Today’s Headlines

  • Obama administration shifts housing-policy focus to renting, not owning (Globe)
  • Is federal stimulus money getting to NYC’s transit projects quickly enough? (GlobeSt.com)
  • Texas GOP gubernatorial rivals face off over transportation (Morn News)

(Ed. note: Due to some minor tech difficulties, an incomplete version of Today’s Headlines was posted this morning. Apologies for the error.)

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Buffalo passed a parking reform in 2017 to reduce parking requirements for new developments. A new study finds that mixed-use projects have since created 53 percent fewer spaces than previously required. (Stocksy / Chelsea Victoria)

How Buffalo Moved Away From Parking Requirements

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Reprinted with permission from Sidewalk Labs. Follow Sidewalk Labs’s weekly newsletter or subscribe to its podcast, “City of the Future.” One promising trend in urban planning is the push from a growing number of U.S. cities to reduce minimum parking requirements for new developments. As the name suggests, parking minimums require developers to build a […]

Congress Reluctant to Shine Light on Transportation Earmarks

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The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is about to unveil a massive bill that will re-authorize federal transportation programs for the next six years. The bill will also include funding for a large number of "earmarks," the congressional pet projects that can include everything from bike trails to Bridges to Nowhere. Earmarks grew largely in […]