Transportation

On a Sunday talk show, Speaker John Boehner called a long-term highway bill "in the realm of doable," though he didn't give a time frame other than "in the last two years" of President Obama's term. The current short term funding expires May 31.
3 hours ago   The Hill
The Wall Street Journal takes an advance look at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's 2015-2019 capital plan.
6 days ago   The Wall Street Journal
A press release announcing the results of Edinburgh, Scotland's 20-mph speed limit pilot finds multiple benefits in walking, biking, and the number of children allowed outside.
6 days ago   20’s Plenty for Us
A research study finds evidence of the positive psychological effects of walking and biking to work, joining a quickly growing body of academic research supporting multi-modal lifestyle choices.
6 days ago   The Washington Post
Citing the model of Houston's local-tax-funded Red Line, a writer argues for a local sales tax in the Twin Cities to support urban transit investments.
Sep 23, 2014   Streets.MN
After winning the contract to build All Aboard Florida's locomotives and passenger cars, Siemens Sacramento manufacturing plant landed a $648 million contract much closer to home: Replacement of the San Francisco Muni Metro Breda light rail cars.
Sep 23, 2014   San Francisco Chronicle
City Clock prepared two lists of neighborhoods with the most commute trips made without cars (for every city BUT New York City). One list ranks university neighborhoods, and the other non-university neighborhoods.
Sep 22, 2014   City Clock
Brandon G. Donnelly reports that after implementing a Downtown protected bike lane along 2nd Avenue, Seattle has had to make some adjustments to the signaling for the lane.
Sep 22, 2014   Architect This City
Citing anecdotal evidence from Montgomery County, the Governors Highway Safety Association, and China, a Washington Post article argues that cell phones are creating public safety concerns.
Sep 22, 2014   The Washington Post
It wasn't supposed to go this way. When Indiana leased the state's namesake, but failing, 157-mile toll road for $3.8 billion to an Australian-Spanish consortium in 2006 for 75 years, analysts predicted a handsome return for investors.
Sep 22, 2014   Chicago Tribune
Cities that don't have the population and demand of say, New York City or Washington D.C. need a different business model for bikeshare. Enter Zagster, recently launched in Cleveland.
Sep 22, 2014   Next City