Transportation

The mayor of Los Angeles followed the lead of cities like New York and San Francisco in setting Vision Zero targets for traffic fatalities by the year 2025. The question remains: Will it be done?
11 hours ago   LA Streetsblog
A World Research Institute report offers seven prescriptions for designing safer cities. At the top of the list: avoid sprawl.
Jul 24, 2015   Motherboard
The federal government surveyed the country to recognize the best (multi-modal) transportation planning projects.
Jul 24, 2015   Fast Lane (DOT blog)
What happened to the "strategic" in the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserves? As Politico reveals, heretofore these oil reserves have only been sold when the nation's oil supply was threatened. Republicans leaders now view the SPR as a cash cow.
Jul 24, 2015   Politico
Once again, chronic delays on New Jersey Transit's rail lines in and out of Manhattan serve as a reminder of Gov. Christie's ill fated decision to cancel replacement of the two aging Hudson River tunnels to Penn Station.
Jul 24, 2015   The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
A map for good reads and long drives to new places.
Jul 24, 2015   Atlas Obscura
According to the Streetsblog, one of the most transit-rich states in the country squanders the potential benefits of its infrastructure by surrounding stations with sprawling residential communities.
Jul 23, 2015   Streetsblog USA
It's easier to install bike lanes when the country is run by a dictator.
Jul 23, 2015   Fast Co.Exist
We look at what happened in the Senate on Tuesday when the six-year DRIVE Act, relying on a variety of non-user fee revenue mechanisms to finance the Highway Trust Fund shortfall for three years, failed a procedural vote, and where it goes next.
Jul 23, 2015   The Washington Post
This story broke, moved toward City Council action, then broke again—all in a New York minute.
Jul 23, 2015   New York Times
After a stunning financial turnaround and with new political support, MARTA is proposing a massive expansion of commuter rail, with rail links from Atlanta into Fulton and DeKalb counties.
Jul 23, 2015   Atlanta Journal-Constitution