Transportation

February 15, 2008, 11am PST
<p>Streetsblog parses the jargon and gives the history behind a recent addition to the transportation lexicon.</p>
Streetsblog
February 15, 2008, 10am PST
<p>Criticism of New Mexico's commuter rail system heats up as officials claim Rail Runner starves other transportation projects of funding.</p>
Associated Press
February 14, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>This op-ed, transportation expert and Brookings Institution researcher Rob Puentes discusses the need for the Dulles Metro-rail project and how it has become a pawn in a bureaucratic chess match.</p>
Politico
February 14, 2008, 12pm PST
<p>The TTC, or Trans-Texas Corridor, is far more than just a 4,000-mile toll road, but an all-encompassing, multi-modal infrastructure network that is desperately needed, according to Texas planners. But citizens are wary and opposition is growing.</p>
The New York Times
February 14, 2008, 9am PST
<p>Rail networks across the country are expanding -- the first advancement in rail in nearly 100 years.</p>
The Wall Street Journal
February 14, 2008, 5am PST
<p>This <em>CBS News</em> video interviews passengers, as they are working, aboard Amtrak's Acela between NYC and Washington DC. New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg who has proposed legislation, and Amtrak CEO Alexander Kummant are also interviewed.</p>
CBS News
February 13, 2008, 11am PST
<p>Public officials in Los Angeles are floating ideas to bring back its historic downtown streetcar.</p>
L.A. Downtown News
February 13, 2008, 10am PST
<p>This editorial from the <em>Houston Chronicle</em> argues for doing away with fares for public transit.</p>
The Houston Chronicle
February 13, 2008, 9am PST
<p>Bike sharing programs are being adopted by city organizations and private firms in Tucson.</p>
Associated Press
February 13, 2008, 6am PST
<p>As transit oriented development gains ground in cities across the country, it is increasingly seen as the model for the future of multi-family housing.</p>
ArchNewsNow
February 12, 2008, 11am PST
<p>London is planning a new "superhighway" bicycle network that will help transform it into one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world.</p>
The Guardian
February 12, 2008, 10am PST
<p>As federal funding for the Washington D.C.-Dulles rail line teeters on the edge, proponents of bus rapid transit are taking the opportunity to tout BRT as the wiser and more affordable transit solution.</p>
The Washington Post
February 12, 2008, 8am PST
<p>The women-only buses running in Mexico City have been warmly welcomed by the city's female commuters.</p>
The New York Times
February 12, 2008, 7am PST
<p>A transit center proposed for the East San Francisco city of Hercules is being criticized for moving away from its original plans for a pedestrian-oriented layout.</p>
The Contra Costa Times
February 11, 2008, 11am PST
<p>A brand new toll road in India is struggling to get on its feet, as long delays have made some trips on the expressway longer than on the old roads.</p>
Toll Roads News
February 11, 2008, 9am PST
<p>The Wall Street Journal's "Eyes on the Road" columnist, Joseph B. White, ponders the "next big debate over the role of the automobile in America" now that fuel efficiency was raised, and the direction he points to is most surprising.</p>
The Wall Street Journal
February 11, 2008, 8am PST
<p>New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine's plan to convert the state's highways to toll roads is in danger of being voted down by the state senate.</p>
The Star-Ledger
Blog post
February 11, 2008, 7am PST


 The Strange Maps blog is an eclectic collection of maps, diagrams, and cartoons. Some graphics featured on this blog are informative, some are creative, and others are completely bizarre.The website is maintained by an anonymous blogger. The posted graphic is often accompanied by informative notes. Here is a list of 21 maps that I found interesting:

Abhijeet Chavan
February 11, 2008, 7am PST
<p>Seattle seems to be on its ways to becoming a successful world city, according to a private consultant's list of the global trends that make cities great.</p>
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
February 10, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>The California Coastal Commission has voted against expanding a controversial toll road through a state beach.</p>
The New York Times