Transportation

13 min ago
The privately funded, diesel-powered trains will run at speeds up to 79 mph between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, with an extension to Miami opening early next year. Real estate development is key to profitability.
WBUR
21 hours ago
Like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, but for a tunnel boring machine.
Metro Los Angeles
23 hours ago
U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein is leading calls for the so-called Southern Crossing—a bridge that would connect San Francisco and the East Bay somewhere south of the Bay Bridge.
SFGate
Yesterday
The peak tolls achieved during the first week of operation of the new HOT lanes on I-66 in Virginia raised eyebrows this week. Here's a closer look at the data behind the new system.
Greater Greater Washington
2 days ago
The city about to set a new standard for battery-powered electric bus transit was a small collection of fishing villages just 40 years ago.
The City Fix
2 days ago
[Updated] The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency will provide the funding for two ambitious protected bike lanes in Cleveland.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
2 days ago
Several cities located in the Northeast, especially in the New York region, saw a significant increase in the number of car-free households.
Governing
3 days ago
Ten years after former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg's congestion pricing plan died on the state Assembly floor, expect to see a similar plan revived by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.). New York Times metro reporter, Winnie Hu, explains why it never died.
The New York Times
3 days ago
Joel Kotkin and Alan M. Berger discuss their new book, which analyses what the suburbs are and will become, in both the United States and around the world.
The Architect's Newspaper
4 days ago
The idea behind congestion pricing is to create at least some disincentive for driving. The new tolls I-66, which reached $34.50 on Monday and $40 on Tuesday, are certainly accomplishing that goal.
The Washington Post
4 days ago
Crossing the street can be dangerous in the best conditions, but a $500 fine for looking at the phone while crossing the street won't help anything, according to this editorial.
Chicago Tribune
4 days ago
The Trump Administration has been defending the interests of the truck industry against regulations proposed during the Obama Administration.
NPR via KPCC
4 days ago
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
5 days ago
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
5 days ago
Researchers at Columbia University are investigating pollution intake among cyclists to determine if cycling really is a healthy way to commute.
Doggerel
5 days ago
Detroit will soon join the ranks of cities that have ripped out high-speed freeways from their urban core.
Detroit Free Press
5 days ago
Around the world, nearly 70 cities are already testing and developing automated vehicles in some capacity.
Quartz
6 days ago
Express rail between the Loop and O'Hare moves a step closer to reality
Progressive Railroading
6 days ago
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
6 days ago
Vancouver, often cited as a model of transportation planning success, is very carefully considering the idea of a streetcar.
The Globe and Mail