Transportation

11 hours ago
The victory for homeless and very low-income transit riders is a reminder of the importance of grassroots organizing.
Seattle Transit Blog
12 hours ago
New codes intend to make skyways more accessible for all Minneapolans, but some say that no improvements can go far enough to make Minneapolis as walkable and lively as it would be without them.
Next City
14 hours ago
Chariot shuttle service, recently acquired by Ford Motor Company, may soon be a more formidable competitor for San Francisco's public transit provider, Muni, due to an expansion to 150 vans. Expect new routes, five-minute headways, and $4 rides.
San Francisco Chronicle
15 hours ago
Ventura County's transportation sales tax measure failed after receiving almost 57 percent of the vote, illustrating the difficulty in passing tax measures intended for transportation improvements in California.
Ventura County Star
16 hours ago
Bikeshare programs were first introduced in the U.S. seven years ago. Outside Magazine investigates whether they "are actually benefiting cities and their residents."
Outside
17 hours ago
Construction on the Downtown Los Angeles Streetcar could begin as soon as 2018.
Studio City Patch
19 hours ago
As autonomous vehicles prepare to disrupt transportation systems, Ford Motors President & CEO Mark Fields, L.A Chief Sustainability Officer Matt Petersen, and rideshare company Chariot co-founder Ali Vahabzadeh opine on tomorrow's mobility ecosystem.
The Planning Report
Yesterday
Technology startup Parkifi seeks to use the Internet of Things to address the long-lamented problem of congestion created by drivers seeking parking.
The Denver Post
Yesterday
Diagonal crossings can be the most dangerous for pedestrians and bikers, the "peanutabout" could protect bikers and drivers alike.
Streetsblog
Blog post
Yesterday
The conventional progressive wisdom is that the Trump Administration will be bad for cities and for transit users. But in recent decades, a unified Republican government has been better for public transit than a divided government.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
Yesterday
An efficient and equitable transport system must be diverse to serve diverse travel demands. Planners need better tools to quantify and communicate the benefits of walking, cycling and public transit to sometimes skeptical decision makers.
Todd Litman
Blog post
2 days ago
What is the highest purpose of community engagement? Why do some planners go all out to hear from the public? This article dives into these questions based on nine interviews conducted at APA 2016.
Dave Biggs
2 days ago
Incoming transportation secretary, Elaine Chao, has a long history at the highest levels of American Federal government. Laura Biss looks at what her past may tell us about how Chao will govern.
CityLab
3 days ago
The placement of new bike lanes in the city of Johannesburg has become yet another symbol of inequality between rich-white and poor-black residents.
The Independent (UK)
4 days ago
The Federal Railroad Administration will soon update regulations regarding U.S. trains, this could have major impact on the industry and train travel.
Streetsblog
4 days ago
Services like Amazon Prime and other quick delivery online retailers are creating more demand for short trip delivery, the result is streets jammed with vans. Bikes may offer an alternative.
Quartz
4 days ago
The Chicago City Council has authorized a billion dollars in funding for upgrades and maintenance for the city's Red, Purple, and Brown Line trains; the city hopes to get additional federal funds before Obama leaves office.
Chi.Streetsblog
4 days ago
BART won big on election night with the passage of Measure RR, a $3.5 billion infrastructure bond measure. But the San Francisco Chronicle observes that results from two other local ballot measures suggest a mixed message on the rapid transit system.
San Francisco Chronicle
5 days ago
Based on crowdsourced data from across the country, this updated map shows which municipalities have eliminated, lowered, or discussed their parking minimum laws.
Strong Towns
5 days ago
The companies' agreement with Governor Charlie Baker's administration requires a state-run check in addition to the usual check through an independent contractor. Fingerprinting, however, will not be required.
The Boston Globe