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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Talking Headways Podcast: Land Value Capture and Transit

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For this week's podcast we return to the UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Montreal. This session on land value capture features Julian Ware of Transport for London, Sharon Liu of Hong Kong’s MTR, and Iain Dobson of Strategic Regional Research Associates in Toronto. Each gives their perspective on how land value capture relates to transport development.

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 […]

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 […]

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.