Transportation

Renewable diesel, a biofuel that differs from biodiesel by the feedstock used and its chemical makeup, making it indistinguishable from petrodiesel, is a small but growing industry. The announcement from UPS was welcome news for three companies.
16 hours ago   The New York Times - Energy & Environment
A map for good reads and long drives to new places.
6 days ago   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
Some people call it a road-building program. Others call it "an all out war on urbanism."
Jul 22, 2015   Politico
The Nashville Metro Transit Authority recently released a "State of the MTA" report, detailing the system's need for additional funding to improve in pace with the needs of a growing populace.
Jul 22, 2015   The Tennessean
The legislature came very close to approving a plan this session to pay for crumbling roads, but the haul in the Republican-controlled House proved too difficult—they adjourned without voting on the Senate plan that passed 20-19 on July 1.
Jul 22, 2015   Detroit Free Press
Jets no longer run solely on fuel derived from petroleum, thanks in part to Colorado-based Red Rock Biofuels. They signed contracts with FedEx and Southwest Airlines for "renewable jet fuel" that is derived from wood-based biomass.
Jul 22, 2015   The Denver Post - Business