Transportation

April 17, 2017, 6am PDT
Writing that a $320 million transportation finance bill "violates my user-pay, pay-as-you-go philosophy toward transportation funding," Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter explained why he allowed the bill to become law without his signature.
Idaho Mountain Express
Blog post
April 17, 2017, 5am PDT
The Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute annual conference is the region's premier gathering of planning professionals. This year's conference explored strategies for building inclusive cities in which everyone can thrive.
Dean Saitta
April 16, 2017, 1pm PDT
The destruction of an expanse of I-85 in Atlanta means the heavily travelled freeway will be closed for months. The disaster that was predicted to follow, however, has so far failed to materialize.
City Observatory
April 15, 2017, 11am PDT
After another big announcement from the realm of futuristic transportation, there's reason to remain skeptical.
Curbed
April 15, 2017, 5am PDT
The transportation network company is facing an ongoing legal battle over its drivers’ right to unionize in Seattle and an antitrust lawsuit in New York.
Pacific Standard
April 14, 2017, 1pm PDT
Fuel cell electric vehicles are gaining a following in California, but nowhere else in the U.S. for the simple reason that almost all hydrogen fueling stations are located in the Golden State. Sales, or leases, are expected to jump this year.
The Associated Press
April 13, 2017, 1pm PDT
Citing data that show a large share of people killed while walking or biking were drunk, some are calling for programs to educate the public of the danger of walking and biking while under the influence of alcohol.
Pittsburg Post-Gazette
April 13, 2017, 9am PDT
The curious and, at times, dangerous design of bus lanes that move against the flow of traffic in Mexico city will be expensive and time-consuming to take out, so the city looks for ways to work with what it has.
CityLab
April 13, 2017, 7am PDT
China's "One Belt, One Road" program to create a network of trade routes across Eurasia took a major step forward this week when a freight train bearing export goods disembarked from the United Kingdom bound for China's Zhejiang province.
Railway Gazette
April 12, 2017, 12pm PDT
Valley Metro announced a suite of bus service improvements this month, with even more potentially on the way later this year.
Queen Creek Independent
April 12, 2017, 11am PDT
An old wound is mitigated thanks to two Democratic legislators from Riverside County who made it clear from the onset what it would take for them to sign-on to the Road Repair and Accountability Act, California's historic fuel tax and fee increase.
The Press-Enterprise
April 12, 2017, 10am PDT
A how-to guide for concerned citizens and tactical urbanists interested in slowing down traffic in their community.
Strong Towns
April 12, 2017, 8am PDT
It's every Shoupista's favorite day of the year.
Streetsblog USA
April 11, 2017, 1pm PDT
A decade ago, Providence considered a streetcar for land that once moved cars along the former path of Route 195. Now transit planners have once again shifted gears, targeting a high-frequency bus corridor for the area.
Providence Journal
April 11, 2017, 12pm PDT
Parking is back in the news, with a high-profile case study: the new spaceship-shaped headquarters of Apple in Cupertino has devoted a larger footprint to parking spaces than office space.
The Economist
April 11, 2017, 10am PDT
Gondolas seem to find their way into the public transit investment conversation again and again over the years, taking up space and air that could be devoted to more substantive issues of investment, maintenance, and operation.
Streetsblog USA
April 11, 2017, 9am PDT
California's Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has recently been exploring ways to power its system using renewable energy sources, but is it really possible to power one of the state's "top 10 power consumers" with alternative energy?
Doggerel
April 11, 2017, 8am PDT
Next month the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Authority will decide what type of buses to purchase to replace 1,000 aging diesel buses. Two op-eds in the Los Angeles Daily News present alternative viewpoints.
Los Angeles Daily News
April 10, 2017, 2pm PDT
"Every reasonable effort should be made to avoid and minimize construction impacts on pedestrian, bicycle, and bus facilities in Oakland," according to a guidance released by the city of Oakland earlier in 2017.
Transport Oakland
April 10, 2017, 9am PDT
In a region with a full calendar of transit construction projects and high hopes for a positive stream of news, a premier and historic project has not gone as smoothly as hoped.
The Denver Post