Transportation

April 21, 2016, 6am PDT
Among the ten state legislatures, mostly Republican controlled, which passed gas tax increases last year, the one that stood out the most was Nebraska's because it had to override Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) veto of the six-cent gas tax hike bill.
The Omaha World-Herald
April 20, 2016, 1pm PDT
The newly opened section of the Metroway—already D.C. Metro's "premium bus service"—includes the region's first stretch of bus rapid transit.
Greater Greater Washington
Blog post
April 20, 2016, 12pm PDT
In the middle of presidential primary season, the debate about the caucus vs. primary processes is hot with criticisms being leveled on both sides. What can planners learn about this debate to help improve community engagement for planning?
Dave Biggs
April 20, 2016, 11am PDT
Could the cancellation the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's membership in the American Public Transportation Association be the wakeup call the transit industry needs?
TransitCenter
April 20, 2016, 8am PDT
Bernie Sanders may have retained his Brooklyn accent, but his knowledge of the subway seems to have stopped 13 years ago. And Chappaqua resident Hillary Clinton obviously hasn't ridden the subway in ages (if at all) based on her 'swiping' technique.
New York Daily News
April 19, 2016, 2pm PDT
Illinois State Senate President John Cullerton released a infrastructure funding plan earlier this month that includes a proposal for a vehicle miles traveled tax.
Daily Herald
April 19, 2016, 1pm PDT
What's old is new in Britain, where clogged roads have many communities around the country looking to the past for the future of transportation.
Economist
April 19, 2016, 11am PDT
A new tool called AllTransit offers a new way of scoring transit access and service available for any corner of the United States.
TransitCenter
April 19, 2016, 10am PDT
A pair of articles in recent weeks reveals opposition to a proposal for an elevated expressway connecting McCarran Airport and the Las Vegas Strip.
Las Vegas Review-Journal
April 19, 2016, 8am PDT
One of the national centers of authority for street design is onboard with trends already in motion in local jurisdictions all over the United States. So let it be written; so let it be done?
Streetsblog USA
April 18, 2016, 2pm PDT
Muni will soon launch the fourth phase of improvement to San Francisco's transit system.
San Francisco Examiner
April 18, 2016, 10am PDT
The findings of a new study based in Boston offer evidence of negative health outcomes connected to the collision of residential land use and transportation infrastructure.
The Boston Globe
April 18, 2016, 9am PDT
An experiment in Irving on SH 161 is defying the rules of induced demand, but not by building new lanes.
The Dallas Morning News
April 18, 2016, 8am PDT
The economic recovery is strongly evidenced by a proposal to restore thousands of hours of transit service in Pierce County, Washington.
The Urbanist
April 17, 2016, 1pm PDT
With BART showing its age and struggling to meet growing demand, water-borne vehicles a potential panacea for transit in the San Francisco Bay Area?
KQED
April 16, 2016, 1pm PDT
Laura Bliss argues that rather than promise to reduce congestion, Los Angeles Metro should embrace its real beneficiaries: non-drivers.
CityLab
April 16, 2016, 7am PDT
Help is on the way. The law that requires the governor's planning office to devise an alternative method for measuring vehicle traffic for environmental compliance will also take up where an earlier law that exempted bike lanes from CEQA left off.
Los Angeles Times
April 16, 2016, 5am PDT
Planning for active transportation is the new trend in urban development, according to the Urban Land Institute—and it pays off.
The Architects Newspaper
April 15, 2016, 1pm PDT
A one-cent transportation sales tax took a major step forward to being placed on the Broward County November 2016 ballot with the 7-1 approval of the Broward County Commission. It now goes to the Broward County Metropolitan Planning Organization.
Sun Sentinel
April 15, 2016, 11am PDT
Americans are thinking about undeveloped land alongside and between roadways as a low cost and widely dispersed strategy for carbon sequestration
EarthTalk