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Todd Litman on the Costs of Congestion, the Drivers of Sprawl and Policies for Smarter Growth 12.2.2016 THE CITY FIX
How can we tackle the challenge of traffic congestion? What is driving urban sprawl? How does public transportation relate to issues of equity? In the following interview, TheCityFix sat down with Todd Litman, Founder and Executive Director of the Victoria ...
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Feds Say They’ll Count Computers As Human Drivers 10.2.2016 Wired Top Stories
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it will consider self-driving software as the car's "driver," but that raises some hard ...
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Business News Roundup, Feb. 10 10.2.2016 SFGate: Business & Technology
A strong holiday shipping season and a couple of favorable economic situations temporarily turned around the financial fortunes of the Postal Service, officials said Tuesday. “Shipping and package revenue grew 13.5 percent over the same period last year, and was particularly strong during the holiday shipping season,” Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer Megan Brennan said. The first-quarter operating revenue for the Postal Service was $19.3 billion, an increase of $613 million, or 3.3 percent, over the same period in the previous year. For the first time since 2004, drivers are expected to pay an average of less than $2 per gallon for gasoline, the government said Tuesday. The Energy Information Administration said in its monthly short-term energy outlook that regular gasoline will average $1.98 per gallon nationwide in 2016. The last time oil averaged less than $2 for a full year was 2004, which was also the last time gasoline at stations in some states fell below $1 a gallon. The pump ...
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Pedestrian struck, seriously injured in Chester 9.2.2016 Yahoo: US National

Pedestrian struck, seriously injured in ChesterPolice say a pedestrian has suffered serious injuries after being struck by vehicle in Chester.

Bogotá’s New Bike Lane: Not Just a Change in Direction, But a Change in Message 9.2.2016 THE CITY FIX
As part of Bogotá’s 16th annual car-free day on February 4, 2016 the city reaffirmed its commitment to safe cycling by converting one of the four lanes on Carrera 11—a major road—into a two-way bike lane.  The road has already ...
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#101SlowJam is no oldies request show. It's a 40-hour headache 5.2.2016 LA Times: Commentary

It might sound like an Art Laboe-style radio request program, but #101SlowJam has nothing to do with sappy love songs — even though it will probably make you cry.

The buzzy hashtag is officialdom's attempt at blunting the pain of a 40-hour traffic headache that begins at 10 p.m. Friday. That's...

How to Beat San Francisco’s Gnarly Super Bowl Traffic 4.2.2016 Wired Top Stories
The city says it's got a plan to keep everybody moving. We put it to the ...
For state’s charter schools, it’s a matter of survival 4.2.2016 Seattle Times: Local

The campaign to keep charter schools open is organized and well-funded, with millions at its disposal. But the future of the charter-school system in Washington is uncertain.
California's evaporating gas tax 3.2.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Californians can't win. Just when Congress finally approves a long-delayed transportation bill that guarantees five years of federal funding for road, bridge and transit projects, state officials announce that they'll have to slash funding over the next five years for the same kinds of vital infrastructure...

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Metro buses testing system to improve pedestrian safety 3.2.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

King County Metro and Community Transit will beta-test alarms that flash when people approach the driver’s blind spots. Metro has averaged 24 bus-pedestrian crashes a year over the last decade.
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Lawmakers say pay raise due for state troopers 2.2.2016 Seattle Times: Politics

Two bills, heard Monday in the Senate Transportation Committee, seek to halt what a survey of the Washington State Patrol calls an “unsustainable” drop in troopers because many officers are leaving for higher pay at other police departments or retiring.
Seattle Prep offers land for bike trail near Highway 520 bridge 1.2.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

Seattle Prep, on Capitol Hill, is suggesting that a slice of its land could be perfect for a ramp for bikes merging onto the future Highway 520 bridge.
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Smart Dutch underpass design accommodates both pedestrians & cyclists 30.1.2016 TreeHugger
Here's a great example of how to encourage a walkable, bike-able city: build infrastructure that caters to both.
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10 adventures to pursue in San Francisco's Golden Gate National Recreation Area 30.1.2016 LA Times: Commentary
10 adventures to pursue in San Francisco's Golden Gate National Recreation Area Exploring the attractions of this urban-rural wonder will take you from redwoods to Alcatraz, from old Army buildings to museums, from horseback rides surrounded by hills to walks on the beach. By Christopher Reynolds...
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Pedestrian struck, seriously injured in Camden County 30.1.2016 Yahoo: US National

Pedestrian struck, seriously injured in Camden CountyAuthorities are investigating an auto pedestrian accident in Camden County.

Making Space for Corridors and Ensuring Reliability: Answering BRT’s Biggest Questions 28.1.2016 THE CITY FIX
On January 11, 2016 the BRT Center of Excellence launched a new book called “Restructuring Public Transport through Bus Rapid Transit.” The new resource provides researchers, students and decision makers an overview of how cities can effectively implement BRT in a variety ...
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Eastside mass transit: Ask what Kirkland residents actually want 27.1.2016 Seattle Times: Opinion

It came as no surprise when Kirkland City Council members voted 6 to 1 to endorse mass transit on the Cross Kirkland Corridor [“Council votes to endorse transit on Cross Kirkland Corridor,” Local News, Jan. 21]. After all, it was the City Council’s idea in the first place. Sound Transit had proposed Bus Rapid Transit […]
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The Urban Design Lesson Hidden in Blizzard 2016 26.1.2016 Wired Top Stories
Heavy snow and plowing patterns create "sneckdowns"—a traffic calming device many would like to see made ...
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Washington faces days of cleanup after epic blizzard 26.1.2016 World
By Doina Chiacu and Barbara Goldberg WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Washington will need several more days to return to normal after a weekend blizzard dropped more than 2 feet (60 cm) of snow along the U.S. East Coast, likely causing billions of dollars in damage and killing more than 30. The nation's capital was at a standstill, with federal government offices ordered shut on Monday, schools in the district and surrounding suburbs shuttered and the U.S. House of Representatives canceling all votes until next week. Washington's mayor, Muriel Bowser, said that city public schools would remain closed on Tuesday but that city government offices would ...
Metro Transit bus crash injures 3 in Seattle’s North Beacon Hill 26.1.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

The bus came to a sudden stop, injuring two people on board, after it hit a man who was on the street, according to Metro transit and police spokesmen.
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