Environmental review processes and logistical issues are delaying the creation of a bike sharing program in San Francisco, announced in February by Mayor Gavin Newsom. Set to start with 50 bikes, some have criticized the program for aiming too low.
Apr 30, 2009 The Contra Costa Times
A senior executive at Navistar, a manufacturer of medium and heavy trucks, says the industry is heading for significant changes, including a shift away from long hauling to regional distribution.
Apr 30, 2009 Transport Topics Online
Transport Textbook maps new data about car ownership in Melbourne, and finds clear evidence that transit makes a difference.
Apr 30, 2009 Transport Textbook
In this video, police in Denmark stop cyclists without helmets, hug them, and give them new helmets.
Apr 29, 2009 Boing Boing
Heathrow Airport's Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system is shaping up. Here is an insider's look at how this proof-of-concept system is coming together.
Apr 29, 2009 YouTube
The Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority has released its Draft Regional Transportation Master Plan. The plan calls for hundreds of miles of new LRT and commuter rail lines and a massive increase in local bus networks.
Apr 28, 2009 www.TBARTA.com
CA's Air Resources Board approved another 'first' - a low carbon fuel standard that will play a key role in meeting the state's aggressive climate action plan by reducing the carbon intensity of transportation fuels. Winners and losers are created.
Apr 28, 2009 San Francisco Chronicle
The government of New South Wales is considering a plan to remove fares for public transit.
Apr 28, 2009 The Daily Telegraph
On Earth Day, the Bay Area's MPO- the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, formally adopted their Regional Transportation Plan that includes a controversial 800-mile High Occupancy Toll lane network that is dependent on the passage of legislation.
Apr 27, 2009 San Francisco Chronicle
One of the many glorious perks of being an engineer is that we are so bad at thinking up clever names for programs and tools that there's been an unabashed, universal concession by the general public to accept our use of horribly convoluted acronyms. My favorite transportation acronym sub-genre is the collection of traffic signal configurations that for no clear reason (other than because engineers are, deep down, fun people) have flown off on a winged tangent. The original intersection signal control which included pedestrian push buttons was “PEdestrian LIght CONtrolled”, close enough to Opinion
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