Transportation

September 20, 2010, 6am PDT
Governor Chris Christie's moratorium on new contracts may signal trouble even though construction is underway.
the transport politic
September 15, 2010, 7am PDT
AltTransport takes a look at the biggest skirmishes in the world of transportation and sustainability that took place over the past calendar year.
AltTransport
September 13, 2010, 10am PDT
Ron Ringen has logged more than 1,400 animals for a roadkill project. "I'm almost a fanatic with it," he said. "You get hooked."
The New York Times
September 9, 2010, 8am PDT
The Great City blog argues that Washington State's 18th Amendment "violates the United States Civil Rights Act of 1964, perpetuating discrimination in the state's transportation system."
Great City
August 31, 2010, 12pm PDT
The global courier has transformed the way packages are delivered around Paris by deploying large eco-friendly tricycles that go beyond the curb.
TheCityFix
August 21, 2010, 7am PDT
The Wall Street Journal reports on an extensive street redesign plan in New York City to be completed by 2030. The plan is aimed at an especially dangerous area.
The Wall Street Journal
August 15, 2010, 1pm PDT
Study indicates that public transit improvements and more transit oriented development can provide large but often overlooked health benefits.
APTA
August 9, 2010, 8am PDT
Major hubs of transportation and logistics are planning major capital investments in Southern California over the next several years.
The Planning Report
Blog post
August 6, 2010, 6pm PDT
Can planners effectively use on-line meeting technology to host public participation workshops? The City of Los Angeles' Department of City Planning recently decided to find out for itself by experimenting with a "webinar" format for two kickoff workshops highlighting the City's 2010 draft citywide Bicycle Plan.

A webinar is a web conference, where participants can access a virtual meeting using a computer and Internet connection. Participants access a website to see the presente's computer screen and also listen to the presenter through the computer's speakers or using a telephone.

Ken Bernstein
July 30, 2010, 5am PDT
Safe, reliable, affordable and sustainable public transport options could be integral in addressing inequality in Latin America.
TheCityFix
July 11, 2010, 9am PDT
Conrad deFiebre sums up the benefits of living in a walkable neighborhood, from improved health to improved wealth, both via higher property values and less of hard-earned dollars paid out to oil and car companies.
Twin Cities Daily Planet
July 1, 2010, 9am PDT
All summer long the newly installed BRT in Bangkok will offer free rides to passengers as the kinks are worked out of the system.
TheCityFix
June 28, 2010, 1pm PDT
Kaid Benfield introduces Jan Gehl and Walter Hook's principals to promote "environmentally sustainable and socially equitable transportation worldwide."
Sustainable Cities Colletive
June 12, 2010, 5am PDT
"A once radical idea - that health and urbanism are so deeply entwined that investing in the latter may improve the former -- is beginning to find broad adoption," concludes Fast Company. Greg Lindsay charts the realization of this relationship.
Fast Company
Blog post
June 11, 2010, 8pm PDT

Jay McChord is as energetic and passionate a person as you’ll find in America. While many know him as a generational communication consultant, a Lexington, Kentucky City Councilman, or even as a former University of Kentucky “Wildcat” mascot, livable streets advocates should know him as the chief architect of the only statewide ciclovia program in the United States: Kentucky’s (2S) initiative (http://www.2ndsundayky.com/index.htm).

Mike Lydon
June 9, 2010, 7am PDT
Michael Lind of the New America Foundation thinks that plans for high-speed rail and renewable energy are expensive fantasies that liberals need to give up on as soon as possible.
Salon.com
Blog post
May 3, 2010, 6am PDT

I’ve spent much of the last three years working on transportation finance and planning issues in China, and Reason Foundation now has transportation policy projects up and running in the cities of Chongqing, Xi’an, and Beijing.

Samuel Staley
Blog post
April 24, 2010, 10am PDT

These days, I have more in common with my nephew Sam than just about anyone else. He just turned 3.

Sam is a train fanatic. Sure, he loves the children’s classics—Thomas the Tank Engine, the Polar Express—but he can also tell you about the Eurostar and the Shinkansen. His recent first ride on Amtrak was like his locomotive bar mitzvah: Today, I am a passenger.

I’ve spent all semester working on a studio project making the case for true high-speed rail in the Northeast megaregion. I picked the studio because, like Sam, I’m thrilled by trains, but an added perk is that every time I come with some new picture or factoid about the big, fast choo-choos, I move up a notch in the running for Uncle of the Year.

Jeffrey Barg
April 11, 2010, 9am PDT
Low-cost, high capacity urban gondolas and cable cars are being successfully used as public transit and tools of urban revitalization in Colombia, Algeria and other parts of the developing world.
www.TheCityFix.com
March 26, 2010, 2pm PDT
New York City's second annual Sustainable Streets Index adds a wealth of data in support of green transportation and street safety.
Streetsblog