Nextgen: New York City has a new generation of trash and recycling bins.
No surprises here: Washington’s Republican Party has direct links to domestic terrorism.
Housing Toronto: Toronto has a plan for 40,000 affordable homes.
TOD Boston: In Boston, there’s capacity for over 250,000 homes near existing transit.
Cooperative model: The Bay Area has a new cooperative model for affordable housing to fight speculation.
Questionable zones: In Houston, there is massive rent increases taking place in Opportunity Zones.
Equitable investment: Philadelphia looks to get needed investment in neighborhoods without the pitfalls of gentrification.
14th Street: New York City’s new bus zone is having profound results and the city’s mayor is finally getting onboard with it.
Elitist regulation: Bangkok planners continue to try to stomp out street food vendors ($) in order to “cleanup the city”.
Better road laws: New laws to protect non-car users of roads in Washington come into effect in January.
Height limits in SAN: Building height limits might be eliminated near light rail stations in San Diego.
VA all in: Virginia wants to make major Amtrak and commuter rail expansions in the state and inked a big deal with CSX, a private mainline railroad company.
Eastern WA rail: More details on a passenger rail line from Auburn to Spokane come to light.
Mob-run governance: The Trump administration appears poised to criminalize homelessness.
Housing VA: With a Democratic majority in Virginia, party leaders are trying to overhaul housing laws to allow more density.
ACA saga: The Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate has been ruled unconstitutional in a federal appeals court, which could unravel the whole healthcare insurance program ($).
Repurposing bandwidth: The Federal Communications Commission has opted to limit wifi bandwidths dedicated to transportation and open it up to other uses.
Next stop: Take a preview of the new Roosevelt light rail station ($).
Kitsilano highrises: In Vancouver, the Squamish First Nation has given approval for an 11-tower, 6,000-unit development on their historic Kitsilano lands.
Maglev planning paused: Federal review of the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. maglev high-speed rail project has temporarily been paused ($).
Noisy neighbor: Burien residents have been inundated by airport noise, which led them to sue and win ($).
Compassionate justice: The Supreme Court of the United States lets stand a lower court decision that allows people experiencing homelessness to sleep on public streets if no other shelter is available.
New aquarium: The Seattle Aquarium is planning $113 million in upgrades and expansion ($).
Fare-free MIA: Miami could become the next big American city to go fare-free for transit.
Not exempt: Washington’s state supreme court says that state legislators have to provide public records on demand ($).
TIF: Cincinnati has approved 15 new tax increment funding districts to benefit lower-income neighborhoods.