URBAN ISSUESObama's Budget Released
The Obama Administration has put forward an opening bid in what are sure to be contentious 2014 budget negotiations, issuing a solidly progressive transportation budget that calls for increased overall spending and continued investment in passenger rail.
New York City is a NIMBY Paradise
The Daily Beast
Apparently, there is a popular impression of New York as "of New York as a builder-friendly city that's constantly exceeding the bounds of rational development".
Poverty Ignored Contagion of Obesity Epidemic
New York Times
Under the category "Summer Rentals That Have Gone Terribly Wrong," there are perhaps few parallels to the experience of Charles Henry Warren, a Manhattan banker who, in 1906, took a house in Oyster Bay on Long Island's North Shore.
Tracks News - In this section you'll find news from cities around the country as well as interviews and general reporting on issues. It might be from a newspaper or a blog, but it counts as news.
California: Engineers Questions HSR Oversight
San Jose Mercury News
As California prepares to embark on its largest public works project in decades, a union that represents state engineers is questioning whether all the construction work will be thoroughly scrutinized...
Blogosphere: Detroit Streetcar Project Wins Fed Funding
The U.S. government has backed a community-led light rail project in…
Blogosphere - In this section you'll find commentary, opinion and editorials from blogs and newspapers around the country. The opinions expressed in these blogs do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Reconnecting America.
Blogosphere: Does Detroit Need Another Freeway?
If there's a city that could serve as a cautionary tale for overbuilding highways, that city is Detroit. So it's fascinating - and encouraging - to see this city going through an internal tussle over the wisdom of building a highway...
Blogosphere: Outgoing AASHTO Director - Tax by Dollar
When the federal gas tax was set at…
Jeff Wood, Reconnecting America's New Media Director and Chief Cartographer, collects news stories and blog posts about transit and transit-oriented development from around the country and posts them at TheDirectTransfer.com. Jeff then takes the top 10 articles in each of five categories and sends that out as Other Side of the Tracks email newsletter. The content of that email is then posted here.