Source: McClatchy/GOVERNING | Philadelphia |
February 27, 2013
Pat Deon, the current board chairman of SEPTA (which earned the national 2012 Outstanding Public Transportation System award) speaking to former Chairman Lou Gambaccini. Under Gambaccini's leadership in the '90s, the transit agency was tens of millions of dollars in debt.
Source: Charlotte Observer | North Carolina |
February 25, 2013
Part of a confidential memo sent by Blueprint North Carolina, a partnership of advocacy and policy groups, that outlines a plan for liberals to attack Republican Gov. Pat McCrory. Blueprint's website says it is a nonpartisan nonprofit.
Chan Heng Chee, Singapore's former U.S. ambassador and current chair of the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities. Read how Singapore is using data to redefine what it means to be a 21st-century metropolis in Governing's first-ever International Issue.
Source: Seattle Times | Washington state |
February 20, 2013
Washington state's Jay Inslee, who has been called the "greenest governor" and pledged to reduce carbon emissions in the state’s transportation system, give electric cars more places to recharge and ensure a thorough review of a proposal to bring coal trains through the state.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Atlanta |
February 15, 2013
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, who just announced he would run for re-election, referring to himself and Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal. The pair worked together to secure regulatory approvals and funding for the deepening of the Port of Savannah. Reed was named one of Governing's Public Officials of the Year in 2011.
Source: Denver Post | Colorado |
February 14, 2013
Gov. John Hickenlooper, who told the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources that Colorado offers a national model for regulating natural gas production -- an area he said states should take the lead on.
Kirk Steudle, director of the Michigan Department of Transportation, referring to connected vehicles technology, which allows automobiles to wirelessly communicate their position to one another to avoid collisions. The federal government has been studying the technology for years, but some say new federal Wi-Fi projects could jeopardize its future.