News

51 min ago
California is considering piping recycled potable water directly into people's homes.
Water Deeply
1 hour ago
Akron Metro RTA recently announced the details of an overhaul of its bus system—the reorganization will affect every one of the system's 36 fixed bus routes.
Akron Beacon Journal
2 hours ago
After Monday's celebrations at the new, electrified commuter rail line's only two stations, Union Station and Westminster Station, commuters now have the option of taking an 11-minute, six-mile ride to Denver, costing $2.60.
The Denver Post
3 hours ago
Illinois, Cook County, and city of Chicago officials were disappointed in their first effort to attract FASTLANE funding authorized by the U.S Department Transportation
Chicago Tribune
4 hours ago
New research in mice finds that the brain has two levels of memory connected to place—one for the task of creating mental maps, and another for recalling locations of emotional significance.
New Scientist
5 hours ago
What was thought to be a temporary end to late night weekend service could become a permanent reality on the tracks of Metrorail.
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
20 hours ago
A new Google Maps redesign hopes to help make it easier to explore your surroundings. As with everything based on a mobile phone, the potential exists that it might also help ignore your surroundings.
Google Maps
21 hours ago
With the rise of globalization, and urbanization, people are rethinking how cities should be structured in terms of transportation and mobility. Is it possible to reconfigure auto-centric cities into pedestrian-friendly spaces?
Doggerel
22 hours ago
A recent spate of articles has pondered the concepts and planning strategies at work in the region of the country described as the Rust Belt.
Notes from the Underground
Blog post
23 hours ago
Donald Trump invokes the darkest days of urban decay and crime to appeal to his base. The facts speak to an urban triumph that has led to greater national prosperity and higher standards of living for tens of millions of Americans.
Josh Stephens
Yesterday
After a tour of Los Angeles street furniture, Alissa Walker offers her reflections on cities' changing approach to public space.
Curbed
Yesterday
A UK blogger argues that transportation infrastructure planning is informed too heavily by the kinds of trips men tend to make.
Streetsblog USA
Yesterday
Big news has emerged from British Columbia, where the government has been criticized for not doing more to address the housing affordability crisis.
Vancouver Sun
Yesterday
When Elon Musk talks, lots of people listen. Some also respond.
Tesla
Yesterday
Pennsylvania has the nation's highest state gas and diesel taxes, 51.4 cents per gallon and 65.1 cents per gallon, respectively. Both are scheduled to increase up to 10 cents on Jan 1. A bill has been introduced to halt all future fuel tax increases.
Land Line
Yesterday
Next City has released what it's calling an "urbanist's guide" to the Democratic National Convention.
Next City
Yesterday
On July 25, 1916, New York adopted its first Zoning Resolution, for the first time regulating the height, size and arrangement of buildings in the city.
The New York Times
Yesterday
The New York MTA has chosen the "remove-the-band-aid-quickly" strategy for its plans to repair the L Train line from Brooklyn to Manhattan.
The New York Times
Yesterday
Anyone in Chicago or with their eyes on social media this weekend couldn't have avoided the scary sights produced by an afternoon storm.
DNAinfo Chicago
Yesterday
Some are calling it the summer of Algae—from Utah to Florida to Australia, the world is encountering massive amounts of the stinky, dangerous sludge.
Grist
2 days ago
Just because the public sector has set a goal to deliver thousands of new workforce housing units, doesn’t mean the market, or the private sector for that matter, will cooperate.
The Boston Globe