Transportation

One of the nation's busiest commute corridors will get a lot busier in coming decades with no large infrastructure investment in sight. SPUR has some ideas about how the East Bay to San Francisco corridor can be improved right now.
23 hours ago   Medium
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Greetings from Göteborg (also spelled, Gothenburg), Sweden, where I recently spoke about sustainable city planning at the Mobility in Smart Cities Symposium. Göteborg is an amazing city which is applying very smart planning. Blog Post
6 days ago   By Todd Litman
An Ohio Senator hopes to use the transportation reauthorization bill to motivate states that issue license plates bearing the Confederate flag to remove them. A week ago the Supreme Court ruled states can do so without violating the first amendment.
6 days ago   Cincinnati Enquirer
The Supreme Court, in two separate opinions, unanimously ruled on June 18 against an Arizona town's sign regulation that denied the placement of a street sign based on its content. At question was a sign directing passers-by to a church service.
Jun 26, 2015   The Washington Post
After spending $10 billion since 2005 on capital improvements, Chicago's O'Hare is still losing business to competitors along with the battle of public opinion.
Jun 26, 2015   Chicago Tribune
Finally a road sign that tells it like it is.
Jun 26, 2015   The New Yorker
Yes, vehicles have become more fuel efficient, but a just-released report by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy shows that inflation is 3.5 times more responsible for the decline in the purchasing power of the gas tax.
Jun 25, 2015   Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy
The Senate's DRIVE Act is shaping up to be the first six-year transportation reauthorization bill since 2009. Notwithstanding the acronym, it's not all that bad, writes Tanya Snyder of Streetsblog USA. Finding funding for it is another story.
Jun 25, 2015   National Journal
Oregon may end its low carbon fuel standard, one of two in the nation, to increase the gas tax by four cents and implement a bevy of clean fuel alternatives to replace the three-month-old clean fuels program.
Jun 24, 2015   The Oregonian
Gold Standard is the term used by the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy to define world-class BRT service. A recently released ITDP study, underwritten by the Barr Foundation, argues for more Gold Standard service.
Jun 24, 2015   The Boston Globe
The 3.3-mile M-1 Rail line in Detroit has been described as a boondoggle of unparalleled proportions. Boosters of the project, however, have gathering evidence of investment in neighborhoods along the route.
Jun 24, 2015   The Detroit News