Transportation Planning

Blog post
April 17, 2019, 2pm PDT
Last week, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced a plan to replace Toronto's subway expansion plans with a vision of his own. Reactions have been pouring in ever since.
James Brasuell
April 11, 2019, 10am PDT
Just days after the state approved a significant increase on its gas tax, and the state legislature is focusing much more on road projects than public transit.
WCPO
April 10, 2019, 2pm PDT
Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced a new plan for subway expansion in Toronto today.
Toronto Star
April 9, 2019, 12pm PDT
Cambridge, Massachusetts has made a thorough commitment to building robust bike infrastructure with every street repair project.
Streetsblug USA
April 7, 2019, 11am PDT
A project is back from the dead in the Pacific Northwest, at least in the eyes of the governors of Oregon and Washington.
The Oregonian
April 5, 2019, 5am PDT
A New York Times article marks the historic significance of congestion pricing—gone are the days of treating roads like they're free while ignoring their costs.
The New York Times
April 3, 2019, 1pm PDT
The Congress for New Urbanism has once again released on if its signature efforts: the Freeways Without Futures report that assumes urban freeways were a mistake of 20th century planning and engineering and advocates for a new approach.
Congress for the New Urbanism
March 22, 2019, 7am PDT
A new mobility task force report looks to guide the city toward a more multimodal transportation system that addresses accessibility and congestion.
Chicago Tribune
March 20, 2019, 12pm PDT
The agency’s director wants to change the city’s transportation priorities and provide more mobility options to residents.
Next City
March 18, 2019, 10am PDT
Liberty Street was once a narrow, urban street. Now it's seven lanes of unsafe speeds and pedestrian risks. The city has a plan to greatly reduce the number of traffic lanes on the street, or another plan that won't.
WCPO
March 7, 2019, 12pm PST
The first priority of the draft Austin Strategic Mobility Plan is to reduce single-occupant vehicle trips.
Smart Cities Dive
March 7, 2019, 10am PST
New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson had a busy week, releasing an ambitious plan to "break" the "car culture" of New York.
StreetsBlog NYC
February 16, 2019, 1pm PST
A long term plan to add an additional bridge connection across the Chesapeake Bay is underway in Maryland.
WTOP
January 31, 2019, 7am PST
Conventional planning evaluates transport system performance car-centric indicators such as roadway Level-of-Service (LOS). Many jurisdictions are shifting to Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT), which supports multimodal planning and Smart Growth policies.
Fehr and Peers via YouTube
January 30, 2019, 1pm PST
A plan to widen the Interstate 30 in Dallas is pitting state transportation officials, with ostensible goals to serve regional transportation needs, against local officials, who are more concerned with "neighborhood-centric ideals."
The Dallas Morning News
January 30, 2019, 6am PST
With Democrats rising to power in the U.S. House of Representatives and the government recently reopened (temporarily at least), it's time to plot the legislative ambitions of the coming session in Congress.
Streetsblog USA
January 29, 2019, 7am PST
The Moving Forward Plan seeks to improve transportation throughout the region, but funding and project priorities still need to be sorted out.
Houston Chronicle
January 25, 2019, 11am PST
A big capital project in Monterey County, on California's Central Coast, is on hold during the federal shutdown. It's probably not the only one.
Salinas Californian
January 25, 2019, 9am PST
Robbing Peter to pay Paul.
Greater Greater Washington
January 18, 2019, 7am PST
The District Department of Transportation wants to build a bike lane in front of the Capitol Building, but Congress has not authorized the change because of complaints about losing parking.
The Washington Post