Transportation

March 9, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Boston's nascent bike program turns to Google Maps for inexpensive help.</p>
Streetsblog
March 9, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>After opting to use an electric car instead of repairing her Volvo, Cori Howard wonders if the electric car has a future.</p>
The Globe and Mail
March 9, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>A recent study from the Washington Public Interest Research Group shows the environmental benefits of public transit.</p>
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
March 9, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>This piece from the <em>Globe and Mail</em> argues that a bikeable city is a livable city.</p>
The Globe and Mail
March 7, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>A traffic safety study released March 5 by the AAA highlights the enormous costs of traffic crashes, in terms of lives and dollars, to the U.S. The cost exceeds that of congestion while deaths amount to 117 daily.</p>
The Wall Street Journial
March 7, 2008, 9am PST
<p>More than 142,000 parking permits have been issued by the city of New York for public employees, enabling free parking all over the city. Critics blame the high number of permits for clogging the city's streets.</p>
The New York Times
March 6, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>Economic recession and soaring gas prices have resulted in the largest, demand-induced, sustained decline in gas consumption in 16 years. Motorists are reacting to the higher prices and weaker economy in their vehicle selection and driving behavior.</p>
The Wall Street Journal
March 6, 2008, 8am PST
<p>This editorial from <em>The New York Times</em> argues that the city's public transportation system needs congestion pricing to stay alive.</p>
The New York Times
March 6, 2008, 7am PST
<p>Researchers in Japan have created a live model of the so-called "shockwave" theory to explain traffic congestion.</p>
New Scientist
March 6, 2008, 5am PST
<p>With increasing congestion and freeways built out just about as far as they can go, transportation planners in the San Francisco Bay Area are considering plans to put on-ramp metering lights on many of the area's most congested stretches of freeway.</p>
The Contra Costa Times
March 5, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>The Golden Gate Bridge has a four foot railing along its pedestrian sidewalk. Mental health advocates have long demanded that a barrier be placed to prevent those intent on suicide from jumping, and point to studies showing why it is needed.</p>
The Washington Post
March 5, 2008, 10am PST
<p>A group of mechanical engineers is calling on planners and transportation officials to more aggressively pursue a modal shift from cars to rail to reduce carbon emissions in the UK.</p>
BBC
March 5, 2008, 6am PST
<p>As commuters face delays and frustrations with aging infrastructure, the government in Auckland, New Zealand has announced plans to invest more than $1 billion in its regional rail system.</p>
The New Zealand Herald
March 4, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>With high traffic and no ability to expand existing runways, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is redeveloping an old Air Force base into the region's fourth major airport.</p>
The Wall Street Journal
March 4, 2008, 11am PST
<p>This editorial from <em>The Washington Post</em> argues that re-planning the Washington D.C.-Dulles International Airport corridor for buses rather than trains is an idea that just won't work.</p>
The Washington Post
March 3, 2008, 11am PST
<p>In the San Francisco Bay Area, two public transit agencies are conducting trials with "Zero Emission Buses", or ZEBs. They are using different types of hydrogen fuel cell technologies, with very different results.</p>
San Jose Mercury News
March 3, 2008, 8am PST
<p>Transportation planners and public officials have begun to consider ways to reconfigure cities and alter driving patterns in order to reduce vehicle miles traveled and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.</p>
InTransition Magazine
March 3, 2008, 7am PST
<p>Suburban Torontonians will get a $6 billion light rail service, thanks to a newly-announced extension funded by the provincial and federal governments.</p>
The Globe and Mail
March 3, 2008, 5am PST
<p>Beijing's new Norman Foster-designed airport terminal -- 20% bigger than all of Heathrow -- has just opened on the site of 10 former villages.</p>
The Globe and Mail
March 2, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>A rise in the amount of jobs available in the suburbs has more city dwellers in New York doing the "reverse commute" and traveling from home in the city to work in the 'burbs.</p>
The New York Times