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About ready to roll: American high-speed rail

Total non-stop L.A.-S.F. and S.F.-L.A. trip time must not exceed 2 hours, 40 minutes, meaning an average speed of 195 mph must be maintained.

Remix Announces Tool to Expedite Transit Scenario Planning

The San Francisco-based startup launched a new tool today to give city planners faster access to data on who will be affected by road closures, route changes, reduced service hours and other transit decisions.

Cities Are Suddenly a Little Less Car-Centric

People who can work remotely don’t need to commute.  This massive change along with online shopping could have a major impact on the need for roads.

US representative Seth Moulton of Massachusetts Wants Fast Trains to Rev Up the US Economy

The congressman proposed the federal government spend $205 billion over five years on a national high-speed rail network.

London creates massive car-free zones as the city reopens

How do you simultaneously discourage people from riding public transportation, avoid automobile gridlock and maintain social distancing?

Cities Are Inching Toward Fully Electric Police Vehicles

Tacoma, Wash., is taking a step forward with its fleet electrification, investing in 34 hybrid-electric police vehicles.

Citywide Elimination of Parking Minimums on Track in Edmonton, Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta could be the first major Canadian city to eliminate parking minimums citywide—an ambitious and notable step for all North American cities.

Autonomous Vehicle Implementation: Implications for Transportation Planning – 5/29 – 11:00AM MST

Optimists predict that autonomous vehicles will be sufficiently reliable, affordable and common to displace most human driving, providing huge savings and benefits by 2030. However, there are good reasons to be skeptical.

Berkeley Could Redefine the Al Fresco Streets Movement

The city of Berkeley is pursuing an aggressive plan to open the streets for outdoor dining as an economic development tool for local commercial businesses.

Rural Roads Face $211 Billion Backlog in Repairs and Improvements

At the same time, states transportation revenues are anticipated to see a $50 billion decrease in revenues leaving experts to question whether rural roads will see any improvements at all in the coming year