Transportation

When it comes to making sense of the American Community Survey's data on commute times, it's all about how you frame the data.
1 hour ago   The Brookings Institution
While projects funded from the Highway Trust Fund are safe through May, discretionary programs run by DOT from annual appropriations must wait for Congress to approve a budget, which just got more complicated due to Obama's anti-ISIS funding request.
Sep 14, 2014   Transportation For America blog
In a recent piece, Kristine Johnston reviews Washington D.C.'s Capital Bikeshare program and its accessibility for low-income, non-white populations.
Sep 13, 2014   Georgetown Public Policy Review
Governor Jerry Brown recently signed a law to allow all 40-foot buses throughout the state to increase their bike rack capacity.
Sep 12, 2014   LA Streetsblog
Transportation Secretary Foxx announced the largest TIFIA loan to be awarded to a public-private partnership will be used to widen 21 miles of Interstate 4 in Florida known as "I-4 Ultimate" by adding four express or toll lanes in the Orlando area.
Sep 12, 2014   Transport Topics
A recently adopted ordinance allows developers to build significantly fewer parking spaces for projects in proximity to transit stations. Developers have already responded to the advantages offered by the reduced requirements.
Sep 11, 2014   The Architect's Newspaper
Gable Klein, former head of transportation for Chicago and Washington D.C., has joined Bridj, a Boston-based startup building dynamically generated bus routes.
Sep 11, 2014   TechCrunch
Eric Jaffe lays out the case for why individuals in charge of transit systems should ride transit, and what problems stem from them not doing so right now.
Sep 11, 2014   CityLab
Matthew Garbet contributes a guest column to the SaportaReport wherein he debunks the "Tipping Point Theory of Transit"—that cities should continue to support cars until a complete transit system is realized.
Sep 11, 2014   SaportaReport
A meta-analysis of the archive of popular local planning website PlanPhilly provides insight into the issues and ideas that drive the planning conversation in Philadelphia.
Sep 10, 2014   PlanPhilly
Bike boxes, a European import, may not have received as much attention other novel bike facilities such as protected bike lanes, but they are spreading. Nashville's first bike box accompanies a road diet and buffered bike lanes.
Sep 10, 2014   The Tennessean