Today’s Headlines

  • Conservatives anxiously eyeing LaHood’s next move at U.S. DOT (Amer. Spectator)
  • Transit equity advocates painting giant red "X" on Atlanta rail cars today to protest service cuts (Creative Loafing)
  • Portland gets $2.4m grant from feds to work on new, overhead wire-free streetcar technology (Prog. RR’ing)
  • A favorable profile of Shai Agassi, the Israeli businessman working on electric-car charging infrastructure (CNN)
  • Company finds success converting natural gas into diesel fuel for buses (NYT Blogs)
  • Yonah Freemark asks if the feds would know how to spend a dedicated stream of high-speed rail funding (Transport Politic)
  • FedEx and Teamsters’ battle over union organizing could affect package transportation (WSJ)

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In Spite of High-Profile Accidents, Rails Are Safer Than Ever (AP, USA Today) LaHood Praises Bans on Texting Behind the Wheel (The Hill) Baltimore County Exec to Take Reins of Busy Maryland DOT (WaPo, Capital Gazette) Lessons Learned from Charlotte’s Streetcar Battles (Charlotte Biz Journal) Zappos Founder’s Project 100 Tries to Get People Out of Cars in Vegas (Good) […]

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Obama to Pitch $300B Infrastructure Plan, Including Tax Overhaul (The Hill, Reuters) Study: Riding Transit Improves Racial, Ethnic Acceptance (Boston Globe) Foxx Affirms Feds’ Commitment to California High-Speed Rail (KPCC) D.C. Plans for 19 Miles of Bike Lanes This Year (Washingtonian) Atlantic Cities: America’s Love of Houses/Car “Enduring and Weird” Feds Approve North Carolina Light Rail […]

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Pope’s Visit Gives Glimpse of a Car-Free Downtown Philly (Next City) U.S. High Speed Rail Projects Get Creative, Sans Federal Funding (CityLab) Feds Approve DC Metro’s Plan for Safety Fixes (The Hill, WaPo) Bike Portland Chats with L.A.’s Transpo Chief APTA: If High-Speed Rail Was Available, Two-Thirds of Americans Would Want to Use It A Look at […]

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Charleston Decides Today If Transpo Tax Goes to Ballot (Post & Courier) Drowsy Driving’s Role in Traffic Crashes (USA Today) Feds Blast DC Metro for Systemic Deficiencies (WaPo) Animated Map Shows How High-Speed Rail Could Transform U.S. Travel (Business Insider) Costs for Twin Cities Light Rail Continue to Climb (StarTrib) Do Atlantans Really Own Fewer Cars Than […]

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Foxx Warns State DOTs That Funding Could Be Cut Off Soon (The Hill) At HUD, Julian Castro Will Take on Obama’s Climate Work (National Journal) California, Amtrak Back Out of Joint Bid on High-Speed Rail (AP) Proposal to Raise Gas Tax Wins Praise From WaPo, NRDC Switchboard While Gannett Notes Mixed Opinions, and Forbes Sniffs Out a Gimmick in the Funding […]

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California Leads in Regulating Self-Driving Cars (AP) For U.S. Mayors, Infrastructure Goals (Including Bike Lanes) Top Wishlist (Next City, Green Lane Project) Longer Build But Lower Costs Possible for California High-Speed Rail (LA Times) Urbanization Slow to Take Off in El Paso (Atlantic) Winter Cycling Congress to Converge in Minneapolis (StarTrib) Foxx Addresses Hyperloop Competitors Today (The […]