Today’s Headlines

  • Is Oberstar giving up on his push for a long-term transport bill? No way (CongressNow)
  • LaHood tangles with GOP over stimulus (The Hill)
  • Proposed $4.6 billion widening of Maryland’s I-270 sets nerves on edge (Sun)
  • Michigan’s members of Congress ask the administration to save their road projects (DetNews.com)
  • Sustainable transport advocate to head White House’s livable communities initiative (Wash Biz)

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A New Resource for Tracking Transit Trends in American Cities

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How does transit ridership in your city stack up against other cities? A new tool from transit analyst extraordinaire Yonah Freemark at the Transport Politic can help you figure it out. Freemark’s “databook” compiles a raft of data from the Census and the Federal Transit Administration into a series of graphs and tables that show trends in transit ridership in selected U.S. cities. Here you […]

Oberstar Stays Optimistic About New Transport Bill in 2010

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House transportation committee chairman Jim Oberstar (D-MN) today renewed his call for action on a new federal infrastructure bill before year’s end, using a hearing on the Obama administration’s stimulus law to urge passage of long-term legislation as well as a second round of short-term investment in roads, bridges, and rail. House transport committee chairman […]

Talking Headways Podcast: The Future Is Not Far Away

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Our guest this week is Sylvain Haon of the International Association of Public Transport ahead of the organization's global summit in Montreal. We talk about big transit projects happening around the world, the transition toward mobility as a service, sustainable mobility planning in Europe, and how autonomous vehicles will complement transit in the future.

Today’s Headlines

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Chief of AFL-CIO’s transport unions: DeFazio’s oil securities tax is "an exciting proposal" (AFL Blog) Feds giving cities more money for transit security (AFP) How will the House v. Senate face-off on transport funding end? Some lobbyists see a six-month compromise (Roll Call) Horrors! Utah highway officials fear more money for transit (SL Trib) Virginia’s […]

The Importance of Mobility for the World’s Women

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Today on the Streetsblog Network, some thoughts on women and transportation coming out of the current annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative, courtesy of The City Fix. Writing about yesterday’s panel discussion on investing in the well-being of women and girls, Erica Schlaikjer says: Much depends on her ability to move about freely. Photo […]