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Transportation

5 days ago
When it comes to grants, one state has the attention of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao above all others.
Politico
5 days ago
The city's monorail has operated separately from other systems in the region, but now riders can pay fares using the ORCA cards that work for other transit systems in the region.
The Urbanist
5 days ago
Portland will soon be spreading out the red carpet for buses.
BikePortland
5 days ago
With all the bad news about plummeting ridership as the D.C. Metro transit system has struggled to deal with maintenance issues, a new report indicates that regional commuters are still driving alone less.
Greater Greater Washington
5 days ago
The city’s subway system is lagging in station accessibility, but the MTA has a plan to add elevators to 70 stations.
The New York Times
6 days ago
Private automobiles could be prohibited on San Francisco's primary downtown thoroughfare, and already-wide sidewalks could be extended and smoothed over. The Better Market Street project is ready for its close up.
The San Francisco Chronicle
6 days ago
There will be no road closures, no traffic bans, no loss of parking, and no new transit lines opening. Call it the "tolling effect" on Nov. 9 when motorists have to pay to drive through the two-mile State Route 99 tunnel that opened last February.
KOMO News
6 days ago
Los Angeles City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson outlines Destination Crenshaw and highlights the economic development and community investment opportunities it brings to South L.A.
The Planning Report
6 days ago
As the company plans to cease operations in a number of markets, carsharing’s future in the rapidly shifting world of mobility is unclear.
Smart Cities Dive
October 8, 2019, 10am PDT
What could have been the first new freeway for Los Angeles County in decades might now only mark the end of an era.
Streetsblog LA
October 8, 2019, 6am PDT
The Chicago Tribune supports the use of tax increment financing to fund a $2.1 billion project to revamp the Red and Purple lines on the CTA system in Chicago.
Chicago Tribune
Blog post
October 8, 2019, 5am PDT
Many jurisdictions have vehicle travel reduction targets. Integrated Smart Growth policies can help achieve these and other planning goals.
Todd Litman
October 7, 2019, 2pm PDT
Findings from a new study about the mobility needs and concerns of women in Los Angeles will inform future initiatives and planning.
Streetsblog LA
October 7, 2019, 10am PDT
Automobile traffic to LAX has increased by half in the last decade, and congestion has passed a tipping point.
Los Angeles Times
October 7, 2019, 9am PDT
Last week, 14th Street in Manhattan was closed to almost all varieties of automobile traffic, freeing up one of the slowest bus routes in the city. How will residents, workers, and commuters react?
Gothamist
October 7, 2019, 8am PDT
After a pilot in Ann Arbor, Ford Motor Company is expanding its City Insights Platform to six new cities:
Smart Cities Dive
October 6, 2019, 1pm PDT
Anyone with the Uber app, proximity to Lower Manhattan, and cash to spare can take a helicopter ride to JFK.
Reuters
October 6, 2019, 9am PDT
The city of Seattle is planning for street improvements around the University District station under construction on NE 43rd Street. But the latest designs don't allow for a street designed exclusively for pedestrians.
The Urbanist
October 6, 2019, 7am PDT
Not one, not two, but three articles in the past week paint dire portraits of the world that cars have created.
The New York Times
October 5, 2019, 11am PDT
The proposed fee on households with multiple vehicles would generate $9 million to improve the region’s transit system.
WKNO