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Puget Sound Transportation Plan Fails to Meet Climate Targets

Agency staff says the Puget Sound regional long-range plan won’t achieve 2030 sustainability goals set by the state.

December 6, 2022 - The Urbanist

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Colorado Springs Updates Transportation Plan

The city made the first revisions to its transportation plan in twenty years, acknowledging the changing transportation needs of the region’s growing population.

November 29, 2022 - Colorado Public Radio

Gaslamp Quarter

SANDAG Plan Retreats on Road Usage Charge, Proposes Other New Taxes

In response to conservative opposition to a proposed road user charge, San Diego's regional planning agency is proposing other revenue sources including a tax on ride-hailing and three sales tax increases.

December 27, 2021 - Voice of San Diego

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Puget Sound Transportation Plan Fails To Meet Emissions Goals

A draft regional transportation plan for the Puget Sound region does not go far enough to significantly reduce emissions and meet climate goals.

December 12, 2021 - The Urbanist


A Growing Texas City Rethinks its Transportation Plan

The city of San Marcos, located halfway between Austin and San Antonio, recently adopted its first transportation plan update since 2004.

December 25, 2018 - Community Impact Newspaper

The Villages, Florida

Neighborhood Electric Vehicles Welcomed in San Diego County—But a Plan is Needed

Neighborhood electric vehicles may become more popular in California's second most populous county thanks to legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The small zero-emission vehicles are prohibited from crossing streets with speed limits above 35 mph.

September 26, 2018 - KPBS

Detroit People Mover

A New 'Strategic Plan for Transportation' for Detroit

Detroit is working to change almost every layer of the city's transportation experience.

September 11, 2018 - Curbed Detroit

Boise: Transforming Transportation Won't Be Easy

Boise, Idaho recently released a draft transportation plan, called the Transportation Action Plan (TAP), which provides a road map to a modern, well-balanced transportation system.

March 28, 2016 - The Idaho Statesman

Long Range Transportation Plan Released for St. Louis Region

The Connected2045 plan lays out a 30-year vision for transportation projects in the St. Louis region, with attention paid to access, the environment, freight movement, alternative transportation, neighborhood preservation, and safety.

March 25, 2015 - nextSTL

The Most Important Urban Design Decision Vancouver Ever Made

Vancouver's ahead-of-the-curve 1997 decision to prioritize active transport, rather than balance its ways of getting around, has affected everything about how the city has been designed since then.

February 25, 2013 - Brent Toderian

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