Page 2


  • Image attribution tooltip
    Courtesy of DoorDash

    Delivery services extend gas incentives as drivers face high gas prices

    DoorDash's program, which provides drivers 10% cash back on gas purchases on a prepaid Visa card, will now run through August. Grubhub and Waitr have similar incentives, while Uber Eats has imposed a fuel surcharge on customers. Higher fuel prices and overall inflation are both affecting restaurants' recovery. 

  • Image attribution tooltip
    Permission granted by General Motors

    GM and INRIX collaborate to provide safety data, insights to transportation officials

    Combining data from GM's connected vehicles and INRIX's analytics platform with public data, the application aims to help communities prioritize road safety needs, evaluate plans and make a case for federal funding.

  • Image attribution tooltip
    azndc via Getty Images

    Park funding not keeping up with needs: survey

    Deferred maintenance costs are ballooning as cities and residents lean on parks for more and more uses, an annual Trust for Public Land analysis of the 100 most populous U.S. cities found.

  • Image attribution tooltip
    JamesBrey via Getty Images

    Fleeing 'superstar' cities, tech workers are moving to mid-size and smaller cities, causing housing, traffic concerns

    After many tech workers relocated to work remotely during the pandemic, smaller cities are now grappling with rising housing prices, traffic and homelessness.

  • Image attribution tooltip
    Justin Sullivan via Getty Images

    Minneapolis shares compost program tips as NYC, DC, Chicago ponder new services

    The Minnesota city has over 50% program participation after going citywide around 2015. Boston and Denver are also among the cities with potential expansions on the horizon.

  • Image attribution tooltip
    Justin Sullivan via Getty Images

    'Hyperlocalized' service benefits micromobility users, regulators and the public, industry exec says

    Responsiveness to safety, access and other concerns is essential for shared bikes and scooters to grow as part of a community's transit mix, according to speakers from Tier Mobility and Joyride at a webinar hosted by Mavenoid.

  • Image attribution tooltip
    ictor via Getty Images
    Opinion

    To reduce transportation emissions, make it realistic for people to ditch cars

    Building walkable communities with easy access to public transit is key to reducing our reliance on cars and achieving environmental goals, writes the CEO of Keolis North America.

  • Image attribution tooltip
    LeoPatrizi/E+ via Getty Images

    Los Angeles launches $17.8M universal basic mobility pilot

    “We have to change the conversation about transportation investments and how they benefit cities if we hope to shake ourselves awake from zombie conversation about how much it all costs,” said one LADOT official.

  • Image attribution tooltip
    Permission granted by Volta Charging

    Michigan awards grants to spur EV equity and economic development

    The grant program aims to increase access to electric vehicles and charging stations in underserved communities while also creating EV-related jobs through public-private partnerships.

  • Image attribution tooltip
    Courtesy of WSP

    Lessons from California: Tips to keep transit projects on time, on budget

    Local agencies tend to poorly plan infrastructure work and don’t have enough capacity to manage megaprojects, and common procurement methods create a management bottleneck, a new study from UC Berkeley found. 

  • Image attribution tooltip
    Mario Tama via Getty Images

    The race to add more public EV chargers

    To meet President Biden's goal for half of all U.S. vehicles sold to be zero-emission by 2030, the country will need 20 times more EV chargers. To support those ambitions, companies are developing innovative charging technologies.

  • Image attribution tooltip
    carlballou via Getty Images

    Converting strip malls into mixed-use development could address California's housing crisis

    The transformation could alleviate the housing shortage while aiding storefronts amid the shift to online shopping. But it would require cities to change land-use policies, said housing experts during an Urban Land Institute meeting.

  • Image attribution tooltip
    ferrantraite via Getty Images

    Leading Cities, QBE invite startups to apply to AcceliCITY resilience competition

    The resilience challenge – accepting applications through April – also awards regional prizes and virtual incubator memberships. Another part of the competition seeks an urban food pilot for Gainesville, Florida.

  • Image attribution tooltip
    photoschmidt via Getty Images

    Pittsburgh 'smart loading zones' aim to reduce curbside delivery woes

    The city is partnering with curb management company Automotus for the next year to decrease idling, congestion and other safety and efficiency issues, especially in the central business district.

  • Image attribution tooltip
    Bryan Mitchell via Getty Images

    California readies regulations for zero-emission truck fleets

    Medium- and heavy-duty vehicles are the next big frontier in transportation electrification. The move to EVs has been slower in this segment because of its higher energy needs.

  • Image attribution tooltip
    Elenathewise via Getty Images

    Climate investment gaps could prompt creative financing ideas from cities

    With climate action initiatives underfunded around the world, some cities are experimenting with different ways to find funds and promote investment, one expert said.

  • Image attribution tooltip
    Permission granted by Cortland
    Q&A

    Housing economist: The industry has hit peak rent growth

    Although inflation could partially mute rent gains, the chief economist at an Atlanta-based real estate company says the supply-demand picture still looks good for multifamily housing.

  • Image attribution tooltip
    Joe Raedle via Getty Images

    US transportation sector could cut carbon emissions 34% by 2030: analysis

    "We've actually made a lot of progress," said one researcher. Separately, the Biden administration announced $6.4 billion for states to use under the infrastructure law's carbon reduction program.

  • Image attribution tooltip
    Sundry Photography via Getty Images

    Climate change ripple effects include migration, gentrification and more, new report suggests

    Vulnerable cities, recipient cities and climate destinations each face their own challenges managing population fluctuations and infrastructure risks, as outlined in an NLC framework and report released Thursday.

  • Image attribution tooltip
    Scott Eisen via Getty Images

    Boston to offer residents curbside composting

    After years of discussion, the city and its growing zero waste staff intend to announce details next month for an opt-in pilot that will start in 2022.

  • Image attribution tooltip
    Sean M. Haffey via Getty Images

    San Diego housing density bonus is spurring affordable units: report

    Amid a crucial housing shortage in Southern California, developers have leveraged a city incentive program to build thousands of units since 2016.

  • Image attribution tooltip
    Courtesy of REGENT

    Part boat, part plane, all electric: Entrepreneurs envision a new way to travel between coastal cities

    Regent's initial "seaglider" vehicle could carry 12 passengers at 180 mph up to 180 miles, connecting coastal communities with faster, cleaner transportation, CEO Billy Thalheimer said.

  • Image attribution tooltip
    Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images

    Lyft to acquire bike-share equipment and technology supplier PBSC Urban Solutions

    The deal with the Canadian-based supplier will roughly double Lyft's micromobility presence, the company said.

  • Image attribution tooltip
    Semen Salivanchuk via Getty Images

    Participatory budgeting experiments aim to meet residents where they are

    “The process is one of the products,” said Doug Matthews, assistant city manager in Grand Rapids, Michigan, which is leaving $2 million up to citizen-driven spending. “This is full-contact civic education and engagement.”

  • Image attribution tooltip
    Pavlina2510 via Getty Images

    As cities redesign bus networks, planners stress community engagement

    "A lot of agencies haven't looked at their system holistically in a long time," said one transportation planner, as Baltimore, Dallas, Los Angeles and other major cities undertake complex and potentially more equitable system redesigns.