- A two-way flow of information at the CFPB.
- The transportation status quo is more fragile than it looks.
- A zero-carbon transportation revolution demands great urban places.
- My grandmother, financial fraud, and the CFPB.
- Escaping the "transit sandbox."
- What comes after the auto bubble?
- Does the decline of retail mean we’re turning away from seeking happiness in stuff?
Special districts are a kind of government entity separate from local and state governments that provide public services such as transit and housing. Despite being government agencies fulfilling public functions, special districts often operate in the shadows, their spending unaccounted for in local and state budgets. In Following the Money 2017, we evaluate the financial transparency of special districts, revealing inadequate practices nationwide.
Street design contributes to many public health concerns, including crashes, respiratory illnesses from air pollution, and obesity from lack of physical activity. Complete Streets for St. Pete: Building a Healthier, Safer City through Better Street Design shows how St. Petersburg, Florida, can address transportation and public health problems by designing streets for all road users, including people on foot, on bike or taking transit.
America spends tens of billions of dollars each year on wasteful highway projects that are unnecessary or damaging to our communities - even as crying needs for road maintenance and better transportation options go unmet. Highway Boondoggles 3 examines nine dubious highway projects from around the country, costing more than $10 billion, that will do little to address real transportation needs. For images and more, visit U.S. PIRG's slideshow.