Transportation

Apparently some in Florida were uncomfortable with the much touted "privately funded railroad" using a $1.6 billion Federal Railroad Administration loan, so All Aboard Florida applied for tax exempt bonds to supplement or replace the loan.
20 hours ago   The Palm Beach Post
This 4-page summary report (PDF) is a summary of a technical paper attempting to show differences in the reduction in road crashes that result from road diets.
Jul 12, 2010   The Highway Safety Information System (U.S. DOT-FHWA)
Carl Nolte, the San Francisco Chronicle's historian, writes on the 150-year anniversary of the Market St. Railway that began operation as a 2-car steam train on July 4, 1860, and the evolution of rail on/under Market St including BART & Muni Metro.
Jul 12, 2010   The San Francisco Chronicle
They litter almost every subway entrance - the ubiquitous, value-exhausted plastic MetroCards. Yet, MetroCards are refillable. Now MTA has devised a simple, revenue-producing measure that would reduce the litter by adding a $1 fee to new cards.
Jul 11, 2010   New York Post
Light rail is expanding to Los Angeles' Westside, and with it is coming a wave of transit-oriented developments.
Jul 11, 2010   The New York Times
USA Today does some interesting analysis of the 18.4 cent federal gas tax and comes to some startling conclusions about how historically low it is when considered with vehicle miles driven and per capita income.
Jul 10, 2010   USA Today
Designer Nick Talbot, who worked on Virgin Galactic projects, is proposing a floating hotel he's calling "Aircruise" which would take a leisurely 37 hour journey between London and New York.
Jul 10, 2010   The Brisbane Times
The nation's first electric highway could be coming to the Pacific Northwest.
Jul 10, 2010   Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Fast Company reports on a branding company that is working to get biking out of the "hipster ghetto" and into the mainstream.
Jul 9, 2010   Fast Company
Oakland, California recently closed off two miles of city street to cars, creating a Bogota-inspired ciclovia, dubbed 'Oaklavia'.
Jul 9, 2010   Streetsblog
Whitehouse.gov held a live online event on July 15th at 2pm EDT/11am PDT on sustainable communities. All of the questions were submitted and chosen by Planetizen readers. An archive of the event can be viewed here. Exclusive
Jul 8, 2010  By Tim Halbur