Transportation Systems

Multi-Modal Intersection

How Cities Can Digitize Their 21st Century Mobility Policies

As we enter the digital age of transportation, cities are finding new ways to digitize their policies.

January 9, 2020 - Wisconsin Autonomous Vehicle Proving Ground

Interstate 15

States, Ranked by Quality of Transportation and Infrastructure

The U.S. News World and Report, better known for ranking colleges and universities, recently released a ranking of state transportation systems.

May 31, 2019 - U.S. News & World Report

Winter Storm

Study Ranks the 'Traffic Resilience' of Urban Road Systems

The inefficiencies of daily commutes set aside, the road systems of some cities are not prepared to deal with unexpected events that disrupt the transportation system.

December 28, 2017 - WTOP

Self-Driving Bus

FTA Launches Five-Year Study of Benefits of Vehicle Automation to Public Transit

Much of the scientific inquiry into the potential effects of automated vehicles has focused on ride hailing and transportation networking companies. What about good old-fashioned buses?

December 12, 2017 - Eno Center for Transportation

Second Avenue Subway

Ranking the Sustainability of Transportation Systems in North American Cities

Out of 23 cities, New York City came in first, Indianapolis came in 23rd.

November 1, 2017 - Smart Cities Dive


50 Steps to Taking the Carbon Emissions Out of Transportation

The new "50 Steps Toward Carbon-Free Transportation" report examines the gulf between the reality of the U.S. transportation system and the innovations that will be necessary to achieve a carbon-free future.

October 27, 2016 - Frontier Group


Last Chance to Comment on U.S. DOT's New Performance Measurement Rule

So far the reviews have not been kind to the proposed changes to the U.S. Department of Transportation performance measurement rule. The public comment for the proposed rule closes August 20.

August 17, 2016 - The Hill


Early Review of the U.S. DOT's New Performance Measurement Rule

An initial review by City Observatory's Joe Cortright doesn't find much to indicate that the new U.S. DOT 's performance measurement rule for transportation systems will set a new transportation policy agenda.

April 21, 2016 - City Observatory

Seattle Light Rail Construction

A Map of the Country's Transit Pipeline

The new Transit Explorer tool offers a new way to visualize the scale of the country's transit infrastructure investments. Spoiler alert: 2016 will be a big year.

January 8, 2016 - the transport politic

What the Transportation Agenda of the Future Looks Like

All the talk about the Highway Trust Fund can make it seem like the U.S. transportation system. Robert Puentes and Adie Tomer argue that funding is only a symptom of the deeper problem.

July 27, 2015 - Politico

Seattle Light Rail Construction

Transit Projects to Watch in 2015

The Transport Politic provides its seventh annual list of major transit investments, finding an enormous amount of effort and funds going into improving transportation systems around North America.

January 6, 2015 - the transport politic

Streetsblog Presents 'Streetsie Awards' for the Best and Worst of Transportation

Tanya Snyder writes of the results of the 2014 "Streetsies Awards," based on the votes of Streetsblog readers.

January 5, 2015 - Streetsblog USA

Automakers Grapple with Urbanization

In a discussion at the Automotive News Europe Congress in Monte Carlo last week, panelists said the trend towards urbanization will require making cars part of a larger eco-system of transportation.

June 24, 2012 - Automotive News

Top Books

An annual review of books related to planning.

Top Websites

The best of the Internet—since 2002.

Top Apps

Planning apps for a brave new world.

Top Schools

The definitive ranking of graduate planning programs.

Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Planning for Universal Design

Learn the tools for implementing Universal Design in planning regulations.