February 17, 2019, 1pm PST
The environmental assessment for the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project, released on February 15, 2019, promises to be controversial.
September 19, 2018, 5am PDT
Even if widening highways enough to relieve all congestion were possible, it would only benefit a very small number of commuters, according to new research.
July 9, 2018, 9am PDT
A pro-business group in Toronto wants to expand a highway, but a Toronto columnist wants to make readers aware of why the plan might not work out as hoped.
June 24, 2018, 9am PDT
A local writer compares the plan to expand I-270 and the Capital Beltway to an earlier era of transportation planning.
Greater Greater Washington
May 8, 2018, 11am PDT
Some lucky people could be flying over traffic in autonomous drones within two years, according to a media blitz this morning.
April 15, 2018, 1pm PDT
Beware of transportation officials promising traffic reductions, according to this opinion piece.
September 29, 2017, 6am PDT
Gov. Larry Hogan (R-Md.) announced last week plans for the largest highway contract awarded to a public-private partnership: adding four express toll lanes to the Capital Beltway and I-270. A third highway widening will be completed internally.
August 25, 2017, 2pm PDT
Though the federal government approved the plan for toll lanes, called managed lanes in Illinois, the state lacks the funding to implement the idea. Two toll lane proposals are currently in limbo.
August 7, 2017, 1pm PDT
The Guardian shares news of a new study of a Jakarta lane that could prove that carpool requirements work to reduce driving and congestion.
February 19, 2017, 1pm PST
Washington lawmakers are looking for solutions to worsening congestion between their state and the city of Portland—possible solutions includes a controversial bridge proposal that had been abandoned for years.
Oregon Public Broadcasting
July 27, 2016, 7am PDT
Illinois, Cook County, and city of Chicago officials were disappointed in their first effort to attract FASTLANE funding authorized by the U.S Department Transportation
June 20, 2016, 2pm PDT
The city of Austin's political leadership has proposed a package of competing bond proposals to raise money for large congestion relief measures in the fast-growing city.
April 12, 2016, 6am PDT
A speedy approval process will have popular buses moving at a speedy pace down Georgia Avenue in Washington, D.C.
December 11, 2015, 11am PST
Audi and Somerville will begin testing self-parking cars in 2018. Imagine the possibilities.
November 21, 2015, 1pm PST
A lot of promises get made in the hopes of building political support in transit options like light rail. Perhaps, however, officials in Los Angeles should stop promising that transit will alleviate congestion.
February 10, 2014, 1pm PST
The Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge opened to vehicle traffic over the weekend. The 1,500-foot cable-stayed span across the Mississippi River is touted as a traffic relief infrastructure.