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CA: Officials Advocate Stanislaus Transportation Tax

A who's who of elected officials spoke at Wednesday's "State of the Region" event in Modesto, offering quick comments on a multitude of topics -- from immigration and water bonds to government bureaucracy and predatory fish.

PA: SEPTA Names its Long-Overdue Smart Card System

SEPTA's long-delayed, $130-million smart-card payment system will be called SEPTA Key, the agency announced Thursday.

Nepal: Bus Accident Kills 9, Injures Dozens

Police in Nepal say a bus crowded with people heading home for a Hindu festival has veered off a mountain highway, killing nine people and injuring dozens of others.

NC: Road Diet Study Rolls Out

City Council members on Tuesday got their first look at the results of the N. Main Street road diet study.

CO: Transit is the Topic at Council Budget Hearing

Transit was the topic of the evening at the City Council budget public hearing as about a dozen residents, some wearing Community Transit Coalition T-shirts, described the busing situation in the Springs.

ST Express Route 591: A Great Idea Whose Time Is Already Here

One of the route reorganization proposals that has been featured in several Sound Transit Service Improvement Plans has been replacement of ST Express route 586 (Tacoma to the University of Washington) with a new route dropping off these passengers at Westlake Station, to catch Link Light Rail to University of Washington Station. The 2015 Draft […]

News Roundup: Occidental’s 4th Wall

  SDOT releases the 5-year implementation plan for the Bicycle Master Plan, with year-by-year project maps. 2015 projects include Protected Lanes on Roosevelt between 45th and the University Bridge, Ravenna Blvd, Dexter Ave N between Mercer and Denny, S Dearborn St, and Rainier Ave S from the city limits to Rainier Beach. Crosscut writes up […]

Bike Sharing, Social Justice, and Urban Villages

I’ve seen several complaints raised on the web and twitter that Pronto Bike Share only serves the wealthier neighborhoods of the city, and has ignored lower-income neighborhoods like the Rainier Valley. Certainly if bike sharing is going to be a vital part of the city’s transportation infrastructure, equitable delivery of service should be a top […]

Ray Akkawi and Vince Alvino Join Hatch Mott MacDonald

Hatch Mott MacDonald announced that transportation professionals Ray Akkawi and Vince Alvino have joined the company.

First Red Bus Lane Opens Today

[UPDATE: the other locations are Wall St. between 3rd and Denny, Midvale Pl. approaching Aurora Ave, and Pacific St. approaching the Montlake bridge.] SDOT is unveiling it at 3pm: First Red Bus Lane Installed in Seattle First of four locations with new red marking; More on-street transit improvements coming WHAT:  First block of red bus lane installed […]

CG/LA Announces Finalists for Top Project in North America

Annual Washington, D.C. summit hosted by CG/LA Infrastructure a showcase for projects that drive economic growth, opportunity creation throughout North America.

Save the R.H. Thomson Expressway: Vote No on Prop 3

We’re on the eve of the biggest civic mistake in the history of our fair city. After 4 decades of protest following their narrow defeat in 1972, anti-freeway activists are poised to prevail at last. In just 3 weeks Seattleites will vote on whether to dismantle  the RH Thomson Expressway. The fabled roadway — long thought dead […]

Reminder, Seattle Transit Blog meetup tonight.

Tonight, Monday Oct 20 from 5-7 p.m. at Altstadt in Pioneer Square. More details.

Re-examining the Urban Village Strategy

Recently, councilmember Sally Clark bravely broached the subject of reexamining the Urban Village Model. It should be pretty uncontroversial that after 20 years we would step back and assess a policy, but in the eyes of NIMBYs even talking about looking at the possibility of change in Single Family Zones is considered a capital offense. […]

Metro cuts: follow-up with Kevin Desmond

Following my post regarding Metro service cuts and Kevin Desmond’s reply, Mr. Desmond very generously added some key details of financial projections, made time for a phone conversation, and then later commented on a draft of this article. Though I am grateful for Mr. Desmond’s time and help, I believe the details provided are actually strong evidence […]

Sunday Open Thread: Monongahela Incline

Ode to an Incline (Pittsburgh’s Monongahela Incline) from STREETFILMS on Vimeo.

Ronald Tober Inducted to APTA Hall of Fame

Ronald J. Tober, a senior advisor in the Charlotte office of Parsons Brinckerhoff, has been inducted into the Hall of Fame of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).

UW-Madison Launches Transportation Workforce Center

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is launching a new center aimed at bolstering the Midwest transportation industry by providing training and opportunities for more people to pursue careers in transportation.

Midwest Transportation Workforce Center (MTWC)

The Midwest Transportation Workforce Center (MTWC) is a regional surface transportation workforce center funded by the US Department of Transportation (US DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

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