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.

Most Electric Scooter Riders Are Men. Here's Why.

Most users of micromobility devices like dockless scooters and e-bikes are young men. Fixing that gender gap may take more than just adding safety features.

Ranking States Based on ‘Bike Friendliness’ Amid an Uptick in Serious Crashes

"It’s the responsibility of state DOTs to take action to make it safer for people biking," says the author of a new report.

Why a Measured Transition to Electric Vehicles Would Benefit the US

COMMENTARY | An electric vehicle transition that moves at a measured pace will be best for workers and the climate.

In a Booming State, Lawmakers Face a Looming Transportation Cut

“My focus is going to be about doing the best job of spreading the pain,” said one Washington state lawmaker, describing what lies ahead in an upcoming legislative session.

The West’s Population Boom Leads to Development Backlash

Heavy traffic and rising home prices are some of the downsides to having more residents.

Ridesharing Companies Urge Ohio to Bring Back the Front License Plate

Uber and Lyft support a proposed bill that would require motorists in Ohio to have both a front and rear license plate. Lawmakers got rid of the front plate in April as part of a transportation budget package.

Concerned Roadside Memorials Are Distracting, a State Offers to Install Them

The Nebraska Department of Transportation will offer official memorial signs for victims of fatal car crashes as a way to replace homemade memorials they say can pose safety hazards to drivers.

In the Trump Era, Transportation Funding Is Simple: Build Roads

Under Trump, an Obama-era transportation grant program designed to fund innovative multi-modal projects became a rural highway-building machine.