Transportation Planning

2 days ago
The Virginia county of Arlington has written into law the ability to create shared streets as well as streets that prioritize pedestrians.
Arlington County
3 days ago
The Department of Mobility and Infrastructure will be up and running by 2017.
PGH City Paper
October 11, 2016, 10am PDT
A project to fill-in the Inner Loop in Rochester, New York is underway. It took a lot of contemporary planning to undo this mistake of mid-century planning.
October 5, 2016, 6am PDT
Local and regional transportation planners responded skeptically to data from the Texas Department of Transportation showing Texans driving less.
Streetsblog Texas
Blog post
October 3, 2016, 5am PDT
The United States has, by far, the highest traffic fatality rate among peer countries. Don’t blame drivers; planners need to rethink transportation safety.
Todd Litman
September 26, 2016, 1pm PDT
An author and educator calls on a new generation of Americans to challenge the status quo and overcome the limitations and impacts of the country's existing infrastructure.
The Boston Globe
September 13, 2016, 5am PDT
"Policy goals" won't be enough to protect bicyclists once the cars start driving themselves. Strong standards will be necessary to govern the interactions between cars and bikes in an autonomous future.
William Riggs
September 1, 2016, 9am PDT
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has thrown support behind a study to add a third span to the Bay Bridge that spans the Chesapeake Bay.
The Baltimore Sun
August 31, 2016, 5am PDT
There are a few good reasons why a worldwide fleet of autonomous vehicles will not necessarily lead to a new era of sprawl.
William Riggs
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 3, 2016, 9am PDT
A $4.7 billion regional transportation plan died at the hands of suburban interests around Detroit last week. An op-ed describes the action as the same kind of racial disharmony that defined the mid- and late-20 century.
Detroit Free Press
July 28, 2016, 7am PDT
Urban bike infrastructure is plagued by three related problems: design, politics, and security.
July 12, 2016, 2pm PDT
A new study identifies the disconnect between employees and employers in the Twin Cities region. The report also predicts dramatic improvements if the region's long-term transportation plans are realized.
Star Tribune
June 25, 2016, 7am PDT
The National Association of City Transportation Officials has spoken out on the ned to begin preparing for a future of automated vehicles.
National Association of City Transportation Officials
June 10, 2016, 1pm PDT
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has envisioned a future for Downtown Dallas that includes more downtown and fewer freeways.
The Dallas Morning News
June 8, 2016, 6am PDT
In November, Wake County, North Carolina voters will decide on a half-cent sales tax to fund a plan to improve transit in the Research Triangle (home to North Carolina State, Duke, and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill).
The News & Observer
June 7, 2016, 2pm PDT
The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency is in the community outreach phase of a long-term transportation planning effort. The plan is expected to be complete by the end of 2016 and ready for board approval early in 2017.
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Blog post
May 27, 2016, 5am PDT
Will planning horizons of 25 to 30 years make sense as transportation technology speeds through unprecedented rates of innovation?
Steven Polzin
May 22, 2016, 9am PDT
What's it like to lead the department of transportation in a city trying to overcome decades of car-centric planning? Let LADOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds tell it in her own words.
Los Angeles Downtown News
May 9, 2016, 6am PDT
For feedback on a system overhaul, Pierce Transit in Washington is asking residents to design their own transit system through an interactive survey.
The Urbanist