Bill de Blasio had made a convincing case for being pro-innovation when it came to New York City's evolving streetscape. But his answer during Tuesday's mayoral debate on the pedestrian plazas in Times Square and Herald Square indicated that when it comes to urban planning, his instincts aren't exactly modern.
The two main candidates for New York City mayor are apparently united in ambivalence over the Times Square pedestrian plaza. Los Angeles city council staffers kept quiet about the rise in streetcar costs. Detroit's streetlights are in bad shape. And: Manhattan's gas stations are dwindling.
What does it take to repair a subway tunnel that was inundated with 27 million gallons of salt water? Watch and see.
New Jersey's transportation funding woes are only getting worse. D.C.'s air quality is getting better. The U.S. Senate will hold a hearing on Metro-North's recent power outage. And: wondering where all the people in Houston are? Check the city's underground tunnel system.
The Port Authority will open a new pedestrian pathway linking Brookfield Place, formerly known as the World Financial Center, and the World Trade Center Path on Thursday.
WNYC, WNYC's Data News team and Transportation Nation have won one of the most prestigious awards in journalism: the Online News Association award for breaking news during storm Sandy. Other winners included the Guardian for its work covering the NSA and the Boston Globe for reporting on the Boston Marathon bombing.
On weekday mornings, tech workers line up at the bus stops on in San Francisco's Mission District to wait for the free private shuttles that bring them to work in Silicon Valley. Corporate transit is nothing new, but the volume of people using it is, and San Francisco neighborhoods are starting to feel the change.
I had about as bad an experience as I've ever had docking a Citi Bike this morning -- it took nearly an hour to find a docking station in Lower Manhattan. The supervisor in the Citi Bike call center said it was an unusually busy morning, brought on, no doubt, by the picture-perfect crisp autumn weather.
It's day four of the BART strike. Meanwhile, a BART train killed two track workers this weekend. Chicago wants bidders on a $2 billion rail contract to disclose a jobs plan. Detroit bus drivers could be calling in sick today. And: why does one New Yorker hate bike share? Because it's so blue.
Before Steve Jobs and Apple, there was Norman Bel Geddes. The work of the designer who shaped everything from Broadway shows to cocktail shakers to freeways from the 1920s to the 1940s is now at the Museum of the City of New York.
New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan took a victory lap Friday at a speech at the Municipal Art Society summit, saying, "What was controversial just a few years ago, things like closing Times Square, is pretty much commonplace today."
An Illinois board last night approved a new 47-mile toll highway, the Illiana Expressway. The move is notable for the dissension it caused and because new highways are out-of-vogue with planners, who tend to see them as costly, environmentally destructive, and promoting inefficient, sprawling development.
A survey of nearly 2300 Citi Bike users by the advocacy group Transportation Alternatives finds that about two thirds -- 64 percent -- say their biggest complaint with the system is that docks are either completely full or completely empty. But 91 percent like the bike share system and want to see it expanded.
There’s still no strike --or no deal-- in the six month-long BART contract negotiations. Wednesday, for the third night in a row, federal mediator George Cohen said that BART and its unions were still at the table, that progress was being made, and that the trains would continue to run for one more day.