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15 hours ago
A new Vox video tackles the controversial and counterintuitive concept of induced demand.
Vox
17 hours ago
The Arctic blast that shut down power to millions of Texas households last week has brought renewed attention to the isolated Texas power grid that prevented the operator from importing out-of-state electricity.
Austin American-Statesman
19 hours ago
The county of Henry, located in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA metropolitan statistical area, is updating its 30-year Transit Master Plan.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Yesterday
The editorial board of the Los Angeles Times is unimpressed by a plan to build a monorail between the Westside and the San Fernando Valley in the city of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Times
Feature
Yesterday
How Detroit, historical home of the U.S. automotive industry, can create a culture of transit and the equitable transportation system its residents need.
David Gifford
Yesterday
The billion-dollar project would create a 25-acre park and 3.5 miles of new bike and pedestrian routes.
Urbanize Atlanta
2 days ago
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the nonprofit, independent power grid operator for 90 percent of the nation's second-largest state, has become the convenient fall guy for the epic power failure caused by an extreme weather event.
Austin American-Statesman
2 days ago
Elected in November and already proposing bold reforms in parking policy in the city of Bend, Oregon.
The Bulletin
2 days ago
Living in Texas this week has reminded me how dependent we are on infrastructure—and how interdependent these systems are. It's time we started investing in infrastructure as if it really matters to our daily lives.
Bill Fulton via Medium
3 days ago
The Regional Transportation District sees an opportunity for affordable housing to be located on its under-utilized parking lots.
CPR News
3 days ago
The YouTube channel Engineering Explained takes on one of the big questions in a post-fossil-fuel transportation future.
Engineering Explained
5 days ago
Rice University Kinder Institute for Urban Research recently published "A Bottom-Up Infrastructure Strategy for American Renewal."
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research: The Urban Edge
5 days ago
As it rebuilds the Gardiner Expressway, Toronto could use the opportunity to create more real estate for affordable housing.
Globe and Mail
6 days ago
The Sharpsburg Ecodistrict in Pennsylvania has been recognized with EcoDistrict Certification, joining Millvale and Etna to become the third certified community in Southwestern Pennsylvania's Triboro Ecodistrict—and the world.
evolveEA.com
6 days ago
A new book from the "Rethinking Streets" series identifies 25 quick redesigns cities can use to reconfigure streets for the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rethinking Streets During COVID-19
6 days ago
As bad as the power outages are in Texas, they would be much worse if the independent energy grid operator hadn't initiated rolling blackouts. In an extensive interview with CBS Austin, Bill Magness, the head of ERCOT, explains what went wrong.
CBS Austin
6 days ago
New York City is the furthest along with a congestion pricing scheme, but San Francisco and Los Angeles are catching up in California
The Source
6 days ago
With some of the highest per-mile costs in the world, the state wants more accountability for New York City's transit spending.
New York Daily News
6 days ago
The park's non-profit developer has engaged in a years-long community outreach process and invested over $60 million in community initiatives.
NextCity
February 17, 2021, 9am PST
It' down to two options for a rail transit connection over the Sepulveda Pass, following the path of Interstate 405 between the San Fernando Valley and the Westside of Los Angeles.
Urbanize LA