Infrastructure

August 9, 2016, 6am PDT
It's been six months since the D.C. Streetcar finally opened after years of planning and delays. So far, so good for the performance of the line, and now District DOT has some decisions to make regarding the near future of the line.
WAMU
August 8, 2016, 1pm PDT
A crowded and hurried scene is becoming more and more common on the pedestrian and bike path that spans the Brooklyn Bridge. So much so, that the city is ready to consider a new, wider path.
The New York Times
August 8, 2016, 6am PDT
Riders in ten cities are raising money to spruce up their bus stops.
Streetsblog
August 8, 2016, 5am PDT
It only takes two minutes to catch up on the biggest news stories of the week.
Planetizen
August 7, 2016, 1pm PDT
Newly built urban places leave a lot to be desired, according to this article in Governing.
Governing
August 7, 2016, 9am PDT
Chief Innovative Technology Officer of Los Angeles, Peter Marx, recently stepped down. But first, he offers some lessons learned during his tenure, which included an L.A. mobility app and a successful open data initiative.
The Planning Report.
August 7, 2016, 5am PDT
The Guardian sets out on a global trek to find the most water-stresses cities in the world.
The Guardian
August 6, 2016, 7am PDT
After 120 of Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's new but faulty Silverliner V cars were grounded in early July, regional rail service was drastically reduced. Repaired cars will begin returning to service this month.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
August 5, 2016, 2pm PDT
A small group of residents in Ocean County, New Jersey have lawyered up to resist a state and federal project to build 22 miles of sand dunes to protect the New Jersey coast.
The Record
August 5, 2016, 1pm PDT
Texas transportation officials will spend the month considering the state's Unified Transportation Program, which could greenlight construction on some $70.2 billion in highway construction between 2017 and 2026.
Houston Chronicle
August 5, 2016, 11am PDT
It's like a crosswalk, but for bikes.
Bike Portland
August 5, 2016, 8am PDT
The $54 billion ST3 plan would add 62 miles of light rail over 25 years.
Seattle Transit Blog
August 5, 2016, 7am PDT
Generally speaking, bikes on sidewalks are not a good idea, but a federally funded project in Duluth, Minnesota may cause planners to take a second look at the practice.
The Bemidji Pioneer
August 5, 2016, 6am PDT
A group of local activists argue that the median parking that is so common on South Broad is dangerous. Some South Philly residents say median parking is part of the neighborhood's DNA.
NewsWorks
August 4, 2016, 2pm PDT
The board of the Southeast Michigan Regional Transit Authority found a compromise and managed to get a regional transit plan onto the ballot for voters to consider in November.
Detroit Free Press
August 4, 2016, 1pm PDT
A project dogged by controversy and opposition took another blow this week, this time from a federal judge. The ongoing safety and operations issue of the Metrorail system played a role in the ruling.
WTOP
August 4, 2016, 8am PDT
The plans for one of California's most expensive, and controversial, projects are moving forward as the clock ticks on the Obama Administration's time in power.
The Sacramento Bee
August 3, 2016, 2pm PDT
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the latest round of TIGER grants on July 28.
Engineering News-Record
August 3, 2016, 1pm PDT
The controversy over a protected bike lane along Central Parkway in Cincinnati continues. The latest grist for the mill comes from a report finding that crashes increased in the first complete year of the lane's operation.
Cincinnati Business Courier
August 3, 2016, 10am PDT
Political leaders are still seeking support for the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Plan 2014, which has been circulating since November 2014.
American Rivers