Today’s Headlines

  • A Massachusetts NIMBY fight finally gets resolved as Salazar okays a new wind farm off Cape Cod (WaPo Blogs)
  • Houston light rail could lose federal funding thanks to concerns over compliance with "Buy American" rules (Chronicle)
  • Trains that run on beef fat? Amtrak is starting the experiment (Det. News)
  • Auto dealers continue twisting arms to preserve their exemption from new financial reform bill (WSJ)
  • Sen. Feingold (D-WI) gets a new GOP challenger with a flip-floppy record on high-speed rail (Caridinal)
  • Streetsblog NYC talks to one of the Big Apple’s most high-profile transit union chiefs
  • Dallas transit agency prepares for some serious belt-tightening (Morn News)

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The Federal Transit Administration has catalogued the safety lapses and management troubles at D.C.’s Metrorail transit system in a new audit (WaPo) Many local hiccups remain unresolved in California’s march towards high-speed rail connectivity (AP) The battle to win more access to stimulus business for minority-owned transportation contractors gets an in-depth look (AP) Jack Schramm, […]

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Big business interests roll out new campaigns in favor of congressional action on climate change (Politico) LaHood’s message to Florida: Get serious about funding commuter rail, or forget about having a slice of the Obama administration’s high-speed rail pie (Sentinel) Federal Transit Administration is hard at work on a new proposal that would set minimum […]

The Mile-High City Gets Back to Its Rail Roots

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Happy news out of Denver. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was in town yesterday for a tour of the under-construction West Rail Transit line, part of 122 miles of passenger rail the region is planning as part of its FasTracks program. The secretary’s blog, The Fast Lane, discusses how this project promises to be, on many […]

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Building America’s Future Will Be Live-Tweeting Today’s Forum in Jacksonville LA’s Crenshaw Boulevard Light Rail Line Gets Final Approval (KTVN) Charles Marohn Dives Deeper Into “Old and Blighted” vs. “Shiny and New” Development New York Ferries: First Smartphone Payment System for Transit? (Human Transit) CA High-Speed Rail Fans, Foes Seek Federal Feasibility Study (SFChronicle) When Should HSR Serve New […]

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Obama Budget Outlines “New Starts” Grants for Transit Projects Nationwide (The Hill) Including Rail Lines in Maryland (WaPo), Florida (Orlando Sentinel), Fort Worth (Star-Telegram) D.C. Metro Also Poised to Get Support From Feds (The Hill) Along With Honolulu Rail (Pacific Biz News) Nashville’s AMP Bus Line Could Get Boost from “Small Smarts” (Tennessean) At Bike Summit, Foxx Talks […]

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House Passes 10-Month Stopgap for Transpo Bill (NYT) And Now Eyes Turn to Senate (Politico) How the “Boring Highway Trust Fund” Became a Lightning Rod for GOP (Slate) How Do Low-Income Washingtonians View Cycling? (CityLab) More and More, Car-Loving Cities Turn to Light Rail (Next City) Pro-Rail Group in Austin Raises Big Funds (Statesman) Report: Costs […]