Transportation

6 days ago
The state's ferry system has seen ridership increases year after year, and a new plan outlines the long-range measures needed to keep up with the growth.
The Urbanist
6 days ago
In Philadelphia, letting pedestrians cross at more places helps challenge the norms that privilege cars.
The Inquirer / Philly.com
6 days ago
The San Francisco-to-Los Angeles bullet train may have to be renamed the Central Valley High-Speed Train according to the announcement by the new governor in his first state-of-the-state address.
Reuters
6 days ago
More people are three months behind on car payments today than at the height of the Great Recession. That's bad news for the economy.
The Washington Post
6 days ago
A planned IPO has been called off.
Miami Herald
6 days ago
New research is ambivalent about the potential for streetcar investments to reap promised economic development rewards.
PhysOrg
6 days ago
The complicated process of redesigning the numerous bus systems operating in and around Washington, D.C. is expected to yield a draft plan in March of this year.
WTOP
February 12, 2019, 6am PST
State legislators want counties to be able to veto toll projects proposed by Governor Larry Hogan.
The Washington Post
February 12, 2019, 5am PST
A decade ago it seemed like biking and walking was making a comeback that could change the commuting culture of the United States.
Streetsblog USA
February 11, 2019, 2pm PST
Monday marked the first time King County Metro Transit has deployed its almost-decade-old plan to deal with winter conditions.
The Seattle Times
February 11, 2019, 12pm PST
A new study calls for "universal auto access" to combat poverty. It recommends subsidizing auto ownership or access for those who are economically unable to afford the high cost of owning, maintaining, and operating a personal motor vehicle.
CityLab
February 11, 2019, 8am PST
Assembly and Senate Republicans agree that the best way to fill the transportation funding gap is to add tolls to existing highways and bridges, yet they won't add toll infrastructure funding to the budget. A gas tax could be implemented immediately.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
February 11, 2019, 6am PST
The Green New Deal is far from the law of the land, but if this nation were to adopt the legislative agenda proposed by congressional Democrats, it would (and should) have major implications for planning practice.
Slate
February 10, 2019, 1pm PST
Plans to extend the Sound Transit light rail system are moving forward. Elected officials have a big choice to make that will determine the cost and scope of the projects.
The Urbanist
February 10, 2019, 7am PST
Republicans talked about raising taxes to fund infrastructure programs during a U.S. Housing Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing this week.
Smart Cities Dive
February 9, 2019, 1pm PST
Urban freight deliveries are expected to grow 40 percent by 2050, according to the 2017 Material Handling Industry’s annual report. Cities aren't yet ready to keep up with the changing times.
Blueprint
February 9, 2019, 7am PST
The Oakland A's want to build a gondola from one of the city's premier destinations to the proposed location of a new ballpark.
San Francisco Chronicle
February 9, 2019, 5am PST
Maps of planned, never built, and defunct transit systems in cities from Cleveland to Atlanta and Phoenix back to Cincinnati are for sale.
CityBeat
February 8, 2019, 2pm PST
A new study by researchers from Harvard University addresses bike equity, which is a powerful tool for increasing access to transportation and reducing inequality in U.S. cities
The Conversation
February 8, 2019, 11am PST
Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) introduced a House resolution to tackle climate change that calls for the nation to become carbon neutral by 2030, an ambitious goal, but is it realistic?
The Washington Post