Transportation

Research suggests China’s current urbanization policy forgoes $2 trillion in growth over the next ten years. That is, unless the government funnels even more migrants into major population centers and develops for density.
Yesterday   Bloomberg News
One of the most significant pieces of legislation for transportation was last month's job bill that contained essential transportation provisions, including extension of the transportation act, $19.5 Billion to HTF, $4.6 billion to Buy America Bonds.
Apr 2, 2010   AASHTO Journal
A German homeowner is frustrated with the traffic in his neighborhood, so he designs and installs his own speed bump for his street. While there are no English subtitles, the pictures and sounds illustrate the directions and results all too well.
Apr 2, 2010   YouTube
A Marin County shopping mall hopes to be the first LEED-certified mall, partly by reserving parking space for low emitting vehicles. All spaces, for guzzlers and green vehicles alike, are unpriced, perhaps pointing to shortfalls of green building.
Apr 1, 2010   Marin Independent Journal
To inaugurate the launch of our new website with exclusive coverage of high-speed rail, we asked David J. Carol, Market Leader of High-Speed Rail at Parsons Brinkerhoff to tell us what we need to know about the U.S.'s exciting new endeavor. Exclusive
Apr 1, 2010  By David J. Carol
Very few large cities can claim to know how many parking spaces they have. San Francisco has counted its publicly accessibly parking supply and released the data to through Data SF website.
Mar 30, 2010   Streetsblog San Francisco
Federal officials are looking at an unlikely city as a model for urban public transit: Los Angeles.
Mar 29, 2010   Los Angeles Times
The City of Pittsburgh recently approved a new ordinance requiring bike parking in new developments. Cyclists say the move is a ceremonial acceptance of bicycles as a form of transportation in the city.
Mar 29, 2010   Next American City
Last week, Richard A. Davey Jr. was appointed the new general manager of the MBTA, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. The Boston Globe's transportation reporter rides the T with him and talks transit.
Mar 29, 2010   The Boston Globe
When Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's suggested that bicyclists' needs should be accommodated in federally-funded road projects, the road lobby responded with something approaching hysteria. Bill Graves of the American Trucking Association wrote that a more pro-bicyclist policy "would Opinion
Mar 28, 2010   By Michael Lewyn
A preliminary count of all road fatalities in 2009 shows a record low figure of 33,963; almost 9% lower than 2008. The final count is due this summer. While the declining VMT due to a depressed economy was a major factor, the rate declined as well.
Mar 28, 2010   The New York Times - Wheels