Today’s Headlines

  • The 2010 U.S. DOT budget remains hamstrung by an ongoing fight over allowing guns on board Amtrak (The Hill)
  • Miami city government adopts pro-urbanism, non-car-centric principles for future development (CNU Press)
  • Portland’s streetcar secures a long-anticipated promise of federal funds (OregonLive.com)
  • Nebraska, a state not known for its progressive transport policies, begins weighing a vehicle miles traveled tax (Journal Star)
  • China’s high-speed rail investment begins expanding economic accessibility (Newsweek)
  • What’s a "spurb"? Schott’s Vocab defines the new term (NYT)

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Today’s Headlines

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Campaign for Detroit’s $4.6 Billion Transit Ballot Measure Begins (Detroit News) Many in D.C. Area Remain in Denial as Metro’s Big Rebuild Begins (WaPo) Meanwhile, Metro Woes Add Fuel to Fire of Purple Line Legal Fight (WaPo) Three Converging Threats to Today’s Auto Industry (Vox) Connecticut Plans Development Around BRT (WNPR) GGW: Instead of Buses Flying Over Traffic Jams, Let’s Not […]

Tracking the Streetcar Comeback in American Cities

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Streetcars are back in the U.S. in a big way. Inspired by the Portland Streetcar, and helped along by federal programs like New Starts and TIGER, cities across the United States are breaking ground and beginning service on modern streetcar systems. At Beyond DC, Dan Malouff runs down the projects that will begin service this […]

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D.C. Metro had train control problems before June’s fatal crash that were never revealed (WaPo) Obama signs $7 billion highway trust fund rescue bill into law (JOC) "Cash for clunkers" scammers begin popping up (Daily News) Taxes to pay for transportation become the hot issue in the Virginia governor’s race (WaPo) Oberstar challenges airlines’ use […]

NYC’s Moynihan Station is the First Big TIGER Stimulus Winner

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New York City’s Moynihan Station project has snagged $83 million in grant money from the stimulus law’s Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) announced today. A rendering of the proposed Moynihan Station. (Photo: The Real Deal) The grant makes the intended successor to the current Penn Station, a longstanding priority […]

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Climate Bill Dead; Let the Blame Game Begin (Politico 1, 2) The Times Examines the Effect of America’s Huge Transit Repair Backlog Emanuel: Obama Now Considering "Infrastructure Rebuilding Bill" (WSJ) Union Pacific Calls for More Investment in Freight (Bloomberg) Conservative Cyclists: A Rare Breed (MinnPost) Complete Streets Bill Moves Forward in Michigan (NPR) Illinois Approves […]

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Expectations Modest as Climate Negotiations Begin in Cancun (Politico, NYT) Plus, Why the Cancun Climate Talks Matter (Slate) Departing Dem Calls GOP Earmark Ban a “Complete Charade” (The Hill) Q & A With Former Transportation Secretary Norm Mineta (Transpo Nation) Bike Commuting on the Rise (NPR) Light Rail Lessons from Strasbourg (The Transport Politic) Study Advises […]