Transportation

Yesterday
The Bay Area agency had to extend service into the night hours when the show ran overtime.
San Francisco Chronicle
Yesterday
The saga of the 710 Freeway will continue, as it has for decades. Now, however, a proposal to build a 6.3-mile tunnel from El Sereno to Pasadena, has lost key support from the regional transportation agency.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Yesterday
The hot new wheels of choice for little ones to learn how to ride bikes are called balance bikes. "Welcome to the Tour de France of Toddler Racing," says the Wall Street Journal.
The Wall Street Journal
2 days ago
The Government Accountability Office was set to investigate why U.S. transit capital investments are so expensive, especially in contrast to comparable European projects, but that study will not leave the station.
Vox
2 days ago
A staple of the California driving experience will soon be a thing of the past.
The Mercury News
2 days ago
Signal priority is a way to create faster, more regular bus service by adjusting length of stoplights for buses.
Active Transportation Alliance
2 days ago
A bill to hike Louisiana's gas tax by 17 cents per gallon has advanced, but the state has a "California problem": Tax increases must pass by a two-thirds majority.
The Advocate (Louisiana)
3 days ago
Activists use plungers to unclog streets for bikers, as tide of active transit flows unimpeded across America's planes.
Omaha World Herald
3 days ago
Not all ideas are worth attention. What does the fact that ideas like Elon Musk's The Boring Company get so much attention say about the quality of civic discourse, or the potential for planning to improve the built environment?
The Baffler
4 days 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
4 days 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
4 days 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
4 days ago
No one is really sure how many parking spots the United States contains, but estimates stretch up to 2 billion.
Doggerel
5 days ago
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
5 days ago
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
5 days ago
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
6 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
6 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
6 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
May 20, 2017, 9am PDT
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