For years local transportation reform activists have pushed City of Portland to go beyond car storage and driving and think more creatively about what we can do with our streets. And when calls for new uses of street space were made, it was often restaurant owners who lined up to say their business would perish […]
Editor’s Note: This piece was originally published on Bike Portland is republished here with permission. Though it’s a local story, we thought it spoke well to a national audience about both the potential and the pitfalls of citizen-led grass roots efforts to build bike infrastructure, especially in the context of a commercial landscape whose business […]
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio had invited representatives from Uber and Lyft to sit on a panel discussing the future of transportation network companies. On Monday, he learned ride hail officials declined to participate, so DeFazio used his opening remarks to lambast both companies for contributing to longer traffic delays and higher […]
An editorial board in a Missouri town warns that “impatient teens” are going to get themselves killed — by drivers who apparently have the right of way — if something isn’t done to solve the drop-off and pick-up problem at a local high school. Another in Oregon questions whether city buses should be allowed to control […]
A coalition of mayors wants Congress to declare a "Marshall Plan" against climate change by spending on mass transit to curb air pollution in their cities. The mayors of Atlanta, Honolulu, St. Paul, Pittsburgh, and Portland, Ore., implored senators at a climate hearing on Capitol Hill last week to invest in renewable-energy programs in order to create jobs and fund bus and rail systems, with the goal of weening people off gas-polluting vehicles.