Congestion

November 14, 2016, 7am PST
A feasibility study suggests a gondola system across the Potomac would be cheaper than a new Metro station.
The Washington Post
October 14, 2016, 2pm PDT
The Austin Chamber of Commerce is connecting the dots between land use and transportation—and voicing its support for reform of the city's land use regulations.
Austin Business Journal
October 4, 2016, 8am PDT
New York City has come a long way since the Giuliani days, when sidewalk barriers were placed at intersections to facilitate turning vehicles, thus prohibiting pedestrians from crossing the street.
amNew York
October 2, 2016, 11am PDT
Two start-ups promise L.A. drivers on-demand parking and electric vehicle charging.
KPCC
September 29, 2016, 10am PDT
Streetsblog slams Caltrans for wasting $1.9 billion on futile freeway widening projects.
LA.Streetsblog
August 19, 2016, 1pm PDT
In 1950 the Walt Disney Company released a cartoon called "Motor Mania". Starring Goofy, the film chronicles the metamorphosis of the mild-mannered "Mr. Walker" into the terror of the streets, "Mr. Wheeler". It was ahead of its time.
Community Builders
Blog post
August 16, 2016, 2pm PDT
A blog post exploring why Los Angeles is more car-dependent than some less dense cities.
Michael Lewyn
August 1, 2016, 12pm PDT
Congestion pricing is an economic tool for a difficult, complicated problem, and must be calculated carefully to avoid unintended consequences.
Neighborhood Effects
May 31, 2016, 6am PDT
On average, women spend longer in traffic than men—perhaps because of the gendered division of labor that still exists in many households.
Pacific Standard
May 28, 2016, 11am PDT
Even natural attractions outside of urban areas have parking shortages and congestion problems.
The Oregonian
May 23, 2016, 10am PDT
The $1.5 billion, 6.6-mile light rail extension from Culver City to Santa Monica is projected to double trips on the line by 2030, giving commuters a viable alternative to driving. Just the same, don't expect the extension to reduce congestion.
Wired
April 29, 2016, 11am PDT
In a significant effort to shift from sprawl toward incentivizing low-carbon transportation options, California is revising the way it measures traffic impacts of development projects under its Environmental Quality Act.
The Planning Report
April 19, 2016, 10am PDT
A pair of articles in recent weeks reveals opposition to a proposal for an elevated expressway connecting McCarran Airport and the Las Vegas Strip.
Las Vegas Review-Journal
April 18, 2016, 9am PDT
An experiment in Irving on SH 161 is defying the rules of induced demand, but not by building new lanes.
The Dallas Morning News
April 16, 2016, 1pm PDT
Laura Bliss argues that rather than promise to reduce congestion, Los Angeles Metro should embrace its real beneficiaries: non-drivers.
CityLab
March 18, 2016, 6am PDT
The 2015 Inrix Traffic Scorecard provides less useful information about traffic problems than previous editions, as discussed in this City Observatory Commentary.
City Observatory
February 6, 2016, 11am PST
London's mayor has proposed a solution to tackle the city's congestion and an expected population increase of 20 percent by 2030: build a system of tunnels to alleviate automobile traffic.
The Guardian
February 3, 2016, 2pm PST
Streetsblog USA notes that the federal government is following the lead of California in awakening to the negative effects of Level of Service.
Streetsblog USA
January 23, 2016, 7am PST
The "war on cars" and its pushback has a achieved a singular pitch in Belgium, where the national rail service has canvassed the country with a satirical ad campaign excoriating the country's horrible congestion.
The Wall Street Journal
January 21, 2016, 7am PST
The new transportation funding formula approved by voters in Texas will bring new funding to the Texas Department of Transportation.
The Dallas Morning News