Lyft is hosting an event on the climate crisis, when it’s one of the largest drivers (literally) of transportation-related emissions. Read more

Energy and the Environment


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Electric cars will eventually be all cars, but the speed by which they displace conventional cars will depend on making them affordable for low- and middle-income drivers. Read more

Green New Deal

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Voters reject a constitutional amendment that would have ended tax refunds for state residents and re-directed those dollars to sectors in need of a fiscal infusion. Read more

Housing and Transportation

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So why don’t we get a vote on its leadership? Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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Google partner Sidewalk Labs wants to remake the Toronto waterfront as a privately run digital development. It may really be a digital dystopia. Read more

Energy and the Environment


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After recent subway derailments, Wu has taken up the banner that state political leaders have dropped, sounding the alarm that Massachusetts officials must develop comprehensive solutions to the beleaguered transit system before it’s too late. Read more

Housing and Transportation


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Bus Rapid Transit is a feature often left out of big-picture discussions, but it is should be a part of a healthy transportation ecosystem Read more



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Amid an ever-worsening crisis of affordable housing, investment in transportation can be key to connecting people to affordable homes. Read more

Housing and Transportation


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A statewide report on drivers and public-transportation users sheds light on the economic and emotional tolls of the crises posed by failing public infrastructure and skyrocketing housing costs. Read more

Housing and Transportation

Portland, Oregon, and New York are taking different routes to charging drivers who need to get downtown during the rush hour. They’ll also have to think hard about the impacts on low-income residents. Read more

Housing and Transportation


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A new Sierra Club survey finds bipartisan agreement on the region’s public transportation woes and support for stronger efforts to deal with air pollution and climate change. Read more

Economic Policy


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After decades of automobile dependency, many transportation planners, advocates, and residents are slowly coming around to new ideas about getting around. Read more

Housing and Transportation

Madeline Janis, who pioneered local hiring agreements, is now enlisting cities to have railcars and buses made in America—by union workers. Read more

Housing and Transportation


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Chicago's massive Amazon HQ2 incentive package could hit the city's transit budget hard. Read more

Economic Policy

Donald Trump could well kill more funds for the construction of critical rail infrastructure projects—which doesn’t bode well for the Northeast. Read more

Health and Social Policy

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s privatization initiative at greater Boston’s transit authority has realized short-term savings—but the cure is still adequate public investment. Read more

Working in America

L.A. voters have chosen to tax themselves to build a citywide rail system. Can rail also resurrect the city’s long-vanished middle class?  Read more

Working in America

Employees at the company’s factory in California are seeking to unionize through United Auto Workers. Read more

Economic Policy


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Trump’s infrastructure plans could raise costs, enrich financiers, and fleece the public. Read more

Housing and Transportation