Transportation

June 23, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Cyclists Bill Reynolds muses on the freedom offered by the bicycle -- and the tragic tendency for cyclists to fall victim to automobiles.</p>
The Walrus
June 22, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Royal Caribbean is building the world's largest cruise ship, which will be a city in its own right with seven different neighborhoods and a central public space/urban park.</p>
Gizmodo
June 22, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Columnist Roger K. Lewis reflects on Arlington's Rosslyn-Ballston corridor and what other cities can learn from their success.</p>
The Washington Post
June 22, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>This segment from <em>NPR</em> features a discussion with Houston Mayor Bill White about the city's increasing congestion, the limits of zoning, and the population's reaction to rising gas prices.</p>
NPR
June 21, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>The streetcar returns to New Orleans' St. Charles Ave., a step forward in the long struggle to get the city's transit back on it's feet after Katrina.</p>
The Associated Press
June 21, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>Optical illusions painted on the streets of Philadelphia are being tested out as a method for getting drivers to slow down.</p>
Telegraph
June 21, 2008, 5am PDT
<p><em>Metropolis Magazine</em> talks with bus rapid transit pioneer Jaime Lerner about the gradual global spread of his successful ideas from Curitiba.</p>
Metropolis Magazine
June 20, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>Chrysler's "Let's Refuel America" campaign promises to subsidize your gas as if you were paying $2.99 a gallon if you buy one of their large vehicles. Cartoonist Ruben Bolling spoofs the thinking behind the program in this cartoon.</p>
Salon.com
June 20, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>A struggle in Newburyport, Mass., poses an interesting question- should residential neighborhoods have handicapped street parking for residents who need it?</p>
The Daily News of Newburyport
June 20, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue has surprised many in the state by reversing his position and pledging full support for commuter rail in metropolitan Atlanta.</p>
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 20, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>A five-line extension of Houston's light rail system was just approved by the city council.</p>
The Houston Chronicle
June 19, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>Today is "Dump the Pump" Day, an annual event created by the American Public Transportation Association to bring awareness to the benefits of public transit. Transit agencies across the country are offering free rides, including many in Florida.</p>
June 19, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>A Taiwanese inventor is proposing a rail system that never stops for passengers, virtually eliminating delays. Follow the full story link to see the video.</p>
boingboing.net
June 18, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>For six hours this Sunday, streets in North Portland will be off-limits to cars.</p>
The Oregonian
June 18, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>GOOD Magazine sends a reporter across country on Amtrak to give a riders-eye view of the system.</p>
GOOD Magazine
June 17, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>In an effort to increase livability, New York City will test a 6.9 mile car-free corridor during the month of August.</p>
The New York Times
June 17, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>Transit use is surging, but operators are facing the same fuel crunch as consumers and public monies for new investments aren't up to addressing the new demand.</p>
The Christian Science Monitor
June 17, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>In Boston, the MBTA and city planners are weighing the benefits and drawbacks of creating transit-oriented development along a major traffic corridor.</p>
The Boston Globe
June 17, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>Earth Island Journal takes an in-depth look at how and why congestion pricing got the kibosh in New York.</p>
Earth Island Journal
June 16, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>With plans for a $4 billion light rail system, the city of Honolulu is hoping to boost its economy and create more jobs by contracting a number of smaller firms to do the project's work instead of one big firm.</p>
Honolulu Star-Bulletin