Today’s Headlines

  • "Cash for clunkers" to clunk its last on Monday at 8pm (Det. News)
  • Oregon’s "solar highway" uses net metering for electricity; but not every program offering it is created equal (WSJ)
  • BAE Systems, provider of NYC’s hybrid bus technology, to expand to Seattle (Automotive World)
  • Telecommuting and flexible work hours — it’s not a congestion relief plan, it’s the government’s swine flu strategy (HealthDay News)

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Transportation Issues Daily‘s Larry Ehl Recaps Last Week’s Non-Binding House Votes Also Via TID, a Pop Quiz: Only One Conferee Voted Yes on the Broun Motion. Who Was It? With Growing Popularity of Charity Rides, Is Cycling the New Golf? (Globe and Mail) Holland, MI, Transit Agency Challenges Residents to Ten Car-Free Days (WZZI) Yes, […]

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Why Was NJ Transit So Unprepared for Sandy? (WNYC, NorthJersey.com) Fuel-Efficient Cars Could Get Road Use Fees in Oregon… (Statesman Journal) …And Consumer Reports Questions Whether That Type of Thing Is Fair The Cheat Sheet on Anthony Foxx’s Bio (AllGov) A New Pitch for the Charlotte, NC, Streetcar Could Break Standoff (Charlotte Biz Journal) Bacon’s Rebellion Takes Issue […]

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Obama Urges Action on Highway Trust Fund: “It’s Not Crazy. It’s Not Socialism” (Biz Insider) Foxx Warns That State Funding Will Be Rationed Starting August 1 … (Dallas News) … And Defends Obama for Dragging Feet on Gas Tax (Roll Call) With Holiday Weekend Coming, Gas Prices Reach Six-Year High (The Hill) LaHood Encourages Missouri […]

Is It Time to Outlaw Car Radios?

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Another day, another questionable proposal to enhance cyclist “safety.” Last week brought news that a New York City councilman has proposed legislation requiring licensure for cyclists. Then there was the proposal to ban cycling with child passengers in Oregon and another licensure call in New Jersey — both thankfully dismissed. Now a new bill has […]

Sizing Up Target’s New Down-Sized Urban Stores

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Love ’em or hate ’em, big box stores are shrinking their footprints in an effort to fit into city locations. Target just opened its fourth store in the urban DC area. The newest is only the second to come in a small-scale size, and Dan Malouff at Beyond DC scoped it out: A miniature Target is now open in Rosslyn, […]

Today’s Headlines

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Obstacles Already Cropping Up in Path of Seattle Bike-Share (Seattle Times) OpenPlans Fills Void Apple Left By Removing Transit Directions (SmartPlanner) What Makes a Workplace Bicycle Incentive Successful? (Sustainable Business Oregon) Express-News: Transpo Bill Doesn’t Address Infrastructure Needs on the Border The Rest of Latin America Finally Catches Up to Bogotá on Bikeability (WSJ) A Clear-Eyed Look […]