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Yesterday
A plan to widen interstates 495 and 270 failed a critical step on the way to approval, in a decision likely to lead to a lawsuit when the Maryland Department of Transportation settles on a final plan.
Maryland Matters
2 days ago
Vox's popular video explainer production team explains the consequences of U.S. auto dependency, and how to make transit work in the world we live in.
Vox
4 days ago
The New Zealand Transport Agency’s new report, "Transport Impacts on Wellbeing and Liveability" provides guidance for transportation planning that achieves fairness, neighborliness, respect, community identity, pride, fitness, and health.
Transport Impacts on Wellbeing and Liveability: Literature Summary
5 days ago
A report from the Brookings Institution shows how planners can use new types of anonymized data to inform mobility planning decisions.
Route Fifty
October 20, 2020, 5am PDT
Experts opine on the consequences of the presidential election for U.S. transportation policy.
CNN
October 13, 2020, 7am PDT
The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) is moving forward with a groundbreaking policy to consider regional economic inequities when evaluating potential highway projects.
The Plain Dealer
October 12, 2020, 5am PDT
The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced $1 billion in BUILD transportation grants, once again showing a preference for car-centric, rural projects in selecting the winners of this competitive grant process.
Transport Topics
October 8, 2020, 12pm PDT
The Get Moving 2020 transportation plan will face voters in thee Portland, Oregon region in November.
KGW
October 7, 2020, 6am PDT
New research suggests that cutting greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector would have tremendous benefits to public health.
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Blog post
October 5, 2020, 8am PDT
In Right of Way, Angie Schmitt explains why U.S. pedestrian fatalities have increased in recent years.
Michael Lewyn
September 30, 2020, 7am PDT
The Ohio Department of Transportation wants to add lanes to Interstate 77 outside Akron to reduce congestion. Some local officials think the project will connect the region to the East Coast; others think the money would be better spent locally.
Cleveland.com
September 29, 2020, 7am PDT
The final environmental impact statement for the controversial North Houston Highway Improvement Project is available for public comment, courtesy of the Texas Department of Transportation.
Community Impact Newspaper
September 28, 2020, 8am PDT
A heated dispute over a $5 billion Metro transportation funding ballot measure has erupted between climate activists and a group representing Portland's big business interests.
The Portland Mercury
September 24, 2020, 9am PDT
California Governor Gavin Newsom announced yesterday an executive order that would ban the sale of cars powered by internal combustion engines by 2035. California is the first state in the country to take such action.
Palm Springs Desert Sun
September 22, 2020, 7am PDT
Another example of the growing political and planning opposition to the idea of tolling new roads in Texas.
Houston Chronicle
September 20, 2020, 11am PDT
Democratic legislators in Nevada are considering a constitutional amendment that would allow the state to use gas tax revenues for transportation projects other than road construction, maintenance, and repair.
The Nevada Independent
September 17, 2020, 12pm PDT
A $1.9 billion project to add a second set of rail tracks to the Long Bridge that connects Virginia to D.C. is ready to move forward with a recently completed Environmental Impact Statement.
The Virginia Mercury
September 10, 2020, 12pm PDT
The city of Milwaukee's commitment to Complete Streets is still in early stages, as a new progress report details with an eye toward the future.
Urban Milwaukee
September 10, 2020, 6am PDT
First proposed in 2019, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's highway widening plan has been trimmed everywhere but the bottom line.
Maryland Matters
September 9, 2020, 12pm PDT
Angie Schmitt, former editor at Streetsblog USA, has written a new book about pedestrian fatalities, which works to dispel some of the myths about traffic safety in the United States.
Curbed