Transportation

5 days ago
Can freight trains and a scenic shoreline park along San Francisco Bay coexist, or are they incompatible uses? The East Bay Regional Park District voted to remove old rail tracks that BNSF Railway wants to reactivate. A local court may decide.
San Francisco Chronicle
5 days ago
The future of light rail in Phoenix is in voters' hands.
Arizona Central
5 days ago
A new spirit of cooperation will guide a new study about regional transit with the potential of leading to substantial changes for the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority and Jefferson Transit systems.
The New Orleans Advocate
5 days ago
Data geeks in Chicago will get the first chance to crunch detailed data on transportation network company trips in their city.
Streetsblog Chicago
6 days ago
The Federal Transit Administration announced a new round of funding for the Capital Investment Grants program last week.
Federal Transit Administration
6 days ago
The Trump administration's "energy dominance" agenda depends, in part, on growing the energy distribution network, namely pipelines, rail facilities, and ports. However, states can use the Clean Water Act to block pipelines and coal terminals.
InsideClimate News
6 days ago
Transit experts want to optimize the benefits of the biggest network of separated busways in the country.
Pittsburgh City Paper
6 days ago
President Trump has not been a friend to the $30 billion Gateway Program, a transportation project meant to replace aging rail infrastructure connecting New York and New Jersey.
Yahoo Finance
6 days ago
The automobile has been pitched as a machine for freedom, but travelling inside a small metal box, strapped to a chair, forced to focus on the road while your life is threatened by two-ton projectiles doesn’t sound like freedom to David Levinson.
The Trasportist
April 14, 2019, 1pm PDT
Free fares and more frequent service have resulted in a huge increase in ridership on the TECO Line Streetcar and proved skeptics wrong.
Streetsblog USA
Blog post
April 14, 2019, 5am PDT
Defenders of suburban expansion argue that government should build more roads in order to open up more land for housing. What's wrong with that argument?
Michael Lewyn
April 13, 2019, 11am PDT
The humble curb is getting crowded: not only with new modes of transportation, but also with a slew of new data tools aiming to keep track of it all.
CityLab
April 13, 2019, 7am PDT
Voters in Lincoln, Nebraska have decided to tax sales in the city to fund repairs of residential streets and to add new streets on the periphery of the city to encourage growth.
Lincoln Journal Star
April 12, 2019, 2pm PDT
Improving streets in Sunset Park by removing cobblestones and aging train tracks has created a controversy between historic preservation and the need for safe bike and walking facilities and other streetscape improvements.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
April 12, 2019, 1pm PDT
And they said there were "no free rides."
CityLab
April 12, 2019, 9am PDT
After initial projects funded by the 2015 Move Seattle levy came in well over budget, the city of Seattle will now have extra pressure to choose impactful projects while reducing the scope of its Bicycle Master Plan.
The Urbanist
April 11, 2019, 1pm PDT
The Big Apple may claim the nation's highest public transit ridership, but it ranks well below average in its use of freight rail. Two small short line railroads are at the center of a $100 million investment to reduce truck reliance.
The New York Times
April 11, 2019, 12pm PDT
The plan points to transit’s role in a cleaner and more sustainable future, but comprehensive changes in transportation policy are also needed.
Data for Progress
April 11, 2019, 11am PDT
A temporary bus/bike lane experiment could lead to permanent additions around the city.
The Chicago Tribune
April 11, 2019, 10am PDT
Just days after the state approved a significant increase on its gas tax, and the state legislature is focusing much more on road projects than public transit.
WCPO