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Buoyed by increased revenue on its busiest lines on the Northeast Corridor plus new state contributions for some short-distance routes required by PRIIA, Amtrak's operating loss dropped 37 percent from last year while revenue grew by 8 percent.
2 hours ago   The Wall Street Journal
A new study from KPMG predicts that the U.S. will go from a majority multi-car household to one where only 43% of households have more than one motor vehicle by 2040, and rideshare and car-share, along with demographic changes, will play key roles.
5 days ago   CNBC
A cartoon by Streetsblog blogger John Greenfield imagines a fictitious rap battle in the style of the popular YouTube channel, "Epic Rap Battles from History"—except the rap battle is between two luminaries of the bike advocacy movement.
5 days ago   John Greenfield
A new report, "Subsidizing Traffic Congestion: The Multibillion-Dollar Tax Subsidy That’s Making Your Commute Worse," was released earlier this week by TransitCenter and Frontier Group.
6 days ago   Streetsblog USA
For almost as long as social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram have been in existence, users have had a morbid fascination with examples of derelict and destroyed architecture. Social media, however, can be more celebratory of the past.
6 days ago   The New Yorker
With Toyota's long-waited fuel cell electric vehicle (FCV) hitting showrooms in the U.S. this week, Kenneth Chang, science reporter for The New York Times, delves further into the technology, starting with how it fared under two administrations.
6 days ago   The New York Times - Environment
A recent report collects data from the experience of cities using land banks as a method for addressing vacant and blighted properties.
Nov 19, 2014   Community Progress Blog
As society's understanding of cities, neighborhoods, and communities continues to evolve, so too do the graduate education programs created to provide professional training in those areas.
Nov 19, 2014   This Big City
The affordability crisis and congestion are just two of the signs of the dominance of cities in the economic recovery, according to an article in the Washington Post. In fact, outside of cities, it doesn't look much like a recovery at all.
Nov 19, 2014   The Washington Post
In his latest two contributions from the south of France, Chuck Wolfe reminds urbanists of the backdrop of the human dimension of affinity, conversation and daily rituals that stand behind the physical, human scale.
Nov 18, 2014   The Huffington Post
A new blog post from Jonathan Rothwell discusses the impact of neighborhoods on upward mobility.
Nov 18, 2014   Brookings Institution