The Portland experience builds the case for dedicated bus lanes as an effective method of congestion mitigation.
Recently announced changes to a massive road-building program in Georgia will shift moves projects aimed at improvements for the trucking industry earlier onto the calendar, while pushing back projects located closer to Atlanta.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution
The Overton Window is widening on the subject of congestion pricing.
Smart Cities Dive
The Georgia Department of Transportation held a series of public meetings this month to reveal details of a plan to add toll lanes to I-285 and Georgia 400 outside Atlanta.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Environmental Assessment for I-5 Improvement Project in Portland Promises Air, Traffic, Safety Benefits
The environmental assessment for the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project, released on February 15, 2019, promises to be controversial.
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.
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.
A local writer compares the plan to expand I-270 and the Capital Beltway to an earlier era of transportation planning.
Greater Greater Washington
Some lucky people could be flying over traffic in autonomous drones within two years, according to a media blitz this morning.
CBS This Morning
Beware of transportation officials promising traffic reductions, according to this opinion piece.
The Mercury News
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.
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.
The Guardian shares news of a new study of a Jakarta lane that could prove that carpool requirements work to reduce driving and congestion.
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
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
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.
A speedy approval process will have popular buses moving at a speedy pace down Georgia Avenue in Washington, D.C.
The Washington Post
Audi and Somerville will begin testing self-parking cars in 2018. Imagine the possibilities.
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.
Los Angeles Times
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.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch