Transportation News/Articles

Biggest American Town Without Public Transportation Finally Catches the Bus

“Arlington, Texas has a population of 375,000 people, and up until now, it was the most populous city in the U.S. to lack a comprehensive public transportation system. That’s about to change as the city tentatively tries out a bus service for two years, but Arlington residents shouldn’t sell their cars just yet. The ride could get a bit bumpy.” …

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American Vehicle Miles Driven Have Sunk To New Post-Financial Crisis Lows

“The Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Commission has released the latest report on Traffic Volume Trends, data through June. Travel on all roads and streets changed by -0.4% (-0.9 billion vehicle miles) for June 2013 as compared with June 2012. Travel for the month is estimated to be 258.1 billion vehicle miles. Cumulative Travel for 2013 changed by -0.1%. Cumulative …

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Sustainable Transport Award

Nominate your city for the 2014 Sustainable Transport Award. – http://ow.ly/nUi9c

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Elon Musk Reveals Design for High-Speed Transit System Hyperloop

“Musk has described the Hyperloop as “a cross between a Concord, a rail gun and an air hockey table.” The actual plans show that his original description wasn’t too far off. He published the 57-page design plan on both Tesla Motors’s and SpaceX’s blogs as a PDF available for download.” Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/elon-musk-reveals-design-hyperloop/story?id=19940273By: JON M. CHANG

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HYPERLOOP

http://www.spacex.com/hyperloop  

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Texas Lawmakers Let Voters Decide on Transportation Funds

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-06/texas-lawmakers-seek-road-fund-boost-to-accomodate-growth.html

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Traffic Circle in Gramado, Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil.

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National Center Releases Report on How MPOs Are Handling TAP and SRTS

“Interviews with staff members at 18 MPOs provide a first look at how MPOs are using their new role under the MAP-21 legislation to support safe…” Source: http://www.saferoutesinfo.org/about-us/newsroom/mpo-report-2013By: Safe Routes to School (SRTS)

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Rise in pedestrian deaths may be due to texting while walking

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-pedestrian-safety-20130806,0,643932.story

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Cattlemen Road Roundabout in Sarasota, Florida – Crosswalk

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