Transportation

December 6, 2017, 7am PST
The 300-foot wide Queens Boulevard has been known as the Boulevard of Death. Since 1990, it has claimed 186 lives, 74 percent being pedestrians, including 18 in 1997 alone. A series of safety improvements have brought fatalities to zero since 2014.
The New York Times
December 6, 2017, 5am PST
Mobility as a Service, or MaaS for short, is a buzzword you've probably seen a lot of in recent months.
Eno Center for Transportation
December 5, 2017, 2pm PST
Researchers at Columbia University are investigating pollution intake among cyclists to determine if cycling really is a healthy way to commute.
Doggerel
December 5, 2017, 12pm PST
Detroit will soon join the ranks of cities that have ripped out high-speed freeways from their urban core.
Detroit Free Press
December 5, 2017, 9am PST
Around the world, nearly 70 cities are already testing and developing automated vehicles in some capacity.
Quartz
December 5, 2017, 6am PST
Express rail between the Loop and O'Hare moves a step closer to reality
Progressive Railroading
December 5, 2017, 5am PST
In the continuing debate over congestion pricing in New York, Adele Peters asks if transit advocates are stopping short of what they should be asking for: free transit for all of New York.
Fast Company
December 4, 2017, 10am PST
Vancouver, often cited as a model of transportation planning success, is very carefully considering the idea of a streetcar.
The Globe and Mail
December 4, 2017, 9am PST
San Francisco could become the first U.S. city to use demand-based parking rates citywide.
SFGate
December 4, 2017, 7am PST
Once again, the ferry is remaking the Brooklyn waterfront. One hundred years after making Brooklyn Heights the nation's original suburb, it's spawning new developments along the Brooklyn and Queens waterfront. And the fare? Same as a subway ride.
The New York Times
December 4, 2017, 6am PST
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) plans to put 20 electric buses into their fleet and power them with en-route chargers.
Streetsblog
December 4, 2017, 5am PST
The Canadian census reports that transit ridership in Toronto has increased, but population growth means more cars are on the road anyway.
The Toronto Star
December 3, 2017, 1pm PST
Many high school and grade school students in Seattle have been riding the city's Metro for free during the school year, now to encourage ridership during the summer, the city has been offering steep discounts for riders between 6-18 years old.
Next City
December 3, 2017, 7am PST
The Jade District on Portland's distant east side is a typical geography of wide streets and sprawl, but is also a relatively complete, self-contained community.
Oregon Public Broadcasting
December 3, 2017, 5am PST
There's nothing like the convenience of charging one's electric vehicle at home, assuming you have a garage, driveway, or your apartment building has a charger. California cities and utilities are working to increase EV infrastructure on all fronts.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 1, 2017, 2pm PST
Transit adjacent developments have their downsides when the transit is a diesel-powered commuter train, and the location is a stub-end terminal. Case in point: San Francisco's Mission Bay.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 1, 2017, 1pm PST
After years of ridership growth, New York subways have seen a decline in passengers. Some see service failures as a reason for the slip.
The New York Times
December 1, 2017, 11am PST
A proposed 1.4 mile safety barrier may require additional review, and could further delay the project
MinnPost
December 1, 2017, 7am PST
Most people would probably assume a shared street, with no signs, lanes, or other regulatory infrastructure, is an accident waiting to happen. More and more cities are proving the opposite.
Vox on YouTube
December 1, 2017, 6am PST
The new 25-tear London Plan would ban the construction of parking in large swatches of the city. It's just one component of an ambitious policy agenda presented by London Mayor Sadiq Khan this week.
BBC