Today’s Headlines

  • Trump’s Budget Proposal Put Atlanta’s Transit Plans in Danger (WABE)
  • Advocates Prevail Over Destructive Road Widening in Toledo (Toledo Blade)
  • Houston Continues to Delay on Approving its Awesome Bike Plan (Chronicle)
  • TransitCenter’s Jon Orcutt Talks to WBUR About Why Transit Ridership Is Falling
  • $60 Vehicle Fee Could Help Fund Transit in Milwaukee County (Mass Transit Magazine)
  • Second Child Dies From Injuries After Driver Plowed Into Crowd in Phoenix (Arizona Republic)
  • Survey Explores How Pittsburgh Cyclists Feel About Sharing Road With Self-Driving Cars (BikePGH)
  • Ford Says Automatic Braking for Pedestrians at Night Coming to U.S. in 2018 (Fender Bender)
  • Silicon Valley’s Plans for a Stress-Free Bike Network (NextCity)

Today’s Headlines

  • Trump’s Empty Rhetoric on Infrastructure Has Been Exposed (NYT)
  • Transit Industry and Rail Advocates Blast Trump’s Budget (Progressive Railroading)
  • In Chicago, Cycling Enforcement Discriminates Against Black People on Bikes (Chicago Trib)
  • WaPo: Trump Demonizes Cities Because They’re a Threat to His Agenda
  • Seattle Spends More on New Transit Than Any U.S. City (Seattle Times)
  • How the White House Could Derail the Durham-Orange Light Rail (News Observer)
  • Ridership Declines for Atlanta Streetcar (AJC)
  • The Cities Where Self-Driving Cars Would Be Most Practical (Governing)
  • A Look at the Mega-Commuters of the U.S. (Reading Eagle)

Talking Headways Podcast: Don’t Take Either Party for Granted

This week we’re time-warping back to a different era -- last October, and the Shared Use Mobility Summit in Chicago. Laura Washington of the Chicago Sun Times hosted this panel featuring the Metropolitan Planning Council's MarySue Barrett, the Shared Use Mobility Center's Sharon Feigon, and Transportation for America’s James Corless.
The Red Line bus rapid transit project in Indianapolis, which voters approved as part of a package in November, is one of dozens of projects threatened by Donald Trump's budget proposal. Image: IndyGo

Think of Trump’s Budget as an Attack on Cities

Yesterday Donald Trump released a budget outline that calls for severe cuts to transit, and the reaction was swift and scathing. The National Association of City Transportation Officials called it "a disaster" for cities. Transportation for America said it was a "slap in the face" for local communities that have raised funds to expand transit.

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