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Car sharing networks that allow the vehicle to be returned to any location were found to have the impact of removing seven cars for each rented car in San Diego in a three-year study released July 19.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
July 20, 2016, 10am PDT
Downtown San Diego’s waterfront is undergoing major changes. Regarding the latest proposal, the San Diego Environment + Design Council has some words of advice in this open letter to the Port District.
UrbDeZine
July 20, 2016, 9am PDT
The transportation planning app moovel (formerly known as Ridescout) has created a YouTube series called Transit Trends that brings "explainer posts" to a new format.
moovel
July 20, 2016, 8am PDT
Forty so-called Tier 4 locomotives, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency designation requiring a dramatic reduction in particulate and nitrogen oxide emissions, will be joining Metrolink's fleet covering 512 track miles in six counties.
Los Angeles Times
Blog post
July 20, 2016, 7am PDT
The most dense neighborhood in Manhattan is surprisingly low-key.
Michael Lewyn
July 20, 2016, 6am PDT
Some of the New York Subway's stations and cars could be getting a drastically updated look—as soon as 2020.
CityLab
July 20, 2016, 5am PDT
It's been 20 years since the city of Atlanta hosted the 1996 Summer Olympics. The city's National Public Radio station is exploring the legacy of the games.
WABE
July 19, 2016, 2pm PDT
File under "build it and they will come."
Fast Co.Exist
July 19, 2016, 1pm PDT
A recent spate of reports has examined the up-and-down U.S. economy and predicted the need for more office space to fuel the growing workforce.
National Real Estate Investor
July 19, 2016, 12pm PDT
A writer for the Tampa Bay Times critiques the city of St. Petersburg's response to repeat storm events that have sent millions of gallons of untreated wastewater into its public waters.
Tampa Bay Times
July 19, 2016, 11am PDT
Next year, trains traveling at up to 110 mph will speed through grade crossings faster than the current trains traveling at up to 79 m.p.h, and motorists need to prepare for crossing gates that will stay down up to three times longer.
The State Journal-Register
July 19, 2016, 10am PDT
L.A. County's Parks and Rec Dept. has just completed a major study of the county's park needs. Departmental Facilities Planner Clement Lau explains the study and below are a few things that came to light.
UrbDeZine
July 19, 2016, 9am PDT
The editorial board of the Toronto Star picks a side in the policy debate over highway tolling.
The Toronto Star
Blog post
July 19, 2016, 8am PDT
Dave Biggs interviews author James Hoggan about his new book, "I'm Right and You're An Idiot: The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean It Up."
Dave Biggs
July 19, 2016, 7am PDT
According to a recent article in Urban Milwaukee, plans for a road diet have preceded a wave of reinvestment in the Walker's Point neighborhood.
Urban Milwaukee
July 19, 2016, 6am PDT
An annual report analyzing the "State of the City" speeches of 100 mayors finds remarkable consistency in messaging.
Next City
July 19, 2016, 5am PDT
A new breed of preservation has sprung up in Toronto, where existing structures are partially preserved to give new building's old facades. But is this attempt to preserve the existing streetscape actually succeeding?
Treehugger
Feature
July 18, 2016, 2pm PDT
The ethical quandaries that will confront self-driving cars as they navigate the world pose a lot of difficult questions. Antonio Loro charts a course for answering these tough questions.
Antonio Loro
July 18, 2016, 1pm PDT
The Bay Area provides a case study of the effect of transportation network companies on ground transportation to and from airports.
The San Jose Mercury News
July 18, 2016, 12pm PDT
The challenges of bridging the digital divide are exacerbated by the racist legacies of previous infrastructure systems, according to a recent presentation to the New York Regional Plan Association.
RPA Lab
July 18, 2016, 11am PDT
The 6.2 mile, two-station electrified commuter rail line is opening as expected next Monday, July 25, but future service to the northwestern counties of Broomfield and Boulder will be delayed due to an unexpected funding shortfall.
The Denver Post