Transportation Planning

March 10, 2017, 7am PST
The Regional Transportation Alliance released its "Imagine Transportation 2.0" report this week.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 22, 2017, 5am PST
Strong Towns is rolling out an in-depth analysis of a controversial proposal in Shreveport, Louisiana to build a new connector for Interstate 49 North in the heart of the city.
Strong Towns
February 5, 2017, 5am PST
The infamous cancellation of the Red Line, a decision made by Gov. Larry Hogan shortly after he took office, is a high-profile example of how the state's transportation decisions are short-changing people of color.
Streetsblog USA
Blog post
January 26, 2017, 2pm PST
The Trump Administration is sending out mixed signals on public transit issues. Why?
Michael Lewyn
January 13, 2017, 2pm PST
The cities of West Sacramento and Sacramento have high hopes for a streetcar line planned for some of the most beautiful and urban neighborhoods in the region. The Trump Administration could still change the course of the project, however.
The Sacramento Bee
January 12, 2017, 5am PST
Uber is offering a peak at its data in the hopes of contributing to a more informed transportation planning process.
CityLab
January 10, 2017, 12pm PST
Proposed long-range transportation plan for Madison emphasizes biking, walking, bus rapid transit.
The Capital Times
January 7, 2017, 1pm PST
The city of Seattle is moving through the planning and design stages on two important bike infrastructure projects located at the south end of Downtown.
The Urbanist
January 6, 2017, 1pm PST
A do-it-yourself survey effort reveals some of the facts about what's it like to work as a transportation planner.
Next City
January 5, 2017, 1pm PST
How has Charlotte evolved ten years since opening the LYNX Blue Line light rail system?
Modern Cities
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.
BikeWalkKC
October 20, 2016, 5am PDT
The Virginia county of Arlington has written into law the ability to create shared streets as well as streets that prioritize pedestrians.
Arlington County
October 19, 2016, 9am PDT
The Department of Mobility and Infrastructure will be up and running by 2017.
PGH City Paper
October 11, 2016, 10am PDT
A project to fill-in the Inner Loop in Rochester, New York is underway. It took a lot of contemporary planning to undo this mistake of mid-century planning.
CityLab
October 5, 2016, 6am PDT
Local and regional transportation planners responded skeptically to data from the Texas Department of Transportation showing Texans driving less.
Streetsblog Texas
Blog post
October 3, 2016, 5am PDT
The United States has, by far, the highest traffic fatality rate among peer countries. Don’t blame drivers; planners need to rethink transportation safety.
Todd Litman
September 26, 2016, 1pm PDT
An author and educator calls on a new generation of Americans to challenge the status quo and overcome the limitations and impacts of the country's existing infrastructure.
The Boston Globe
Feature
September 13, 2016, 5am PDT
"Policy goals" won't be enough to protect bicyclists once the cars start driving themselves. Strong standards will be necessary to govern the interactions between cars and bikes in an autonomous future.
William Riggs
September 1, 2016, 9am PDT
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has thrown support behind a study to add a third span to the Bay Bridge that spans the Chesapeake Bay.
The Baltimore Sun
Feature
August 31, 2016, 5am PDT
There are a few good reasons why a worldwide fleet of autonomous vehicles will not necessarily lead to a new era of sprawl.
William Riggs