July 14, 2016, 9am PDT
Emily Badger, writing for The Washington Post's Wonkblog, doesn't let planners off the hook for the racist history of highway planning around the country.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
July 1, 2016, 11am PDT
The sun rises on the new Sunrise Expressway in Oregon.
May 10, 2016, 10am PDT
In the 1950s, southern Orange County, California was a place of open hills, citrus groves, and scattered towns. The I-5 Freeway changed that, paving the way for today's subdivisions.
May 10, 2016, 6am PDT
Apparently to galvanize public support, the Colorado Department of Transportation and an Ohio chamber of commerce have produced videos touting the benefits of widening projects for low-income communities.
May 9, 2016, 9am PDT
As a number of Western States raise their speed limits, the costs of road maintenance, environmental damage, and lost lives keeps going up.
May 3, 2016, 9am PDT
Constructed at great expense over the past decade, Myanmar's planned capital city of Naypyidaw boasts an empty 20-lane stretch of road. The city's real purpose may be to discourage regime change.
April 28, 2016, 11am PDT
Although many local activists and officials oppose the trend, Arkansas state planners are considering major highway expansions in the Little Rock area. The state's highway department has demonstrated a pro-car, pro-suburb agenda.
April 25, 2016, 5am PDT
What does a successfully multi-modal and livable street look like? There are examples all over the world, if you're paying attention.
April 18, 2016, 10am PDT
The findings of a new study based in Boston offer evidence of negative health outcomes connected to the collision of residential land use and transportation infrastructure.
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.
April 15, 2016, 11am PDT
Americans are thinking about undeveloped land alongside and between roadways as a low cost and widely dispersed strategy for carbon sequestration
April 13, 2016, 2pm PDT
How a proposed expansion of Chicago's I-55 could further disperse Chicago's population.
February 27, 2016, 9am PST
Through the lens of Henry Petroski's new book, Tom Vanderbilt discusses why infrastructure, as we have come to define it, is such a fraught topic in American life.
January 1, 2016, 1pm PST
A look ahead at what is shaping up to be a very eventful year in the world of transportation.
December 15, 2015, 11am PST
Overcoming our carbon dependence should be seen as an opportunity to rethink for the better an institution largely shaped by and for fossil fuel: our cities.
December 10, 2015, 2pm PST
From his home in Brainerd, Minnesota (population 13,500), this fiscally conservative engineer leads a growing movement. His slow-and-steady approach to urban development has real bipartisan appeal.
December 8, 2015, 12pm PST
In naming a highway after an green business pioneer, the state of Georgia took an initial step in what has become a growing effort to implement a new focus on the environment in the state's transportation system.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 24, 2015, 9am PST
This list of the worst places for traffic congestion in the country might cause some rubbernecking of its own.
November 16, 2015, 5am PST
Wisconsin legislators have voted to continue steep borrowing to pay for needed road repairs, while calls to increase the state’s gas tax grow louder.
October 16, 2015, 8am PDT
The Federal Highway Administration may put an end to rules mandating wide lanes and "clear zones," making it easier to implement complete streets.