Transportation

June 4, 2016, 9am PDT
There are several practical reasons people will soon be switching to plugin electrical vehicles. Judging from past examples, the shift in consumer preference will be swift and decisive, catching car manufacturers by surprise.
UrbDeZine
June 4, 2016, 7am PDT
A June 7 ballot measure in Richmond, California would permit 59 single family homes to be built on a 5-acre bayfront lot within walking distance to a future ferry landing for San Francisco service. The site is zoned for high-density housing.
San Francisco Chronicle
June 3, 2016, 2pm PDT
Planetizen Managing Editor James Brasuell shares some of the biggest news and announcements from the week in planning, land use, and related topics. All in two minutes and 30 seconds.
Planetizen
June 3, 2016, 12pm PDT
A state legislation package is aiming to clear hurdles obstructing the development of autonomous vehicles.
GOV TECH - FUTURE STRUCTURE
June 3, 2016, 11am PDT
One thousand bikes will be available exclusively to Metro passholders who subscribe from July 7 to August 1, when the general public will be able to sign-up. Subscribers will use a single card to access both transit and Metro Bikes. Sponsor needed.
The Source (Metro's blog)
June 3, 2016, 10am PDT
The shortcomings of American bus systems are not lost on transportation planners. The adage of "getting what you pay for" appears to be mostly true.
The Idaho Statesman
June 3, 2016, 8am PDT
A conceptual study released earlier this spring would add new options for alternative modes of transportation between the neighborhoods of Columbia Heights and Brookland in Washington, D.C.
Greater Greater Washington
June 3, 2016, 7am PDT
The carefree days of driving any-old-junker-they-please are over for Parisians, and they'll be even further obsolete when the calendar changes from June to July.
CityLab
June 2, 2016, 2pm PDT
Sidewalk Labs has teamed up with Transportation for America in the hopes of better connecting transportation technology with desired transportation outcomes.
Next City
June 2, 2016, 1pm PDT
The commissioner of the Georgia Department of Transportation warned Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and MARTA CEO Keith Parker that unless corrective actions are not taken in many areas, e.g., maintenance, safety, he will shut down streetcar service.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 2, 2016, 11am PDT
New research lays the groundwork for a universal standard by which to measure effectiveness of bike and pedestrian infrastructure projects.
Next City
June 2, 2016, 5am PDT
The Gotthard base tunnel under the Swiss Alps is an "engineering tour-de-force" at 57.5 kilometres in length. Its nearest rival is the Seikan Tunnel in Japan, at 53.9 km.
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
June 1, 2016, 10am PDT
A single sales tax measure that would add a new half cent sales tax to fund transportation projects in Los Angeles County for 40 years, and extend an existing half-cent sales tax that terminates in 2039, is supported by at least 68 percent of voters.
MyNewsLA.com
June 1, 2016, 9am PDT
Expanding on the complete streets policies that have come before it, the new Minneapolis complete streets policy prioritizes users: first pedestrians, then bikes, then transit, and, finally, cars.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 31, 2016, 2pm PDT
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), a famous advocate for alternative transportation, has thrown his support behind the epoch-changing potential of self-driving cars.
Wired
May 31, 2016, 12pm PDT
Two USC professors argue that Los Angeles would be better served if Metro could recapture some of its investment in the county's expanding rail system.
Los Angeles Times
May 31, 2016, 6am PDT
On average, women spend longer in traffic than men—perhaps because of the gendered division of labor that still exists in many households.
Pacific Standard
May 31, 2016, 5am PDT
The latest from China: a concept for street-straddling buses that cars could pass underneath. The giant vehicles could improve worsening traffic and already-dire pollution levels, taking the place of many conventional buses.
CityLab
May 30, 2016, 1pm PDT
How can the New Urban Agenda respect the elderly—and make cities better for all of us in the process?
Next City
May 30, 2016, 11am PDT
They could opt for a one percent, 30-year infrastructure tax, a .75 percent, 20-year transportation sales tax, approve both, or reject both. The two competing measures arise from differences between the county's 31 cities and county commissioners.
Sun Sentinel