Over the course of the year, the Planetizen staff editors review and post summaries of hundreds of articles, reports, books, studies, and editorials related to planning and urban development. Exclusive
Jan 1, 2009 By
A new study in Houston reveals that the number of crashes at intersections with new red-light cameras has doubled from the time before they were installed.
Dec 31, 2008 Houston Chronicle
This brief profile in <em>Time</em> offers a look at newly-appointed Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, in his own words and in the words of others.
Dec 31, 2008 Time
After 4 years of construction, the first light rail line has opened in Phoenix. NPR looks at the new transit option for the sprawling desert city.
Dec 31, 2008 NPR
Obama has compared the size of the stimulus package he wants to the 1956 National Highway Act. If the states have their way, it may be just that -- a new highway bill with little left for transit.
Dec 31, 2008 Bloomberg
Brooklyn residents have built a makeshift detour sign in an attempt to redirect drivers away from their street. A new bike lane was implemented in the fall that has removed stop signs and, according to residents, made their street unsafe.
Dec 31, 2008 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The political climate in San Francisco might seem likely to approve the city's congestion pricing plan, but opposition is strong.
Dec 31, 2008 Los Angeles Times
California transportation officials are confident that federal support will back up $10 billion in recently approved bond sales to fund the state's proposed high speed rail system.
Dec 30, 2008 San Francisco Chronicle
President-elect Barack Obama's plans to update the nation's highway system will be limited by funding. Congressional transportation officials are calling for an update of the gas tax, among other changes.
Dec 30, 2008 NPR
Gov. Schwarzenegger wants the California Environmental Quality Act- a requirement for major transportation projects- waived if he is to sign the $18 billion Democratic package that balances the budget and is crafted to circumvent Republican approval.
Dec 29, 2008 Sacramento Bee