Threatening cuts: Transit in New York City is facing a dire situation where service could be cut by 40%, but is the threat real or just political?
More than tiny houses: Erica C. Barnett knocks back Danny Westneat’s just-do-some-tiny-houses “solution” to the homelessness crisis. Barnett also has the skinny on other local homelessness news.
Deadly year: Despite the pandemic reducing travel demand, New York City has already surpassed its 2019 traffic fatality levels.
Taxing vacant homes: Vancouver’s vacant homes tax is set to rise significantly next year.
Rising cases: King County Metro has reported a spike in the prevalence of positive workers over the past month ($).
Bad land use policy: Renton is working overtime to try and evict people experiencing homelessness from transitional shelter in a hotel.
Relegalize sixplexes: Sixplexes poll well in Vancouver.
Biz boon: A new study suggests that free transit might not reduce driving, but it does increase financial support of local businesses.
Patriots resist: The Trump administration is trying to deregulate authority from the Environmental Protection Agency, but career staff are openly trying to block last-minute rulemaking changes ($).
Housing justice: Shaun Scott pens a piece on the need to put housing policy front and center to promote affordability and racial justice.
Carbon-free: Arizona has developed and agreed upon a plan to have a carbon-free electricity system by 2050.
True deserts: It looks like ridehailing isn’t supporting the mobility needs of transit deserts overall.
Art in crisis: The social and pandemic crises that America faces has brought about a revolution in public space art.
Flooded: Houstonians aren’t too excited about the Army Corps of Engineers’ latest plans ($) to roll out traditional flood prevention solutions.
Transportation and climate: Regulating and managing transportation is one of the most important bureaucracy tools that the Biden administration will have to meet the Paris Accords.