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'Pedal Pubs' Gain Popularity, Putting Cities on the Spot

Bar-hopping party bikes, which let a dozen or more people pedal through popular destinations, don’t fit neatly under traffic laws.


Can Cities Make Water Affordable? Detroit Offers Hope, and Disappointment

Since the UN got involved, the city has taken steps to make utility bills more affordable. But 17,000 customers still could lose their service next month.

4 Ways Uber Wants to Expand Its Services

Under CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, the company wants to partner with cities and be more than just a rideshare.

• To Uber and Lyft's Displeasure, Cities Start Taxing Them

More Poorer Residents Are Driving Cars, Presenting New Issues for Transit Agencies

More lower-income households have access to cars now than they did before the Great Recession. That’s good news for their access to jobs, but it may cause cities to rethink their assumptions about transportation.