Transportation

12 hours ago
Short of running the First Hill Streetcar on it's own dedicated right of way, the Seattle Department of Transportation has a few ideas for how to speed up service.
The Urbanist
13 hours ago
The 12th Street station in Oakland, California will provide an initial test of a rail transit safety technology known as screen doors. Screen doors are rare in the United States, but not in other parts of the world.
Streetsblog SF
14 hours ago
Bus transit has been hemorrhaging riders in New York City, and the MTA is readying a plan to address some of the problems.
AM New York
16 hours ago
To ensure funding for the LBJ East, Texas Transportation Commission officials might take three other major highway projects off the table.
Dallas News
18 hours ago
Redfin's most recent ranking of public transit access features some serious moves, both up and down the list.
Redfin
20 hours ago
This might be one of those uncomfortable laughs.
xkcd
Yesterday
One of the most heavily used rail lines in the country, the Metro Blue Line in Los Angeles County, will be closed for eight months in 2019.
Long Beach Press Telegram
Yesterday
BART passengers could someday see a second route across the San Francisco Bay, with a parallel but totally new alignment and crossing points on the either side of the bay.
The San Francisco Chronicle
Yesterday
A series of partnerships announced is pushing integrating taxi service and artificial intelligence in Japan.
TechCrunch
Blog post
2 days ago
Here are a few transportation-related facts that might have slipped through the cracks in the current political debate regarding infrastructure spending.
Steven Polzin
2 days ago
A new tool in Miami could use broader application in cities around the country (hint hint).
Miami Herald
2 days ago
One of the biggest obstacles to retrofitting suburbia with more walkable environments is passionate local opposition to change.
Greater Greater Washington
2 days ago
Here's one way to make a kid-friendly city and introduce the joys of public transit at a young age: offer free multi-agency transit passes to high school students.
The Seattle Times
2 days ago
There are a lot of ways to "right-size" parking, as the city of Seattle is showing with an ordinance under consideration by a City Council committee today.
The Urbanist
3 days ago
Lyft has entered into a partnership with Baltimore Bike Share, on the heels of Uber's entrance into the San Francisco bike-share market.
Modern Cities
3 days ago
Amtrak's Gateway Program to replace a century-old rail tunnel and bridge from New Jersey to Manhattan, both bottlenecks on the busy Northeast Corridor, did not score well on an evaluation by the Federal Transit Administration for grant funding.
Progressive Railroading
3 days ago
Plenty of sidewalks stand in need of improvement, and many aren't there at all. But they're also a symbol of the automobile's engineered dominance of our roads.
Curbed
4 days ago
At the ninth session of the World Urban Forum held earlier in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy introduced their new "Pedestrian First" toolkit to measure and promote walkability in urban environments.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
4 days ago
It is illegal to operate a mobile phone to talk, text or listen to music while crossing the street in Montclair, California
Daily Bulletin
4 days ago
A highly congested route in Houston is getting new, dedicated bus lanes. Metro looks ready to build the kind of high-quality BRT line that has been a tough sell in the United States.
Houston Chronicle