Transportation

54 min ago
The Obama Administration is offering another $80 million in funding to test new transportation technologies.
Next City
2 hours ago
Unlike the more limited Oregon and California road usage charge programs currently in operation, Hawaii's program envisions over one million motorists participating in the demonstration program.
AASHTO Journal
4 hours ago
8th Avenue was one of New York’s first "complete streets." Coined in 2003, the term refers to including cars, pedestrians, bikers, and public transit into city thoroughfares instead of prioritizing cars. Today, the trend is growing to other cities.
Doggerel
5 hours ago
The satirical website The Onion once again casts its gaze on the habits of cyclists.
The Onion
6 hours ago
Welcome, President Obama, to the NIMBY wars.
Planetizen
21 hours ago
Disaster struck New Jersey Transit commuters at 8:38 AM on Sept. 29 when train #1614 failed to stop at the end ot the track and slammed into the wall, then the ceiling of the historic station, killing at least one person and injuring up to 100.
CNBC
Yesterday
Streetsblog slams Caltrans for wasting $1.9 billion on futile freeway widening projects.
LA.Streetsblog
Yesterday
Election rhetoric aside, towns on the U.S.-Mexico border share common urban challenges. A proposal is in the works to connect Brownsville, Texas and the Mexican city of Matamoros via bike path.
CityLab
Yesterday
All six bicyclists killed in Chicago this year had something in common: commercial vehicles. Still missing from the discussion: what to do about it.
Chicago Tribune
Blog post
2 days ago
Is commuting Deplorable? Can we Make Commuting Great Again? It is sometimes necessary to resort to hyperbole to draw attention to real data.
Steven Polzin
2 days ago
With more than 600,000 daily commuters passing through, Penn Station is one of the busiest transit halls in the Western Hemisphere. Finally, there's a plan in place to make necessary repairs without making the commute even more unbearable.
The New York Times
Feature
2 days ago
Advancing the politics of public transportation and public spaces is not easy. Danish architect Jan Gehl and his firm Gehl Architects, however, have a track record of success with cities around the world.
Lily Song
3 days ago
However, neither state will ask voters to increase the gas tax. Instead, they ask voters to assure that gas tax and other transportation-derived revenues are spent on transportation. Neither state has raised the tax in over 25 years.
Governing
3 days ago
There's a major transportation showdown underway in New Jersey, but that doesn't excuse the New Jersey Transit Board from holding public meetings.
The Record
3 days ago
You can write all the tickets in the world but you can't stop drivers from parking in bike lanes.
WNYC
4 days ago
Middle Tennessee expects 1 million new people to move to the region by 2040. The new nMotion plan, adopted late last week, proposes a regional transit system to accommodate the region's future.
The Tennessean
4 days ago
It costs less than $40,000 and gets over 200 miles to a charge. The Tesla Model 3? Yes, and also the Chevy Bolt, which goes to market first. A New York Times technology columnist writes that 'size matters' when it comes to innovation.
The New York Times - Technology
5 days ago
Uber users are getting massive amounts of value from the service, according to a new analysis only possible in the post-transportation network company era.
The Wall Street Journal
5 days ago
This is Amtrak between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia: It could cost $13 billion to speed up the tip by 30 minutes, and $16 million to add just one more train.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
5 days ago
Streetsblog USA has been keeping close tabs on the bus system in Memphis, recently noticing signs of progress from the local transit agency, MATA.
Streetsblog USA