The Second Annual Yolanda Garcia Community Planner Award

Named for the founder of community organization Nos Quedamos, the Yolanda Garcia Community Planner Award was created to commemorate her work in the south Bronx and highlight the efforts of community-based planners in New York City. Learn more about this years award recipients.


Today’s Headlines

Rally for Congestion Pricing at Albany Today (Sun) Post Says Pricing Odds Are Long The Bush Admin’s Pursuit of Road Pricing (WaPo) Pace of Reducing Car Emissions Slow to Pick Up (WSJ) Minnesota Bridge Was Carrying 99 Tons of Sand at Time of Collapse (NYT) Community Board Plans Would Gain Clout Under New Bill (TRE) […]

Friday Jobs Market

Looking to hire a smart, qualified person for a position in transportation planning, engineering, IT, or advocacy? Post a listing on the Streetsblog Jobs Board and reach our national audience of dedicated readers. Looking for a job? Here are the current listings: Executive Director, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, San Francisco The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s […]

Livability: A Small Town Value

Davidson, North Carolina, population 7,100, isn’t the kind of global metropolis that is normally looked to as a cutting-edge example of sustainable transportation planning. By making new development walkable and bikeable, Davidson, North Carolina preserved its small town character as it grew. Photo: U.S. EPA But a new series from Transportation for America holds up […]

In New Orleans, LaHood Unveils $280M in Streetcar and Bus Grants

During a visit to New Orleans, where city planners are seeking nearly $100 million in federal stimulus money for three new streetcar lines, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced plans to award $280 million in grants for streetcar and bus networks. New Orleans is counting on bonds, backed by sales taxes, to finance new streetcar […]