Transportation

6 hours ago
A $210 million project to add a single, 7-mile express toll lane on Interstate 95 north of Baltimore was just expanded to two lanes for 10 miles. Financing will be rely on toll revenue. Unlike HOT lanes, every motorist will pay to use the lanes.
The Baltimore Sun
8 hours ago
Portland is hoping better vehicle and pedestrian counts, produced by high-tech sensors place on street light poles, can help deliver on Vision Zero promises.
The Oregonian
12 hours ago
Former Toronto Planning Director Jennifer Keesmaat is responding to rising pedestrian and bike fatalities in the "Vision Zero" city with a series of calls for action.
The Toronto Star
Yesterday
More tickets, fewer meter maids.
NorthJersey
Yesterday
The regional transit authority for metropolitan Vancouver is crediting high gas prices, growing employment, and system improvements for a new record in transit ridership.
Vancouver Sun
Yesterday
The Dunbarton Rail Bridge has been out of service since the 1980s. In a potentially groundbreaking development, Facebook is interested in repairing the bridge to serve multi-modal commuters.
The San Francisco Chronicle
2 days ago
A new report from the New York City Department of Transportation opens the administrations of Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio to criticism from Streetsblog NYC.
StreetsBlog NYC
3 days ago
Loop, as in a derivation of Hyperloop, conceived by Elon Musk and to be built by his newest venture, The Boring Company, is the technology of choice for high-speed transit to O'Hare Airport.
Chicago Tribune
3 days ago
Chile's President, Sebastian Piñera, announced that Santiago's rail system will add two new lines and extend one of its existing train routes.
International Rail Journal
4 days ago
A grant program under the direction of Georgia Tech, with support from Georgia Power and the Atlanta Regional Commission, among others, has awarded grants for the development of "smart community" technology.
SaportaReport
4 days ago
It's a temporary experiment, but Santa Monica will not cap the number of scooters operated by private companies in the city.
Los Angeles Times
Blog post
5 days ago
The New York MTA this week approved reduced fares for low-income riders. According to blogger Steven Polzin, that decision might have unintended consequences. Asking users to pay for transportation is a complex proposition.
Steven Polzin
5 days ago
Eminent domain powers will be necessary to build a route for an AirTrain connecting to LaGuardia Airport.
Politico
5 days ago
Cobb County has been enabled by the state to raise taxes to fund transit expansions. Early planning efforts are expected to face political headwinds in a region known for opposing both taxes and transit.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
5 days ago
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh embraces the bus lane and makes the change to Washington Street permanent.
Streetsblog USA
5 days ago
A new report by the American Association of Port Authorities makes the case for more funding toward port access infrastructure projects.
RailwayAge
6 days ago
If your city was home to some of the wealthiest, largest companies in the country, would you tax them to raise money for more housing and transit service?
The Seattle Times
6 days ago
Lime Bike will be available at the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, a first for bike share in the US.
Fast Company
6 days ago
The 2019 New York City budget includes $106 million to subsidize half the transit fare for qualified residents for six months. The city joins the ranks of Seattle, Toronto, and the Bay Area that offer income-based discounts for transit fares.
The New York Times
6 days ago
The total cost of the recommendations from a new report on the future of air travel in the New York region: $50.8 billion over 40 years.
NorthJersey