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  1. The Streetsies Have Landed: Cast Your Vote for the Best and Worst of 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2014 |

    You've been waiting for it all year: your chance to sit in judgment of everyone who's been making our transportation system what it is today, from the advocacy heroes to the DOT bureaucrats to the drunk drivers. And you'll be glad to know that this year's batch of Streetsie polls are almost completely devoid of any Washington references to legislation and trust funds, because you know what? The bozos in Congress are going to have to actually do something one of these days to make it into the Streetsies.


  2. Talking Headways: Level of DisserviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2014 |

    In California, whether you're building an office tower or a new transit line, you're going to run up against the California Environmental Quality Act . The law determines how much environmental analysis you need to do for new projects.


  3. Poll: Support for Active Transportation Funding Is High Across Party LinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 |

    When will Congress debate a new transportation bill? Your guess is as good as mine . But here's some advice for whenever they do: Increase federal funding for biking and walking.


  4. Talking Headways Podcast: Dear Bike PeopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 |

    Do people of color and low-income people ride bikes? Not as much as they could, given all the great benefits biking offers, particularly to people without a lot of disposable cash. But yes, non-white and non-rich people ride bikes - in high numbers compared to the general population, by some measures.


  5. Someone Has Built the Ultimate 1950s Fantasy Vehicle All Over AgainRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 |

    I wouldn't even bring it up except a flying car salesman was the man of the hour at an otherwise serious daylong forum on transportation issues yesterday sponsored by the Washington Post. The flying car in question was parked outside the building, blocking a bike lane on 14th Street.


  6. Talking Headways Podcast: OMG Enough About Millennials AlreadyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2014 |

    Jeff is back from Rail~volution with all the highlights from the sessions he skipped because he was deep in conversation in the hallways. Isn't that what conferences are for? We discuss what we do and don't get out of these big meetings.


  7. Talking Headways: Pro-Walk Pro-Bike ReduxRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2014 |

    After a week at the Pro-Walk Pro-Bike Pro-Place Conference in Pittsburgh, it was all I could talk about - and luckily, Jeff was an eager audience. In this podcast, Jeff and I talk about the relative utility of a character like Isabella , the new character People for Bikes created to make the case for safe, low-stress bikeways.


  8. Us Dot Awards 72 Tiger Grants, But the Program Remains in JeopardyRead the original story

    Sep 12, 2014 |

    This afternoon, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will announce the latest round of TIGER grants awarding $600 million among 72 transportation projects in 46 states and the District of Columbia. You can see all TIGER grants to date or just the latest round - TIGER VI - in this map from Transportation for America.


  9. "Trick Out Your Trip" With ioby and TransitCenterRead the original story

    Sep 9, 2014 |

    How would you improve your transit experience? OK, maybe not with a Persian rug and a harpist. But shelter and a place to sit couldn't hurt, right? And how about some better lighting and safer pedestrian features along your way to the stop? Those small, inexpensive improvements are the target of a new campaign by TransitCenter and the crowdfunding platform ioby .


  10. Behind FHWA's Dubious VMT Announcement and Call for Highway InvestmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2014 |

    Despite the rhetoric, FHWA's own charts show that driving is hardly bouncing back to peak levels - even if you're just looking at total miles-driven.


  11. TransitMix: A New App for Your Fantasy MapRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2014 |

    I'm a little intimidated by sharing my first fantasy transit map with an audience that I know to include some ardent and accomplished fantasy transit mappers.


  12. Talking Headways Podcast: Crown Prince of Fresh AirRead the original story

    Aug 19, 2014 |

    What would you think of a city planner, out ruffling feathers with his bold ideas about density and urbanism - who commutes to work an hour each way from his ranch way outside the city ? Ironic - or hypocritical? That's the question we wrestle with in our discussion of Brad Buchanan, the head honcho at Denver's Department of Community Planning and ... (more)


  13. Will the Supreme Court Help Amtrak Run Its Trains on Time?Read the original story

    Aug 13, 2014 |

    Amtrak's Empire Builder line arrives on time just 21 percent of the time - thanks, in part, to a court ruling removing Amtrak's ability to keep host railroads from causing delays.


  14. Talking Headways Podcast: Zoned OutRead the original story

    Aug 13, 2014 |

    Welcome to the dog days of summer! Before skipping town, Congress passed a transportation funding patch so they wouldn't have to deal with the real problem of the unsustainable way our nation builds and pays for infrastructure.


  15. Uber and Lyft Take a Step Toward Real Ride-SharingRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2014 |

    Uber and Lyft have set out to upend the taxi industry in American cities. But are they the traffic-busting "ride-sharing" services they're often portrayed to be? Not really : Using an app to hail a driver and take you where you're going isn't fundamentally different than any traditional for-hire vehicle service.


  16. Missouri Says No to Amendment 7's Monster Tax Hike for RoadsRead the original story

    Aug 6, 2014 |

    Last night, Missourians decided overwhelmingly to reject a ballot initiative that would have raised the sales tax by three-quarters of a cent to pay, almost exclusively, for roads.


  17. Talking Headways Podcast: Poor Door Von SpreckelsenRead the original story

    Aug 4, 2014 |

    In this week's podcast, Jeff and I take on the infamous New York City " poor door ," designed to keep tenants of affordable units segregated from the wealthy residents that occupy the rest of the high-rise at 40 Riverside.


  18. Congress Hits the Snooze Button on Transpo Funding Until MayRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2014 |

    The upper chamber had fought as long as it could to adjust the House bill so it wouldn't expire when the GOP controls both chambers of Congress.


  19. FHWA to Engineers: Go Ahead and Use City-Friendly Street DesignsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2014 |

    The heavyweights of American transportation engineering continue to warm up to design guides that prioritize walking, biking, and transit on city streets.


  20. Talking Headways Podcast: Square FootageRead the original story

    Jul 23, 2014 |

    Welcome to Episode 29 of the Talking Headways podcast. In it, we evaluate the potential of Boston's attempt to "gentrification-proof" the Fairmount Line , building affordable housing to keep transit from displacing people with low incomes.


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