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3 days ago
The Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, connecting the East Bay and the North Bay near San Francisco, is 63 years old, but a local elected official is thinking about how to replace it.
The Mercury News
6 days ago
Transit-oriented development will play a key role in mitigating the congestion effects of growing population in the region around the nation's capital, and regional planners say the region is already achieving its goals.
WTOP
November 29, 2019, 11am PST
Transit advocates don't see much to like in the state of Connecticut's big transportation spending plan—just more of the same.
Streetsblog USA
November 27, 2019, 11am PST
MSNBC asks if the Trump administration has accomplished with its Department of Transportation, and whether Americans are better off because of those efforts.
MSNBC
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 24, 2019, 11am PST
The Colorado Department of Transportation will spend big on highway projects over the next three years.
The Denver Post
November 21, 2019, 1pm PST
Analysis of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a project that would add an additional bridge to supplement the rail capacity of the Long Bridge over the Potomac River.
Greater Greater Washington
November 20, 2019, 1pm PST
A representative of the Regional Plan Association calls for Connecticut's political leadership to go even further in changing the transportation and land use planning paradigm in the state.
The Hartford Courant
November 15, 2019, 7am PST
Transit advocates in California this week celebrated the hire of Jeffrey Tumlin, previously a principal with transportation consultant Nelson\Nygaard, as the new director of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.
San Francisco Chronicle
November 15, 2019, 6am PST
The new Atlanta Department of Transportation has a new strategic plan, a new commissioner, and a whole lot of high hopes to live up to.
Curbed Atlanta
Feature
November 13, 2019, 8am PST
Elizabeth Gallardo is a planning associate with the city of Los Angeles, working as part of an ambitious effort to update the city's numerous community plans while also teaching planning courses at a nearby university.
James Brasuell
November 13, 2019, 7am PST
Maryland and Virginia have decided on a plan to widen the American Legion Memorial Bridge, connecting the Northern Virginia suburbs of McLean and Great Falls with Maryland’s Montgomery County.
WTOP
November 12, 2019, 9am PST
The Virginia County of Chesterfield is planning six so-called "superstreet" treatments for junctions in the county. One junction, where Route 10 meets Rivers Bend Boulevard, will cost $64 million.
Greater Greater Washington
November 7, 2019, 8am PST
The Los Angeles City Council has approved a motion to improve signal prioritization for the sake of light rail transit on the Expo Line where it operates in city streets.
Streetsblog LA
November 7, 2019, 7am PST
The Ohio Department of Transportation is gathering public input for the "Access Ohio 2045" long-range transportation plan.
Cincinnati Public Radio
October 23, 2019, 1pm PDT
Long-time bike and pedestrian safety champion Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) is among the authors of a new bill to provide federal funding for Vision Zero projects.
The Oregonian
October 16, 2019, 11am PDT
A new congressional caucus has been formed under the assumption that federal transportation policy is regressive and discriminatory.
WBZ News Radio
October 15, 2019, 11am PDT
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
October 14, 2019, 6am PDT
Like the curb cut effect achieved by the Americans With Disabilities Act, which benefitted a much larger cross-section of the population than the legislation originally intended, gender mainstreaming could multiply benefits in the public realm.
MinnPost
October 8, 2019, 10am PDT
What could have been the first new freeway for Los Angeles County in decades might now only mark the end of an era.
Streetsblog LA