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Transportation roundup 3/4/15

Transportation roundup 3/4/15

| March 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways Pollution From Traffic Affects Kids Cognitive Development // New Republic Every street can’t handle every use, mayor says // Seattle Times Seattle Bases Bus Fares on Income. The Interesting Question: Why? // Forbes Phoenix council to weigh $30 billion transportation plan // AZ Central Public transit on the ropes // Washington Post Amtrak vote bumped by DHS […]

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Lawn ornaments no longer entitle Bostonians to parking spots

Lawn ornaments no longer entitle Bostonians to parking spots

| March 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Christmas decorations, traffic cones, deck chairs, children’s outgrown toys and old appliances: Following record snowfall, Boston residents have been using whatever they can get their hands on to claim their shoveled-out parking spots while they’re not using them. The unofficial rule, as NPR reports, is “[W]hoever takes the time to dig out a parking space […]

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Transportation roundup 3/3/15

Transportation roundup 3/3/15

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways Is Waze protected by the Constitution? // Autoblog Could an App Solve Boston’s Gridlock Problems? // State Tech [Waze] Crowd-sourced traffic app Waze to come pre-installed on some Android models // Phone Arena [Waze] New Mobile App Alerts Drivers to People on Bikes // Planetizen [Bike Shield] American mass transit is dying // Salon […]

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Are Americans obese because they drive, or do they drive because they’re obese?

Are Americans obese because they drive, or do they drive because they’re obese?

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Call it America’s latest version on the old chicken/egg question: What came first, excessive driving or the country’s obesity problem? New research indicates that driving more than 10 miles a day hurts drivers both physically and mentally, as Business Insider reports. But this latest study is far from the only one to suggest driving has […]

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Transportation roundup 3/2/15

Transportation roundup 3/2/15

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways America’s transportation system discriminates against minorities and poor: Federal funding for roads, buses, and mass transit still segregates Americans. // Slate Big reason for not owning a car in the U.S. is poverty // Governing via Citiscope Where It’s Best And Worst To Drive An Electric Vehicle // Co.Exist Generation Z prefers Ford, wants better […]

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Transportation roundup 2/27/15

Transportation roundup 2/27/15

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways This Billboard Cheers If You Walk By It Instead Of Drive // Co.Exist The Knight Foundation Is Funding a Large-Scale Expansion of Raleigh’s ‘Guerrilla’ Wayfinding Signs // CityLab Somerville Signs Call For Drivers Not To Slash Tires, Break Car Windows // CBS Boston Michigan pedestrian deaths up 40% in ’14 // Detroit News 25,000 Chrysler Cars […]

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Ailing infrastructure: do we lack funding, or just leadership?

Ailing infrastructure: do we lack funding, or just leadership?

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is hopeful that politicians can agree on long-term infrastructure funding. “I think there is a moment that is shaping up here for something good can happen,” Foxx said in a speech to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials in Washington. “It needs to be a long-term bill that […]

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Transportation roundup 2/26/15

Transportation roundup 2/26/15

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways Afghanistan’s first female taxi driver encourages women to drive // Autoblog Shorter yellow lights in Chicago could mean more tickets, new mayor // Autoblog Transportation chief sees ‘moment’ for highway bill // The Hill Plan to shift transportation burden to states seems doomed  // Washington Post Downtown Seattle workers steer away from solo driving  // Seattle Times […]

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Proof that compact cities lead to reduced car use

Proof that compact cities lead to reduced car use

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

The more compact the city, the fewer the cars… right? A new study — Connection Between Built Environment and Travel Behavior, published in the Journal of the Transportation Research Board — aims to determine whether that commonly-held wisdom is true. “[T]he compact city concept has become a paradigm of sustainable urban development under the premise […]

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Transportation roundup 2/25/15

Transportation roundup 2/25/15

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways Mileage Tax Builds Momentum as Alternative to Gas Tax // Transport Topics Slim majority backs carbon-fuel tax // Portland Tribune Bridj, a start-up using big data to improve bus transit, set to launch in Washington, D.C. // Washington Post Safer Maryland bikeways get the green light  // Greater Greater Washington Do Speed Cameras Make Streets Safer […]

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Transportation roundup 2/24/15

Transportation roundup 2/24/15

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways Connection Between Built Environment and Travel Behavior // Transportation Research Record [study] Bridging the Gap Between the New Urbanist Ideas and Transportation Planning Practice // Transportation Research Record [study] Action-Packed Signs Mean Fewer Pedestrian Accidents // Next City How the Michael Bay approach to road signs can reduce auto accidents // PBS Newshour Dozens injured in […]

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