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Foreign Ownership Still a Hot Button in Vancouver

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:00:00 -0800

A controversial proposal has incited new debate about the causes of Vancouver's skyrocketing housing prices. Potential solutions depend on an accurate diagnosis.

What the Largest Tech Confab of the Year Revealed About Self-Driving Cars

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0800

CES has wrapped up in Las Vegas, but not before event offered numerous experts a chance to prognosticate about the timeline for autonomous vehicles to arrive on the market.

'Textalyzers' Could Help Cops Bust Distracted Drivers

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 06:00:00 -0800

Chicago is one of the first cities to consider the use of "textalyzers," which would allow police officers to scan phones to see if they were in use during an accident.

Largest Desalinated Water Reserve Ever Unveiled in Abu Dhabi

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:00:00 -0800

The UAE has created a storage facility under the desert that can provide up to 100 million liters per day in the event of an emergency.

Streetcars Coming to the OC

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:00:00 -0800

The conservative bastion of Orange County will soon begin on construction on the mode of transit favored by the Obama Administration: the "modern streetcar."

Two Kinds of Affordable Housing Policies for Two Kinds of Affordable Housing

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:00:00 -0800

A short and simple "explainer" post makes sense of why there seems to be so little ground on affordable housing issues in expensive urban areas.

Airbnb Sheds Thousands of Hosts in San Francisco

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0800

New registration effects have proven an effective disincentive for thousands of short-term rental hosts in San Francisco.

Higher Cost Estimates Could Doom Fort Lauderdale Streetcar

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:00:00 -0800

While the 2.8 mile Wave Streetcar project has secured $195 million, proposals for design and construction are coming in higher than expected, which would leave Broward County and Fort Lauderdale responsible for half the extra cost.

A Growing D.C. Corridor Gets Badly Needed Bus Service

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:00:00 -0800

The new 59 bus route down 14th Street in Washington, D.C. represents a major win for transit advocates.

Divvy's Top Rider Talks About Getting African-Americans Onto Divvy Bikes

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:00:00 -0800

Kerida Roland is an African-American delivery man based in Chicago's South Loop who put more than 6,000 miles on Divvy bikes in 2017.