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May 2016

Special issue on transportation

Planning’s annual transportation issue covers the ways Americans move — on roads and rails; on bikes and buses; in cars and carshares. Leading off is a close-up of the FAST Act, the five-year, $305 billion, federal surface transportation law passed last year that — for the first time — covers freight and resilience planning.

Featured Articles

FAST Forward?

Jon Davis looks at future transportation funding.

Planning for the Car-Free Generation

Jonathan Sigall discusses how millennials could affect future planning and transportation options.

Vision Zero at the Edge

David Holtzman looks at crash reduction efforts on rural and suburban roads. In a sidebar, Jeff Schwein examines a tribal community’s safety plan.

The Big Slowdown

Have rail safety efforts derailed? Jake Blumgart takes a look.

Great Rail Starts at the Station

Bridget Mintz Testa says stations themselves have to keep up with the promise of improved rail service.


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