Today’s Headlines

  • House transportation committee clashes over the speed of stimulus spending (USA Today)
  • D.C. Metro crash sharpens focus on aging transit equipment (NYT)
  • Democratic lawmakers write to Obama to back up Wednesday’s transportation hearing (AP)

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How France Makes High-Speed Rail Stations Meld With Cities

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As France develops its high-speed rail network, the areas around stations are treated not just as transportation initiatives but as city-building projects. This discussion centers on how public agencies plan high-speed rail station areas in France, integration of the stations into districts as a whole, and the importance of a comprehensive vision for integrating transportation and land use in the station district.

Today’s Headlines

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Dems Conceded Way Too Much on Transportation Bill (MSNBC) Environmental “Streamlining” Could Improve Safe Routes to School Project Times (Bike Portland) Transportation Bill Gives a Boost to Intelligent Transportation Technology (Marketwatch) The Construction Industry’s Breakdown of the MAP-21 Transportation Bill (For Construction Pros) Sprawl and Lack of Transportation Choices Contributed to Foreclosure Crisis (Earth Island Journal) Transportation […]

Today’s Headlines

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Break the High Gas Price Cycle on This Bike to Work Day (LAB, AP) Bikes: A Missing Piece of the Energy Puzzle (BikePortland) Transpo Groups to Senators: Slashing Services Has Consequences (AHN) Will Rick Scott Kill Another High-Speed Rail Line in Florida? (Orlando Sentinel) Biden, Salazar Make the Case for Clean Energy  (Politico, The Hill) High-Speed […]

Today’s Headlines

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Tracking House Debate Over FY11 Budget Cuts: TIGER, HSR On Chopping Block (T4America) Florida Gov. Would Rather Pay for Roads Than a 90% Paid-For High-Speed Rail Line (NBC) LaHood, Florida Lawmakers Look for a Way Around Scott’s Decision (CBS, Transpo Nation) New York and California to Florida: You Eatin’ That? (The Hill, LAT) The Administration’s […]

Today’s Headlines

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What Is Really Happening Behind Conference Committee’s Closed Doors? (Trans Issues Daily) Obama Administration Needs to Show More Leadership on Transportation (Politico) What Does the Transportation Bill Mean For Truckers? (Bismarck Tribune) Can CA High-Speed Rail Be Built Fast Enough to Avoid Risking Federal Dollars? (LAT, NBC) HSR: CA vs. NEC (Politico) Governors Want Transpo […]

Rail Across America

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You’ve probably seen this already. It’s the latest graphic representation of the nation’s proposed high-speed rail corridors, and it’s been all over the transportation blogosphere since President Obama stood beside it at a press conference yesterday. Those corridors are likely to change somewhat as the administration refines its new strategy for high-speed rail, says Transport […]