Today’s Headlines

  • The Senate jobs bill, if it passes by March 1, could give states a temporary reprieve from last year’s rescission of $8.7 billion in transportation funding (JOC)
  • A closer look at the conservative opposition to Florida Gov. Crist’s support for commuter rail (Ledger)
  • A rallying cry for the Washington D.C. region to commit to its transit system (GGW)
  • Schwarzenegger’s newfangled plan to raid transit funding raises alarm in California (Streetsblog SF)

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Hartford BRT Debuts in Connecticut (Hartford Courant) Foxx, Shuster Work Together on Transpo Funding Quagmire (The Hill) DC Mayor Sticks With Streetcar, But There’s a Lot of Work Ahead (WaPo) St. Paul Lays Out Ambitious Plans for Biking (MPR News) Nashville’s Mayoral Hopefuls Take on Transit After Death of BRT (Tennessean) Boston’s Bike Director Departs for Seattle […]

Funding Mass Transit Security After Bin Laden

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The demise of Osama Bin Laden has transit officials across the country preparing their agencies for possible retaliatory attacks. In Washington, Mayor Vincent Gray informed constituents via Twitter that “users will see an increase in # of officers throughout [Metro] system (trains & buses).” In New York, a spokesperson announced MTA had “increased security at […]

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Governor Snyder Calls for Gas Tax Hike in Michigan (Detroit News, Times Herald) Purple Line Funding Under Threat in Maryland (WAMU,WaPo) 43 Communities to Get Smart Growth Assistance From EPA (Environmental Expert) Inner-Ring ‘Burbs Feel Sprawl, Too (StarTribune) Grist Looks at the “Leslie Knopes” Heading the Sustainable Cities Movement How Will Seattle Pull Off Bike-Sharing […]

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NHTSA Endorses, Takes Steps to Regulate Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications Technology As Construction Begins, CA HSR Chair Says Everything Is Hunky-Dory (Mercury, Cap News Radio) “A Major Leap in Public Transit”: Dallas Light Rail Extends to Airport (CBS) Brookings Examines the Lessons Learned from the Failure of Missouri’s Amendment 7 Transit Funding Ballot Initiative Ignites Austin Battle Over Rail (KVUE) […]

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Transit Ridership Continues to Set Growth Records (Transpo Nation) Buffalo Congressman Brian Higgins to Propose $1.3T (!) Infrastructure Bill (BuffaloNews) Don’t Forget Freight! Truck Delays Cost U.S. $33B Last Year (Trans. Issues Daily) Some Aspen City Council Members Are Against Biking-on-Sidewalk Fines (Aspen Times) Changes to California HSR Plan Leave One Supporter at the Station […]

Today’s Headlines

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The federal rejection of tolls on I-80 wreaking transport funding havoc in Pennsylvania … (Morn Call, Philly Wkly, Bloomberg) … as Brookings’ Rob Puentes calls for a change in federal law in response (TNR’s The Avenue) Congress’ approval of $150m in December for the D.C. Metro transit system means the money can be spent now, […]