Calif. high-speed rail legal update, Wichita's bus troubles, and the rise of diesel cars is coming. That's all in today's links along with a video of bike parking in Amsterdam, Amazon's impact on Seattle's downtown, and NYC's top transit advocate gets some love in the NYTimes.
Apple is buying up another transit routing company, Minn. leaders are balking at a light rail plan, Pittsburgh moves into real-time, and the UK gets nationwide bike share. All that and more in today's links.
Public transit agencies are safe from lawsuits that would threaten their abilities to tell passengers when trains and buses will arrive. Yes, that's right, there was a legal threat to providing basic information to riders.
Americans are fretting less over drunk drivers. The bus manufacturer where U.S Sec. of Transpo Foxx used to work is filing for bankruptcy. Kabul needs more traffic lights. Plus we have links on the science of the Hyperloop, airline regulations, a mobile transit ticketing success.
This week, Verizon became the last of the major cell phone carriers to ink a deal to deliver cell service to the NYC subway system. But that doesn't mean all the platforms will be buzzing with incoming calls.
Tesla Model S is so safe its rating is off the charts, youth radio weighs in on millennials and cars, and bike polo is booming. Who knew it was a century old sport. That, and more, in today's link roundup.
Our friends at WAMU report on a safety success story from Ocean City Maryland. The beach town has embraced a new mascot: a traffic safety-obsessed crab dressed as a lifeguard. He's very effective.
A slew of storm readiness news is back in the headlines, from NJ Transit's missteps to the smart call by Amtrak to allow tunnels to flood. There's also some research on lady cyclists, scrutiny of red light cameras in NJ, and a high speed portal to inspect high speed trains really fast. And, of course, more ...
Amtrak might have been able to avoid the flooding in at least one of its Hudson River tunnels during Sandy, but it is probably best that it didn't.
New Jersey lawmakers are calling for an investigation into New Jersey Transit's flawed hurricane preparations. The news comes in the wake of revelations that NJ Transit didn't follow its own admonition to move its trains to higher ground during Sandy.
A university gets in on the driverless car game (with video), James Fallows takes to the friendly skies in his own plane to hunt for the new American economy and Atlanta makes a big bike push. Also in today's links, a bike lane business study, Naval logistics and the Voyager 1 space shuttle.
Central Florida got its first peek at new SunRail passenger cars this week.
A big business group is putting its significant clout behind an effort to bring more bus rapid transit to New York's outer boroughs. Compared to 10 years ago, 24 percent more people who work in Brooklyn also live there, according to analysis by the Partnership for New York City. And they need transit.
From jetpacks to bus lanes, there's a bevy of big plans in today's link roundup. We've also got an in-depth infographic on global road deaths, an update on the UPS crash and the Houston Chron comes out pro-pedestrian. All that and more after the jump.
What's changed since the big blackout? Lots of airline news: A merger explained, an airport tweak that cuts carbon and a UPS crash. In transit we find out how much commuters save by riding and check out L.A. Metro's new paint job. Boston mayoral candidates trade plans to boost cycling. It's so hot right now. And of course, lots more links from around the web.
Bike lanes and express buses are hot with the candidates hoping to lead New York City. The advocacy group Transportation Alternatives surveyed seven of the 12 mayoral candidates on transit, biking, walking, and traffic safety policies. Here's what they said.
NYC mayoral candidate Bill De Blasio has released the most ambitious transportation safety targets of any candidate: zero deaths in car crashes.
California is considering a new regulatory approach to deal with—not ban—taxi industry disruptors like Uber and Lyft but established taxi companies are crying foul.
Alex Goldmark, reporter for WNYC's Transportation Nation, talks about the latest survey to show fewer teens are getting licensed to drive.
Kids today: they just don't drive like they used to. There's been speculation as to what's behind the national decline in driving. Now, a new survey asked hundreds of unlicensed people just why they're not queuing up at the DMV. Here's what they said.