Transportation

Today, most transportation professionals are aware that the era of inexorable growth in vehicular travel has ended. Yet many state DOTs and local public works departments continue to assume that traffic will grow far into the future.
7 hours ago   Community Builders
<em>Treehugger</em> takes a look at the new bus rapid transit system in Johannesburg, South Africa, and explores some of the controversy and tension that surrounds it.
Mar 2, 2010   Treehugger
Federal money is making high-speed rail possible, but state governments are unsure if they can afford to maintain and operate the systems once they are in place.
Mar 1, 2010   Stateline.org
The single largest source of air pollution in Southern California are the Ports of LA and Long Beach. Environmentalists, environmental justice advocates, and Teamsters are working together to replace offending diesel drayage trucks.
Mar 1, 2010   The New York Times - Business
A new survey conducted by HNTB Corporation says that nearly nine in ten Americans are currently open to high-speed rail travel for long-distance travel within the United States.
Feb 27, 2010   HNTB Newsroom
When people talk about cable cars, they picture San Francisco's quaint trolleys. But cable-propelled transit (CPT) is a viable transportation option in the 21st century, argues Steven Dale.
Feb 27, 2010   New Geography
Planning policies that produce cheap, abundant parking are fundamentally at odds with efforts to promote transit, biking, and walking. A new report from ITDP shows how some cities have started to align parking policies with sustainable transport.
Feb 26, 2010   Streetsblog
Long commute + High Fuel Costs = Home Losses in Exurbs.
Feb 26, 2010   Marketplace
Streetsfilms launches a new series they're calling "Fixing the Great Mistake", which documents how the city lost its pedestrian space in favor of autocentricity.
Feb 26, 2010   Streetsblog
This post from <em>GOOD</em> looks at a bill from California state senator Alan Lowenthal that seeks to incentivize cities into reforming their parking rules.
Feb 26, 2010   Good
After more than two years of declines in American driving patterns, the amount of driving seems to be on the rise.
Feb 26, 2010   USA Today