Today’s Headlines

  • LaHood puts airlines on notice: Don’t get in the way of high-speed rail (WSJ)
  • L.A.’s Measure R transit initiative getting national attention, thanks to Washington Post (Streetsblog LA)
  • White House budget office begins reviewing final version of auto fuel-efficiency rules (The Hill)
  • Gas prices rising whether or not Congress addresses climate change — so why not do it? (Wonk Room)
  • One urban planner imagines wide streets redesigned on a human-sized scale (Grist)
  • Could high-speed rail help open up America’s most isolated towns? (TNR’s The Avenue)
  • Cleveland planners turning abandoned retail space into a greenhouse (Fast Company)
  • An inside look at how the nation’s no-fly list gets crafted (AP)

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WaPo Deems Maryland Gas Tax Hike a Victory San Diego’s Omission From High-Speed Rail Is “Deja Vu” (UrbDeZine San Diego) Daily Beast Looks at Trends of “Aspirational Cities” in the Sun Belt and Great Plains Why Are Republican Governors Signing Off on Gas Tax Hikes? (Examiner) Nice Ride Minnesota Beefs Up Bike-Sharing Presence (Star Tribune) Northeast High-Speed […]

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Convention City Contrasts: Light Rail Gives Charlotte the Edge (Tampa Bay Times) FTA Boss Announces Bus Expansions in Maine, NH (AP) The Sun-Times Delves Into Chicago Bike Crashes NY Congresswoman Maloney Calls for High-Speed Rail Linking NYC to Canada (Globe and Mail) Maryland Planner: “I Hate to Use the Word Smart Growth, But…” (Gazette) Can High-Speed Rail […]

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DeFazio Expects Next Transpo Bill to Be $260 Billion (Columbian) Portland’s Message to T&I Committee: Transit, Transit, Transit (Oregonian) Florida Gov. Dismisses Last Ditch Efforts to Save High-Speed Rail (Miami Herald) Democrats and Republicans Spar Over Who Gets to Take Credit for Cleveland’s Renaissance (LAT) Investigating the Charge that Wisconsin Buses “Ride Around Empty” as […]

Expectations for High-Speed Rail Coming Down to Earth

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Three months after the Obama administration announced the first winners of what it hopes will be the first of many federal grants to build U.S. high-speed rail networks, advocates and planners are settling in for a long battle to surmount the obstacles and unknowns that stand in the way of long-term bullet train development. If […]

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Natural Resources Defense Council recruits a flurry of celebrities to tape a rescue plea for the stalled congressional climate bill (video above, courtesy of NRDC Press) Senate Dems to unveil the first piece of their job-creation effort, an infrastructure-centric affair, next week (Roll Call) Why Florida’s federally funded high-speed rail network might fall way short […]