Transportation

September 13, 2008, 7am PDT
The city of Cincinnati is launching a new pilot program to introduce on-street parking options for scooters, mopeds, bicycles and other two-wheeled transportation alternatives.
Cincinnati Business Courier
September 12, 2008, 2pm PDT
Eduardo Porter traces the American preference for light trucks back to a tariff against frozen chicken back in 1961.
The New York Times
September 12, 2008, 10am PDT
Double-decker buses haven't been seen on New York streets since the 1970s. MTA is conducting a trial run for a month to see if they might be worth resurrecting.
New York Times
September 10, 2008, 1pm PDT
Winnipeg, for years Canada's largest urban center without rapid transit, has just announced the construction of a bus rapid transit system with associated transit-oriented development.
The Winnipeg Free Press
September 10, 2008, 8am PDT
The future of getting around may lie in personal rapid transit, or the "podcar." Catherine Burke highlights the system's reported safety and cost-effectiveness.
The Los Angeles Times
September 10, 2008, 5am PDT
New funds have already been allocated to public transit agencies, but unexpected increases in ridership have called for even more. The funds come as part of a new energy bill intended to reduce foreign oil dependence.
The Wall Street Journal
September 9, 2008, 1pm PDT
Greg Beato enumerates how American bike-sharing programs fall short of their Parisian counterparts. Until the program evolves some more, the autonomy afforded by the private car or bicycle will continue to prevail.
Reason Online
September 9, 2008, 11am PDT
An Albany newspaper takes a look at cycling in the Capital District: cycling is up, and advocacy groups are working to take advantage of it.
Metroland
September 9, 2008, 8am PDT
Taxpayers, not transit users, will bail out motorists to keep the highway trust fund solvent. The administration had initially proposed to use transit funds and veto using general funds, but with the fund scheduled to go bust in Oct., they relented.
Los Angeles Times via San Francisco Chronicle
September 8, 2008, 12pm PDT
A recent study shows that about 60% of all trips into the urban core of Vancouver are not by car.
The Vancouver Sun
September 8, 2008, 11am PDT
A collection of links to online sources for parking spots.
Mashable
September 8, 2008, 8am PDT
Tokyo finds solution to commuter bicycle parking shortage by building high-tech robotic garages.
The Washington Post
September 6, 2008, 11am PDT
The enormous traffic in imported goods is generating a huge amount of disease-causing pollution in and around ports, and along trade routes.
AlterNet
September 5, 2008, 2pm PDT
Stinky trains may become a thing of the past in Berlin, where officials are sniff-testing new fragrances to mask the odors of public transit.
Der Spiegel
September 5, 2008, 11am PDT
On Canada's arctic Baffin Island, engineers are preparing to construct the world's most northerly railway, a 143 kilometer line across permafrost to transport iron ore to Europe.
The Globe and Mail
September 5, 2008, 8am PDT
California's SB 375 could have a big impact on the way the state grows, but without more funding for public transit, any gains would be offset by continued congestion and traffic problems.
Beyond Chron
September 4, 2008, 12pm PDT
The CA Senate voted to approve the HOT lane/transit investment plan of the LA MTA for two freeways, making LA eligible for $210 million in federal congestion pricing funds if the governor signs the bill.
LA Times
September 4, 2008, 11am PDT
The City of Toronto and Ontario's transportation agency Metrolinx are offering competing long term transportation plans for the Toronto region.
The Globe and Mail
September 4, 2008, 7am PDT
Toyota has hired two firms to build solar panels to augment the diesel engines on their car-carrying behemoths. The result will be a cut in CO2 emissions of 1 to 2 percent per year, or about 20 tons.
Wired
September 3, 2008, 1pm PDT
China is investing in complete Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems in cities from Beijing to Kunming.
chinabrt.org