Transportation

September 25, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority is considering a plan to charge transit riders less during off-peak hours.</p>
The New York Times
September 25, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>This four-part blog from <em>Wired</em> gives a nuts-and-bolts look at bus rapid transit, using examples of planned systems, successful systems, and troubled systems.</p>
Wired
September 25, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>The Purdue University researcher who revealed that there is more than three times more parking than drivers in one county in Indiana is looking to expand his count to the entire nation.</p>
The Christian Science Monitor
September 24, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>The Kenyan capital of Nairobi is struggling with crippling car congestion -- a problems some say is so bad the country should consider transferring its capital to another city.</p>
Mail & Guardian
September 24, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>Widely-criticized plans to build a $398 million bridge between a remote Alaskan airport and a neighboring island have been formally dropped by the state.</p>
The Houston Chronicle
September 24, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>In one of the most congested cities in the world, one entrepreneur is hoping to etch away at the problem with his fledgling bicycle rental business. Currently there are 500 bikes in the system, but the owner has plans for more than 50,000 by 2009.</p>
The Christian Science Monitor
September 23, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>In six states, test runs will assess public attitudes and acceptance of road taxation systems that ditch gas taxes and charge drivers based on how many miles they drive.</p>
USA Today
September 22, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Congestion problems are becoming more acute in Chicago, and local planners and policymakers are urging the city to get creative in the way they address the issues.</p>
The Chicago Tribune
September 21, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>Before its planners had realized what they'd done, a proposed name for a planned streetcar system in Seattle -- the South Lake Union Trolley, or SLUT -- had already slipped out into the public.</p>
September 21, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>The San Francisco County Transportation Authority is working on two applications of congestion pricing for the city's downtown core and on a major road leading to the Golden Gate Bridge.</p>
The San Francisco Chronicle
September 21, 2007, 12pm PDT
Park(ing) Day takes off in cities across America in an effort to raise awareness of the shortage of public parks in urban areas, and to highlight the amount of miles and gallons of gas wasted by drivers looking for parking spots.
The Wall Street Journal
September 21, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>What Los Angeles can learn about addressing congestion from Portland, OR.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
September 21, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>New York City's Department of Transportation has installed the city's first-ever physically-separated bike path inside the urban core.</p>
Streetsblog
September 21, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Two outdoor advertising firms are the operators behind the scenes in most of the world's bicycle rental programs, including a recently launched system in Paris. The two firms continue to battle for control of future systems, and advertising rights.</p>
The Economist
September 21, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has announced a series of improvements to the city's bike network, angling it to become one of the nation's most bike-friendly cities.</p>
The Boston Globe
September 21, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>A new report from the Urban Land Institute says that even with increased fuel efficiency in cars, an increasing rate of vehicle miles traveled due to sprawling development will counteract any reductions in emissions.</p>
The Detroit Free Press
September 20, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>In this four-part interview, <em>Streetsblog's</em> Aaron Naparstek talks with New York City's Director of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability about the city's congestion pricing aspirations.</p>
Streetsblog
September 19, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>Along the Massachusetts Turnpike, WGBH's new digital mural is raising concerns over safety and visual blight.</p>
The Boston Globe
September 19, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>A Missouri developer claims that intersection upgrades that make streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists are hostile to cars.</p>
Columbia Tribune
September 19, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>While the ailing Fidel Castro remains behind the scenes in Cuba's governing, his brother Raúl has earned popular praise for putting various quality-of-life projects on the fast track.</p>
CNN