to charge motorists to enter certain urban areas, we need to think about the best ways to manage road tolling.

Infrastructure Week Became a Joke. Now It’s for Real.

A deal with the Democrats may now be Trump’s best chance for a legislative win ahead of 2020.

Head Injuries Common in Scooter Crashes, Study Finds. Helmets Not So Much.

The research out of Austin, Texas examines the cases of 190 people hurt riding electric scooters.

Finding History Along the Highway

State archeologists in Maryland are digging up the history of slavery in the state, connecting the DNA of an enslaved woman who lived on a plantation 200 years ago to modern-day descendants in Sierra Leone.

3 Ways $2 Trillion for Infrastructure Can Fight Inequality Too

COMMENTARY | Just as America's highways, sewage systems and water pipes need fixing, so does the growing gap between rich and poor. Trump and the Democrats could use that money to address both.

5G Technology Isn't Quite Here Yet

The next wave of wireless technology might take a while.

FCC Rural Broadband Fund Would Shift Money From Existing Program

The $20 billion proposed initiative would also set higher standards for internet speeds.

Mapping Where Traffic Air Pollution Hurts Children the Most

COMMENTARY | Despite a decline in traffic-related asthma cases between 2000 and 2010, there were still 141,900 childhood asthma cases due to traffic-related air pollution in the U.S. in 2010.