Transportation

May 29, 2008 Philadelphia Inquirer: Fuel prices and ridership up on mass transit.

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER STORY LINK AT BOTTOM OF POST Chart: Increases in Ridership http://www.philly.com/inquirer/gallery/19304779.html ... read more »

OK City says OK to Freeway Teardown

USA Today reports that the aging Crosstown Expressway in Oklahoma City will be demolished in 2012. The Crosstown Expressway is an elevated 4.5-mile stretch of Interstate 40. ... read more »

Washington Post: A Transportation Crossroads

More encouraging mainstream news coverage that "gets it." A Transportation Crossroads By Judith Rodin Washington Post, Friday, May 9, 2008; Page A27 ... read more »

Hartford, New Haven Contemplate Freeway Teardown

Norman Garrick, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the Center for Transportation and Urban Planning at the University of Connecticut, and CNU Board member poste ... read more »

More sprinklers, narrower streets?

Sprinklers are the key to greater flexibility from the fire service, says Capt. Frank Kinnier, an assistant fire marshal with Chesterfield County (Va.) Fire & EMS. ... read more »

Governing.com; King of the Road

In the April Transportation column of Governing.com Alex Marshall discuses and criticizes the tendencies of certain Conservative and Libertarian think tanks. ... read more »

New Urbanism could be NE Illinois' guiding philosophy ... if you act now

As CNU XVI: New Urbanism and the Booming Metropolis draws nigh, an opportunity to help make big plans drops into the laps of Chicago-area new urbanists. ... read more »

Vancouver going back to the future to finance transit lines

The newly reconstituted transit authority in Vancouver is looking to transit-oriented development to play a large role in paying its bills going forward. ... read more »

Big Dig's Big Bad Example

Noah Bierman, in the Boston Globe piece, 'No Big Dig Copycats' notes that the $15 billion dollar tunnel ... read more »

Another cost of car dependency

A recent AAA study on the costs of car accidents lists the areas with the highest accident costs per capita. (See http://planetizen.com/node/30024 ) ... read more »