Transportation and Infrastructure

Understanding the Historic and Future Impact of the Delaware Canal

July 14, 2023 / Comments Off on Understanding the Historic and Future Impact of the Delaware Canal

In a post pandemic world, lifestyle changes are evidently clear. One of the most notable is a renewed appreciation for our natural resources. This attention has helped to spark interest in assets like the Delaware Canal. The Canal is a national historic landmark, as well as a national trail, a state park, the first greenway […]

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A Delaware Canal for the 21st Century

June 23, 2023 / Comments Off on A Delaware Canal for the 21st Century

The Delaware Canal, a historically significant, defunct industrial canal system, ties together multiple jurisdictions having shared challenges with the 190-year-old, dilapidated infrastructure. Following three consecutive years of devastating flooding of the adjacent Delaware River, critical obstacles to repairing flood damage came into sharp relief—as did an opportunity to develop a resilient stormwater management infrastructure improvement, […]

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Congestion Pricing in New York: How Will It Work?

May 19, 2023 / Comments Off on Congestion Pricing in New York: How Will It Work?

In April 2023, USDOT released the result of its environmental assessment of New York City’s proposed “Central Business Tolling” project—known more colloquially as “congestion pricing”—after years of examination and review. The result—a “Finding of No Significant Impact” or FONSI—means that the MTA can continue its process to implement a program to toll drivers for entering […]

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Parking Wars

April 7, 2023 / Comments Off on Parking Wars

We can no longer stay neutral; reasonable solutions must start to drive our decision making A woman walks into a restaurant to meet a group of friends. She proceeds to apologize for being late but explains she was looking for parking for the past 20 minutes. This sparked a vibrant discussion that opened their evening. […]

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Linking Transportation and Land Use

March 3, 2023 / Comments Off on Linking Transportation and Land Use

The planning profession often has to look ahead, to see the bigger picture, and help connect people to their destination. One principle that helps achieve this is linkage between land use and transportation. This is vital for organizing at the neighborhood, community, county, and regional scales. Transportation services and infrastructure can impact land use patterns, […]

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Moving Cities: Pittsburgh

February 24, 2023 / Comments Off on Moving Cities: Pittsburgh

Unique Public Transportation Infrastructure Among major American cities, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania finishes in the top ten for transit ridership. Impressively, Pittsburgh’s public transit system achieved this success without a single heavy rail line: all but one of the major cities with higher transit ridership than Pittsburgh feature at least one heavy rail line (Seattle is the […]

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