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January 9, 2020, 6am PST
The population in Canada will increase substantially in the future, and transit planning is crucial to ensuring that cities thrive.
The Globe and Mail
January 8, 2020, 12pm PST
Toyota plans to break ground on the "Woven City" future city prototype in 2021.
Toyota
January 8, 2020, 10am PST
The Eno Center for Transportation is answering long-overdue calls for more information about the well documented costs of transit investments in the United States.
Eno Center for Transportation
January 8, 2020, 7am PST
Yonah Freemark gives less-than-stellar marks for the transit investments of U.S. cities in the 2010s.
theTransportPolitic
January 7, 2020, 10am PST
A new plan to add significant space for new tracks and platforms at Penn Station would require demolishing a whole city block in Manhattan.
The New York Times
January 7, 2020, 7am PST
New analysis of National Household Travel Survey data shows that the United States has a long way to go to overcome the dominance of the automobile for daily travel.
Journal of Transport & Health via ScienceDirect
January 7, 2020, 6am PST
Governor Larry Hogan is accused of personally benefiting from the state of Maryland's ongoing highway expansion program.
Washington Monthly
January 6, 2020, 10am PST
Bus lanes covered in a red carpet of paint are gaining popularity in urban areas, but only with a very tentative kind of approval from federal regulators. Red bus lanes took a big, but not final, step toward full regulatory approval in December.
The Washington Post
January 6, 2020, 9am PST
Sources report that proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act would limit the kinds of projects subject to federal environmental review, and remove climate change as a consideration for large infrastructure projects.
The New York Times
January 5, 2020, 9am PST
With an aggressive plan to build out numerous public transit lines in time for the 2028 Olympics, local officials are scrambling to fill funding gaps as prices continue to rise and catch planners and officials by surprise.
Los Angeles Times
January 5, 2020, 7am PST
An indoor ski hill, roller coasters, and a water park are all part of the New Jersey mall that reflects the shift from material consumerism to the consumption of experiences.
The New York Times
January 3, 2020, 8am PST
The Ohio Department of Transportation has prioritize the expansion of Interstate 71 in the neighborhood of Madisonville, in Cincinnati, over flood protection for property owners in the city, according to a recent city memo.
Cincinnati Business Courier
January 3, 2020, 6am PST
The nighttime illumination of Chicago is almost finished with a complete overhaul of its streetlights, producing a dramatic effect in the nighttime environment of the city.
Chicago Tribune
January 3, 2020, 5am PST
A report by researchers from Stanford University says the cost of transitioning the world to entirely renewable energy production would pay for itself in seven years and add a net positive amount of jobs measured in the millions.
Yale Environment 360
January 2, 2020, 11am PST
Solo drivers in the Golden State will have more options to escape traffic congestion on busy freeways – for a price, as transportation agencies increasing decide to convert existing carpool lanes to high-occupancy toll lanes and add new ones.
Los Angeles Times
January 2, 2020, 6am PST
Traffic data shows more and more cars and trucks using the new Tappan Zee Bridge in 2019, in what looks like an obvious case of induced demand.
Times Herald-Record
January 1, 2020, 11am PST
According to the architecture critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer, smart phone technology enabled the most profound changes in Philadelphia during the 2010s.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
December 31, 2019, 1pm PST
A first draft of the urban planning history of the 2010s.
Planetizen via YouTube
December 30, 2019, 1pm PST
Like many American cities, the site of white supremacist unrest in 2017 has a long history of residential discrimination by race. This mapping project seeks to uncover the roots of today's disparities.
Next City
December 29, 2019, 1pm PST
Kansas City, Missouri will be the largest U.S. city to operate a fare-free system that officials say will make transit more accessible.
CityLab