Transportation

The state of North Carolina joins the roster of states working with the private sector to invest in highway infrastructure around growing urban areas.
7 hours ago   Infra Insight
The newly installed mayor of Toronto has swiftly abandoned an $8.1 billion mass transit plan for the city.
Dec 3, 2010   The Toronto Star
Billed as the world's first hybrid ferry, the new ships will run on a combination of wind, solar and hydrogen power (and diesel in a pinch). Service begins in April 2011.
Dec 3, 2010   Popular Science
Los Angeles is in the midst of expanding its light rail system. But a new idea to speed up the process has backfired and caused delays and major increases in estimated costs.
Dec 3, 2010   LA Weekly
A new study of how people are using the French bikesharing system in Lyon provides ample data for American planners hoping implementing similar systems, and reveals that bicycles are faster and more effective than cars in dowtown commutes.
Dec 2, 2010   Technology Review
Over the past 30 years, the overgrown Iranian capital has arrived at unhealthy levels of air pollution and traffic congestion, but with the installation of a metro, BRT system, and bike rental program seems to be heading in a new direction.
Dec 2, 2010   TheCityFix
Phil Langdon reviews Peter Calthorpe's latest, called 'Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change'. Langdon says it is "a densely packed, yet concise overview of the troubling situation we all find ourselves in."
Dec 2, 2010   New Urban Network
Jay Walljasper writing in Yes! Magazine, reports on all the innovations that make Portland the premier cycling city in the U.S.
Dec 1, 2010   Yes! Magazine
And the tab is substantial: $271 million. NJ Gov. Christie, who killed the trans-Hudson, $9 billion rail tunnel for financial reasons, is now left owing funds for work completed that his state would not be liable for had he not canceled the project.
Dec 1, 2010   Asbury Park Press (APP.com)
As the debate over new bike lanes pits New Yorkers against each other, people should refocus on the economic benefits the lanes can provide, argues Richard Florida.
Dec 1, 2010   New York Daily News
This episode of public radio program <em>99% Invisible</em> looks at oil, and how the way people move from work to home has been seemingly designed to waste fuel.
Dec 1, 2010   99% Invisible