Yes, mobility is important, but every dollar invested to improve infrastructure is also a dollar invested in being better prepared for the next major disaster.
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner: "I am concerned that WMATA may represent a particularly enticing target for more advanced threats."
After the successful testing of battery-electric technology, King County Metro plans to roll out the nation’s largest such system of environmentally friendly buses.
The money will go toward work planned on the city’s Red and Purple Lines.
Huzzah! The first phase of the expensive Second Avenue subway is open for business after a tortured 100-year history. But don’t overlook the even-more-expensive and delayed East Side Access project.
The agency that operates the D.C. Metrorail system took major personnel action, including firing six employees, as part of an ongoing investigation into a July 29 derailment.
Incremental infrastructure improvements are laying the foundation for a bigger future in North Carolina’s capital city.
The feds are investigating a demand of 100 bitcoins to release the transit agency’s encrypted files.
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Beyond races for the White House and Congress, voters across the nation are considering a wide variety of state and local proposals and initiatives. Here’s our rundown of what’s important to watch ...
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Sacramento’s homeless toilet station costs; Milwaukee County’s proposed “wheel tax” to pay for crumbling infrastructure; and Colorado used as out-of-state ballot fodder.
Start-ups are proving more efficient than government in areas like transportation. Should some services be privatized?
Compressed natural gas buses have saved Los Angeles County an average of 47 cents per mile on fuel the past 15 years.
Also in our State and Local Daily News Digest: Feds vs. polygamous towns in Ariz. and Utah; Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s appeal in N.D.; and N.Y.C.’s Second Ave. Subway nearly ready.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Possible state worker strike looms in California; feds charge county executive in New York with corruption; and an ethical quandary for Chicago officials involving the Cubs.
Also in our State and Local Weekend News Digest: Louisiana’s “Deepwater Horizon” tax breaks; Illinois state government pays its electric bill; and sentence handed down in Kentucky bribery case.
A transit agency aims to take customer service challenges and use them as engagement opportunities.
“You have to prove to people you understand it’s their money and you’re spending it wisely,” says Delaware Gov. Jack Markell.
Just like cities, rural and tribal communities need tech champions, too.
Construction on the roughly 11-mile light rail extension is set to ramp up next month.
Bomb Threat Temporarily Derails Cincinnati Streetcar Service; Louisiana Mayors Criticize FEMA Flood Response
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The city says it’s struggling with a “disturbing trend” in attacks on bus and train operators.
The city is asking for ideas on where to build future subway lines.
Shop and Ride is connecting riders with merchant offers along their routes, and soon they met be able to redeem points for travel rewards.
Commuters have rushed to embrace new extensions for L.A. Metro’s Expo Line to Santa Monica and Link light rail in Seattle. But where will all those new West Coast straphangers fit?
For the umpteenth time, elected officials in Southeastern Michigan fail to cooperate. Can an agreement be saved?
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Albuquerque bus rapid transit meets resistance; Scottsdale braces for development boom; and Cabela's might leave Nebraska.
Chicago is expanding its bikeshare program into disadvantaged communities, increasing cost-effective access to jobs and educational opportunities.
Governor Andrew Cuomo revealed details of his plan to make over the city’s aging transit system.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Demolishing a California surfer fort; Montana's unclear Medicaid costs; and NYC government's bed bug problem.
Through 'The Big Jump," PeopleForBikes wants to find a replicable formula for creating strong bike communities.
Being a smart city means far more than just catering to economically-advantaged tech-savvy individuals. It’s also about effective use of technology to bridge divides in local communities.
Contrary to a recent article, “smart” transportation technologies like those from Sidewalk Labs aren’t really a big secret. Plus, cities want them.