Transportation

12 hours ago
If you needed another reason to provide safe routes for walking around schools, see the results of the Walking Classroom—on display in New Jersey and around the country.
NorthJersey.com
14 hours ago
A recent ruling by a U.S. district court could be a deathblow for the 16-mile Purple Line extension into Maryland, as well as for transit planning in general.
Greater Greater Washington
18 hours ago
A week ago, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao indicated she would not sign-off on the $647 million federal grant for the $2 billion Caltrain electrification project. On Monday, she changed her mind.
The Mercury News
21 hours ago
No one is really sure how many parking spots the United States contains, but estimates stretch up to 2 billion.
Doggerel
Yesterday
The only state where fuel cell electric vehicles can be leased is California where 30 hydrogen refueling stations exist now, with 100 planned to be in operation by 2020. Almost no public refueling stations exist elsewhere, but that's about to change.
The New York Times
Yesterday
Colorado's roads and highways are in poor repair—the state of transportation was even called a 'quiet crisis' ten years ago. The problems persist, as does the state's lack of funding to fix the problem.
The Denver Post
Yesterday
The Los Angeles County metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) announced plans last week to undertake a review of the agency's massive bus system. The redesign will hope to address declining ridership.
The Source
2 days ago
It's difficult to definitively link transit use with lower rates of obesity, but it makes intuitive sense. Here's another attempt, using county-level data.
Pacific Standard
2 days ago
The George Washington Bridge Bus Station should have reopened at the end of 2016, but now that it is, a lot of weary commuters have received a huge quality of life improvement.
NorthJersey.com
2 days ago
Cable news networks interrupted broadcasts on Thursday morning with breaking news: a vehicle had just driven three block on the sidewalks in Times Square, New York, resulting in massive casualties. Anchors asked, "Was it terrorism or an accident?"
Daily News
3 days ago
This summer, the Port Authority of Allegheny County will implement a long-expected plan to go cashless on the T light-rail system.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
3 days ago
A two-way bike lane protected by a concrete barrier could be on the way for Northern Boulevard in Queens as a way to increase bike safety around the Joe Michaels Mile bike path.
StreetsBlog NYC
4 days ago
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
4 days ago
A transportation agency with a budget surplus and money to spare on capital investments isn't something that happens every day, especially not in cities considered part of the "Rust Belt."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
4 days ago
Perhaps it's a sign of recovery: the city of Detroit will greatly expand the amount of roads it improves over the course of the next year.
Detroit Free Press
4 days ago
The new plan to reduce delays on New York's subway system will rely on short-term fixes, rather than long-term modernization projects.
The New York Times
5 days ago
With the help of grant funded infrastructure and community outreach programs, Philadelphia's Indego bikeshare system has shown impressive leadership in equitable bikeshare.
PlanPhilly
5 days ago
A proposed $7.5 billion facility to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Oregon's south coast received a resounding vote of support on Tuesday from Coos County voters who rejected a ballot measure that would have banned its construction.
Oregon Public Broadcasting
5 days ago
A planned expansion of Interstate 70 through Denver might have federal approval, but a growing coalition of local groups and state political leaders are pushing back on the idea.
The Denver Post
5 days ago
Uber recently announced a feature that could appease transit advocates concerned about the encroachment of transportation network companies on transit ridership.
The Verge