Highways

April 15, 2016, 11am PDT
Americans are thinking about undeveloped land alongside and between roadways as a low cost and widely dispersed strategy for carbon sequestration
EarthTalk
Blog post
April 13, 2016, 2pm PDT
How a proposed expansion of Chicago's I-55 could further disperse Chicago's population.
Casey Brazeal
February 27, 2016, 9am PST
Through the lens of Henry Petroski's new book, Tom Vanderbilt discusses why infrastructure, as we have come to define it, is such a fraught topic in American life.
The New Republic
January 1, 2016, 1pm PST
A look ahead at what is shaping up to be a very eventful year in the world of transportation.
CityLab
December 15, 2015, 11am PST
Overcoming our carbon dependence should be seen as an opportunity to rethink for the better an institution largely shaped by and for fossil fuel: our cities.
Thriving Cities Blog
December 10, 2015, 2pm PST
From his home in Brainerd, Minnesota (population 13,500), this fiscally conservative engineer leads a growing movement. His slow-and-steady approach to urban development has real bipartisan appeal.
MinnPost
December 8, 2015, 12pm PST
In naming a highway after an green business pioneer, the state of Georgia took an initial step in what has become a growing effort to implement a new focus on the environment in the state's transportation system.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 24, 2015, 9am PST
This list of the worst places for traffic congestion in the country might cause some rubbernecking of its own.
The Washington Post
November 16, 2015, 5am PST
Wisconsin legislators have voted to continue steep borrowing to pay for needed road repairs, while calls to increase the state’s gas tax grow louder.
Urban Milwaukee
October 16, 2015, 8am PDT
The Federal Highway Administration may put an end to rules mandating wide lanes and "clear zones," making it easier to implement complete streets.
Streetsblog USA
August 19, 2015, 9am PDT
It is difficult to imagine a time when Los Angeles' freeways symbolized access, efficiency, and modernity. Now that the city's love affair with freeways is nearly spent, what future do we envision for them?
Los Angeles Times
August 9, 2015, 1pm PDT
Partly absorbed by 1-10 and party given over the ravages of time—the Old Spanish Trail was the first to highway to connect the East Coast to the West Coast through the southern states.
Atlas Obscura
July 7, 2015, 9am PDT
When his father was governor, California was awash in federal highway dollars. Now Jerry Brown's administration contemplates a risky tax hike, juggling the need for road improvements with a clean, transit-oriented agenda.
Los Angeles Times
June 15, 2015, 12pm PDT
By some measures, Seattle's geography makes other cramped cities like Boston and San Francisco seem positively agoraphobic. New Transportation Director Scott Kubly has vowed to keep Seattleites moving through its many bottlenecks.
Grist
May 14, 2015, 10am PDT
To fund a wider I-70 on its route through Denver, the regional planning commission set aside $50 million in federal funds before considering other projects.
Streetsblog Denver
February 20, 2015, 2pm PST
Finally, a breakthrough we've all been waiting for: Bertha is on the move again in Seattle and will soon be ready for repairs. The tunnel Bertha was built to drill will have to wait, however.
The Seattle Times
December 23, 2014, 12pm PST
"Seattle is in the midst of a full-spectrum transportation fustercluck," writes David Roberts for Grist.
Grist
September 27, 2014, 7am PDT
In an effort to create safer walking and biking environments, Miami-Dade counties have built bike lanes along two highways connecting the Miami with its eastern island beaches, reducing travel distances by 75 percent for cyclists.
Streetsblog USA
September 1, 2014, 5am PDT
A comparison of road conditions in Rwanda and Mali—the former an autocracy with sterling roads, the latter a democracy where poor road conditions reveal a deep divide in the country.
Foreign Policy
February 14, 2014, 11am PST
Seattle’s massive highway tunneling project delays while solutions are sought for the mechanical error that brought the project’s massive drilling machine, Bertha, to a halt. Some are starting to examine life after Bertha.
Seattle Transit Blog