Transportation Planning

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
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
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