Today’s Headlines

  • The U.S. High Speed Rail Association is emerging as a lobbying force in D.C. (Roll Call)
  • Is the Justice Department investigating Rep. Don Young’s (R-AK) shady Florida highway earmark? The law says they should be … (CQ Notepad)
  • A mainstream-media look at last week’s vast new study of the benefits of denser development, with obligatory skeptical libertarian (USAT)
  • Dubai unveils a cushy new transit system (LAT)
  • The congressional climate change fight could get even uglier than the health care one — if it happens this year (Atlantic)

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U.S. DOT’s new "TIGER II" grant program is encouraging Texas state DOT officials to hope the second time is a charm when it comes to funding a fix for an aging rail intersection … (Star-Telegram) … and Washington D.C. city officials to hope for new bike-share funding … (DC Biz Jrnl) … and northwestern Tennessee […]

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New Jersey Looks Into Leasing Out the Turnpike (NYT) Cops Work with Cyclists in Brooklyn Critical Mass (AMNY)You saw this story first on Streetsblog LIRR Gap Solution at Flatbush? Keep Some Doors Closed (Newsday) Homes, Businesses May Be Condemned in LIRR "Third Track Project" (Newsday) Robotrain to Launch on L Line Next Year (Daily News) […]

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A Massachusetts NIMBY fight finally gets resolved as Salazar okays a new wind farm off Cape Cod (WaPo Blogs) Houston light rail could lose federal funding thanks to concerns over compliance with "Buy American" rules (Chronicle) Trains that run on beef fat? Amtrak is starting the experiment (Det. News) Auto dealers continue twisting arms to […]

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Democrats in Congress may tone down their new auto safety bill in response to industry complaints (WSJ) D.C. considers using "value capture" methods, harnessing business gains from transit to pay for new streetcars (WashPost) Joel Epstein on L.A.’s push to break from its past and embrace transit New York in need of a statewide high-speed […]

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Pelosi: Trade Package Could Win Support If GOP Supports Transpo (The Hill) LaHood to Appear at Senate’s Transpo Funding Hearing This Week (Transport Topics) The Strained Construction Schedule of California’s High-Speed Rail (Fresno Bee) Twin Cities Green Line Marks Successful Year One (MPR News) New DC Circulator Route Debuts on the National Mall (Roll Call) In Maryland, New […]

New Jersey’s Urban Centers Are Bouncing Back

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New Jersey’s cities — even downtrodden and smaller ones — are seeing a dramatic shift in population trends, according to research from smart growth group New Jersey Future. The state’s eight largest urban areas — Newark, Jersey City, Trenton, Paterson, Elizabeth, Camden, New Brunswick, Atlantic City — accounted for 11.4 percent of the state’s population growth […]