Transportation

February 6, 2008, 7am PST
<p>This piece from the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> asks some experts how a new president could potentially reduce the nation's congestion.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
February 6, 2008, 6am PST
<p>This opinion piece from the <em>Atlanta Journal-Constitution</em> argues that the city has many reasons to support streetcar proposals.</p>
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 6, 2008, 5am PST
<p>A train capable of reaching speeds of 224 mph has been unveiled in France.</p>
BBC News
February 5, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>The San Francisco Chronicle Magazine profiles several "extreme" commuters from San Francisco to Sacramento aboard the Amtrak Capital Corridor train. Complete with great photos and anecdotes, it portrays the Amtrak bus and train ride quite accurately.</p>
San Francisco Chronicle Magazine
February 5, 2008, 8am PST
<p>This editorial argues that one-way streets kill downtowns, and they need to be converted to two-ways to help save downtown areas across the country.</p>
The Courier-Journal
February 5, 2008, 7am PST
<p>Increasing bicycle use in Seattle may depend on how well the city can address the danger of the "right hook" -- right turns at intersections that cause many of the city's bicycle accidents and fatalities.</p>
The Seattle Times
February 5, 2008, 5am PST
<p>Robert Steuteville comments about the long-standing links between New Urbanism, good placemaking, and the environment.</p>
New Urban News
February 4, 2008, 11am PST
<p>Heavily armed police officers will now be joining the ranks of daily commuters in New York's Subway system as part of a new counter-terrorism effort funded by federal transportation grants.</p>
The New York Times
February 4, 2008, 7am PST
<p>Orion magazine looks at the lifestyle of nomadic utopian cyclists, who are cranking up for a post-petroleum future.</p>
Orion
February 4, 2008, 6am PST
<p>The settlement comes after a group sued to have $1.2 billion restored to the transit fund after the state shifted funds to balance the budget, paying for transportation-related programs that normally would have been paid from the general fund.</p>
The Sacramento Bee
February 4, 2008, 5am PST
<p>Los Angeles needs to change its carpool lanes to high-occupancy toll lanes, according to this editorial.</p>
The Daily News
February 2, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>The world's largest low emission zone will come into effect next week in London.</p>
Reuters via Environmental News Network
February 2, 2008, 7am PST
<p><em>Reason</em>'s Robert Poole responds to the report from the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission and argues that despite its many good ideas, the engineer's perspective should be replaced with that of an economist.</p>
Reason
February 1, 2008, 10am PST
<p>New York's Traffic Congestion Mitigation Commission has approved the city's congestion pricing plans. It will head to the City Council next.</p>
The New York Times
February 1, 2008, 5am PST
<p>In the second of a two-part blog post, Jeffrey Spivak calls to question the Cato Institute's attempts to cast Kansas City light rail as crime ridden.</p>
Kanas City Star Prime Buzz
January 31, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>In part one of a two-part blog post, Jeffrey Spivak calls to question the Cato Institute's attempts to cast light rail as crime ridden.</p>
Kanas City Star Prime Buzz
January 31, 2008, 9am PST
<p>A proposed streetcar system in Atlanta has raised many questions about feasibility and funding.</p>
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 31, 2008, 7am PST
<p>Resulting from high numbers of car accidents involving people from out of town, cities across the country are adopting measures that charge drivers and their insurance companies for the city services performed at crash sites.</p>
USA Today
January 31, 2008, 6am PST
<p>Is a statewide cap on driving in the works? Bill Fulton says a regional driving limit may be the only way that California is able to reach its self-imposed mandates for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.</p>
California Planning & Development Report
January 30, 2008, 2pm PST
<p>The California Assembly is considering a bill that would create the nation's first "feebate" -- a charge or rebate California drivers would pay or receive depending on how much greenhouse gas their cars emit.</p>
The Los Angeles Times