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  • Thursday’s Headlines

    12:01am By Blake Aued
    Houston and Galveston have received almost 200 requests from communities for a share of $1 billion in state and federal transportation funding for projects ranging from road upgrades to bike and pedestrian infrastructure to better transit. (Houston Public…
  • The Bible Belt Should Really Be Called ‘The Carnage Corset’ For Pedestrians

    Wed 3:23pm By Angie Schmitt
    Eight of the 10 most dangerous metro areas in the U.S. for pedestrians are in Florida, according to a new study by Smart Growth America. Of the remaining 12, eight are in the Deep South.
  • Wednesday’s Headlines

    Wed 12:04am By Blake Aued
    Only about a third of Seattle residents think cars should be the priority when it comes to transportation, according to a new poll. People tend to blame growth, poor planning and insufficient transit for the city’s transportation woes. The streetcar and…
  • Study: Uber and Lyft Caused U.S. Transit Decline

    Tue 4:08pm By Angie Schmitt
    Uber and Lyft have decreased bus ridership in San Francisco 12.7 percent since 2010, a new study estimates.
  • Meet a Woman Who ‘Runs’ For Transit in Seattle

    Tue 12:01am By Clarence Eckerson Jr.
    Meet a woman who combined her love of jogging with her support for transit.
  • Tuesday’s Headlines

    Tue 12:01am By Blake Aued
    Nationally, 75 percent of commuters drive to work alone — a figure that doesn’t seem to budge, no matter what city planners do. A new report that analyzes Census data suggests that’s because transit agencies don’t do a good job of connecting people…
  • Monday’s Headlines

    Mon 12:18am By Blake Aued
    The federal shutdown is costing the D.C. Metro 16 percent of its rail ridership, 8 percent of its bus ridership and $400,000 in revenue per day as thousands of employees stay home rather than commute to work. Metro may have to consider service cuts, the agency…
  • Engineering Group Takes on High Speed Limits

    Fri 2:10pm By Angie Schmitt
    One barrier to safer, more pedestrian friendly streets is slowing being dismantled.
  • Friday’s Headlines

    Fri 12:03am By Blake Aued
    Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has hired Linda Bailey, director of the National Association of City Transportation Officials, to head up the city’s ambitious — but so far unsuccessful — Vision Zero program. (WaPo) Bowser was recently booed for…
  • Biking Way up in Seattle During Highway Closure

    Jan 17, 2019, 12:11 pm By Angie Schmitt
    Biking has almost doubled along major corridors in Seattle as the city enters the fourth day of “Viadoom” — the highly publicized closure of State Route 99. Viadoom — or the “period of maximum constraint,” as city officials have called it was…
  • Talking Headways Podcast: The Future of Transportation Data

    Jan 17, 2019, 7:31 am By Jeff Wood
    Also, what is the media talking about in terms of new transport technologies and what the best jurisdiction level might be for regulation?
  • Thursday’s Headlines

    Jan 17, 2019, 12:00 am By Blake Aued
    Pedestrian deaths doubled in San Diego in 2018, from 17 to 34. (Union-Tribune) Charlotte drivers have already killed three people on foot this year, and the city’s Vision Zero director is recommending using cameras to catch speeders. Almost half of crashes…
  • Transit Systems Must Address Women’s Safety Concerns

    Jan 16, 2019, 1:40 pm By Angie Schmitt
    A new study shows women are about half as likely to use new rail service as men — especially if they express strong concerns about safety.
  • Wednesday’s Headlines

    Jan 16, 2019, 12:01 am By Blake Aued
    Bridge ramps and a crosstown interstate tore apart Charleston’s primarily black neighborhoods in the 1920s and again in the ‘60s. Now, with the bridges dismantled, the city is planning affordable housing and a  park to knit those neighborhoods back…
  • Can New Mobility Tech Disrupt Car Dependence?

    Jan 15, 2019, 4:50 pm By Angie Schmitt
    A new organization want to help cities use mobility tech to break cars' stranglehold on cities.
  • Tuesday’s Headlines

    Jan 15, 2019, 7:52 am By Blake Aued
    Transit systems are in danger of losing funding if the federal shutdown drags on. (Barron’s) Meanwhile, Washington, D.C. Uber drivers are feeling the pinch, too, with fewer requests for rides from furloughed government employees. (WTOP) Most cities leave the…
  • Six Ways the Media is Still Blaming the Victim

    Jan 14, 2019, 4:29 pm By Angie Schmitt
    Media tropes emphasize the victim's behavior when a driver hits a pedestrian or cyclist rather than systemic causes, a new study finds.
  • Local Bike Advocates: E-Scooters Are Game-Changing

    Jan 14, 2019, 10:06 am By Angie Schmitt
    In Nashville, Kansas City and Baltimore, advocates raised a couple concerns. But they all say scooters seem to be meeting a real need.
  • Monday’s Headlines

    Jan 14, 2019, 12:11 am By Blake Aued
    The “Seattle Squeeze” is on, as the Alaskan Way Viaduct is now permanently closed. Curbed has a rundown on what Sound Transit is and is not doing to help commuters. Even though it’s January, biking might be the best way to get around, reports…
  • Engineers to Pedestrians: No ‘Walk’ Signs for You!

    Jan 11, 2019, 11:51 am By Angie Schmitt
    The traffic engineering profession says intersections with no "Walk" signal are a-okay. Even as pedestrian deaths soar.
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