Everyone wants to buy a bike these days, so why isn’t anyone making more? Turns out, globalization and the cost of shipping are the problems (Tree Hugger). That ship stuck in the Suez Canal everyone’s talking about probably doesn’t help (CNBC).
Digital fare systems have the potential to boost transit ridership, but they come with privacy concerns. (Transit Center)
The Dallas city council cleared the way for transit officials to seek a federal grant to cover part of a $1.7 billion downtown subway. (Morning News)
A “compromise” would keep money for Indianapolis roads but still imperil a planned bus rapid transit line. (Fox 59)
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis wants to spend $4 billion on transportation, and now legislators are stuck in that age-old struggle of transit versus roads. (Colorado Public Radio)
Sarasota is planning bus-only lanes on U.S. Highway 41 (Herald-Tribune), and two metro Detroit cities are moving forward with a road diet for Woodward Avenue (WXYZ)
The Alexandria, Virginia, city council approved construction of the first phase of a citywide bike-lane plan. (KALB)
A $1.5 million Federal Transit Administration grant will bring electric buses to Houston’s Third Ward. (Innovation Map)
Palm Beach County officials are floating a transportation sales tax to fund bus lanes, among other projects. (Palm Beach Post)
The Pittsburgh Port Authority is considering a formal policy for including public art in transit projects. (Post-Gazette)
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez must be high on Elon Musk’s supply, because he wants the feds to fund a Boring Company tunnel under the city. (Business Insider)
Stuck in Seattle or Stuck in Sherman Oaks. There are so many places to get stuck these days and so many clowns and jokers making it worse. First, poor Bertha, stuck 100 feet under Seattle. All the tunnel boring machine wanted to do was drill a 1.7-mile tunnel for a highway that won’t even access […]
Portland officials are developing a plan for a network of "Enhanced Transit Corridors," carving out space in the street for buses so vehicles with 30 passengers aren't stuck in a quagmire of vehicles carrying just one.
The next time your subway car is overcrowded, or your train is delayed, or your bus is bogged down in traffic, you can access a direct line to your members of Congress and let them know you’re not gonna take it anymore. Building America’s Future, a lobbying group for more federal infrastructure spending, just released […]
A few months ago, we told you that Building America’s Future had released an app called, “I’m Stuck!” It allowed you to send a quick email to your Congressional representatives, telling them that you were stuck in traffic, or on an overcrowded bus or a delayed train, and you wanted Congress to approve more funding […]
Today on the Streetsblog Network, we’re thinking about the reinvention of cars. At his blog The Bellows, Ryan Avent has written a two-part piece about how best to enable innovation in car design. His starting point is a review in The American Prospect of a new book called Reinventing the Automobile: Personal Urban Mobility for […]