Infrastructure

Who Holds the Keys to Rental Housing Data?

New York City ordinance that would regulate online home-sharing platforms hits a red light in federal court.

Putting the Brakes on Crude Oil Train Regulation

Experts say rescission of brake regulation could create serious safety risks.

The Rise of Electric Scooter Regulations

U.S. cities grapple with the regulatory challenges posed by electric scooter sharing programs.

Federalism “Collisions” in Energy Policy

Differences between federal and state energy regulations will likely require judicial intervention.

Nuclear Energy at the Forefront of States’ Clean Energy Policies

Expert argues that courts should not strike down state programs that subsidize nuclear power plants.

Getting Railroads to Regulate Sleep Disorders

Transportation safety agency and senators push for regulations combatting sleep apnea in rail employees.

Current Economic Regulatory Framework Works for Freight Rail Customers

The STB is considering proposals that would hurt the successfully managed freight rail industry.

To Solve the Next Foreclosure Crisis, Look to Sacramento

California was more effective than the federal government at preventing foreclosures during the Great Recession.

Building for Disaster

Data show that more stringent building codes deliver benefits greatly exceeding their costs.

How Machine Learning Can Improve Public Sector Services

Experts explain how algorithms can aid government health and welfare work.

Autonomous Vehicle Bill Leaves Safety Gaps

House bill on autonomous vehicles restricts state policies that could improve safety.

Home Sharing Could Face New Regulation in Seattle

Proposed regulations would limit number of short-term rental properties and add license requirements.