Today’s Headlines

  • LaHood says a nationwide network of bike trails could be possible (NPR)
  • Kerry, Graham, Lieberman meeting tonight to try to salvage Senate climate legislation (Globe)
  • Forbes names its top 10 "cities in free fall" — several of which are noted sprawl havens
  • Pennsylvania report sees a future for conventional rail in the state, but not for mag-lev (Post-Gazette)
  • L.A. port wins federal award for its clean truck program (NRDC Blog)
  • U.S. DOT’s statistics arm to begin tracking freight rail yields (Prog. RR’ing)
  • Nissan reports buyers have reserved 20% of their initial run of Leaf electric cars …(LAT)
  • … as the company teams with GE to offer "smart" charging for future vehicles (CNET)
  • The American real-estate boom and bust, complete with sprawl concerns, is starting to play out in China (LAT)

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Obama Should Lead on Highway Trust Fund Solution (Seacoast Online) Building a Palmdale-to-Burbank Segment Now Would Make California HSR a Train to Somewhere (LAT) Or Should California Forget HSR and Focus on Improving Regular Passenger Rail? (Tracy Press) Is Oil Transportation By Rail Safe? (Sightline, CTV News) Unplanned Urban Sprawl Brought About the Bee Famine […]

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Report: High Speed Rail in Southern California Would Create 127,000 Jobs (LAT) Texas Gubernatorial Foes White and Perry Talk Transportation (DMN) Why Livability Isn’t Just a Big-City Concept (T4America) Florida Wrangles With Measures to Contain Sprawl (AP, Palm Beach Post) MA Gov Candidate Cahill Speaks Out Against Unfunded Transportation Projects (Patriot-Ledger) Is It Time to […]

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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 […]

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Section of I-5 Bridge North of Seattle Collapses Into Skagit River (LAT) Lipinski (D) and Grimm (R) Form Public Transit Caucus in the House (Hill) NY and NJ Transit Get $3.7B More for Sandy Damage, Future Storms (AP) In NH, House and Senate Bicker Over Gas Tax (Concord Monitor) “Reports on the Death of Suburbia […]

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What Other Countries Have Achieved With Infrastructure as U.S. Congress Dithers (WSJ) California Ratings of Rail Stations Give Top Grades to Bay Area, Average Grades to L.A. (LAT) The Risks Behind Uber’s Plans for “World Domination” (Skift) Imagining a New Future for Dallas’s Aging Highways (Dallas Morning News) Pittsburgh Bike-Share Beats Expectations (AP) SunRail Offers Model for […]

Can Columbus Get Its Sprawl Under Control?

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There’s a new study out examining the future of Columbus, Ohio, and the results are a little scary. This growing city in central Ohio has an Atlanta-like geography — no physical barriers on any side. And if current development patterns continue, Chris Bentley at the Architect’s Newspaper reports, the region’s physical footprint is expected to more than […]