Transportation

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
February 29, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>After delays, the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority in Nigeria announces the inauguration next month of its first Bus Rapid Transit corridor.</p>
Nigerian Tribute, Dayo Ayeyemi
February 29, 2008, 5am PST
<p>Business leaders in Indianapolis are looking to replicate the success of Portland, Oregon, by creating a task force to pursue plans for a streetcar system in the city's downtown.</p>
Indianapolis Business Journal
February 28, 2008, 10am PST
<p>Plans to convert major arteries to one-way streets in L.A. are meeting tough criticism. Many say the city needs to rethink what mobility should mean, but others say L.A. isn't ready for such a paradigm shift.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
February 28, 2008, 5am PST
<p>A proposal to make Eugene, Oregon's bus system fare-free has been voted down by the regional transit district.</p>
The Register-Guard
February 27, 2008, 7am PST
<p>Plans are being floated to create better downtown linkage between three of L.A.'s rail lines -- an idea that some downtown residents are wary of.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
February 26, 2008, 10am PST
<p>The Bay Area's $158 million Urban Partnership Grant is in trouble. It appears politically unlikely that a roadway toll will pass the legislature, so officials hope to change the flat Golden Gate Bridge toll to a variable toll to receive the grant.</p>
The San Francisco Chronicle
Feature
February 25, 2008, 5am PST
Sudhir
February 24, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>This editorial from the <em>Hawaii Reporter</em> argues that plans for transit oriented development are "based in communist and fascist thinking" and that building rail and TOD will be bad for Hawaii's families.</p>
Hawaii Reporter
February 24, 2008, 9am PST
<p>Plans to build a short subway in San Francisco are meeting criticism.</p>
The San Francisco Chronicle
February 23, 2008, 9am PST
<p>In recent decades, traffic volumes have risen rapidly throughout the United States. But a report by the East-West Gateway Council of Governments argues that growth rates in traffic volume may be tapering off.</p>
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
February 22, 2008, 11am PST
<p>Experts are calling for a major revision to the city operations of Toronto, suggesting the creation of region-wide toll roads, increased taxes and</p>
The Toronto Star