Transportation

October 18, 2016, 5am PDT
Planning and urbanism writers in Washington, D.C. agree that a proposal to cut service to 20 stations in the Metrorail system would have harmful effects for minorities in the region.
The Washington Post
October 17, 2016, 2pm PDT
A successful TOD will be predicated upon three core elements: 1) development; 2) transit; and 3) transit-friendly amenities. While focus tends to be on the first two elements, this article provides insights on the importance of the third element.
Renewal & Redevelopment (Association for Redevelopment Initiatives)
Blog post
October 17, 2016, 11am PDT
Kelcie Ralph guest blogs about a new article in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
JPER
October 17, 2016, 5am PDT
The New York Times looks into the decline of New Jersey Transit commuter railroad, rated as outstanding only nine years ago. Much of the decline can be traced to decisions by the Christie administration beginning in 2010.
The New York Times
October 16, 2016, 11am PDT
A new study compares regional population densities to transit systems to find out which transit systems have maximized their reach.
CityLab
October 16, 2016, 9am PDT
Opponents of the ST3 transit funding measure in Seattle have argued that bus rapid transit is a cheaper alternative to light rail. A local write counter argues that point by making the economic case for light rail.
The Urbanist
October 16, 2016, 7am PDT
The Brookings Institute thinks it has found a way to measure the impact of the expanding 'gig economy'—i.e., freelancing work enabled by online platforms like Airbnb and Uber.
Brookings
October 16, 2016, 5am PDT
Gabe Klein thinks a proposed ban on self-driving cars in Chicago is shortsighted.
Chi.Streetsblog
October 15, 2016, 11am PDT
Eliot Njus reports on underwhelming ridership figures for the MAX Orange Line light rail service between Portland and Milwaukie. "Forecasts used to help justify federal funding for the project called for 17,000 average weekday trips in 2016. The
The Oregonian
October 15, 2016, 9am PDT
In an unprecedented ruling in New York, the state Department of Labor deemed two Uber drivers employees of the company.
Crain's New York Business
October 14, 2016, 2pm PDT
The Austin Chamber of Commerce is connecting the dots between land use and transportation—and voicing its support for reform of the city's land use regulations.
Austin Business Journal
October 14, 2016, 8am PDT
While the U.S. District Attorney has stated that he would not target Christie, that hasn't stopped other courts from probing. The Bergen County Municipal Court has issued a summons for Christie relating to the closure of GW Bridge access lanes.
The Huffington Post
October 14, 2016, 5am PDT
Famed musician Wynton Marsalis recently spoke with Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx about the connections between music and transportation.
Facebook Video
October 13, 2016, 12pm PDT
The Dallas City Council picked a side with regard to the D2 line (it prefers a subway to above ground light rail) and the proposed Cotton Belt line (it can wait).
Dallas Observer
October 13, 2016, 10am PDT
The city of Ottawa's plan to make improvements to Elgin Street has elicited conflicting opinions between businesses, residents, and commuters on what should be prioritized in order to make a better street.
The Ottawa Citizen
October 13, 2016, 8am PDT
It might be fun to imagine a a world filled with self-driving cars, reducing traffic and improving safety with one silver bullet. The more realistic short-term scenario, however, deploys low-speed, self-driving buses on private campuses.
Inverse
October 12, 2016, 2pm PDT
The historic gas hike agreement was unexpectedly rejected in its first attempt to pass the legislature. It was approved on Oct. 7 because only a majority vote was needed. Republican Gov. Chris Chris is expected to sign the legislation.
The Record
October 12, 2016, 1pm PDT
Local groups are concerned that voting for the city of Austin's $720 million transportation bond will require a leap of faith.
Austin Monitor
October 12, 2016, 7am PDT
The Cleveland Plain Dealer lays out the complicated path toward a regional transit system similar to Chicago's in the Cleveland area. The call for reform comes as existing transit is cutting service and raising fares.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
October 11, 2016, 1pm PDT
Plans for the development of a new, unnamed capital city just east of Cairo has received the financial backing of Chinese investors.
CNN