Transportation

13 hours ago
Colorado will join California and nine other states in requiring that a percentage of new light-duty vehicle sales are zero-emissions, thanks to the first executive order signed by Democratic Gov. Jared Polis on Jan. 17.
Colorado Politics
16 hours ago
The latest edition of the annual report by Smart Growth America and the National Complete Streets Coalition reports more and more death and tragedy on American streets and roads.
CityLab
16 hours ago
The most damning evidence yet of how ride hailing is making urban transportation less efficient, not more.
Streetsblog USA
18 hours ago
Seattle recently closed the Alaskan Way Viaduct, but the predicted traffic chaos hasn’t ensued.
City Commentary
19 hours ago
As Seattle prepares a possible cordon area congestion pricing plan to tackle both traffic congestion and climate change, The Seattle Times did a poll on two applications of congestion pricing: urban tolls and adding express toll lanes to freeways.
The Seattle Times
Yesterday
Companies are marketing battery-electric buses as the transit vehicles of the future, but there is still much room for improvement.
CityLab
Blog post
Yesterday
The Federal Highway Administration's National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) shows that transit use is rising and household vehicle miles traveled are declining—but other data sources paint a more ambiguous picture.
Michael Lewyn
Yesterday
New York and Chicago asked residents to suggest sites for new docking stations. Most were not put at those locations, but that doesn’t mean collecting public input is not a useful and important part of the planning process, say researchers.
CityLab
2 days ago
Feeling a little "tl;dr" about the "Urban Planning Trends to Watch in 2019" article published by Planetizen earlier this month?
Planetizen via YouTube
2 days ago
A new online tool allows cities to measure progress in providing access to alternative forms of transportation.
Fast Company
2 days ago
Los Angeles Metro CEO Phil Washington will recommend to his board next Thursday that they pursue a congestion pricing program to reduce traffic congestion, improve transit, and subsidize transit fares in Los Angeles in time for the 2028 Olympics.
Curbed Los Angeles
3 days ago
Inland waterways have capacity to spare to help deal with an expected surge in freight movement around the country. Some TLC will be required to maximize that potential, however.
Eno Center for Transportation
3 days ago
Branding and bus rapid transit go hand in hand.
The Urbanist
3 days ago
New York City's ailing taxi industry is fighting what they call a "suicide surcharge," a new $2.50 fee they will be forced to charge riders below 95th Street in Manhattan. Eight drivers have already taken their lives as their business suffers.
The New York Times
4 days ago
Toronto Mayor John Tory is intervening in transit plans with a call to speed up spending and the construction timeline for the relief line, designed to relieve crowding on the city's subway system in the urban core.
The Star
4 days ago
The 16-mile Purple Line light rail project, which connects Maryland suburbs in Montgomery and Prince George's counties to the D.C. Metro Gold, Red, and Orange lines, is facing a new lawsuit.
The Washington Post
4 days ago
Sen. Scott Wiener introduced legislation to make state highways that run through villages, town, and cities, often acting as main streets, accommodate the safety needs of walkers, cyclists, and transit users when undergoing capital improvements.
Streetsblog California
4 days ago
For all the money pouring into autonomous vehicle technology, the public is still relatively unconvinced about the viability of the technology.
Smart Cities Dive
5 days ago
In a city where bus ridership has been declining for years, Pace has found success on the expressway.
Chicago Tribune
5 days ago
Rather than simply being punitive, the Dutch rail carrier is trying to find cost effective ways to collect fares and make riders feel welcome.
CityLab