Today’s Headlines

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  • Trump’s Tax Proposal, Out Today, Likely Includes Infrastructure Spending Modeled on 2015 Band-Aid (Politico)
  • NYC Real Estate Moguls Advising Trump Talk Up Leasing Infrastructure to Private Firms (NY Post, Real Deal)
  • The Economist Looks at the Promise and Pitfalls of Using Private Capital for Public Projects
  • Recent Penn Station Meltdown Shows What Happens When Congress Systemically Underfunds Amtrak (NYT)
  • Cities Will Suffer If Techno-Futurists Are the Only Ones Determining the Future of Autonomous Vehicles (CityLab)
  • Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Very Proud of 1,000-Space, $48 Million “Green” Parking Garage (AJC, Atlanta Mag)
  • Austin’s “BRT Lite” Sees Ridership Jump After Capital Metro Stops Charging Premium Fare (Austin Monitor)
  • Fresno Improves Frequency and Adds Late-Night Service on Its Busiest Bus Routes (Fresno Bee)
  • Paint-Your-Own Bike Lanes Installed in Tampa Suburb (TB Times) and Lake Charles, LA (KPLC)
  • 81-Year-Old Man, Injured by SUV Driver and Taken to Hospital, Gets Jaywalking Ticket (Billings Gazette)

Today’s Headlines

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  • Amy Klobuchar: Trump Should Negotiate With Democrats to Secure Infrastructure Deal (Hill)
  • WMATA GM Tries to Convince Politicians to Support (and Fund) His Blueprint for Fixing Metro (WAMU)
  • AJC Columnist: Atlanta Suburb’s Protected Bike Lanes Make It Harder for Me to Drive Through Quickly
  • Portland’s Bike-Share System Looks at Ways to Include Disabled Riders (LA Times)
  • Virginia and Arizona Compete to Have the Fewest Rules on Autonomous Vehicle Testing (WaPo, Verge)
  • Casino Opens North of Portland With No Transit Access; Causes Massive Jam on I-5 (Oregonian)
  • Aspen Politicians Flirt With Erasing Bus Lane So More People Can Get Stuck in Car Traffic (Aspen Times)
  • Dutch Signals Tell Cyclists Whether or Not They’ll Catch a “Green Wave” of Traffic Lights (CityLab)
  • Silicon Valley’s “Flying Car” Is Actually an Expensive Toy for People With Lake Houses (NYT, Verge)

Today’s Headlines

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  • Chao Offers No Promises About Federal Funding for Boston’s Green Line Extension (Boston Globe)
  • GOP State Legislators Urge Chao to Kill Funding for Minneapolis Southwest Light Rail (Star Tribune)
  • Ohio Business Leaders Want Trump to Fund $1 Billion Highway Expansion from Canton to Pittsburgh (Crain’s)
  • Boston Cyclists Say It’s Time for Less Talk, More Action on City’s Bike Lane Plans (Globe, WBZ)
  • Driver Kills Man on Dallas Sidewalk; Witnesses Say She Was Speeding But Police File No Charges (WFAA, KDFW)
  • Man Beaten by Sacramento Police for Crossing the Street Will File Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit (Sac Bee)
  • Pedestrian Advocates Take a Walk Along St. Petersburg’s Missing and Blocked Sidewalks (Tampa Bay Times)
  • 8-Year-Old Houston Girl Gets City to Finish Missing Sidewalk, Scores a Visit From the Mayor (Chron)
  • Pittsburgh’s Anti-Bike Mayoral Candidate Yells “Stay In the Damn Bike Lanes!” From Her SUV (City Paper)
  • Coachella Attendees Who Drove to Massive Concert in Desert Shocked to Be Stuck in Traffic (OC Register)

Today’s Headlines

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  • Trump Budget Director: Infrastructure Plan Is Actually $200 Billion, Won’t Be Ready Until Autumn (Bloomberg)
  • James Ray, Bush-Era US DOT Official, Returns to Agency as Senior Advisor on Infrastructure (Hill)
  • Greenspan: Feds Can’t Afford Infrastructure Spending, Should Cut Social Security and Medicare Instead (CNBC)
  • Meanwhile: Indiana GOP Agrees on 10-Cent Gas Tax Increase, Opens Door to Interstate Tolls (Indy Star)
  • Study: Tech Firms Stand to Benefit If They Move Closer to Silicon Valley’s Caltrain Stations (SF Chron)
  • WMATA GM: Metro Needs New Regional Revenue Source to Generate $500 Million Annually (WAMU)
  • Gov. Larry Hogan, Who Cancelled Baltimore’s Red Line, Blasts Judge Holding Up Suburban Purple Line (WTOP)
  • Wind Turbines to Power Seattle Light Rail; Gasoline to Continue to Power Almost All Automobiles (Seattle Times)
  • San Diego Union-Tribune Offers Advice to Team Trump on How to Kill California HSR
  • This Scranton-Area Official May Be the Most Anti-Bike Politician Imaginable (Times-Tribune, Fox 56)
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