Transportation

September 10, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Getting to the airport is oftentimes a headache. But in these 10 American cities, easy transit access makes the trip before your trip a breeze.</p>
MSNBC
September 10, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>Microsoft has announced the launch of a private 14-bus transit system to serve its employees in the Seattle area. Transit advocates say the plan underscores the transit deficiencies faced by the region.</p>
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Blog post
September 9, 2007, 4pm PDT

It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle. ~Ernest Hemingway

Mike Lydon
September 8, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>In what is arguably the most important environmental bill in California since last year's Global Warming Solutions Act, SB 375 attempts to reduce global warming by addressing land use and transportation through better regional planning.</p>
The Sacramento Bee
September 6, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>Fast-moving plans to build a subway system in the Dominican Republic have some locals angry over a waste of money and others commending the leadership for good foresight.</p>
International Herald Tribune
September 5, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>The controversy over whether the environmental impacts of Hawaii's new "Superferry" should have been assessed continue. The large ferry boat sits idly in a harbor in Honolulu.</p>
The New York Times
September 5, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>The state of Wisconsin has plans to use $4 million in federal transportation grants to encourage students to walk or bike to school. Much of the work will focus on improving road conditions to convince parents that walking or biking is safe.</p>
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Blog post
September 5, 2007, 8am PDT

My Toyota Prius just turned 100,000. That’s quite a milestone for a car and it may be a harbinger of things to come. Many planners are betting so-called “peak oil” will undermine our car culture because we won’t have the fuel to feed them. The history of my Prius suggests otherwise.

Samuel Staley
September 5, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>A high speed train has debuted on a line between London and Paris, making the 213-mile trip in a little over two hours.</p>
ABC
September 5, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>A U.S. Senator from Texas has vowed to oppose a state-supported plan to convert existing interstate highways into tollraods.</p>
The Houston Chronicle
September 5, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>Planners didn't think it would happen for 10 years, but transit-oriented development looks to be brewing near new light rail stations in Charlotte, North Carolina.</p>
Charlotte Business Journal
September 4, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>As part of a city-wide effort to reduce carbon emissions, New York is pursuing a plan to expand its bicycle network by adding more than 200 miles of bike lanes to the city by 2010. But some neighbors are opposed to the loss of street space.</p>
The New York Times
September 4, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>In this article from <em>The Toronto Star</em>, Wendell Cox looks at the "draconian" land use restrictions that have been imposed by planners in Toronto, and how despite planners bemoaning auto-dependency, no one has offered a viable transit plan.</p>
The Toronto Star
September 4, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>City planners -- hoping to get reluctant Angelenos out of their cars -- have put forth a proposal that would waive all parking requirements for developers whose buildings offered suitable transportation alternatives.</p>
LA Weekly
September 4, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>Transit officials in Texas are looking to convince Congress to let the state buy back sections of interstate highway for conversion into revenue-generating toll roads.</p>
The Hartford Courant
September 3, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>Transit advocates in Baltimore are calling on regional officials to throw out an $8.7 billion traffic congestion plan because it relies too heavily on highway projects and not enough on transit options.</p>
The Baltimore Sun
September 3, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>Street vendors in Berkeley are voicing complaints that a new rapid bus line is passing by too quickly, stirring up dust along the sidewalk that covers them and their merchandise.</p>
The Oakland Tribune
September 3, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>Seattle's free-flowing experience with more than two weeks of freeway lane closures -- predicted to be traffic Armageddon -- shows that the conventional wisdom about traffic isn't always right.</p>
The Seattle Times
September 2, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>Salt Lake City residents are upset over a developer using his powerful clout to reroute a planned light rail line so it would not interfere with access points to his shopping mall.</p>
Deseret Morning News
September 2, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>High-tech traffic signals have been developed that predict and warn drivers of possible collisions.</p>
Discovery