Today’s Headlines

  • LaHood joins auto insurer to kick off new campaign educating teenagers about distracted driving (DOT Blog, Allstate Press)
  • Who’s to blame for the now-undetermined delay in the Senate climate change bill: Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) or Lindsey Graham (R-SC)? (MoJones, TNR, NPR)
  • Digging deeper into the recent reports of a significant uptick in New York City cycling (Streetsblog NYC)
  • New Jersey rushing to shore up its aging bridges … (GlobeSt.com)
  • … as its new GOP governor takes local heat for backing big transit fare hikes (Trenton Times)
  • Iowa to make $150m in new infrastructure investments (Q-C Times)
  • Short of funding, Michigan scales back plans for a new commuter rail line (Free Press)

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Today’s Headlines

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Purple toll lanes, overhead lane-use control signs, and more crosswalk time for pedestrians are all coming soon to a road near you, as the U.S. DOT makes its first update in six years to the nation’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (UPI) Did one affordable-housing nonprofit in New York City really get $156 million […]

It’s Official: Sadik-Khan in at DOT

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After weeks of speculation, City Hall has announced that Janette Sadik-Khan, a senior vice president at Parsons Brinckerhoff, will be the new commissioner of the NYC DOT. This from a press release issued this afternoon by the mayor’s office: "Janette Sadik-Khan has a superb mix of public and private sector transportation management experience and she […]

Columbus Wins $50 Million “Smart City” Grant. What Put It Over the Top?

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U.S. DOT announced the winner of its $50 million “Smart City” grant yesterday, and Columbus, Ohio, bested finalists San Francisco, Portland, Austin, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, and Denver for the prize. Many other cities had applied for this federal funding to demonstrate how new technologies can improve urban streets and transportation. In its application, Columbus focused on improving job access […]

Today’s Headlines

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A Look Into the Web of Factors Influencing the Gas Price Drop (WaPo) To Raise Transit Revenues, Don’t Hike Fares: Sell Discounted Bulk Passes. (Atlantic Cities) …Here’s Proof It Works (Guelph Mercury) No Light Rail to New Suburban Braves Stadium, But Maglev Would Be Cool (Marietta Daily Journal) It’s Decision Time for Pennsylvania Transpo Bill […]

Today’s Headlines

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Feds Release $20M for DC Metro Repair Plan (WaPo) …As DC Cyclists Make Lemonade of the Service Cuts (CityLab) How 20 Years of Light Rail Have Transformed Dallas (Dallas Morning News) NJ Lawmakers Push Gas Tax Hike, Christie Doesn’t Buy Transit Funding Concerns (NJ.com, Press of AC) Should Seattle Burbs Help Foot the Bill for Light Rail Tunnel? (Seattle Times) […]

Today’s Headlines

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LaHood hits upstate New York to talk up the potential future of local high-speed rail (Roch Biz Jrnl, RocNow, EmpireStateNews) Passage of new sales tax to fund transit sparking recriminations among St. Louis tea partyers (Post-Dispatch) U.S. DOT pledges $200 million for the cross-Hudson River transit tunnel (Star-Ledger) Local crackdowns on distracted drivers touted as […]