Tag: transportation

Infrastructure, Public Works

Utilities Tackle the Challenge of EV-Charging Infrastructure

March 1, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

At the end of June, Washington state had 24,624 plug-in electric vehicles registered. Most were in outlying areas of Seattle, with King County accounting for over half those vehicles. The distribution remains more sparse in the eastern part of the […]

Basic Services, Public Transport

The Road to Sustainable Transportation

February 6, 2018

Via: American Infrastructure

An imperative for urban planning in America is to give people choices and make walking, cycling, and taking a bus or riding rail transit more attractive than sitting in traffic. If we don’t take such a holistic approach to urban […]

Miscellaneous, Social Security, Social Services

Study: Transportation Victimized the Most by IoT Attacks

September 12, 2017

Via: Waste360

A new study compiled by internet security firm Arctic Wolf Networks determined that the industry suffering from the most frequent Internet of Things (IoT) attacks right now is transportation, with 29% companies polled in that sector indicating they have already […]

Miscellaneous, Public Works

Improving Safety With New Approach to Identifying Dangerous Intersections

June 15, 2017

Via: NYC Streets Blog

When Rice University Professor Marjorie Corcoran was fatally struck by a light-rail train earlier this year, those who care about the city’s transportation networks turned their collective attention toward increasing safety at the intersection where the crash occurred. Corcoran was […]

Basic Services, Public Transport

To Meet On-Time Bus Service Goals, Denver RTD Will Aim Lower

April 19, 2017

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Don’t expect more reliable bus service any time soon. RTD has been falling short of its goals for on-time bus performance for years, according to agency staffers. But rather than try to hit those targets, RTD is poised to move the goalposts. What’s more […]

Miscellaneous, Public Works

Was the West Contra Costa Transportation Study Too Quick to Dismiss Mainline Rail?

April 6, 2017

Via: NYC Streets Blog

The West Contra Costa Transportation Committee (WCCTC), a body comprised of consultants and government officials, is finishing up presentations on its West County High-Capacity Transit Study. From WCCTC’s web page: The Study is focused on rapid and direct services that […]

Infrastructure, Public Works

Highway Projects Won’t Save the Rust Belt

March 29, 2017

Via: NYC Streets Blog

The problems facing Rust Belt cities sure are a magnet for easy answers. We saw it during the presidential campaign, with Donald Trump’s empty promises to revive the coal and steel industries. Whether it’s convention centers, tourist attractions, or big factory relocations, […]

Basic Services, Public Transport

Why Is Transit Ridership Falling?

March 21, 2017

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Transit ridership took a turn for the worse in 2016. In all but a handful of cities, fewer people rode trains and buses, even in some places, like Los Angeles, that have invested significantly in expanding capacity. It’s not just a one-year blip, either. In […]

Public Transport

FTA Program Targets Needs of U.S. Tribes

February 20, 2017


The Federal Transit Administration last month issued a Tribal Transit Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), offering $5 million in fiscal year 2017 for transit projects initiated by American Indian and Alaska Native tribes that will compete for funding. The […]

Infrastructure, Public Transport

The Road to Better Transportation

December 29, 2016

Via: American Infrastructure

The importance of transportation infrastructure for American society cannot be overstated. Our highway system, ports, airports and railroads are the arteries of the economy, moving goods, services and workers inside cities and between states. In urban areas, public transit plays […]