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In Mexico we occupy streets in a very particular manner—it may seem chaotic, but it is actually very complex and organized.

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Category Archives: Transport

March 26, 2017
Nashvillians Back Transit Tax In 2-to-1 Margin
The Tennessean

Two-thirds of Nashvillians say they would be willing to pay more in sales tax to support improving public transit if given a vote in a public referendum, a new poll shows.

Uber to Suspend Autonomous Tests After Collision
Bloomberg

Uber Technologies Inc. is suspending its self-driving car program after one of its autonomous vehicles was involved in a high-impact crash in Tempe, Arizona, the latest incident for a company reeling from multiple crises.

Should We Pay Commuters Not To Drive?
Wired

As dense cities struggle with packed roads and choking smog, officials are on the hunt for ways to get people out of cars and onto their feet, bikes, or public transit. One idea? Paying them off.

March 23, 2017
Elaine Chao On Infrastructure, Technology, and Trump
USA Today

USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page sits with U.S. Department of Transportation Elaine Chao to talk President Trump, if she feels like an outsider and infrastructure budget concerns during Capital Download.

Houston Bike Plan Ready, But Facing Old Concerns
Houston Chronicle

An updated bike master plan to guide development of high-quality trails accessible by all Houstonians is headed toward approval but remains dogged by the same issues that divided neighbors as cyclists claimed space on the roadways.

YouTuber Tackles Inaccessibility In Quest Across NYC
Mashable

If you’re in New York City, you could get your hands on a coveted rainbow bagel pretty easily. But if you have a mobility-related disability, public transportation — and navigating a city overall — isn’t exactly bagel quest-friendly. Just ask Zach Anner.

D.C. Metro “Austerity” Budget Passes
WAMU

WMATA enters an era of austerity today as the transit authority’s board gave final approval to a “shared sacrifice” plan to close a projected $290 million shortfall in the system’s $1.8 billion operating budget.

What Can CA Learn From European HSR Hubs?
Railway Technology

San Francisco-based urban designer Luca Giaramidaro has travelled through many of Europe’s best high-speed rail hubs on a fact-finding mission to see what California can learn to support its own high-speed project.

Canada’s To Build World-Class Transit Over 10 Years
National Observer

The Trudeau Liberals are proposing to launch a new infrastructure bank, while spending over $50B on transit, housing and green infrastructure across Canada. But there’s a big catch: a big chunk of that money is spread out over a decade, and isn’t expected to be spent right away.

March 22, 2017
Could a Video Game Make Biking Safer for Kids?
Science Magazine

In a world full of train, plane, life, and even goat simulators, a plain old bicycle simulator might seem mundane. But I’ve played one, anyway. It didn’t set new boundaries for realism and immersion.

Lessons Learned at the Federal Transit Administration
Transportation for Massachusetts

After 15 years at the Federal Transit Administration, mostly as Director of Planning and Program Development in Region 1, I am moving on to pursue other opportunities and begin the next chapter of my career. Here’s a reflection on what this career has meant to me.

Bike-Share Plans Irk Oakland Disabilities Commissioners
Streetsblog S.F.

Members of Oakland’s “Mayor’s Commission on Persons with Disabilities” are miffed at Motivate and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for planning Bay Area Bike Share without including bikes for disabled users.

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