Today’s Headlines

  • Look who came to the table for a meeting on "tripartisan" climate legislation: Voinovich (Roll Call)
  • Dallas open to running transit to next year’s Super Bowl, but first it will need the U.S. DOT to relax its Bush-era rule favoring transit privatization (Morn News)
  • Florida could start high-speed rail construction as soon as next year (AP)
  • New EPA report finds smart growth catching on in many metro areas (Greenwire)
  • Federal investigators expand their probe of a $600m Nevada highway bridge project amid safety complaints (AP)
  • LaHood touts the $1.3B in transportation stimulus contracts inked by disadvantaged and minority-owned businesses, slightly higher than the 2% estimate released last month (DOT Press)

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Pittsburgh Welcomes Uber’s First Driverless Fleet (Bloomberg) California Agency Invests in 14 Transit Projects (Progressive Railroading) Jeff Wood: Regional Transit Agencies Hold Back Transit (City Metric) Railroads Warned Not to Delay on Positive Train Control (Chicago Trib) How a Radical Rethink Boosted Bus Ridership in Houston (CityLab) Former Boston Transit Chief Departs Flailing Honolulu Rail Project (Boston Herald) In New Haven, […]

Sneak Preview: 2013 in Transit

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Bus rapid transit projects in Austin, Tampa, and the Twin Cities. Streetcars in St. Louis, New Orleans, and Detroit. Those are just a few of the transit projects beginning construction or entering service in 2013, which looks to be a pretty good year for transit expansion in the U.S., says Yonah Freemark at the Transport […]

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Low Gas Prices Leave Northern Virginia Scrambling for Transit Money (WaPo) New Orleans Expands Transit With Round-the-Clock Service (Times-Picayune) Denver’s Airport Rail Line Opens Friday (Denver Post) Quick-Build Bike Projects Are Trending (Next City, Wired) Al Franken Urges Minnesota to Act on Light Rail (StarTrib) Population Rebounds NJ Transit Stations (Asbury Park Press) Detroit Voters Weigh BRT, Airport […]

Looking Ahead to the Year in Transit Expansion

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After significant transit construction in the United States in 2014, the next year will see another impressive round of groundbreakings and new openings. That’s according to Yonah Freemark at the Transport Politic, who has catalogued major transit expansion projects throughout the U.S. and Canada for the last six years. In 2015, we’ll see major light rail projects begin […]