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Long one of the rosiest of transit services in the country, thanks to low fares and its status as progenitor of a streetcar renaissance of sorts, changes are coming to the Portland Streetcar.
7 hours ago   Progressive Railroading
A report on the progress so far on the Navy Pier Flyover, a half-mile bridge for recreational users on Chicago's Lakefront Trail.
Apr 20, 2015   Chicago Tribune
SB 16 would also increase the diesel tax (which hasn't been raised in over two decades) by 12-cents, charge electric vehicles a flat $100 annual fee, and increase registration and license fees.
Apr 20, 2015   Planetizen
The emergency rules issued by DOT, including lowering oil-train speeds to 40 mph in urban areas, go into effect on April 20. They are in addition to rules expected to be released May 12 that address oil tanker car construction.
Apr 20, 2015   The New York Times - Energy & Environment
Two streets in Akron, one-way and four or five lanes across, have become too much of a safety hazard, and city officials are ready to make a change.
Apr 20, 2015   WKYC
A recently published book describes the outcomes of the EcoMobility festival held in Suwon, South Korea during September of 2013.
Apr 19, 2015   Pop-Up City
Buses in the Milwaukee County Transit System now reach 1,300 fewer employers than it did in 2001 thanks to state budget cuts.
Apr 18, 2015   Urban Milwaukee
The Seattle Department of Transportation is pitching new bike routes as safe infrastructure for all ages.
Apr 18, 2015   The Urbanist
It seems like the political winds are moving against the Dallas Trinity Toll Road proposal—but the debate isn't over yet.
Apr 18, 2015   The Dallas Morning News
Following a string of developments in 2014 pushing the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) toward more multi-modal planning, a new Strategic Management Plan lays out ambitious goals for the increased use of alternative modes.
Apr 17, 2015   Streetsblog California
A brewing controversy pits a developer and politician against Chicago's Department of Transportation regarding how and where bike lanes work with the auto traffic created by building uses.
Apr 17, 2015   Chicago Tribune