Transportation

April 18, 2017, 11am PDT
All but one Clearwater City Council member voted to move forward with a transit center on Clearwater Beach. The hope is for fewer drivers to clog the roads on the way to a beach day.
Tampa Bay Times
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, 7am PDT
MIT's Transit Lab created a ridership model called Origin Destination Transfer (ODX) that the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is using to make incremental changes to the region's bus system.
CityLab
April 18, 2017, 6am PDT
After reading this recent opinion piece by Bill Fulton, some pro-transit and anti-highway advocates might be thinking, "Et tu, Bill Fulton?"
Governing
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
April 17, 2017, 11am PDT
If the city of Livermore and several state legislators gets their way, a proposed extension of BART to the city of Livermore would be planned and built by the Tri Valley-San Joaquin Valley Regional Rail Authority.
East Bay Times
April 17, 2017, 8am PDT
The gas tax bill couldn't pass soon enough for the Bay Area's metro system. Service cuts and fare increases, scheduled for approval April 13, were greatly reduced due to an unexpected $16 million BART will receive, and the bill has yet to be signed!
SF Gate
April 17, 2017, 7am PDT
"Vive le difference!" reads the rallying cry if an article co-authored by Richard Florida and Joel Kotkin.
The Daily Beast
April 17, 2017, 6am PDT
Writing that a $320 million transportation finance bill "violates my user-pay, pay-as-you-go philosophy toward transportation funding," Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter explained why he allowed the bill to become law without his signature.
Idaho Mountain Express
Blog post
April 17, 2017, 5am PDT
The Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute annual conference is the region's premier gathering of planning professionals. This year's conference explored strategies for building inclusive cities in which everyone can thrive.
Dean Saitta
April 16, 2017, 1pm PDT
The destruction of an expanse of I-85 in Atlanta means the heavily travelled freeway will be closed for months. The disaster that was predicted to follow, however, has so far failed to materialize.
City Observatory
April 15, 2017, 11am PDT
After another big announcement from the realm of futuristic transportation, there's reason to remain skeptical.
Curbed
April 15, 2017, 5am PDT
The transportation network company is facing an ongoing legal battle over its drivers’ right to unionize in Seattle and an antitrust lawsuit in New York.
Pacific Standard
April 14, 2017, 1pm PDT
Fuel cell electric vehicles are gaining a following in California, but nowhere else in the U.S. for the simple reason that almost all hydrogen fueling stations are located in the Golden State. Sales, or leases, are expected to jump this year.
The Associated Press
April 13, 2017, 1pm PDT
Citing data that show a large share of people killed while walking or biking were drunk, some are calling for programs to educate the public of the danger of walking and biking while under the influence of alcohol.
Pittsburg Post-Gazette
April 13, 2017, 9am PDT
The curious and, at times, dangerous design of bus lanes that move against the flow of traffic in Mexico city will be expensive and time-consuming to take out, so the city looks for ways to work with what it has.
CityLab
April 13, 2017, 7am PDT
China's "One Belt, One Road" program to create a network of trade routes across Eurasia took a major step forward this week when a freight train bearing export goods disembarked from the United Kingdom bound for China's Zhejiang province.
Railway Gazette
April 12, 2017, 12pm PDT
Valley Metro announced a suite of bus service improvements this month, with even more potentially on the way later this year.
Queen Creek Independent
April 12, 2017, 11am PDT
An old wound is mitigated thanks to two Democratic legislators from Riverside County who made it clear from the onset what it would take for them to sign-on to the Road Repair and Accountability Act, California's historic fuel tax and fee increase.
The Press-Enterprise