Transportation

15 hours 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
Yesterday
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
Yesterday
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
2 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
2 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
3 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
3 days ago
Eminent domain powers will be necessary to build a route for an AirTrain connecting to LaGuardia Airport.
Politico
3 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
3 days ago
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh embraces the bus lane and makes the change to Washington Street permanent.
Streetsblog USA
3 days ago
A new report by the American Association of Port Authorities makes the case for more funding toward port access infrastructure projects.
RailwayAge
4 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
4 days ago
Lime Bike will be available at the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, a first for bike share in the US.
Fast Company
4 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
4 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
4 days ago
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
4 days ago
Segways were invented 17 years ago, but the technology feels as if it's been dead for a while. So why are scooters continuing to attract cities and investors?
Bloomberg
4 days ago
Putting the advanced hardware and software systems in the Motor City.
Smart Cities Dive
4 days ago
The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is seeking public support for a plan to add a protected bike and pedestrian path along Delaware Avenue.
PlanPhilly
5 days ago
Traffic speeds during the peak eastbound commute on the 66 Express Lanes Inside the Beltway have dropped to 35 mph. "Toll-tweaking" and changing the algorithm are achieving limited success on this dynamically-tolled stretch.
WTOP
5 days ago
Promises (or fears) of the end of TIGER grant funding have proven unfounded thus far into the Trump Administration. Here's what's new with the U.S. Department of Transportation grant program formerly known as TIGER.
CitiesSpeak