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An analysis of infill transit stations built since 2012 along "L" routes in Chicago shows clear increases in ridership and transit oriented development.
10 hours ago   Metropolitan Planning Council - The Connector
It is difficult to imagine a time when Los Angeles' freeways symbolized access, efficiency, and modernity. Now that the city's love affair with freeways is nearly spent, what future do we envision for them?
Aug 19, 2015   Los Angeles Times
An August 17 press release from the National Safety Council indicates the United States is on track to exceed 40,000 road deaths this year, the highest since 2007. A January NPR report links the spike to decreased gas prices.
Aug 19, 2015   CNNMoney
When it comes to intersections, adding more complexity can do more harm than good, according to a recent, detailed post on Greater Greater Washington.
Aug 19, 2015   Greater Greater Washington
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution checks in with new leadership at the state's department of transportation.
Aug 18, 2015   The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Eric Jaffe of CityLab looks at what went wrong with what should have been a clear way to employ technology to reduce crashes and save lives, and what can be done to stem the tide of cities removing red light cameras.
Aug 18, 2015   CityLab
Blog Post
We all travel, so it's great when a handy new mobile app makes it easier to move around. Blog Post
Aug 18, 2015   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Proof from the Census Bureau's latest American Community Survey on commuting by auto shows that millennials, if they live in cities, do indeed drive less. Census researcher Brian McKenzie describes the finding in the bureau's blog, Random Samplings.
Aug 18, 2015   Random Samplings
As people re-evaluate their transportation decisions, the argument to support transportation demand management might not be what policy makers expected.
Aug 17, 2015   Mobility Lab
A seven-year-old light rail line has beaten ridership projections and transformed neighborhoods in Phoenix. Now, one of the nation's most sprawling cities considers where to expand the system—and how to pay for it.
Aug 17, 2015   Governing Magazine
According to the Census Bureau's American Community Survey on commuting to work, one subregion in the Bay Area can claim accolades for having achieved the largest drop in solo-commuting from 2006, scoring the third lowest drive-alone rate in 2013.
Aug 17, 2015   The Sacramento Bee - Capitol Alert