Transportation

Proposition 1 would have enacted broad reforms in road funding policies and programs in Michigan. Despite Governor Rick Snyder and the State Legislature's efforts, however, voters soundly defeated the measure in a statewide election this week.
8 hours ago   Detroit Free Press
With a growing belief in the streetcars' ability to catalyze redevelopment, cities are jockeying for federal and local funds to build retro transit systems in their downtowns.
Nov 23, 2010   California Planning & Development Report
Lax enforcement of standards created to limit exhaust from idling diesel-powered vehicles and buses shows that there is still work to be done in Mayor Richard Daley's quest to position Chicago atop the list of the nation's greenest cities.
Nov 22, 2010   The Chicago Tribune
The surge in city investment in bicycle lanes and the recent passing of various pro-bicycle laws has greatly irked many residents. Complaints have been leveled at everything from vehicle flow disruption to "extraordinarily ugly" lane paint choices.
Nov 22, 2010   The New York Times
Planetizen is pleased to release its ninth annual list of the ten best books in urban planning, design and development published in 2010. This year's selection includes some big names, some big ideas -- and a book called "Toilet." Exclusive
Nov 22, 2010  By Abhijeet Chavan
DOT Secretary Ray LaHood's passion is eliminating the threat of distracted driving from cellphones and texting. Now he's taking it a step further and saying the in the future cellphone scramblers might be mandatory in cars.
Nov 22, 2010   Switched
Details are now just emerging about a proposal from NYC Mayor Bloomberg to further extend the IRT #7 line from the West Side station by a planned, massive new development, Hudson Yards. Cheaper than a commuter rail tunnel, it would serve NJ Transit.
Nov 22, 2010   The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
A historic tree near the campus of Stanford University is the centerpiece of a fight to redirect California's planned high speed rail project.
Nov 21, 2010   Peninsula Press
Expansion of transit has helped fuel a boost in ridership over the last decade in Charlotte. But with falling tax revenues, the city looks unlikely to be able to continue its planned transit growth.
Nov 21, 2010   the transport politic
The largest bus and transit expo in North America happened this week in Vancouver, and manufacturers showed off the latest in transit technology.
Nov 19, 2010   The Vancouver Sun
Millions of religious pilgrims travel to Mecca in Saudi Arabia every year for the Hajj. Officials there have been updating the city to better handle the crowds.
Nov 19, 2010   NPR