Transportation

October 5, 2016, 11am PDT
Bike lanes are considered a social intervention, and not directly medically related. But they are also proving to have an obviously positive effect on public health outcomes.
Reuters via Fox News
October 5, 2016, 7am PDT
The popularity of the new Cincinnati Streetcar—known officially as the Bell Connector—has been tempered by poor performance on contractually mandated 15-minute headways.
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 5, 2016, 6am PDT
Local and regional transportation planners responded skeptically to data from the Texas Department of Transportation showing Texans driving less.
Streetsblog Texas
October 4, 2016, 12pm PDT
Several new developments are adding funds to the pot of money in a streetcar district created by Minneapolis to circumvent a politically unpalatable tax increment financing district.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune
October 4, 2016, 8am PDT
New York City has come a long way since the Giuliani days, when sidewalk barriers were placed at intersections to facilitate turning vehicles, thus prohibiting pedestrians from crossing the street.
amNew York
October 3, 2016, 1pm PDT
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority returned to a normal commute schedule today, after making sufficient repairs to new trains that didn't start on the right track.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
October 3, 2016, 8am PDT
In The New York Times Sunday Review, Matt Katz, a political reporter for WNYC and New Jersey Public Radio, gives an update on the federal trial for 'Bridgegate' and also paints a bleak picture for New Jersey, and maybe the United States.
The New York Times - Sunday Review
Blog post
October 3, 2016, 5am PDT
The United States has, by far, the highest traffic fatality rate among peer countries. Don’t blame drivers; planners need to rethink transportation safety.
Todd Litman
October 2, 2016, 1pm PDT
A "good news" story for pedestrians emerges from the streets of Los Angeles and Santa Monica. Traffic signals at heavily used pedestrian intersections have been reengineered to add a 'scramble phase' and the results are startling.
NBC Los Angeles
October 2, 2016, 11am PDT
Two start-ups promise L.A. drivers on-demand parking and electric vehicle charging.
KPCC
October 2, 2016, 9am PDT
A day after a fatal NJ Transit train crash at the Hoboken Terminal, Republican Gov. Chris Christie and Democratic leaders of the legislature announced the agreement to raise the tax by 159 percent; the first increase to the *14.5-cent tax since 1990.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
October 2, 2016, 5am PDT
Cities around the world are finding ways to go on a parking diet, freeing up unused space. San Francisco and Philadelphia are two U.S. leaders, while cities like Paris, Copenhagen, and Zurich pursue even more aggressive measures.
The Guardian
October 1, 2016, 1pm PDT
A city already known for its livability is ready to add new bike lanes in high profile locations.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 1, 2016, 5am PDT
Even as other middle class jobs disappear, the transportation sector continues to grow.
Next City
September 30, 2016, 2pm PDT
Anthony Morando of New York's Cuddy & Feder LLP offers an opinion that drive-thru uses like fast food stores and pharmacies can co-exist in walkable communities. Examples given of drive-thru stores that have been designed to be contextually sensitive
Modern Cities
September 30, 2016, 11am PDT
The Obama Administration is offering another $80 million in funding to test new transportation technologies.
Next City
September 30, 2016, 9am PDT
Unlike the more limited Oregon and California road usage charge programs currently in operation, Hawaii's program envisions over one million motorists participating in the demonstration program.
AASHTO Journal
September 30, 2016, 7am PDT
8th Avenue was one of New York’s first "complete streets." Coined in 2003, the term refers to including cars, pedestrians, bikers, and public transit into city thoroughfares instead of prioritizing cars. Today, the trend is growing to other cities.
Doggerel
September 30, 2016, 6am PDT
The satirical website The Onion once again casts its gaze on the habits of cyclists.
The Onion
September 30, 2016, 5am PDT
Welcome, President Obama, to the NIMBY wars.
Planetizen