Transportation Planning

4 days ago
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
January 16, 2019, 10am PST
A major change to planning paradigms in the city of Seattle.
The Urbanist
Blog post
January 7, 2019, 8am PST
Transportation planning is undergoing a paradigm shift. The new paradigm is more multi-modal and comprehensive, and so can better respond to changing travel demands and emerging community needs.
Todd Litman
January 3, 2019, 1pm PST
The planning history of Paradise, California is blamed for the destruction of the city in the Camp Fire. Can planners find new models for both limiting carbon emissions and preparing for the effects of climate change?
Los Angeles Times
Blog post
January 3, 2019, 8am PST
Some thoughts on what we might have learned in 2018 and what it might mean going forward.
Steven Polzin
December 27, 2018, 7am PST
Streetsblog USA is crowdsourcing feedback for its annual Streetsies awards for the nest and worst in transportation news.
Streetsblog USA
December 25, 2018, 11am PST
The city of San Marcos, located halfway between Austin and San Antonio, recently adopted its first transportation plan update since 2004.
Community Impact Newspaper
December 10, 2018, 9am PST
The city of Los Angeles is looking for ways to close a $26.2 billion funding gap for its plan to complete 28 transportation projects by the 2028 Summer Olympics.
Los Angeles Daily News
December 6, 2018, 8am PST
November's bombshell news about the partnership between Virgin and Brightline has now yielded ambitious plans for private investment in intercity rail service.
Atlanta Business Chronicle
December 4, 2018, 10am PST
The reality of the Move Seattle is proving to be much less robust than the vision promised to voters who approved the $930 million levy in 2015.
The Seattle Times
November 29, 2018, 10am PST
Orange County, California has approved its 20-year transportation plan, which is designed to address an expected 60 percent increase in traffic.
Smart Cities Dive
November 19, 2018, 9am PST
Portland has approved a plan that clears the way for $36 million in bike and other transportation safety projects in the city's downtown.
The Oregonian
November 16, 2018, 10am PST
Doug Ford's Progressive Conservative government is proving to be a harsh critic of plans for light rail transit in Mississauga.
The Star