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Transportation

There are two schools of though t when it comes to whether Uber and other companies like it are making traffic better or worse. A new study by new York City will endeavor to clear the air.
11 hours ago   FiveThirtyEight
Long a punch line of the airline industry, LaGuardia Airport will receive a dramatic upgrade—if a plan proposed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is approved.
Yesterday   New York State
The age-old conflict between cars and bikes finally has the attention of one of the giants. Ford's Info Cycle project mounts sensors on street bikes to map out how multi-modal city travelers move around.
Yesterday   CityLab
San Diego's bus rapid transit line, open for nine months, hasn't improved transit service along El Cajon Boulevard. Critics blame cuts to the original plan.
Yesterday   Voice of San Diego
A new report from TRIP has been released showing which regions have the worst maintained roads. United States drivers on average pay an annual 'hidden pothole tax' of $515, double that in Los Angeles and the Bay Area. Highway funding expires July 31.
Yesterday   Reuters
All the talk about the Highway Trust Fund can make it seem like the U.S. transportation system. Robert Puentes and Adie Tomer argue that funding is only a symptom of the deeper problem.
Yesterday   Politico
With 350 bikeshare stations already in its system, Capital Bikeshare announced the addition of eight new stops at high-profile locations in and around the nation's capital.
2 days ago   The Washington Post
The Dallas-to-Houston project will be the first operating high speed rail line in the United States when it opens in 2021. The project received $75 million in private funding, allowing planning for the project to advance.
2 days ago   Houston Chronicle
One would expect the Utah Taxpayers Association to oppose county measures to increase general sales taxes by .25 percent to fund transportation programs, so their endorsement of an alternative revenue option, the mileage fee, is surprising.
3 days ago   Utah Taxpayers Association
San Antonio's soon-to-be-adopted air quality plan will focus on transportation to reduce the city's air pollution.
3 days ago   San Antonio Express-News
A World Research Institute report offers seven prescriptions for designing safer cities. At the top of the list: avoid sprawl.
4 days ago   Motherboard