Transportation

August 25, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>Transit planners are hoping to nail down a route for the long-sought high speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Many in San Jose say the route must run through the Silicon Valley, a major driver of California's economy.</p>
San Jose Mercury News
August 25, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>Leaders of suburban cities and villages in northeastern Illinois are coming together to promote transit oriented development around commuter rail lines leading into Chicago.</p>
PioneerLocal (Sun-Times News Group)
August 25, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>Plans for an inter-island "superferry" may be stalled in Hawaii as environmental groups and the State Supreme Court have called for a more extensive environmental impact review of the harbor expansions the ferry system would require.</p>
Honolulu Star-Bulletin
August 23, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>While more work needs to be done to make transit work for urban dwellers, thought should also be given to how transit can let those car-free city residents reach the great outdoors.</p>
World Changing
August 23, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>Market-based pricing for street parking could help cities like Boston reduce congestion and raise badly needed revenue.</p>
The Boston Globe
August 23, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>With three different public transit funding plans up for consideration, officials in Tampa, Florida, are trying to decide which is the best and when is the best time to start the work on the city's long-sought transit system.</p>
The Tampa Tribune
August 23, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>Plans to expand the bicycle network in New York City are underway as part of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's long-term plan to make the city more environmentally friendly. But proposals to increase the city's bike lanes are meeting opposition from locals.</p>
The Gotham Gazette
August 22, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>The fact that many people in Portland, Oregon ride bikes is no surprise. And while many of those bikers are typically more serious bike enthusiast, the city is seeing an unexpected shift that has more and more "regular Joes and Janes" biking as well.</p>
The Oregonian
August 21, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>Plans to extend Melbourne, Australia's already-extensive freeway system are short-sighted and illustrate the lack of true planning vision in the city, according to this column from <em>The Age</em>.</p>
The Age
August 21, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>This article from <em>The New York Times</em> discusses the history of the city's famed walkability, and talks to some of the people who take New York City walking to the extreme.</p>
The New York Times
August 21, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>Columnist Neil Peirce writes on the need to address the road infrastructure crisis illustrated by the I-35W bridge collapse. Rather than boosting the federal gas tax, he advocates a 'Big New Tax' based on 'weight per wheel' of new vehicles.</p>
Newport News, Va., Daily Press
August 21, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>A new report looks at how reducing the amount of driving can create sizable economic benefits for cities.</p>
The Oregonian
August 20, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>Traffic sensors on Germany's Autobahn enable researchers to predict traffic jams a day in advance -- with surprising accuracy.</p>
Der Spiegel
August 20, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>The city of Minneapolis wants plans for the collapsed Interstate 35W to include the possible future implementation of space for light rail and bus rapid transit. The state department of transportation, however, has a differing vision.</p>
Pioneer Press
August 20, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>A plan to keep an Aspen-area highway congested to encourage transit use is catching flak from locals who are fed up with crowded streets. But city officials say adding more lanes is a temporary solution.</p>
Aspen Daily News
August 20, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters implies that federal money is wasted on cycling infrastructure.</p>
Streetsblog
August 19, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>In a fact-finding mission to see if the technology is right for their city, officials from Vancouver, Washington, will hop over the state line to Portland to try out the city's streetcar system.</p>
The Columbian
August 19, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>This editorial from the <em>Honolulu Star-Tribune</em> looks at Oahu's traffic issues and how the baby steps proposed by the Honolulu City Council may be more effective than grand-scale transit plans.</p>
Honolulu Star-Bulletin
August 18, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>City officials in Beijing have begun a four-day effort to limit the amount of cars filling the city's streets, and many are calling the effort a successful model to use during next year's Olympics.</p>
BBC
August 17, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>Seattle finds out that closing their major highway doesn't result in traffic chaos. Maybe closing another one - the Alaskan Way Viaduct - permanently, as some citizens would like to see, is more feasible that some would have us believe.</p>
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer