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2 hours ago
A new Vox video tackles the controversial and counterintuitive concept of induced demand.
Vox
Feature
Yesterday
How Detroit, historical home of the U.S. automotive industry, can create a culture of transit and the equitable transportation system its residents need.
David Gifford
Blog post
2 days ago
With a little help and encouragement, active and micro modes, including walking, bicycling, scooters, e-bikes, and their variants, can provide huge benefits.
Todd Litman
6 days ago
New York City is the furthest along with a congestion pricing scheme, but San Francisco and Los Angeles are catching up in California
The Source
February 7, 2021, 11am PST
Despite every manner of local opposition, the Texas Department of Transportation is pushing forward with a plan to widen Interstate 45 north of the city of Houston, demolishing and displacing thousands of homes, businesses, and community facilities.
Houston Chronicle
February 4, 2021, 12pm PST
The nation’s most populous state without an intercity passenger rail program could be the benefit of ambitions to expand the network of Amtrak service around the country.
All Aboard Ohio
February 4, 2021, 10am PST
Automated mobility technologies are coming. How do we ensure that they serve everyone?
Urbanism Next Center at the University of Oregon
February 3, 2021, 5am PST
The Congressional Bike Caucus has reintroduced the Bikeshare Transit Act.
Streetsblog USA
February 2, 2021, 6am PST
Takeaways from last week's Senate confirmation hearing for the nominee to be secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg.
Transportation for America
Feature
January 31, 2021, 11am PST
The nation is now tasked with the challenge of changing course in the middle of multiple, global crises. The necessity of finding a way to overcome the failures of the past and lay the groundwork for a new kind of future has never been more clear.
James Brasuell
January 31, 2021, 7am PST
New research published in the Urban Studies journal does the difficult work of connecting the dots between parking and driving.
Sightline Institute
January 29, 2021, 7am PST
The first case study by the Transit Costs Project at New York University's Marron Institute offers a long awaited, and long necessary, glimpse into the bloated costs of construction in the United States.
City Journal
January 27, 2021, 5am PST
A new survey reveals broad support for a less car-centric approach to capital investment in the city of New York.
Gothamist
January 25, 2021, 7am PST
The Connect Dallas Strategic Mobility Plan is open for public comment. Expect more big plans from Dallas soon—the ForwardDallas! comprehensive plan update will also kick off this year.
City of Dallas
January 19, 2021, 5am PST
The yongeTOmorrrow project is heading toward the finish line with widespread support from advocates, but a few want the plan to go one step further.
Toronto Star
January 13, 2021, 7am PST
A $435 billion "economic justice" bill proposed by Democrats in the U.S. Senate includes $10 billion for projects that remove highways and build community-oriented assets in their place.
Streetsblog USA
January 3, 2021, 7am PST
Vocal opposition hasn't slowed the Maryland Department of Transportation's progress of the I-495/I-270 Managed Lanes Project.
Bethesda Magazine
January 3, 2021, 5am PST
The U.S. Department of Transportation nominee acknowledged the impact the interstate highway system has had on communities of color and vowed to mitigate the damage.
Streetsblog USA
January 1, 2021, 6am PST
Bus lanes are catching on in the Boston region. The city of Brookline is the latest example.
Streetsblog Mass
December 30, 2020, 8am PST
The Washington State Department of Transportation is undertaking a legally mandated update of its plan for bike and pedestrian infrastructure.
Seattle Bike Blog