Transportation Planning

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A new study finds a connection between multimodality and income inequality in midsized cities.
The Urban Edge
Blog post
November 7, 2017, 9am PST
Transportation planners are on to something big and, for the most part, they are keeping it to themselves. The future is a relatively small fleet of shared, electric, self driving vehicles, and it's coming fast. Are we ready?
Dave Biggs
Feature
October 16, 2017, 5am PDT
At the 2017 Autonomous Vehicle Symposium, a group of experts were asked to predict the effects of autonomous vehicles in two case study communities, and to generate a list of proposed policy actions to prepare for a future of autonomous vehicles.
Nico Larco, Gerry Tierney, William Riggs
October 2, 2017, 6am PDT
The Calm Streets project, intended to improve traffic safety, walkability, and economic development opportunities in St. Louis, picked up new momentum in the form of grant funding.
nextSTL
September 23, 2017, 1pm PDT
Governor Larry Hogan's $9 Billion Highway Plan Critiqued
Streetsblog USA
September 5, 2017, 6am PDT
Uber Movement makes publicly available data for two billion trips taken on the transportation network company. Uber says the data should benefit urban planners.
TechCrunch
August 22, 2017, 5am PDT
A key committee of the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Shreveport, Louisiana approved a new highway through the neighborhood of Allendale, a historic but struggling neighborhood adjacent to downtown.
Shreveport Times
Blog post
July 13, 2017, 5am PDT

An efficient and fair transportation system must serve diverse users. The "Transportation for Everyone" rating system evaluates transport system diversity and, therefore, its ability to serve all community members.

Todd Litman
Feature
July 6, 2017, 5am PDT
The implications of autonomous vehicles for social interactions are potentially vast.
William Riggs, Seth LaJeunesse, Michael Boswell
June 30, 2017, 6am PDT
SPUR has a created a toolbox of resources and ideas for how to figure out what transit users want, because not all transit users are the same.
SPUR
June 29, 2017, 6am PDT
Chicago Avenue bus is one of Chicago's busiest. It deserves a bus lane.
Streetsblog Chicago
June 22, 2017, 9am PDT
Austin has mostly been planning, designing, and engineering its streets the same way for 20 years. A new Street Design Guide would pave the way for a new era.
KUT
June 15, 2017, 7am PDT
The current plan for the widening of I-66 in Virginia would place a bike lane between vehicle traffic and a sound wall.
Greater Greater Washington
June 12, 2017, 6am PDT
Des Moines is considering an ambitious complete streets makeover of its downtown streets.
The Des Moines Register
May 19, 2017, 2pm PDT
According to Smart Growth America, more than 1,000 local, regional, and state agencies have adopted Complete Streets policies, which means many suburban communities, like Vancouver, Washington, are focusing on safety for all users.
The Columbian
May 12, 2017, 11am PDT
The infrastructure improvements funded by the ReBuild Houston initiative are moving forward. The latest example, the Lower Westheimer Corridor Study, recently released a concept video to make the case for a suite of roadway improvements.
Houston Chronicle
April 21, 2017, 10am PDT
A new public service announcement from Oregon Metro brings the point of Vision Zero goals for traffic safety close to home.
Bike Portland
April 18, 2017, 8am PDT
Local officials have ended any hope of completing a bus rapid transit project in the Lansing, Michigan area, for fear of of the budget cuts for transportation investment projects promised by the Trump Administration.
Lansing State Journal
April 18, 2017, 5am PDT
A story about how a simple proposal, made by a resident, produced results in the New Jersey borough of Paramus.
NorthJersey.com
April 17, 2017, 1pm PDT
The last time the San Francisco Bay Area got together to set a regional agenda on housing and transportation, the Sierra Club and the Tea Party teamed up to oppose the Plan Bay Area. A draft of the new Plan Bay Area 2040 hopes to avoid the drama.
San Francisco Chronicle