Friday, February 26, 2021

Informal Transit Is Crucial for Some. Can It Weather Covid-19?

In Kenya's capital Nairobi, business as usual has begun to return to the central commercial district, as pedestrians throng crowded streets where hawkers sell...

A Lawmaker Wants Fast Trains to Rev Up the US Economy

Accuse Representative Seth Moulton of loving trains too much at your peril. Yes, the Massachusetts Democrat worked for a time on a high-speed-rail project...

The Pandemic Strands Some Ship Crews at Sea, Others On Shore

The seafaring life can be tough even in normal times. It requires long stretches away from home and hard work for companies that keep...

Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs Scraps Its Ambitious Toronto Project

When Google sibling Sidewalk Labs announced in 2017 a $50 million investment into a project to redevelop a portion of Toronto’s waterfront, it seemed...

As Cities Reopen, Outdoor Dining May Provide a Lifeline

The virus can be spread from droplets that an infected person coughs or sneezes, but researchers still aren’t sure how infectious those droplets are....

Covid-19 Spurs a Road Repair Boom—and Threatens a Bust

Until a few weeks ago, the California Department of Transportation was girding itself for a summer disaster. Come July, it was planning to shut...

Delivery Robots Aren't Ready—When They Could Be Needed Most

Starship and others building robots for sidewalks have faced criticism for operating there, where they compete with pedestrians and people in wheelchairs for space....

The Pandemic Could Be an Opportunity to Remake Cities

Last Tuesday, a Gemballa Mirage GT barrelled into a series of parked cars on a Manhattan street. The driver fled and was arrested. And...

Build Cities for Bikes, Buses, and Feet—Not Cars

The Parisian version of Octavia, it turns out, isn't all he'd hoped. “We screwed this one up,” Tumlin says. “The island is too narrow,...

Public Transit Cuts Hurt 'Essential' Workers Who Need It Most

Jason Young got up at 4am Friday. It was his daughter’s birthday, so he’d taken the early shift at the Giant Food grocery store...

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The Generating Resilient, Environmentally Exceptional National (GREEN) Streets Act re-introduced in the Senate today

Today, Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Tom Carper (D-DE), and Representative Jared Huffman (CA-02) re-introduced a bill that would measure and reduce greenhouse gas...

Hey #TeamPete, here’s how you can advance sustainable and equitable transportation policy

Former presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s appointment as Secretary of Transportation has brought some much-needed attention to this important department— especially from Pete’s former presidential...

Over 75 organizations and elected officials want the greenhouse gas performance measure reinstated

Reducing transportation emissions is necessary to slow down climate change. Which is why in less than a week, over 75 organizations and elected officials...

Release: Over 100 elected officials, cities, and organizations support $39.3 billion for transit

Over 100 elected officials, cities and organizations urge Congress to provide $39.3 billion in emergency funding for public transportation to preserve transit service through...