Transportation

Railway carriage charm: has high-speed rail’s moment arrived?

With very few exceptions, city-to-city travel in the US by rail is, if available at all, generally slow and inconvenient outside of the Northeast. ... read more »

WSJ March 7, 2009: "A Hole Grows in Brooklyn" Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards Debacle

Now officials have a mess on their hands. The development got just far enough to do considerable damage to the neighborhood without progressing far enough to do any good... ... read more »

Technology Tools for Transportation Networks

Forbes Magazine and Carol Colleta at CEOs for Cities picked up on a recent study by INRIX, a Seattle-area tech firm with surprising things to say about traffic congestion. ... read more »

Transportation for America Launches Campaign Platform

Now that the stimulus bill is law, it's time to move beyond the shovel-ready and start thinking big, bold, and transformational. ... read more »

Towards a Functional Classification Replacement

The essay "Towards a Functional Classification Replacement" is online in three parts at the Ped Shed blog. ... read more »

Beyond the stimulus: whither communities in the next transportation bill?

I am immensely grateful to my colleagues at NRDC and in the broader smart growth movement for being on top of what's been going on in the stimulus negotiations, particularly with respect to transporta ... read more »

Doomsday as an Opportunity?

If you've read James Howard Kunstler, you are familiar with his doomsday scenario. ... read more »

A mass transit dilemma: Ridership up, funds down.

Public transport systems are reeling from an economic crisis that has dried up tax revenue and blown gaps in state budgets. They are having to raise fares and cut services. By Richard Fausset ... read more »