More than 40,000 Americans were killed in traffic last year, according to new estimates from the National Safety Council, a non-profit that aims to reduce preventable deaths. That’s a 6 percent year-over-year increase, and a shocking 14 percent increase compared to two years ago. It’s the first time traffic fatalities have surpassed 40,000 since 2007. Until […]
Driver hits and injures a man walking across Logan Square street and drives off (DNA) Case begins against McDonald’s for not serving customers without cars after the lobby closes (Tribune) Boarding time is cut in half on Los Angeles articulated bus when people board all doors (GGWash) Driver kills themselves and three other people in crash […]
With more American cities raising impressive sums to expand transit, the question of how to invest effectively is increasingly essential. So far, few places have hit on a policy combination that makes transit more useful to more people. To help cities "get transit right," Streetsblog is launching a new series about which transit strategies are working and which are not.
Most places in the U.S. still use 20th century metrics to measure the performance of transportation systems. The emphasis is still on moving cars, not improving transit service or reducing traffic injuries. One of the exceptions is DC, where the DOT is letting people assess streets according to a different set of priorities.
City & Federal Agencies: Rumors of ICE Checkpoints on the CTA Are False (DNA) Chicago Man Held in Hit & Run Death of Roman Polniak, 52, in Des Plaines (Tribune) Pedestrian Fatally Struck on I-59 in Warrenville (Tribune) 13-Year-Old Girl Killed as After Police Chase in Hammond (ABC) Two Police Officers Injured in Crash During Pursuit […]
Perhaps nowhere has the tactic of trashing cities to win elections played out more starkly than in Wisconsin, where Governor Scott Walker blows his dog whistle by portraying Milwaukee as a welfare case. But Walker's got it all wrong: New data shows Milwaukee's wealth is in fact being siphoned off by the rest of the state.
NBC: Police Have Written Zero Tickets for Driving in Loop Link Lanes Trump’s Muslim Ban Sparks Fears About CTA Searches That Have Occurred Since 2014 (Chicagoist) Editorial: Rahm Needs to Provide “Hard Evidence” That O’Hare Express Is Needed (Tribune) More Good News About the Green Line: Emanuel Wants to Overhaul South Leg (Sun-Times) SUV Driver Killed Brother & […]