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Advocates say traffic safety data collection practices in Washington, D.C. don't meet national standards. They also say it will be hard for the District to meet its vision zero goal by 2024 if the problem persists.
59 min ago   WAMU
With a tradition of bicycle and pedestrian planning dating back to 1973, the Atlanta Regional Commission is currently updating its Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, with an expected completion date of December 2015.
Aug 15, 2015   WABE
After a Senate committee slashed the Small Starts grant program, the new Marin-Sonoma "SMART" train may not be extended from San Rafael to the Larkspur ferry landing, a critical link enabling rail commuters to take the ferry to San Francisco.
Aug 14, 2015   Marin Independent Journal
As the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority wraps up a study of expanding into suburban Amherst, support from the community "is stronger than it’s been in decades."
Aug 14, 2015   Buffalo News
Researchers have found evidence of one fairly consequential benefit of transportation network companies like Uber.
Aug 14, 2015   Streetsblog USA
The U.S. Census has released data from 2013 that offer planners the most up-to-date data available about where Americans work and how they commute.
Aug 14, 2015   U.S. Census Bureau
Florida counties have their own gas taxes and can raise them without going to a vote by the people. Due to a road budget shortfall, the Santa Rosa County Commission will vote on August 13 whether to raise the gas tax as much as six cents per gallon.
Aug 14, 2015   Pensacola NewsJournal
Designing large-scale projects that can take years to build in industries that are constantly evolving run the risk of becoming outdated once completed. Arup's Andrew McAlpine discusses how to design for the long-term while remaining innovative.
Aug 13, 2015   Doggerel
A bill working its way through the California State Legislature would require the state to reduce petroleum its consumption by half in 15 years. CALmatters, a nonprofit journalism venture, seeks to find out if it is even possible.
Aug 13, 2015   Daily Democrat
The city of Davis, California, a college town with extremely high commute mode share for bikes, made history last week as the first U.S. city to build a protected intersection for bikes.
Aug 13, 2015   The Davis Enterprise
Incomplete projects proposed in the Transportation Infrastructure Model for Economic Development plan have saddled Louisiana with increasing debt and less money for maintenance.
Aug 13, 2015   The Advocate