Freeways

When his father was governor, California was awash in federal highway dollars. Now Jerry Brown's administration contemplates a risky tax hike, juggling the need for road improvements with a clean, transit-oriented agenda.
Jul 7, 2015   Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles is crazy for "cap parks": basically, putting roofs over sections of freeway and building a park on top. The added benefit? Reconnecting neighborhoods riven asunder by the freeway in the first place.
Feb 25, 2010   The Architect's Newspaper
The United States must move away from the gas tax to solutions that charge people for the roads they use, including a VMT fee, congestion pricing for peak hours and toll roads, says Jack Finn of HNTB. Exclusive
Jan 6, 2010  By Jack Finn
As traffic congestion has worsened, so has the philosophical divide between LA and Orange counties in terms of how to address it.
Nov 18, 2009   Los Angeles Times
A new high-tech system from New Zealand will be installed on L.A.'s 110 freeway, which will feature sensors that will know when traffic slows and open an alternate lane automatically.
Aug 2, 2009   Los Angeles Times
Here in San Diego, public transportation is on life support.  Despite record ridership, trolley and bus service has been reduced, with some bus routes cancelled altogether.  Fares are up across the board.  The monthly light rail pass will be $72; three years ago it was $60. Blog Post
Apr 14, 2009   By Diana DeRubertis
Researchers are teaming up with Boston community members to study how living close to freeways can be harmful to residents' health.
Apr 14, 2009   The Boston Globe
Charlotte politicians have been pushing for the completion of a freeway loop around the city -- a $220 million project. Mary Newsom argues that road funding would better serve the city and the region if it were directed to Charlotte's transit system.
Apr 4, 2009   The Naked City
<em>Next American City</em> takes a look at freeways and sees the end coming -- for some, anyway.
Nov 2, 2008   Next American City
After speeding construction by using county toll revenues, a 23-mile long, 18-lane freeway has opened in Texas.
Oct 31, 2008   The Houston Chronicle
The Congress for the New Urbanism has released a list of the top ten urban freeways that need to be torn down.
Sep 23, 2008   Congress For New Urbanism