May 2, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>New York City's controversial subway map of 1972 is being updated in the current edition of Men's Vogue.</p>
The New York Times
May 2, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>After declaring the planned Metro extension through Northern Virginia unfit for federal funds, the Federal Transit Administration has given tentative approval for the project, provided local governments contribute additional funding.</p>
The Washington Post
May 1, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>With gas averaging $3.45 a gallon, the U.S. still only ranks as the 110th most expensive place to buy gas -- out of 155 countries.</p>
CNN Money
May 1, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>With Los Angeles now planning to install HOT lanes, a pair of recent articles in the L.A. Times question whether congestion pricing is a way to help the rich at the expense of the poor, or a practical solution to traffic congestion and its ills.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
May 1, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>$153 million in congestion reduction funds that had been awarded to New York City will now go to Chicago to apply congestion pricing to street parking spaces. Funds will also go toward developing pilot Bus Rapid Transit routes on dedicated lanes.</p>
U.S DOT: Office of Public Affairs
April 30, 2008, 5pm PDT
<p>New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman holds no punches in expressing his displeasure in the 'gas tax holiday' proposal now that presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has joined presumptive Republican nominee John McCain in endorsing it.</p>
The New York Times
April 30, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>A transportation official in Toronto is hoping to convince colleagues that the system should allow advertisers to buy naming rights for transit stops in the city as a way of increasing revenue, but many remain opposed.</p>
The Ottawa Citizen
April 30, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>Private investors and developers must come forward and plan around proposed rail lines in Detroit if there is any hope of transit materializing, according to this editorial.</p>
The Detroit Free Press
April 30, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Mayors of Reading and Scranton, Pa. plead for presidential candidates to address substantive city-region issues, such as transit access, investment in high-tech industries and increased federal funding for sustainable infrastructure improvements.</p>
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Blog post
April 29, 2008, 4pm PDT

When talking to people about Los Angeles, one comment I often here is that L.A. was the first city to be built around the automobile. This statement certainly makes sense when you look at the current landscape of Los Angeles – with its freeways and strip malls and crowded parking lots – and lack of a widespread rail transit infrastructure when compared to other dense American cities.

The problem with this statement is that it’s not really true. While the car has definitely left its impression on the region, Los Angeles could actually be considered a textbook example of a city built around transit – albeit one that no longer exists.

Christian Madera
April 29, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>Based on Paris' Velib bike-share program, private sponsorship will support SmartBike in Washington, DC. For a $40 annual membership fee, SmartBike users can check out three-speed bicycles for three hours at a time.</p>
The New York Times
April 29, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Once supported by the Mayor and Massachusetts Port Authority, plans to enhance Boston's Black Falcon cruise boat terminal are now up in the air.</p>
The Boston Globe
April 29, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>Scholar and Brookings Fellow Christopher B. Leinberger says Vancouver provides an accessible model for American cities as they look for examples of sustainable development done right.</p>
The Tyee
April 29, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>Think a city's road network is a result of rational planning? Well, think again. After analyzing over 300 cities -- both old and new -- scientists have discovered that cities tend to grow like organisms, and follow a similar mathematical pattern.</p>
New Scientist
April 29, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>While the American Dream Coalition celebrates the 'freedom and affordability' of Houston -- Robert Steuteville wonders why the group ignores the environmental and financial consequences of such an auto-dependent city.</p>
New Urban News
April 29, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>Boltbus, a joint venture between Peter Pan and Greyhound, is betting high gas prices and clogged airline terminals, will make way for yet another low-cost carrier between Boston and New York City.</p>
The Boston Globe
April 28, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>With New York City's congestion pricing proposal effectively dead, DOT Secretary Peters indicated that the city had forfeited its $350 million grant, and gave other cities the chance to apply. Now Los Angles may grab over $200 million for transit.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
April 28, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>The Washington D.C. Metro transit system is planning to hire a group of "mystery riders" to discretely monitor the system and identify areas for improvement. Critics call the plan a waste of money.</p>
The Washington Post
April 28, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>A recent report argues that tolls could provide the solution to Seattle's traffic congestion, but they would have to be very high, and very widely used.</p>
The Seattle Times
April 26, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Plans for a 4.6 km tramway have been announced for downtown Burj Dubai -- a $136 million transit system intended to link major developments in the rapidly rising emirate.</p>
Arabian Business