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Transportation Planning

January 8, 2020, 10am PST
The Eno Center for Transportation is answering long-overdue calls for more information about the well documented costs of transit investments in the United States.
Eno Center for Transportation
January 8, 2020, 7am PST
Yonah Freemark gives less-than-stellar marks for the transit investments of U.S. cities in the 2010s.
theTransportPolitic
January 7, 2020, 10am PST
A new plan to add significant space for new tracks and platforms at Penn Station would require demolishing a whole city block in Manhattan.
The New York Times
January 7, 2020, 6am PST
Governor Larry Hogan is accused of personally benefiting from the state of Maryland's ongoing highway expansion program.
Washington Monthly
January 2, 2020, 6am PST
Traffic data shows more and more cars and trucks using the new Tappan Zee Bridge in 2019, in what looks like an obvious case of induced demand.
Times Herald-Record
December 21, 2019, 5am PST
The consequences of car-centric planning are clear, a century after cars took over streets and lives across this country. According to this article, so to is a new way forward.
Citymetric
December 20, 2019, 2pm PST
The Eno Center for Transportation presents a 30-minute webinar, available on YouTube, to explore the cutting edge of Mobility-as-a-Service programs, with specific attention to regional programs.
Eno Center for Transportation via YouTube
December 19, 2019, 5am PST
Raising density around transit stations to a level already existing in some parts of the city would enable hundreds of thousands of new housing units in and around Boston, according to a thought experiment by the Massachusetts Housing Partnership.
The Boston Globe
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 5, 2019, 8am PST
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
December 2, 2019, 8am PST
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