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Congestion

December 17, 2019, 10am PST
Many transportation challenges could be solved by a more informed understanding of price elasticity of demand, according to this article.
City Observatory
December 9, 2019, 6am PST
The known quantity of the EZ Pass system could prevent innovations in congestion pricing that would prevent the challenges since London enacted a similar policy.
Wired
December 3, 2019, 2pm PST
The Portland experience builds the case for dedicated bus lanes as an effective method of congestion mitigation.
BikePortland
November 25, 2019, 2pm PST
An expanding number of major U.S. cities are exploring the idea of charging drivers to drive into certain heavily trafficked parts of town. San Francisco is the most recent to explore the idea of congestion pricing (also known as cordon pricing).
Smart Cities Dive
November 20, 2019, 11am PST
Vehicle pollution is making cities around the world unlivable. Some cities have taken steps to curb auto use and emissions, with varying levels of success.
The New York Times
November 19, 2019, 2pm PST
The companies behind navigation apps say they want to decrease congestion in cities. But a tool that is essentially designed to help individuals isn’t going to provide a collective benefit.
CityLab
November 19, 2019, 12pm PST
A small group of test subjects, enabled with the use of a chauffeur, increased driving distances by a collective 83 percent.
Jalopnik
November 14, 2019, 1pm PST
Promises of congestion and thousands of cars spilling on to quiet residential streets proved unfounded after the first week with tolls on the Highway 91 tunnel in Seattle.
City Observatory
November 14, 2019, 12pm PST
A pilot program in Columbus, Ohio, will help bring order to the city’s curbside space, a response to a mobility network that has become more complicated and crowded.
Smart Cities Dive
November 11, 2019, 9am PST
Few planning projects in recent weeks have attracted such scrutiny as the LAX-It ride-hailing pickup area at Los Angeles International Airport.
Los Angeles Times
November 9, 2019, 7am PST
The long-awaited tolling of the new Highway 99 tunnel, which replaced the Alaskan Way Viaduct earlier this year, starts today.
The Seattle Times
November 6, 2019, 8am PST
A new report looks at how the increase of ride-hailing in Chicago is affecting infrastructure and mobility.
Streetsblog Chicago
October 31, 2019, 8am PDT
The central terminal area at Los Angeles International Airport experienced a sudden onset of calm this Tuesday—the nearby LAX-it waiting area for ride-hailing pick-ups and drop-offs, not so much.
Los Angeles Times
October 19, 2019, 7am PDT
A journalist asked, so Jarrett Walker answered.
Human Transit
October 16, 2019, 9am PDT
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors approved the Better Market Street plan on October 15, 2019.
San Francisco Examiner
October 15, 2019, 8am PDT
Another of the surprising roster of vetoes by California Governor Gavin Newsom over the weekend includes a bill that would have set limitations for traffic on San Francisco's Lombard Street.
Associated Press via The Mercury News
October 7, 2019, 10am PDT
Automobile traffic to LAX has increased by half in the last decade, and congestion has passed a tipping point.
Los Angeles Times
October 1, 2019, 10am PDT
Colorado transportation officials are making plans for a major overhaul of a five-mile stretch of Interstate 25, one of Colorado’s busiest highway corridors.
The Denver Post
October 1, 2019, 6am PDT
On this episode of the price is right, a city of more than 8 million people tries to determine the most effective cost for driving in a dense part of its downtown.
Fast Company
September 30, 2019, 1pm PDT
The 14th Street Busway will make its debut on Thursday of this week. Cars will be prohibited from the street and buses will gain newfound freedom, in a model that duplicates other efforts in Europe and Canada.
Bloomberg