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In Allston, the transit lesson we never learn

It was bad enough the first time that Boston — in the 21st century — built a whole new neighborhood while totally forgetting to include enough bus or …

8 cool ideas for U.S. cities, courtesy of the Dutch

Urban interventions galore<p>From Mondrian’s colorful, pared-down compositions to a bike- and weed-friendly culture, there’s a lot the Netherlands is known for. And recently, these cultural footings —as well as universal headaches like potholes and road safety—have inspired a number of innovative …

Ready to pay trillions for self-driving car roads?

Car companies say self-driving cars are coming soon, but that’s only half the story.<p>Automakers can build cars with semi-autonomous hardware, but they aren’t in the business of building infrastructure. From the millions of miles accumulated by semi-autonomous cars so far, one thing is clear: Our …

U.S. Department of Transportation

Uber app to display real-time public transit data so you can easily combine modes of transport

Uber has announced plans to make it easier for riders to keep tabs on transit options by displaying real-time public transport data directly within the Uber app.<p>For this feature — available only in the Android Uber app for now — the ride-hailing giant has teamed up with Transit, a …

Transportation

A Case Study on How Not to Do a Transportation Project

The lesson of Philadelphia's South Street Bridge is that community feedback isn't a one-and-done process.<p>Veteran city transportation official Rina Cutler uses four acronyms to describe public participants who tend to get involved in big urban projects. Of course there’s NIMBY. There’s also BANANA: …

USDOT releases 2015 State Transportation Statistics

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has published its latest version of the annual State Transportation …

Transportation

A Dutch City Is Experimenting With Giving Away A Basic Income Of $1,000 A Month

Utrecht is one of four Dutch cities trying to figure out what happens if you give your citizens free money.<p>If you give people $,1000 a month, no strings attached, will they pocket the money and do nothing with their lives (nothing, that is, that’s socially useful)? Or, will they use the $1,000 as a …

Silicon Valley Commutes Are Hell. Time for Companies to Fix That

The northern bit of San Jose, California ain’t charming, walkable Paris, or even Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, which packs about double the number of …

Disney World May Reinvent Transportation

Self-driving shuttles and continuously loading gondolas might be the future of getting around in Disney's Florida resort.<p>Getting around <b>Disney</b>'s …

Cities Are About To Change Forever. Here Are 3 Key Decisions They Must Make

Disruptive technology and businesses are dramatically reshaping how we move around cities.<p>When Model-Ts started rolling off Ford’s Highland Park production lines in 1908, there were only around 200,000 cars on the roads in the U.S. Few foresaw the spread of suburbia, out-of-town shopping, …

The Self-Driving Dilemma

Autonomous vehicles could spark a cleaner, cheaper urban mobility revolution—or they could make it tougher to combat sprawl, congestion, and climate change.<p>The promise of autonomous cars has struck an especially jubilant chord with a chorus of futurist urban thinkers. The big transformative hope: …

Trump’s transportation secretary made a huge mistake about self-driving cars

Definitely do not leave your seat while using driver assistance features<p>US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao expressed her openness to self-driving technology after she was appointed by Donald Trump. But in an interview with Fox Business this week, she shared what appears to be a …

London trials driverless shuttle service

The prototype vehicle is being given a limited test run in the borough of Greenwich<p>The UK might be behind the US when it comes to driverless car research, but it’s moving forward (at a sedate and pedestrian-friendly speed) with driverless pods. Today, the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) …

Driverless Cars

FACT CHECK: Trump's Claim That The 2009 Stimulus Built Nothing

Speaking to CEOs on Tuesday, President Trump touted his plans for deregulation and infrastructure-building. In the process, he made a striking claim: that the Obama administration passed an infrastructure bill that built nothing and gave money to social programs.<p>You may not remember that happening …

Eric Bolling

Here's how much money doctors actually make

Not all doctors take home the same amount of money. Orthopedists — doctors who treat bone and muscle problems — make the most on average. Pediatricians, or those who take care of children, earn the least. And white doctors take home significantly more than their equally qualified peers of color, …

Health Care

Inside Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s Ambitious Plans To Create The Post-Car City

The first female mayor of the French capital wants to clean the city’s air and lower its carbon footprint. The solution: more walking, more bikes, more public transport—and fewer cars.<p>A year ago, the Georges Pompidou highway next to the right bank of Paris’s Seine River was filled with traffic. Now …

Trump Building Plan: This Public-Private Deal Is a Green Jewel

<i>This is the second in a two-part series on the successes and failures of public-private partnerships, a funding mechanism that President Donald Trump has proposed to realize his $1 trillion dollar infrastructure plan to rebuild America. On Monday, we examined a Texas toll road deal that went south.</i> …

Philanthropy

The Right Way to Run a Railroad

Private investors are paying for Florida’s express-train service. Government should be grateful, not obstructive.<p>Infrastructure is rising to the top of President Donald Trump’s agenda. He reportedly wants to put tax credits for infrastructure investment in a tax-reform bill Congress is expected to …

Trains

Reflections by SM21 founder

​​<b>Urban mobility is not just a matter of transportation, it is about the people...</b><br>Mobility and transportation have often been seen as synonyms in …

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Opinion | Devil in transit plan details

https://www.ourlondon.ca/opinion-story/7216814-devil-in-transit-plan-details/<p>London’s bus rapid transit plan doesn’t seem to hold …

Transportation

Mobility, Services, APIs and bots

This week marks the anniversary of the tech project at MaaS Global. Exactly one year ago, I got the first people working on the bleeding-edge …

Smart cities need smart cars: In the future, your car will be able to “see” through buildings

Thanks to V2X technology, connected cars will soon be able to tell you what lies way ahead or around the corner<p>Automotive technology is evolving so fast these days that it’s difficult to predict the features vehicles will have by the end of the next decade. But we do know that wireless connectivity …

Want Commuters to Ditch Driving? Try Giving Them Cash Money

Would you change how you get to work for $10 a month? $50? How about $100? As dense cities struggle with packed roads and choking smog, officials are …

Cities

On Transit Policy, City Leaders Have More Power Than They Think

State and federal policies often get in the way of transportation planning, but they don’t have to. A new field guide shows how cities can take charge.<p><i>This post is part of a CityLab series on power—the political kind, the stuff inside batteries and gas tanks, and the transformative might of mass</i> …

Trump’s budget is a disaster for transit

The Trump budget would eliminate funding for transit expansion projects unless a funding agreement is already in place, the Washington Post reports. For transit projects that have yet to reach that stage, funding from the Federal Transit Administration's New Starts program — currently budgeted for …

Urban Design

The Results of America's First Transit-Incentive Program

Paying people to avoid the morning rush <i>sort of</i> worked in the San Francisco Bay Area.<p>Last year the San Francisco Bay Area became the first laboratory in North America for a mass-transit incentives program, with BART offering rewards to commuters who shifted their morning commutes away from the peak …

Chinese city gets bike highway in the sky

Copenhagen’s Bicycle Snake is a wonderful ride and a fun design by Dissing + Weitling Architecture. Now the firm has completed a 7.6 km (4.7 mi) …