This article from <em>OnEarth</em> magazine looks at ideas for improving transportation in the United States, and offers some illustrations to help explain.
Dec 11, 2010 OnEarth
City officials in Fort Worth, Texas, have backed out of plans to build a streetcar downtown.
Dec 10, 2010 Fort Worth Star-Telegram
In a part of Staten Island largely developed before formal sewer systems were in place, the effort to address both logistics and environmental issues offers lessons for other urban areas.
Dec 9, 2010 Urban Omnibus
In San Francisco, Bernal Hill residents with dubious claims of health risks from microwave antennas have persuaded their supervisor to kill a wireless service providers plan to add to an already existing antenna, says Todd Lappin.
Dec 9, 2010 Bernalwood
After decades of being a nation of rural dwellers, Indians are rapidly moving into cities in search of better jobs, but the housing infrastructure is not keeping pace.
Dec 5, 2010 The New York Times
Despite predictions of ridership that are lower than previously thought, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is still pushing ahead with plans to build a subway line in the center of the city.
Dec 3, 2010 San Francisco Chronicle
A Michigan Senate committee voted against a bill to create a public-private partnership to oversee land acquisition, construction and management of the planned Detroit River International Crossing, putting the project on hold until at least 2011.
Dec 3, 2010 The Wall Street Journal
Andy Lipkis, the founder and president of TreePeople, an organization in Los Angeles that brings natural concepts into the "urban forest", details his 40 years of work proving the feasibility of projects such as the Elmer Avenue Project.
Dec 3, 2010 The Planning Report
Los Angeles is in the midst of expanding its light rail system. But a new idea to speed up the process has backfired and caused delays and major increases in estimated costs.
Dec 3, 2010 LA Weekly
As the debate over new bike lanes pits New Yorkers against each other, people should refocus on the economic benefits the lanes can provide, argues Richard Florida.
Dec 1, 2010 New York Daily News