Today’s Headlines

  • Republicans still hammering away at the House jobs bill as it edges toward a stop in the Senate (AP)
  • Add Nebraska to the list of states considering a gas-tax increase to solve the frustrating puzzle of transportation finance (NP Telegraph)
  • GOP senators may not be able to stop the Obama administration from requiring that climate change be a factor in environmental reviews of federal transport projects (LAT)
  • One columnist asks: Why pooh-pooh America’s high-speed rail potential? (NYT)
  • St. Louis is poised for a transit-oriented development boom-let this year (STL Today)
  • Can one man’s dream of urban farming help revitalize Detroit? (Fortune via Richard Florida)

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America’s Sorriest Bus Stop: Atlanta vs. Asheville

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What makes a terrible bus stop? The absence of sidewalks, a place to sit, and shelter — that’s all part of the recipe. What else can DOTs and transit agencies throw into the mix? We’ve seen a few varieties of awfulness in this year’s “Sorriest Bus Stop in America” competition. Earlier this week, a bus stop in Hillsboro, […]

America’s Sorriest Bus Stop: Boston vs. Nassau County, NY

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Our search for the sorriest bus stop in America — a virtual tour of the deplorable waiting conditions transit riders have to put up with — continues today with the third match in the round of 16. Last week, bus stops in Broomfield, Colorado, and St. Louis County beat out the competition from Portland, Oregon, and Kingsport, Tennessee. There are still […]