Today’s Headlines

  • Americans Drove a Record-Breaking 3.1 Trillion Miles Last Year (AP)
  • Brookings: Obama’s Transportation Budget Would Be a Big Win for Metro Areas
  • NPR Interviews Anthony Foxx on the Future of Self-Driving Cars
  • Mileage Fee Supporters Convene in Washington (The Hill)
  • San Diego’s Big Plan for Downtown Mobility (Next City)
  • NTSB: Wrong Move to Give FTA DC Metro Oversight (WAMU)
  • Bad Transit Data Sharpens Divide Between Rich and Poor in New Orleans (Times-Picayune)
  • Is Tampa’s Parking Problem Really a Walking Problem? (Tampa Trib)
  • CO2 Emissions in Suburbs vs. Downtown in Columbus, OH (Columbus Dispatch)


The Persistence of Job Sprawl in Smaller Cities

We wrote a few weeks ago that some early signs had emerged indicating the proliferation of suburban corporate office parks could be on the wane. That was a matter of some debate among readers. Aaron Renn at the Urbanophile has analyzed the situation further. His take is that downtowns in tier-one, global cities are in […]

How Denver Repaired Its Epic Parking Crater

The above photo is downtown Denver in 1976. Not pretty is it? But Denver doesn’t look like that anymore. And that’s no accident. Even though that picture is what inspired Streetsblog’s Parking Madness competition, Denver didn’t even make it past the first round in our hunt for the worst parking crater in an American downtown. This is what […]

Metro Goes Off the Rails, and DC Streets Grind to a Halt

No one was hurt when a Metro train derailed in downtown DC yesterday, but the incident wreaked havoc on the morning commute — for transit users and motorists. David Alpert of Greater Greater Washington said the derailment and ensuing Metro service interruption “surely contributed” to gridlock throughout the downtown area, as people who would normally […]