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Transportation Planning

Feature
November 13, 2019, 8am PST
Elizabeth Gallardo is a planning associate with the city of Los Angeles, working as part of an ambitious effort to update the city's numerous community plans while also teaching planning courses at a nearby university.
James Brasuell
November 13, 2019, 7am PST
Maryland and Virginia have decided on a plan to widen the American Legion Memorial Bridge, connecting the Northern Virginia suburbs of McLean and Great Falls with Maryland’s Montgomery County.
WTOP
November 12, 2019, 9am PST
The Virginia County of Chesterfield is planning six so-called "superstreet" treatments for junctions in the county. One junction, where Route 10 meets Rivers Bend Boulevard, will cost $64 million.
Greater Greater Washington
November 7, 2019, 8am PST
The Los Angeles City Council has approved a motion to improve signal prioritization for the sake of light rail transit on the Expo Line where it operates in city streets.
Streetsblog LA
November 7, 2019, 7am PST
The Ohio Department of Transportation is gathering public input for the "Access Ohio 2045" long-range transportation plan.
Cincinnati Public Radio
October 23, 2019, 1pm PDT
Long-time bike and pedestrian safety champion Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) is among the authors of a new bill to provide federal funding for Vision Zero projects.
The Oregonian
October 16, 2019, 11am PDT
A new congressional caucus has been formed under the assumption that federal transportation policy is regressive and discriminatory.
WBZ News Radio
October 15, 2019, 11am PDT
Recently announced changes to a massive road-building program in Georgia will shift moves projects aimed at improvements for the trucking industry earlier onto the calendar, while pushing back projects located closer to Atlanta.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution
October 14, 2019, 6am PDT
Like the curb cut effect achieved by the Americans With Disabilities Act, which benefitted a much larger cross-section of the population than the legislation originally intended, gender mainstreaming could multiply benefits in the public realm.
MinnPost
October 8, 2019, 10am PDT
What could have been the first new freeway for Los Angeles County in decades might now only mark the end of an era.
Streetsblog LA
October 7, 2019, 9am PDT
Last week, 14th Street in Manhattan was closed to almost all varieties of automobile traffic, freeing up one of the slowest bus routes in the city. How will residents, workers, and commuters react?
Gothamist
October 6, 2019, 9am PDT
The city of Seattle is planning for street improvements around the University District station under construction on NE 43rd Street. But the latest designs don't allow for a street designed exclusively for pedestrians.
The Urbanist
October 6, 2019, 7am PDT
Not one, not two, but three articles in the past week paint dire portraits of the world that cars have created.
The New York Times
October 4, 2019, 6am PDT
Transportation for America, one of the leading advocacy organizations for multi-modal funding at the federal level, has announced a drastic change to its agenda.
Transportation for America
October 1, 2019, 10am PDT
Colorado transportation officials are making plans for a major overhaul of a five-mile stretch of Interstate 25, one of Colorado’s busiest highway corridors.
The Denver Post
September 23, 2019, 7am PDT
Even a city with a sterling reputation for multi-modal transportation planning isn't making progress in removing carbon emissions from the local economy.
BikePortland
September 22, 2019, 5am PDT
One of the most trusted and respected sources of news and opinion related to transportation planning in the United States is moving on from Streetsblog.
Streetsblog USA
September 17, 2019, 9am PDT
Mark your calendars (but maybe use pencil).
San Francisco Examiner
September 16, 2019, 7am PDT
Transportation planning will take on a much more safety-oriented focus according to the West Side Vision Zero Traffic Safety Plan announced last week.
Streetsblog Chicago
September 15, 2019, 11am PDT
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is in the midst of a planning study on Ballard Bridge, soliciting feedback from the community about how to improve circulation of vehicles and pedestrians.
The Urbansist