Today’s Headlines

  • Is the recession really easing? Not for many transport and construction companies (Reuters)
  • LaHood cruises on mag-lev train during visit to Japan (AP, Bloomberg)
  • A look at the local ramifications of the auto-bike culture clash (CNN)
  • Debate erupts in D.C. after transit union calls for 40mph maximum speeds on local rail, citing safety concerns (WashPost Blogs)
  • NYC mayor travels to London to view its transit security systems, including closed-circuit cameras (AP)
  • Elena Kagan, livable streets scion? New Supreme Court nominee’s father helped kill urban superhighway as a member of a Manhattan community board (Village Voice, NYT)
  • Smart-growth campaigning heats up in the New York state capital (Streetsblog NYC)
  • Dallas transit agency prepares for some serious budget-cutting and belt-tightening (Morn News)

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Amtrak Resumes Some Northeast Service (AP, Reuters) New Jersey Transit Suspended Until Further Notice (AP, Transpo Nation) NYC Sees “Small Sign of Normalcy”: People Waiting at Bus Stops (AP, The Hill) LaHood “Quick Releases” $13M to New York and Rhode Island (Trucking Info) Philly Defends Transit Shutdown In Light of Mild Impact from Sandy (Inquirer) Transportation Issues […]

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LaHood hails Canada’s offer to help pay for a new bridge link between its southern border and Detroit (Det. News) Feds release new guide to bike commuting implementation (LAB Blog) Voinovich lobbies his local regional planning organization for a gas tax hike to fund new federal transport bill (Biz Courier) Felix Salmon profiles transport wonk […]

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California High-Speed Rail Aligns With Amtrak to Increase Buying Power (KPCC, AP) Oregon vs. Virginia: Governing Looks at Two Approaches to the Gas Tax Transpo Budget Gap Widens in Vermont (VT Digger, VPR) No BRT in the U.S. Meets the “Gold” Standard (GGW) Transit Repairs Get Renewed Attention (Stateline) Navigating the NYC Transpo System in […]

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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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Local coverage of T4A’s report on transit cuts (Detroit News, SF Chron, Sac Biz Journ, WaPo) Birmingham, home of PBS’ "zombie highway," rocked by bribery guilty plea (Bloomberg) Highway projects (and transit ones, too) are stalling thanks to funding uncertainty in Congress (CQ) Ford’s new electric car can "talk" to the grid to regulate power […]

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“New Starts” to Boost Chicago Transit (AP, Chicago Trib) Shuster Rearranges House Transit Committee (The Hill) $2.4B Transpo Bill Clears Pennsylvania House, Heads to Senate (Post-Gazette, Inquirer) Lawmakers Raise Questions, Concerns About Driverless Cars (The Hill) Utah Offers Model for Transpo Lobbying (SL Trib) Streetcar Plans Move Forward in Minneapolis (StarTrib) Wichita Transit System Runs Short […]