Transportation

A short case study in Lean Urbanism, compliments of Victoria Beach, Manitoba.
19 hours ago   PlaceShakers
Pedestrianized area's in Manhattan's Herald Square and Times Square will remain permanently closed to auto traffic.
Feb 11, 2010   Crain's New York Business
After 30 years of government studies of a regional transportation system, an influential private-sector group is set to unveil its own plan that includes commuter rail and even toll lanes added to local interstate highways.
Feb 11, 2010   Indianapolis Business Journal
Houston Mayor Annise Parker is considering a big shake-up of the city's public transportation, including the option of transitioning to a fare-free system.
Feb 11, 2010   The Houston Chronicle
Huffington Post offers a slide show of finalists in the 2010 Michelin Challenge to come up with the electric cars of the future. The radical designs include unicycles, rolling spheres and designs based on flying fish.
Feb 11, 2010   Huffington Post
Transit agencies are failing to bring women into the planning process, according to a new report from the Mineta Transportation Institute. We talked with UCLA's Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, author of the study, about what she uncovered in her research and strategies for improving the perception of safety on transit for women. Exclusive
Feb 11, 2010  By Tim Halbur
The CEO of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority details the feast or famine of transportation planning in Southern California in 2010: budgets are being slashed while a new sales tax and federal stimulus go online.
Feb 10, 2010   The Planning Report
Officials in Lagos, Nigeria, are calling for the city's successful bus rapid transit system to be expanded to other cities throughout the country.
Feb 10, 2010   Daily Champion
PBS documents Detroit's attempts to overcome its history as "the Motor City" to create new ways of getting people around. Transit advocates play a big part in this preview, which includes renderings of projected transit options.
Feb 10, 2010   PBS
A new 350kph train connecting Zhengzhou and Xi'an debuted Saturday, cutting a 6 hour train ride down to less than 2 hours.
Feb 9, 2010   China Daily
A new study ranks the U.S. states by residents' happiness. From Louisiana (#1) to New York (#51), the happiest people tend to live in sunny, outdoorsy states with strong quality of life measures.
Feb 9, 2010   USA Today