April 15, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>Avoiding traffic congestion may soon be as easy as surfing the web, thanks to new web software that maps out congestion and calculates the best and most efficient driving routes.</p>
The New York Times
April 14, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Forget slogans and fancy trains. If transit agencies just focused on getting people where they need to go in a consistent, reliable (and preferably quicker) way, more people would abandon their cars.</p>
The Toronto Star
April 13, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>As the site adds more transit systems to its database, some hope that Google's transit route planner could become as useful as its car route mapping software.</p>
Wired Magazine
April 11, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>Hot technologies like blogs, mashups, YouTube, Flickr, and social networking are among the most notable of new Internet technologies that are collectively known as Web 2.0. These technologies offer great possibilities for planners.</p>
Planning Magazine
April 10, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Some transit agencies are hoping to woo riders by providing internet access on bus and rail vehicles, allowing commuters to check email and surf the web on the way to work.</p>
Wi-Fi Planet
April 10, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>The City of Oak Harbor, Washington is giving residents a chance to sound off about planning and development issues on several blogs.</p>
Whidbey News-Times
April 8, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Pittsburgh couple sues Google for invasion of privacy after photos of their home are published on Google's "Street View" mapping feature.</p>
The Smoking Gun
April 5, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>The city has outfitted more than 1,000 parking meters with new technology to allow motorists to pay over the phone. Yet most of them haven't noticed.</p>
The Examiner
April 4, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Boston's plan to blanket the city with wireless internet access has met a series of obstacles which seriously threaten the project.</p>
The Boston Globe
April 2, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>A six-month moratorium on new billboards has been passed by the Pittsburgh City Council as it struggles to formulate a policy for brightly lit LED signs.</p>
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
March 28, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Officials in the California city of Sebastopol have gone back on an agreement with an Internet provider that was planning to create a municipal Wi-Fi network for the city. They cited health concerns in their decision.</p>
The Press Democrat
March 27, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>Technological issues with the handheld computers to be used in the U.S. Census Bureau's 2010 Census have frustrated officials and have them considering a plan to return to the traditional paper and pencil counting method of years past.</p>
March 26, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Operation "Rialto" will lift some Venice buildings up to 3.3 feet in an effort to avoid the negative implications of sea level rise.</p>
Terra Daily
March 24, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Report ranks largest 50 US cities by their readiness for $4+ a gallon gas and $100+ a barrel oil prices</p>
Common Current
March 18, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>An innovative proposal seeks to deal with both vehicle and internet congestion by placing Wi-Fi access transmitters in cars driving through urban areas.</p>
March 17, 2008, 5am PDT
Shannon Sanders McDonald, AIA
March 9, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Boston's nascent bike program turns to Google Maps for inexpensive help.</p>
March 7, 2008, 10am PST
<p>By utilizing virtual reality software, students at UC Berkeley are recreating a historic stretch of Oakland, California's 7th Street, a historic hotbed of jazz and blues clubs during the 1940s and '50s.</p>
UC Berkeley
March 6, 2008, 10am PST
<p>By using telephone and voice over IP calling data, a team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has created detailed maps of calls between New York and other major world cities, painting a vivid picture of globalization.</p>
MIT News
March 6, 2008, 7am PST
<p>Researchers in Japan have created a live model of the so-called "shockwave" theory to explain traffic congestion.</p>
New Scientist