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February 4, 2020, 7am PST
Spoiler alert: not much.
Streetsblog USA
February 4, 2020, 6am PST
Decatur, Georgia planned big for bike infrastructure, and now car commuters are saying traffic is more congested than ever.
Atlanta Journal Constitution
February 3, 2020, 11am PST
A Los Angeles councilmember would drastically redesign one fo the city's most famous streets, stopping short of removing cars entirely from the stretch of road, but still removing vehicle lanes.
Los Angeles Times
February 3, 2020, 8am PST
Four predictions for the future of the conspicuous, controversial dockless scooter rental industry.
CityLab
February 3, 2020, 6am PST
Enough European cities have shown it can be done. It's time for U.S. cities to follow suit.
Curbed
February 3, 2020, 5am PST
Highways have been razed, replaced with boulevards, and streets have been placed on road diets, but what about lane reductions on interstate highways? That's one recommendation in a report released Thursday by a panel of experts on the BQE.
The New York Times
February 2, 2020, 7am PST
There have been many attempts to redesign Penn Station, but not all of them were created equal.
New York
February 2, 2020, 5am PST
Indiana's fifth-largest city, of just under 100,000, residents has 120 roundabouts, more than any city in the U.S., and only 14 traffic lights. The average traffic fatality rate is 83 percent lower than the national average.
Smart Cities Dive
January 31, 2020, 8am PST
The San Francisco Chronicle's urban design critic tempers expectations for Market Street in San Francisco, where the city this week undertook an ambitious, but perhaps over-sold, redesign of the busy street.
The San Francisco Chronicle
January 30, 2020, 10am PST
In every phase of transit development, arts and culture strategies can be employed to inform and enhance the process. Here are examples from three different transit projects around the country.
Shelterforce Magazine
January 30, 2020, 9am PST
GM's first non-internal combustion engine vehicle assembly plant will be in the form of 35-year-old plant straddling the Detroit-Hamtramck border thanks in part to a $2.27 billion state tax credit. Electric pickups, SUVs, and AVs will be produced.
Detroit Free Press
January 30, 2020, 7am PST
The public is getting a chance to give feedback on the city's proposed changes to a project that would realign and widen Interstate 45 near downtown Houston.
Houston Chronicle
January 30, 2020, 6am PST
Congressional Democrats hope transportation infrastructure can be a winning political point during a campaign year following the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
The Hill
January 29, 2020, 10am PST
The historic, car-free transformation of San Francisco's busiest street opens to the public today.
London Breed via Medium
January 29, 2020, 8am PST
A new report from the World Economic Forum predicts dire consequences for congestion and carbon emissions if e-commerce delivery services proliferate unchecked.
Supply Chain DIve
January 29, 2020, 7am PST
A recent study claiming that transportation costs in Houston, among other expenses, raise the cost of living almost to the same level as living in New York City. Some took exception to the study's methodology.
E21
January 29, 2020, 6am PST
When tolls rise on the 66 Express Lanes, trips decrease. according to a new report by the Virginia Department of Transportation.
Patch
January 28, 2020, 12pm PST
It will be a big year for transit openings in North America, with even more on the way in years to follow.
the transport politic
January 28, 2020, 10am PST
The state gas tax cannot provide the funding that Washington needs for its transportation system, according to a recent opinion piece published by the Seattle Times. But state legislators can look to bold, progressive revenue options for the future.
The Seattle Times
January 28, 2020, 7am PST
Plans to extend The 606 bike and pedestrian path north to the planned Lincoln Yards mega-development project recently took a crucial step forward.
Chicago Tribune