Transportation

May 10, 2019, 1pm PDT
Road safety advocates, particularly those who promote walking and biking, have long understood the importance of language, such as using "crash" rather than "accident." Two new media studies shed more light on bias in media coverage of crashes.
Outside Online
May 10, 2019, 12pm PDT
Uber is making it easier for travelers to access transit by offering the option to purchase tickets through its app.
CityLab
May 10, 2019, 11am PDT
Muni is planning on making improvements on 50 miles of bus routes as the system faces increasing demand.
San Francisco Chronicle
May 10, 2019, 7am PDT
Grafitti is making a comeback on the New York Subway.
The City
May 9, 2019, 2pm PDT
A law recently passed by the Oregon State Legislature redefines the ontology of bike lanes.
The Oregonian
May 9, 2019, 1pm PDT
Questions raised by a proposal to build a new airport 37 miles south of Downtown Chicago: Does the region even need a new airport? And would this particular airport proposal serve to induce more sprawl in the region?
Chicago Tribune
May 9, 2019, 12pm PDT
The latest North American city to take up the cause of Donald Shoup and "The High Cost of Free Parking" is located in Canada.
Edmonton Journal
May 9, 2019, 9am PDT
The city has seen a rise in car crash deaths since implementing its Vision Zero initiative. Advocates say not enough action is being taken to make streets safer.
Los Angeles Times
May 9, 2019, 8am PDT
Richard Florida cites new research to argue that car culture and car oriented communities are the main culprits in the unhealthy lifestyles of U.S. school children.
CityLab
May 9, 2019, 6am PDT
Violent crime is at the lowest rate in decades, but don't tell that to the people who use neighborhood-based apps like Nextdoor, Citizen, and Neighbors.
Vox
May 8, 2019, 1pm PDT
Introduced on April 30, the $2 trillion conceptual plan is likely to be dismissed by Congressional Republicans wary of increasing taxes and adding to the deficit, according to an extensive article by The Hill published three days later.
The Hill
May 8, 2019, 12pm PDT
Uber is expected to be valued at $91 billion for an Initial Public Offering this spring. Initial investors will get rich. Drivers won't get much.
NPR
May 8, 2019, 11am PDT
PeopleforBike has released its most comprehensive analysis yet of how well cities and towns provide bike infrastructure and succeed in attracting people to active transportation.
PeopleforBikes
May 8, 2019, 10am PDT
A reporter rides the bus in Los Angeles and discovers the interesting, complicated, and sometimes heartbreaking stories that riders bring on board.
Los Angeles Times
May 8, 2019, 8am PDT
The lesson of the I-405 widening project that birthed meme-worthy events like "Carmageddon": widening a freeway won't reduce congestion for long, if ever.
Curbed Los Angeles
May 7, 2019, 2pm PDT
The city of St. Petersburg is intended to improve safety for all users of streets—bicyclists, pedestrians, transit users, and drivers.
Smart Cities Dive
May 7, 2019, 12pm PDT
Bustang, the interregional bus service launched by the Colorado Department of Transportation in 2015, will have a station in the middle of Interstate 25 as part of a $350 million plan to add toll lanes between Johnstown and Fort Collins.
The Coloradoan
May 7, 2019, 11am PDT
Ridership on the WMATA bus system, down an estimated 13 percent between 2012 and 2017, will need drastic innovations to reverse, according to a new report by the Bus Transformation project.
The Washington Post
May 7, 2019, 7am PDT
The rapid economic growth of North Texas might not translate to economic mobility for many residents if the region can't better connect land use and transportation planning, according to this opinion piece.
The Dallas Morning News
May 7, 2019, 6am PDT
Ontario Transportation Minister Jeff Yurek says it been too long since the province raised speed limits on many of its highways, despite the safety risks of speeding.
CBC News