Transportation

Milwaukee Alderman Joe Dudzik's arguments in opposition to a proposed streetcar project have been heard before.
16 hours ago   Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
University of Missouri-Kansas City researchers are making headway on "self-synchronizing moving objects" -- that is, getting cars to communicate with each other on highways so they can travel at faster speeds without accidents.
Aug 14, 2010   The Kansas City Star
KALW's transportation reporter takes a ride across the Bay Bridge during the peak period to experience the new travel patterns brought on by the Bay Area's first experience with congestion pricing - she interviews a UC specialist in human behavior.
Aug 14, 2010   KALW News via SF Gate
Maury Blackman of Accela writes that local governments will have a significant effect on whether electric cars take off or not, because they will be approving and building the necessary infrastructure.
Aug 14, 2010   Accela Corporate blog
As reported earlier this year on Planetizen, the bar cars on Metro-North Railroad's Connecticut trains: train cars were hitting retirement age, and it looked like no replacements were coming for the pubs on wheels. But wait- there's hope yet!
Aug 14, 2010   The Wall St. Journal
Seattle has a long list of transportation projects on the drawing boards, but little money to bring them into reality. So local officials are considering a plan to create transportation taxing districts to help fund the projects.
Aug 14, 2010   The Seattle Times
The San Francisco Peninsula stretch of the LA-SF high speed rail line appears to be stirring up as a classic debate between suburban San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.
Aug 13, 2010   San Francisco Chronicle - Business Report
A couple of weeks ago, I was on a bus in Chicago and noticed something that I had not noticed before- that how you paid to get on the bus affected how long you took to get on the bus.  Blog Post
Aug 13, 2010   By Michael Lewyn
Officials are planning to install a second major separated bike lane in downtown Vancouver. Local business owners are trying to stop them.
Aug 13, 2010   The Vancouver Sun
A new study suggests that the people who cycle the most are likely to own at least two cars.
Aug 13, 2010   The Guardian
After publishing two articles calling for Charlotte-area drivers to be more considerate of bicyclists, the comments on the online version were so numerous and hateful that the paper closed them down.
Aug 12, 2010   The Charlotte Observer