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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Frustrated With Judge’s Delay, Maryland Asks for Emergency Ruling to Allow Purple Line to Proceed (WaPo) King County Metro Adds More Buses to Serve Flood of Amazon Interns (Seattle Times) Higher Fares, Less Service, More Disruptions, Fewer Riders: WMATA’s “Death Spiral” (WAMU) South Carolina Transit Struggles With Lack of Funding and Sprawling, Car-Dependent Cities (Post and Courier) Suburban Fulton […]

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Foxx Appoints Special Adviser on DC Metro Oversight (WaPo) Montgomery County, MD, Speeds Up and Waters Down Its BRT Plans (GGW) Texas High-Speed Rail Fight Heads to Washington (Dallas Observer) Inaugural “Better Bike-Share” Conference Takes Place in Philly Next Month (Next City) Homeland Security Wants More Security Theater on Amtrak (The Hill) Is a Transit Boom on […]