Transportation

Peak VMT reportedly occurred in 2007, but that may not stand long according to updated DOT estimates of 2013 travel. According to the data, Americans drove nearly three trillion miles. Another finding is the large increase in number of vehicles.
16 hours ago   U.S. DOT: Office of Public Affairs
Bike advocates will be pleased with the talk coming from the direction of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.
Jan 29, 2015   Streetsblog USA
MIT's You Are Here mapping and data visualization project has produced a map of income levels, as tracked by the routes of the Metro subway system in Washington D.C.
Jan 29, 2015   The Washington Post
A new map from Mapbox visualizes traffic on all roads eligible for highway safety funds by combining data available through the Highway Performance Monitoring System on OpenStreetMap.
Jan 29, 2015   MapBox
Milwaukee Alderman Joe Dudzik's arguments in opposition to a proposed streetcar project have been heard before.
Jan 28, 2015   Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A survey of the quickly broadening reach of data about the movement of traffic reveals the next step necessary to achieve congestion nirvana: unfettered access to private cell phone data.
Jan 28, 2015   Next City
Melissa Bruntlett pens a thoughtful essay on the importance of female involvement in urbanism issues and activities.
Jan 28, 2015   modacity
What was hyped as one of the worst Nor'easters to hit New York City left Central Park with less than six inches of snow. However, New England and Long Island were not spared. NYC subway, buses, and rail shut down, and driving bans took effect.
Jan 28, 2015   The New York Times
The law enforcement results are in from the first year of Vision Zero policy in New York City.
Jan 27, 2015   StreetsBlog NYC
A guest column on the Saporta Report offers a reminder of the many critical public needs that compete with transportation funding for state dollars.
Jan 27, 2015   Saporta Report
An informal survey of transit ridership data reveals that Philadelphia's SEPTA has the highest percentage of women riders. But what does that data say about SEPTA and transit in general?
Jan 27, 2015   PlanPhilly