Bill Lucia

Bill Lucia is a reporter for Route Fifty.

Scrambling for High Ground in FEMA Flood Map Disputes

A complex cartographic process that affects flood insurance rates has stirred pushback in places like New York City and New Orleans.

Does Seattle's Trash Monitoring Violate Privacy Rights?

The city’s ban on the disposal of food scraps and other compostables with garbage is met with a lawsuit.

Downtown Pittsburgh's Promising Plan to Give Streets Back to the People

Could the city become a national leader in “shared space”?

How Seattle Is Changing the Definition of Garbage

New rules make it mandatory for residents to set aside their organic waste—and they’re working.

A Robot to Help Visually Impaired Passengers Navigate Public Transit

Technology has the potential to improve accessibility by offering directions and guidance, but some remain skeptical.

How Colorado Is Trying to Convince Marijuana Enthusiasts Not to Drive Stoned

Among the state's 420-related tactics: A special car that's filled with smoke.