Transportation

After Deadly Crash, Lawsuit Spotlights Problem of Parking Near Intersections

When cars are parked close to intersections, they can block drivers from seeing other traffic and pedestrians. A lawsuit seeks a court order to force Portland, Oregon to address the issue.

The Emerging Appeal of Banning Most Cars on Some Streets

New York and San Francisco have imposed strict limits on vehicles in certain corridors. Will car-free zones catch on elsewhere?

Leaving Scooter Regulation to Local Government

A bill moving through the Georgia legislature would clarify that making the rules for electric scooters is the business of local governments.

The Cities Where Car Accidents Happen Most Often

Houston, Charlotte and Los Angeles had the most accidents in the country last year, according to data from a transportation nonprofit.

House Democrats Unveil New $760 Billion Infrastructure Plan

The 19-page proposal recommends tapping existing federal programs to funnel money to infrastructure projects.

Bike Fatalities Are On The Rise

From 2016 through 2018, more cyclists died in traffic accidents across the state than during any three-year period in the past 25 years.

Granting Anonymity to State Lawmakers—Behind Tinted Windows

State law in Rhode island requires tinted car windows to let in a certain amount of light. One lawmaker wants to exempt General Assembly members from the rule, saying it's necessary to ensure safety.

Measuring the Cost of a State’s Car Economy

A new study attempts to come up with a dollar figure for how much cars, trucks and roads cost Massachusetts each year.

Drunken School Bus Drivers Put Kids’ Lives at Risk

Police caught more than a hundred impaired school bus drivers since 2015.

New Laws Could Protect Drivers From Highway ‘Ice Missiles’

Drivers with ice and snow on their car risk fines in some states.

Bike Share Programs Are On the Rise, Yet the Gender Gap Persists

COMMENTARY | Bike sharing was once proposed as a solution to narrow the cycling gender gap—but it may be further widening this gap.

Why Cutting Car and Truck Emissions Is So Hard

Transportation produces 29% of U.S. carbon emissions.

Feds Should Take Steps to Help Coordinate Rural Transit Service, Watchdog says

The Government Accountability Office says U.S. DOT lacks an adequate strategy for communicating and sharing information about rural transit coordination opportunities and best practices.

Electric Cars Will Challenge State Power Grids

The key is the time of day drivers charge their cars.

Got an Electric Car? Great! Where Do You Plug It In?

In some states, charging stations are hard to find.

Here Come the Electrics. Could E-Bikes Be the Electric Revolution Cities Need?

Electric bikes are poised to take off, even outpacing electric car adoption. But, as with all efforts to promote alternatives to driving, city leaders would need to make infrastructure changes.

The Downtown Highway That Could Drive Hartford’s Comeback

The Connecticut capital has been using zoning and transit reforms to stage a downtown recovery. But there’s one big thing in the way: an aging interstate.

Can the Most Stubbornly Suburban of Suburbs Make a More Urban Future?

Oakland County, Michigan, has long spurned transit and kept Detroit at arm’s length. But new county executive David Coulter isn’t afraid of density.

Why Car-Free Streets Will Soon Be the Norm

COMMENTARY | In cities like New York, Paris, Rotterdam, and soon San Francisco, car-free streets are emerging amid a growing movement.