Today’s Headlines

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  • A reminder that transit, and trees, are better job creators than fossil fuels (Grist)
  • "Before calls for a gas tax increase become deafening, DOT needs some
    real reform of the way it does business, prioritizing projects of real
    significance and managing for successful outcomes" (TNR’s The Avenue)
  • A look at Portland’s $613m plan for bike infrastructure expansion (CSM)
  • Political blogger hit by government-owned SUV making illegal left turn — and hit with a jaywalking ticket while recuperating with broken knee (Daily Caller)
  • Crime plagues Detroit’s new transit center (Free Press)
  • Maryland budget analysts want to siphon off $60m in transportation funding, to the chagrin of state transport officials (Balt Sun)
  • A local editorial board urges Alabamans: Get on board with high-speed rail (Plainsman)

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California Supreme Court Removes Hurdle for High-Speed Rail (Sacramento Bee) Real Estate Experts: TOD the Biggest Trend of the 21st Century (Real Estate Weekly) Ohio Congressional Candidates Show Little Interest in Raising Federal Gas Tax (Plain Dealer) In Florida, Sales Tax for Transit Campaign Passes $1M Fundraising Mark (Tampa Bay Times) “Shiny New Transit Center” […]

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Bad news for Big Oil in the White House budget, which seeks to axe $36.5B in subsidies — but will Congress go along? (TNR’s The Vine) That $100m jobs bill, including infrastructure, that the White House is hoping for? It might look considerably smaller once the Senate acts, perhaps this week (Politico) Georgia political heavyweights […]

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Now’s the Time to Take on the Transportation Bill (Detroit Free Press) A New Year Brings a Slew of New Transit Projects (Transport Politic) The GOP: Greener Than You Think? (Politico) Metro’s Random Bag Checks Draw Criticism (WaPo) Pony Up: Transportation Costs in New York Are Rising Fast (NYT) How to Make a Better Traffic […]

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Transit Ridership on the Rise as Transit Funding Declines (NYT) New Year Brings New Wave of Texting While Driving Bans (LATimes) Reabsorbing the Exurbs, the Real Estate Equivalent of Composting (Grist) The Transport Politic Highlights New Transit Projects Opening in 2012 Six Urbanist Trends for 2012 (MyUrbanist) Harvard’s Ed Glaeser: Living in Cities Is Simply Better […]

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John Tory Elected Mayor of Toronto, Promising Transit Will Be Top Priority (Star, BusinessWeek) Governing Examines Ballot Initiatives in Louisiana, Maryland and Wisconsin T4America Slams Texas Highway Money Grab Amtrak‘s Northeast Corridor Ridership Hits Record High, Overall Ridership Up NYC Mayor de Blasio Signs Speed Limit Bill, 25 Is Default Throughout City (Streetsblog NYC) The Twin Cities’ […]