Transportation

November 23, 2007, 11am PST
<p>Governor Jon Corzine finally explained that a key strategy to reduce New Jersey's staggering $32 billion debt will be to substantially increase tolls on the 3 major state toll roads, using the revenue to form a public corporation to issue bonds.</p>
The New York Times
November 21, 2007, 6am PST
<p>People who drive in L.A. have a lot of time to think about the urban form while they sit in traffic. Specifically, they wonder why everything in Southern California requires a trip in the car.</p>
California Planning & Development Report
November 20, 2007, 2pm PST
<p>Seeking a way to fund the state's many transit and transportation projects, officials in Washington are considering a plan that would put a highway tolling bill in front of the state legislature early next year -- a bill many believe would pass.</p>
Crosscut
November 20, 2007, 10am PST
<p>The first (of four) phases of the infamous Second Ave. subway is ready to begin construction thanks to the approval of $1.3 billion in federal financing, enabling the long-delayed line to be built from 92nd to 63rd streets in Manhattan.</p>
The New York Times
November 20, 2007, 6am PST
<p>A measure that would have increased funding for Milwaukee-area commuter transit was recently voted down, fueling a push for neighboring cities to break away and form their own transit agencies.</p>
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
November 20, 2007, 5am PST
<p>The Transit Riders' Union of Edmonton has challenged city councilors in Edmonton, Alberta to give up their private vehicles. Four councilors will rely exclusively on public transit for the next week.</p>
CBC News
November 19, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>Despite predictions of heavy use, a mere 200 vehicles a day are using a high-capacity expressway U-turn intended to ease traffic on the city's surface streets.</p>
The Boston Globe
November 19, 2007, 7am PST
<p>The daylight savings time change earlier this month has been blamed for a rash of pedestrian deaths and injuries from car collisions in Toronto. The city is looking to police to step up enforcement to cut down the number of injuries.</p>
The Toronto Star
November 17, 2007, 9am PST
<p>San Francisco plans to test out a double-decker bus for possible adoption into its public transit fleet.</p>
The San Francisco Chronicle
November 16, 2007, 2pm PST
<p>Officials in Ottawa, Canada are planning to try a new marketing ploy to get commuters to switch to the bus -- free pizza.</p>
Canoe.ca
November 16, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>Cars will be banned from many of London's central city streets as part of a plan by Mayor Ken Livingstone to improve the city's pedestrian friendliness. Many critics say the roads chosen for the ban are too crucial to lose.</p>
The Times
November 16, 2007, 12pm PST
<p>A recent report says local specialty shops will not be successful as transit oriented development adjacent to a planned light rail stop in Colorado, arguing that big box stores like Wal-Mart are the more viable option.</p>
The Aurora Sentinel
November 16, 2007, 6am PST
<p>Growth in the Western Salt Lake Valley is creating a need for better mobility. Plans are bubbling for an eight-lane freeway, and while many residents support the plan, others are calling on officials to consider transit options more seriously.</p>
The Salt Lake Tribune
November 15, 2007, 2pm PST
<p>Joseph Clement reports on the New York City's new "Class 1" bike lane on 9th Avenue.</p>
Spacing
November 15, 2007, 11am PST
<p>Congestion is one of the most common complaints about a city, whether it's L.A., New York, Beijing, or Sydney. This article takes a look at how congestion is important to making a city what it is.</p>
The Sydney Morning Herald
November 15, 2007, 10am PST
<p>Honda, Ford, and GM will put hydrogen fuel cell cars on the road in Southern California.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
November 15, 2007, 7am PST
<p>Business owners in Mesa, Arizona are worried that a planned light rail extension will harm their businesses if it passes through their street -- a plan they have been vocal in opposing.</p>
East Valley Tribune
November 14, 2007, 2pm PST
<p>Road designers in Japan have created a system of specialized grooves on highway pavement that produce melodies when cars drive over them at certain speeds.</p>
The Guardian
November 14, 2007, 7am PST
<p>A dispute over two possible routes for California's high-speed rail line has elevated to members of Congress formally opposing federal funding for a route that does not include their districts.</p>
San Jose Mercury News
November 14, 2007, 6am PST
<p>Residents are overwhelmingly in favor of extending a rail link that would connect the Washington D.C. region directly to Dulles International Airport, according to a recent survey.</p>
The Connection Newspapers