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Infrastructure & Environment

Infrastructure & Environment

6 Transportation Goals Congress Should Be Thinking About

Too often, the debate over transportation funding in Congress revolves around dollars and cents. But many advocates say we should agree on big goals first, so we know what we’re getting for the money we spend.

By Daniel Vock  |  August 23, 2019
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Infrastructure & Environment

Parks for All

"Park equity" gets a new focus as cities tackle inequality in all facets of public life.

By Graham Vyse  |  September 1, 2019
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Infrastructure & Environment

Without Help From Washington, Governors Chart Own Path on Infrastructure

A long-awaited transportation bill advanced in Congress this week. The National Governors Association isn't waiting on its passage to make road funding and safety its top priorities.

By Alan Greenblatt  |  July 31, 2019
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Infrastructure & Environment

Will Climate Change Lead to a 'Fiscal Tsunami'?

Ratings agencies want more information about each state and local government's vulnerability to extreme weather. Moody's isn't waiting for them to give it up.

By Liz Farmer  |  August 7, 2019
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The Week in Public Finance

This Bill Could Save Rural Governments Millions in Infrastructure Financing

A proposal before Congress would expand a provision that gives small governments and districts access to cheaper financing.

By Liz Farmer  |  August 2, 2019
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Infrastructure & Environment

Washington, D.C., Showcases the Architecture of Pumping Water

A once-desolate stretch of waterfront has become home to DC Water, a futuristic hub for managing water treatment in the nation’s capital and an architectural symbol of environmental sustainability.

By David Kidd  |  November 18, 2019
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Finance

Trump Administration Will Shift $155M in Disaster Relief to Immigration Enforcement

The Trump administration plans to shift at least $155 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster relief fund to support its policy of returning some migrants to Mexico.

By Caroline Cournoyer  |  August 29, 2019
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Infrastructure & Environment

Deaths From Cars Running Red Lights Hit 10-Year High

Deaths from drivers running red lights reached a 10-year high in 2017, according to a new study.

By Caroline Cournoyer  |  August 29, 2019
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Infrastructure & Environment

Cities Confront the 'Forever Chemicals' Contaminating Drinking Water

As the EPA and Congress debate PFAS regulations, local governments are taking action to protect people from toxic chemicals used in the production of practically everything.

By Daniel C. Vock  |  July 1, 2019
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Urban

Will Up-Zoning Make Housing More Affordable?

Making neighborhoods denser is an idea with growing appeal. The question is whether it works.

By J. Brian Charles  |  July 2, 2019
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Washington Watch

Little Boxes Everywhere

5G technology will bring challenges for local government all the way down to the neighborhood level.

By Donald F. Kettl  |  August 26, 2019
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