Transportation

5 days 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
5 days 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
6 days ago
More tickets, fewer meter maids.
NorthJersey
6 days ago
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
6 days ago
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
June 17, 2018, 5am PDT
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
June 16, 2018, 1pm PDT
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
June 16, 2018, 9am PDT
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
June 15, 2018, 11am PDT
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
June 15, 2018, 9am PDT
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
June 14, 2018, 2pm PDT
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
June 14, 2018, 12pm PDT
Eminent domain powers will be necessary to build a route for an AirTrain connecting to LaGuardia Airport.
Politico
June 14, 2018, 10am PDT
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
June 14, 2018, 8am PDT
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh embraces the bus lane and makes the change to Washington Street permanent.
Streetsblog USA
June 14, 2018, 5am PDT
A new report by the American Association of Port Authorities makes the case for more funding toward port access infrastructure projects.
RailwayAge
June 13, 2018, 1pm PDT
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
June 13, 2018, 12pm PDT
Lime Bike will be available at the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, a first for bike share in the US.
Fast Company
June 13, 2018, 11am PDT
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
June 13, 2018, 9am PDT
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
June 13, 2018, 8am PDT
An advocacy group is republishing the 1974 regional plan for sustainability, and finding that it's just as relevant now as it was then.
Bisnow