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1 hour ago
New attention for a plan to greatly expand Amtrak service in dozens of cities and regions around the United States.
The Washington Post
2 hours ago
Improved connectivity and reliability in the region's public transit could stimulate growth and help build a more vibrant local economy.
Michigan Advance
3 hours ago
The state transit authority has granted preliminary approval to the revised plan to expand the Capital Beltway and add new high-occupancy and toll lanes.
DCist
Blog post
4 hours ago
To create more affordable, healthy, equitable, accessible, and resource-efficient communities, planners must reform the way we value speed relative to other community goals.
Todd Litman
22 hours ago
With more and more products available for doorstep delivery, Janette Sadik-Khan argues that policymakers have to proactively face the imminent "delivery deadlock" and take control of curb management.
Bloomberg CityLab
Yesterday
Mounting a tandem bike to the front of a Honda to generate the power to operate the car has never looked so fun.
Life OD via YouTube
3 days ago
The city, which has some of the nation's most dangerous streets for pedestrians and cyclists, is installing 3 miles of new bike lanes and pedestrian ramps on some of its busiest downtown corridors.
Smart Cities Dive
3 days ago
New data technology has made it possible to measure transit equity in ways that were impossible before. TransitCenter is making good use of the new capabilities.
TransitCenter
3 days ago
Ten bipartisan senators have proposed a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure deal with no new taxes, but it does include indexing the current gas tax of 18.4 cents per gallon, unchanged in 28 years, to inflation, thus potentially increasing gas prices.
The Washington Post
5 days ago
If even a small fraction of workers continue to work remotely or have more flexible hours, the resulting reduction in rush hour travelers could have a significant impact on peak hour congestion.
The New York Times
5 days ago
The Pencoyd Landing development is focused on providing access to pedestrians, cyclists, and transit users in the neighborhood of Lower Merion Township, across the Schuylkill River from Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Feature
6 days ago
Assembly Bill 1401, one of the most closely-watched land use bills in the California State legislature this year, would remove parking requirements in "High Quality Transit Areas" statewide.
Donald Shoup
6 days ago
The Congress for the New Urbanism's "Freeways Without Future 2021" report leverages the current political moment by spotlighting 15 U.S highways for removal.
CNU Public Square
6 days ago
"Slow streets" is a popular concept, but residents and community advocates say officials have to do more to make implementation effective and equitable.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
6 days ago
A shortage of drivers and spiking demand are driving Uber and Lyft prices higher than ever as the companies struggle to achieve profitability.
Curbed
6 days ago
The answer is "Yes!" for Kenny Uong who is passionate about L.A.'s buses and trains, knows how to get around without a car, and hopes to inspire others to do the same.
Los Angeles Times
6 days ago
State Sen. Scott Wiener authored legislation dubbed the Gas Tax Alternative Pilot to extend the California Road Charge Program that completed its pilot in 2017. The program takes on more significance with the 2035 sales ban of gas-powered vehicles.
Office of California State Senator Scott Wiener
June 14, 2021, 9am PDT
The Ada County Highway District has announced a new program to separate bike lanes from vehicle lanes on arterial roadways in Boise and other cities around the county.
Boise Dev
June 14, 2021, 8am PDT
Plans for the area include thousands of new housing units, public parks, and improved bike and pedestrian infrastructure.
Urbanize LA
June 14, 2021, 7am PDT
Overdue and over budget, infrastructure for pedestrian and people on bikes is finally available on the Margaret McDermott Bridge in Dallas.
WFAA