May 31, 2019

With a one-mile tunnel below a convention center set to join Las Vegas’s many transportation spectacles, another important detail got sidelined in last week’s hoopla: Vegas might be the Boring Company’s first paying customer, but Maryland’s transportation department is seriously considering building a similar tunnel for cars that would run from Washington D....

May 30, 2019

New research from the University of Pennsylvania shows that denser cities and towns can save lives.

The four-year long study compared Pennsylvania Department of Transportation records of all car accidents in a five-county region with population data, socioeconomic factors, different road types, and other factors. The resulting analysis, which examined collisi...

May 24, 2019

Last week, federal legislation was proposed in both the House of Representatives and the Senate that could radically shift the way the U.S. tackles its climate crisis. The Zero-Emission Vehicles Act would eliminate the sale of gas-powered passenger cars in the U.S. by 2040.

“The climate crisis is a defining issue of our time, and we must pursue bold measures...

May 23, 2019

A new bicycle-sharing pilot program described as smart, dockless and on-demand is finally set to launch Monday in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge.

The program including more than 100 orange-and-white Dropbikes was supposed to begin last year. But Matthew Lumsden, manager of operations and strategic initiatives with Drop Mobility, the company that operates t...

May 22, 2019

Los Angeles is getting what it paid for when it widened 10 miles of its most infamous freeways — another lane of traffic.

The extra lane of the I-405 between the 10 and the 101 freeways that opened in May, 2014, to supposedly alleviate congestion actually ended up adding a minute of travel time for drivers of the 10-mile stretch — and new data shows congestio...

May 16, 2019

How can more spending mean worse results? Thanks to American transportation policy, it’s a reality painfully understood by millions of drivers, who commute on a deteriorating network of roads right as local and state transit agencies spend increasing sums of money on new highways.

“Repair Priorities 2019,” a report released today by Transportation for America...

May 15, 2019

Traffic in Washington is already bad and could get worse when autonomous vehicles arrive. But D.C. Council members want to look at ways to reduce congestion and delays and move more people than cars. So how do you do that?

Hit people in the wallet. With tolls.

The Council included almost half a million dollars in its budget to study the idea known as “congesti...

May 14, 2019

This is Part 1 of a two-part series on how Providence and the entire Rhode Island region are making redesigns for a new era of diversified transportation options for people.

As Providence, RI embraces a vision of mixed-use transit-oriented development, residents miss the frequent and reliable service of streetcars. The city even received federal funding for a...

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