Transportation

13 hours ago
Hyperloops and wider highways don't shrink commute times, the real factor in how long people will drive is how long people are willing to drive.
The New York Times
Yesterday
Fans of public transit rejoice. A new infographic explores the rolling stock of most of the major cities in the United States and Canada.
CityLab
Yesterday
No one's suggesting that freeways will be converted to tollways, but a pattern is emerging that when freeways are widened, express lanes, financed in part by user fees, are being added rather than mixed-flow lanes. Case in point: the Inland Empire.
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Yesterday
The city of Houston and Texas Central Partners signed an MOU this week that details how some of the work on the high-speed rail project will proceed.
Houston Chronicle
Yesterday
Chicago's cashless transit payment system (Ventra) could pay for Divvy Bike rentals in the city according to city officials.
Chicago Sun Times
Yesterday
London's Crossrail promises faster commutes and neighborhood revitalization in a global economic hub. But what if Brexit puts a damper on that future?
The New York Times
Yesterday
Changes to the BRTData.org criteria means fewer systems and corridors are considered to bus rapid transit.
The City Fix
2 days ago
An apparent suicide stopped trains Tuesday morning at the Fullerton stop, which serves as a hub for Chicago's North Side transit. Prices for a ride from the area to downtown via Lyft reached triple digits.
DNA Info
2 days ago
The projects proposed by a new report from the Regional Planning Association offer a preview of the Fourth Regional Plan, expected for public release in November 2017.
Politico
2 days ago
An observant D.C. resident first noticed that a "secret" Capital Bikeshare station is no longer present on the White House grounds.
Washingtonian
2 days ago
The Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria's latest edition has new instructions for reporting the emerging sector of autonomous vehicles.
GOV TECH - FUTURE STRUCTURE
3 days ago
The design proposal for the Triboro Corridor is speculative, but meant to inspire the conversation on one of the "4c" ideas at the heart of the Regional Plan Association's Fourth Regional Plan.
6sqft
3 days ago
Union Station in Los Angeles is featuring the latest in surveillance technology, meant to deter terrorists. The concern might also be that such technology is yet another impediment in the transit user experience.
ABC7
3 days ago
The Jacksonville City Council's decision in 2014 to renew a six-cents county gas tax is paying big dividends for road construction in Duvall County, Florida. Every county in Florida has a gas tax from five cents to a maximum 11.9 cents per gallon.
The Florida Times-Union
3 days ago
The future of smaller cities could depend on figuring out a way to improve transit, perhaps not at the neighborhood or level, but at the corridor level.
Itinerant Urbanist
4 days ago
Some surprises and lots of blue-sky thinking are revealed in the new capital plan for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.
San Francisco Examiner
4 days ago
A 25-year regional transit plan, which includes five corridors for light rail or bus rapid transit lines, is taking shape in Nashville,
Tennessean
4 days ago
The single most effective way a major employer in Seattle found to reduce solo driving was to charge employees for parking, but ruling-out monthly permits. An innovative method was adopted to charge workers on a daily basis
The Seattle Times
4 days ago
After launching in 2013, the bikeshare system in Columbus, called, CoGo, has expanded facilities and increased ridership. Profitability is expected soon, too.
Columbus Business First
4 days ago
A day of reckoning has come for state lawmakers who proposed protections for motorists who attack protestors from behind the wheels of their car. A tragedy at protests in Charlotte has cast new light on the dangerous potential of such laws.
The Dallas Morning News