April 17, 2018, 1pm PDT
On April 9, FTA awarded $43 million for a new, 12-mile bus rapid transit line in Everett; $30 million to extend BRT 10 miles in Kansas City and $22.5 million to extend a North Bay commuter rail line two miles to a ferry terminal on San Francisco Bay.
November 28, 2017, 11am PST
Most "smart city" projects to-date are somewhat isolated and are not part of a more comprehensive network.
August 21, 2017, 12pm PDT
The infrastructure to support a future of connected cars and automated vehicles is one step closer to reality.
August 8, 2017, 5am PDT
Kansas City will vote today on two transportation-related initiatives. Once would inhibit the growth of the Kansas City Streetcar. Another would create a tax to find several new rail lines.
March 24, 2017, 10am PDT
The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) has partnered with veterans group to provide free transit to the city's veterans.
March 1, 2017, 12pm PST
Kansas City's novel effort to handle transit’s last mile problem has failed to attract ridership.
February 28, 2017, 12pm PST
Eric Bunch argues that removing I-70 from downtown Kansas City presents a big opportunity for the city.
November 25, 2016, 9am PST
Kansas City, Missouri is in the process of considering an $800 million general obligation bond to fund transportation projects. The advocacy group BikeWalkKC, seeing the opportunity, is already advocating for how to put that money to use.
August 8, 2016, 5am PDT
It only takes two minutes to catch up on the biggest news stories of the week.
August 2, 2016, 9am PDT
With weekend riders leading the way, the Kansas City Streetcar is surpassing ridership expectations three months into its existence.
June 14, 2016, 1pm PDT
The Washington Post details each of the seven proposals competing for $40 million in the U.S. Department of Transportation's Smart Cities Challenge.
May 6, 2016, 12pm PDT
Today, Kansas City becomes the first Midwestern city to run modern streetcar service.
April 6, 2016, 12pm PDT
The Kansas City Land Bank has the funding to back up plans to begin transforming blighted, vacant lots into thriving groves of poplar trees.
December 20, 2015, 5am PST
The Kansas City Streetcar will debut its $100 million streetcar system in April—or maybe March. But definitely April.
May 29, 2015, 11am PDT
Eager for downtown development, Kansas City signed a deal subsidizing Cordish Companies to the tune of $295 million. The rejuvenated district should be self-sustaining. So why is the city still funding Cordish?
May 4, 2015, 6am PDT
Leading a walking tour of your neighborhood can be easy if you focus on the basic differences between types of neighborhoods.
January 30, 2015, 7am PST
As gas prices have fallen, driving has increased. October driving mileage figures show an increase of 3 percent from a year earlier. A shift away from public transit may cause transit providers to rethink expansion plans.
December 19, 2014, 12pm PST
Aaron Renn responds to a column in the Kansas City Star lamenting the political inequities of Kansas City's urban setting relative to nearby rural communities.
December 17, 2014, 12pm PST
Mike Hendricks reports on road diet plans for Grand Boulevard in Downtown Kansas City.
October 31, 2014, 11am PDT
Under construction and expected to launch service in Fall 2015, the Kansas City Streetcar will provide frequent service in Downtown Kansas City.