Transportation

March 27, 2016, 11am PDT
The campaign for the Sound Transit 3 ballot initiative is underway in Seattle, after local officials released a draft plan that charts a $50 billion build out of light rail in the region.
The Seattle Times
March 27, 2016, 5am PDT
The U.S. ranked 19 out of 20 for countries with high speed rail service according to a new survey by GoEuro.
Grist
March 26, 2016, 1pm PDT
In the hopes of letting some air into the congested rush hour commute, BART is considering a social-media focused program to entice riders onto trains at times other than the peak commute.
The San Francisco Chronicle
March 26, 2016, 11am PDT
The much-needed Amtrak Gateway project to replace the century-old railroad tunnels under the Hudson River between New Jersey and Manhattan received its first financial injection plus some good planning news that will expedite the $20 billion project.
NJ.com
March 26, 2016, 7am PDT
The "Inequality Chronicles," now in their third installment by Places Journal, are essential reading.
Places Journal
March 25, 2016, 12pm PDT
Having launched a pedestrian safety campaign focused on education, legislators may go a step further to tackle another 'E'—enforcement. But rather than drivers, pedestrians looking down at their smart phones will be the targets.
NJ.com
March 25, 2016, 11am PDT
Mark Lamster has eviscerated the city of Dallas for its plans to build the Trinity Toll Road before—and he'll probably do it again.
The Dallas Morning News
March 25, 2016, 9am PDT
After purchasing the naming rights of the streetcar line formerly known as M-1 for $5 million, Dan Gilbert made a big reveal Thursday in Detroit.
Detroit Free Press
March 25, 2016, 8am PDT
TomTom's annual traffic congestion rankings predictably generated horrified, self-pitying headlines about awful congestion in top-ranked cities. But there are big problems with their methodology.
City Observatory
March 25, 2016, 6am PDT
It remains to be seen if the ambitious changes in toll pricing around New York City proposed by AO9633 has the support it needs for approval, but at least the tolling agenda proposed by Move NY is now up for consideration by the State Legislature.
StreetsBlog NYC
March 24, 2016, 2pm PDT
In an interview, Atlanta BeltLine visionary Ryan Gravel discusses the ongoing project and how it fits an emerging, multidisciplinary understanding of what good infrastructure can be.
Streetsblog USA
March 24, 2016, 11am PDT
No one is denying that many Americans endure long, arduous commutes. But the data does not verify reports that "mega-commutes" are on the rise.
City Observatory
March 24, 2016, 10am PDT
$15 million in a U.S. Department of Transportation grant program is now available for states to implement pilot projects based on a "user-based alternative revenue mechanism," aka vehicle-miles-traveled fee.
Planetizen
March 24, 2016, 7am PDT
Now that the Albuquerque City Council has approved a plan to create bus-only lanes on Central Avenue, the city will seek federal funding for the project.
Albuquerque Journal
March 24, 2016, 6am PDT
An intrepid city employee created Philadelphia's first mapping tool for visualizing the layers of regulation and management that govern when, when, and how people park in Philadelphia.
Plan Philly
March 23, 2016, 12pm PDT
After 34 years the Municipality of Anchorage is updating its land use plan map, a companion piece to its comprehensive plan adopted in 2001. The land use plan map sets the stage for future growth and development in this Northern City of 301,000.
Alaska Public Media
March 23, 2016, 9am PDT
The city of New York responded to Tuesday terror attacks in Brussels by increasing security a frequent target of terrorists: transit stations.
Politico New York
March 23, 2016, 8am PDT
A writer suggests an end for one of the many conveniences available to drivers: the right turn on a red light.
Next City
March 23, 2016, 7am PDT
Partial service was restored Monday between two East Bay stations on a BART line after being discontinued last Wednesday due to a mysterious power surge that rendered nine percent of BART's operating fleet out of service.
San Francisco Chronicle
March 23, 2016, 5am PDT
A half-cent sales tax to fund an expansion of MARTA has been paired back to $2.5 billion and the city limits of Atlanta instead of $8 billion for the region, but Atlanta voters will have a chance to decide on the new tax despite its near demise.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution