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2 hours ago
New attention for a plan to greatly expand Amtrak service in dozens of cities and regions around the United States.
The Washington Post
3 hours ago
Improved connectivity and reliability in the region's public transit could stimulate growth and help build a more vibrant local economy.
Michigan Advance
4 hours ago
The state transit authority has granted preliminary approval to the revised plan to expand the Capital Beltway and add new high-occupancy and toll lanes.
DCist
Blog post
Yesterday
The United Nation’s New Urban Agenda has created a playbook for planning advocates. It opens possibilities for building inclusive, integrated urban planning in countries where planning has been top-down and limited in scope.
Bruce Stiftel
Yesterday
Mounting a tandem bike to the front of a Honda to generate the power to operate the car has never looked so fun.
Life OD via YouTube
3 days ago
The city, which has some of the nation's most dangerous streets for pedestrians and cyclists, is installing 3 miles of new bike lanes and pedestrian ramps on some of its busiest downtown corridors.
Smart Cities Dive
3 days ago
Ten bipartisan senators have proposed a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure deal with no new taxes, but it does include indexing the current gas tax of 18.4 cents per gallon, unchanged in 28 years, to inflation, thus potentially increasing gas prices.
The Washington Post
4 days ago
The proposed expansion would affect smaller multi-family developments and include incentives for reducing travel during peak hours and encouraging transit, walking, and biking.
Urbanize Los Angeles
Feature
4 days ago
An excerpt from "A Blueprint for Coastal Adaptation: Uniting Design, Economics, and Policy," published in May by Island Press.
Carolyn Kousky, Billy Fleming, Alan M. Berger
5 days ago
If even a small fraction of workers continue to work remotely or have more flexible hours, the resulting reduction in rush hour travelers could have a significant impact on peak hour congestion.
The New York Times
5 days ago
AB 356 could be "the most aggressive municipal water conservation measure that's been taken in the western United States."
The Nevada Independent
6 days ago
The Congress for the New Urbanism's "Freeways Without Future 2021" report leverages the current political moment by spotlighting 15 U.S highways for removal.
CNU Public Square
6 days ago
"Slow streets" is a popular concept, but residents and community advocates say officials have to do more to make implementation effective and equitable.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
June 14, 2021, 9am PDT
The Ada County Highway District has announced a new program to separate bike lanes from vehicle lanes on arterial roadways in Boise and other cities around the county.
Boise Dev
June 14, 2021, 8am PDT
Plans for the area include thousands of new housing units, public parks, and improved bike and pedestrian infrastructure.
Urbanize LA
June 14, 2021, 7am PDT
Overdue and over budget, infrastructure for pedestrian and people on bikes is finally available on the Margaret McDermott Bridge in Dallas.
WFAA
June 13, 2021, 11am PDT
Want to know which streets are most likely to produce a negative emotional response among Seattle transportation safety advocates? Read on.
The Stanger
June 13, 2021, 5am PDT
The pandemic bike book would seem like the perfect time for the federal government to invest in an interstate system for cyclists and walkers.
Bloomberg City Lab
June 11, 2021, 6am PDT
As climate change accelerates sea level rise and flooding in South Florida, locals hope to mitigate the impacts with less dramatic interventions.
New York Times
June 10, 2021, 12pm PDT
House and Senate versions of the five-year surface transportation reauthorization bill are on different tracks, headed in different directions.
Smart Cities Dive