Transportation

Following a string of developments in 2014 pushing the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) toward more multi-modal planning, a new Strategic Management Plan lays out ambitious goals for the increased use of alternative modes.
17 hours ago   Streetsblog California
Joseph Cutrufo reports on a bill under consideration in the Connecticut State Legislature that would clear the way for the construction of bike infrastructure that matches the state's complete streets ambitions.
Mar 17, 2015   Tri-State Transportation Campaign
An economist from the Tax Foundation spoke to advocates of a mileage-based user fees. First surprise, he calls it a tax, not a fee. He appears to favor the MBUF over the gas tax, but notes its problems.
Mar 17, 2015   Tax Foundation
Research suggests that transit subsidies produce minimal social value when combined with congestion pricing and dedicated bus lanes.
Mar 17, 2015   London School of Economics and Political Science - American Politics and Policy Blog
CityLab has complied a thorough guide of economic impact studies of bike lanes that provides a clear, visual case for removing parking spaces.
Mar 16, 2015   CityLab
Just before adjourning for the year, the Republican-controlled Utah House and Senate settled on a compromise—increase the gas tax by a nickel; the first hike in 18 years. Gov. Gary Herbert, also a Republican, has indicated he will sign the bill.
Mar 16, 2015   The Salt Lake Tribune
A new national survey gathers evidence about what it would take to convert larger numbers of people to the bike lifestyle.
Mar 15, 2015   Streetsblog USA
Few of us are fully immune from the effects of road rage. Psychologists are asking why driving can provoke changes in behavior—and how to avert them.
Mar 15, 2015   Pacific Standard
That's the question asked by legislation introduced after a Metro-North commuter train slammed into an SUV at a crossing in Valhalla, N.Y., killing six people. More than 200 people die annually in over 2,000 grade crossing crashes.
Mar 15, 2015   Progressive Railroading
According to new research, London's congestion pricing program has improved traffic safety both in the cordoned city center and in the free adjacent areas. Although traffic is moving faster, fatalities have been reduced.
Mar 15, 2015   The Guardian
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If you haven't heard, the Metro Vancouver area in Canada, long considered a model for liveable, sustainable, transit-oriented region-building, is at a historic crossroads. Blog Post
Mar 14, 2015   By Brent Toderian