Today’s Headlines

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  • Paul Ryan Envisions 40/1 Ratio for Private/Public Spending on Infrastructure (The Hill)
  • … As Trump’s Commerce Pick Backs Public Spending (The Hill)
  • The Verge Talks With Anthony Foxx as He Departs DOT
  • Foxx Says DC Metro’s “Success Looks Like Failure” (WaPo)
  • Denver Proceeds With Plan to Widen I-70 (Streetsblog Denver)
  • Feds Name 10 Official Proving Grounds for Self-Driving Cars (TechCrunch)
  • How Utah Made Land-Use Planning Work (Politico Mag)
  • Feds Clear Way for Minneapolis Light Rail Link (StarTrib)
  • Why Killing a Twin Cities Transit Board Could Save Transit Funding (MinnPost)
  • PeopleforBikes Launches New “Places for Bikes” Initiative (SGB)

Talking Headways Podcast: Cities on a Hill

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Francis Fitzgerald joins the podcast this week to talk about her 1986 book, Cities on a Hill. We discuss the different “visionary” communities described in the book, including Rajneeshpuram in Oregon, San Francisco’s Castro district, Sun City retirement communities, and Jerry Falwell’s moral majority in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Today’s Headlines

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  • Economists Pan Trump’s Infrastructure Plan as “Ill-Conceived” “Giveaway” (NYT)
  • Americans Don’t Want to Pay for New Roads and Bridges With Tolls (WaPo)
  • Anthony Foxx Considers His Legacy as U.S. DOT Secretary (Governing)
  • Investment Professionals Are Betting on Infrastructure in 2017 (Forbes)
  • First Look at Richmond, Virginia’s Bus Network Redesign Plans (RVA Rapid Transit)
  • 16 Miles of Highway in Georgia Supposedly the “Most Sustainable” in the World (EnoTrans)
  • Austin Retiming Traffic Signals to Benefit Pedestrians and Cyclists (Statesman)
  • Twin Cities Might Abandon Regional Funding to Advance Transit Expansion (TC Business Journal)
  • Tennessee May Open the Door for Nashville to Raise Taxes for Transit (WTVF)

Today’s Headlines

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  • Trump Names Two New York Developers to Monitor Infrastructure Spending (WSJ)
  • North Dakota Bill Would Make It Legal to Run Over Protestors (Daily Kos)
  • Tesla Allows Self-Driving Cars to Break the Speed Limit (Guardian)
  • Google Maps May Soon Show Ease/Difficulty of Parking at Destinations (Ars Technica)
  • Florida DOT Blames Nation-Leading Pedestrian Death Toll on the State’s Pedestrians (CityLab)
  • Obama Administration Names Leaders to Self-Driving Cars Advisory Panel (WSJ)
  • Boston Advocates Want to Emphasize Bus Service (Globe)
  • People for Bikes‘ “Green Lane Project” Is Complete — Here’s What It Accomplished

Today’s Headlines

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  • Surge in U.S. Traffic Deaths Outpaces Increase in Driving (AP)
  • Trump’s Transportation Team Still Largely Unformed (Detroit News)
  • Chao Tight-Lipped on Future Policies (American Prospect)
  • Pelosi: Dems Won’t Support Tax Break Masked as Infrastructure Deal (The Hill)
  • Feds Warn of Billions of Dollars in Overruns for California High-Speed Rail (LA Times)
  • Foxx’s Last Trip as Transpo Chief: Celebrating His Hometown’s Streetcar (Charlotte Observer)
  • Seattle Mayor Kills City-Run Bike-Share (Seattle Times)
  • Plans for Speedier Amtrak See Resistance in Small New England Towns (WSJ)
  • Women’s March Boosts Bus-Sharing Startup (NYT)
  • America’s First New Private Passenger Rail in a Century Coming to Florida (Slate)

Talking Headways Podcast: Planning While Black

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This week we’re going back to LA Bicycle Coalition Executive Director Tamika Butler's plenary at the NACTO Designing Cities Conference in Seattle. In her presentation, “Planning While Black,” Tamika discusses some of her personal history, issues of diversity and equity, and how cities should include people who haven’t been represented in the planning process.
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