Transportation

October 18, 2017, 12pm PDT
The speculation about a planned transit investment program in Nashville began in August, and now the mayor is throwing full support behind a referendum that would raise four kinds of taxes to pay for a $5.2 billion in transit investments.
Tennessean
October 18, 2017, 10am PDT
A new report from TransitCenter and the Eno Center for Transportation evaluates public-private transit service contracting, finding a cautionary tale in New Orleans among its six case studies.
The Times-Picayune
October 18, 2017, 8am PDT
A proposal once too controversial to consider is gaining traction at several layers of government.
The Dallas Morning News
Blog post
October 17, 2017, 2pm PDT
Negative responses to the "Most Influential Urbanists" list published last week overwhelmingly focused on one name on the list: Enrique Peñalosa.
James Brasuell
October 17, 2017, 1pm PDT
When Ford GoBike took over Bay Area Bike Share last year and promised to expand the number of bikes ten-fold, they entered into an exclusivity contract with San Francisco. So why is the city going to issue a permit to a competitor?
San Francisco Examiner
October 17, 2017, 11am PDT
For much of the 20th century, San Diego led the nation in public transit firsts. Unfortunately, the region has slipped to the bottom of national transit rankings. Planning activist Murtaza Baxamusa explains how it happened and the needed reform.
UrbDeZine
October 17, 2017, 10am PDT
It is now up to the Bay Area's transportation planning agency to determine when to ask voters to hike tolls on seven Bay Area bridges, by how much, and whether to phase the increase. A bill to allow voters to fund Caltrain was also signed.
SF Gate
October 17, 2017, 5am PDT
The small town of Isafjordur, Iceland is hoping an optical illusion painted onto a street will work to slow down drivers.
Visir
October 16, 2017, 2pm PDT
The new 312 RiverRun will connect three parks on a two-mile elevated pedestrian path.
DNAinfo Chicago
October 16, 2017, 12pm PDT
Larger cities in California's second most populous county will be given more power thanks to a bill that reforms the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). One result may be that more public transit measures appear on the ballot.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
October 16, 2017, 11am PDT
Sonoma-Marin Rail Transit (SMART) has been operating almost continuously at full schedule, collecting no fares since the epic wildfires began in Sonoma County on Oct. 8. Two stations in the fire-zone are shut down due to lack of access.
Marin Independent Journal
October 16, 2017, 10am PDT
A Minneapolis bike lane protest sets a new bar for opposition to bike lanes—Godwin's law was definitely in play.
Streetsblog USA
October 16, 2017, 9am PDT
Traffic fatalities are increasing faster than any time since the 1960s, but it's hard to notice much concern from the United States.
Streetsblog USA
Feature
October 16, 2017, 5am PDT
At the 2017 Autonomous Vehicle Symposium, a group of experts were asked to predict the effects of autonomous vehicles in two case study communities, and to generate a list of proposed policy actions to prepare for a future of autonomous vehicles.
Nico Larco, Gerry Tierney, William Riggs
October 15, 2017, 11am PDT
New Jersey's 107-year-old Portal Bridge has been a symbol of the region's crumbling rail infrastructure. A $1.7 billion project to replace the bridge, launched this week, is designed to improve the situation.
NorthJersey.com
October 15, 2017, 5am PDT
An oversight committee has approved the Locally Preferred Alternative for the Review Corridor Streetcar project that will connect Downtown St. Paul to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
MinnPost
October 14, 2017, 7am PDT
Chicago trains and buses have long had dark cloth coverings, which can hide liquids and make for unpleasant experiences for riders.
Reader
October 13, 2017, 1pm PDT
Gov. Jerry Brown signed 12 bills on Oct. 10 to facilitate the transition from oil-powered light and heavy duty vehicles to electric power in California, and thus meet his goal of putting 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025.
NGT News
October 13, 2017, 6am PDT
People—on bikes, in cars, and on foot—should be able to agree that bike lanes are better for everyone.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
October 12, 2017, 2pm PDT
Metro Los Angeles new transit etiquette public service announcement is either a dream or a nightmare, depending on your perspective, but the transit agency clearly spared no expense in trying to impart a few lessons on courteous riding.
The Source