Infrastructure

17 hours ago
Students from Beverly Hills staged a high-visibility "walkout" to protest L.A. Metro's extension of the Purple Line subway past Beverly Hills High School.
The Los Angeles Times
23 hours ago
With a Dallas-Houston bullet train proposal proceeding apace, a complementary idea is now on the table: a multimodal transit hub linking Amtrak, transit, and even Hyperloop.
D Magazine
Yesterday
As San Diego plans a major airport redevelopment, County Supervisor Ron Roberts is advocating an aerial cableway concept to connect the airport to downtown.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
2 days ago
Protected bike lanes, this writer argues, are just one part of a broader rebuild of Detroit that prioritizes engagement.
Detroit Free Press
2 days ago
The agency is facing a multitude of funding, management, and organizational challenges.
The New York Times
3 days ago
TEXRail, a commuter rail line connecting Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to downtown Fort Worth, is scheduled to begin service in several months. With it has come a surge of investment in transit-oriented development.
Fort Worth Business Press
4 days ago
The notion of fully capping I-5 as it runs through central Seattle has been gaining steam. The city could stand to gain hundreds of acres of urban land.
Crosscut
5 days ago
Metro Phoenix has a lot to think about as Lake Mead water shortages become ever more likely. A three-state drought contingency plan may only be a temporary fix for a problem that'll divide cities and stakeholders.
azcentral.com
5 days ago
Proposed restrictions on federal spending for transit railcars center on concerns about market competition and national security.
Eno Center for Transportation
5 days ago
Transit ridership is up in Seattle, and higher income riders are more likely to use it.
Seattle Times
5 days ago
The new sensor technology gives riders up to a minute to drop, cover, and hold on.
Mercury News
6 days ago
The Brooklyn Heights Promenade will be closed as the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway below it is replaced. A Brownstoner column celebrates the esplanade's 68th birthday on Oct. 7, noting its troubled past and connection to Robert Moses.
Brownstoner
6 days ago
A decrease in ridership is not disputed. However, ideas about the best solutions for turning things around abound.
The Washington Post
October 7, 2018, 1pm PDT
Uber plans to support sustainable mobility by funding advocacy efforts, sharing data, and offering bike-share service.
Curbed
October 7, 2018, 9am PDT
A follow-up initiative to Proposition 6 would put the brakes on high-speed rail in California and funnel gas tax funds to roads.
San Francisco Chronicle
October 5, 2018, 12pm PDT
Public opinion favors an at-grade highway, but the state is still considering retaining the elevated section in Allston.
The Boston Globe
Blog post
October 5, 2018, 8am PDT
When neighborhoods are allowed to plan and zone without considering the regionwide interest in increasing housing stock, scarcity results.
Michael Lewyn
October 5, 2018, 6am PDT
A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Sept. 25, followed by a massive tsunami. Soil liquefaction caused by the tremor resulted in 1,700 homes being "swallowed" as the soil shifted. Deaths exceeded 1,400 on Oct. 3.
The Independent
October 5, 2018, 5am PDT
After delays and a groundbreaking that still has not happened, proposed changes to New York’s big resiliency project have not been well received.
Politico
October 4, 2018, 1pm PDT
A massive project to build safe passages for wildlife over Interstate 90 in Washington State is a major win for environmental groups who have been advocating for the project for over a decade.
Crosscut