Education, Engineering, and Enforcement. MTA police are taking the last one very seriously at grade crossings they monitor on the Metro-North and LIRR lines since the February crash in Westchester County that killed five passengers and a motorist.
Apr 13, 2015 The Wall Street Journal
An editorial explains that the fear inspired by shared streets—the idea that pedestrians, bikes, and cars have equal claim to navigate the street without the regulatory layer implemented by traffic engineers—is exactly why they work.
Apr 11, 2015 The American Conservative
Satire is supposed to make us uncomfortable. A recent totally fake news report imagining hit-and-run technology for self-driving cars (called the "Culpability-Evasion System") definitely succeeded there.
Apr 10, 2015 The Onion
Teenagers have a lot on their minds, which is not a bad thing, except when it comes to getting behind the wheel. A report released March 25 reveals that six out of ten teen crashes involve driver distraction—400 percent greater than a prior study.
Mar 26, 2015 KHOU 11 Houston
That's the question asked by legislation introduced after a Metro-North commuter train slammed into an SUV at a crossing in Valhalla, N.Y., killing six people. More than 200 people die annually in over 2,000 grade crossing crashes.
Mar 15, 2015 Progressive Railroading
State lawmakers in Oregon are the latest to consider a law that would require bikers riding at night to wear reflective clothing.
Mar 9, 2015 Bike Portland
The nation's largest automated red light enforcement program will get a trim. How much is mayoral election politics responsible for the change?
Mar 9, 2015 Chicago Tribune
Randal O'Toole, who labels himself the "anti-planner" recently posted a blog, Light Rail Increasingly Dangerous, in which he estimates that light rail transit (LRT) causes 12.5 traffic fatalities per billion passenger-miles, compared with 4.9 for a Blog Post
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Most states classify bicycles as "vehicles", and therefore bicyclists as "drivers" of vehicles. Practically what this means is: car rules are bike rules.
Feb 20, 2015 Community Builders
It wouldn't exactly mean cats and dogs living together, but what if technological innovations could make cars safer for pedestrians and bikers?
Feb 19, 2015 The Washington Post