Today’s Headlines

  • Gulf Oil Gusher 2nd Largest Ever; Still a Fraction of What Americans Consume Every Day (APTime)
  • Obama’s "Plan B" on Climate Under Assault (Politico
  • Livable Communities Act Faces Key Committee Vote Today (T4America)
  • LaHood Watch: Secretary Pushes Light Rail in Detroit (Free Press)
  • Who Needs the Gas Tax When You Can Build Tolls? (USA Today)
  • How to Balance the Needs of Drivers and Cyclists (National Journal)
  • New Jersey Transportation Fund Nearly Bankrupt (New Jersey Online)
  • Urban Planning for Futurists (Good)
  • Cars Remain Currency of Cool in Hollywood (Slate)

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Today’s Headlines

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Washington Strikes Debt Ceiling Deal. Now What? (Politico, WaPo) As the Needs of Local Infrastructure Grow, Chances for a Reauthorizaton Bill Dim (D&C) White House Ups Fuel Economy Standards (Slate) Meanwhile, Rep. Issa Starts Probe of Automaker Meetings (The Hill) FAA Shutdown Drags On (League of Cities, WaPo) Uncertainty Looms for Bicycle Infrastructure Funding (Bicycle […]

In Death of ARC Tunnel, Political Grandstanding Trumps Governing

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There’s a lot of chatter on the Network today about the death of New Jersey’s ARC rail tunnel to New York. Yesterday, NJ Governor Chris Christie officially pulled his state’s $2.7 billion investment in the project, killing what would have been the largest transit investment in American history — the once-in-a-generation opportunity to double rail […]

Today’s Headlines

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California HSR Marches Forward With Same Deadlines Despite Setbacks (AP) To Avoid Future Snowjams, Atlanta Must Invest in Transit (Gainesville Times) Virginia Lawmaker Seeks to Ensure that New Transpo Dollars Are Spent Wisely (Times Dispatch) Sen. Baucus, Champion for Rural Highway Funding, Retires (Missoulian) New Jersey Can’t Figure Out Who’s Supposed to Be Clearing Snow […]

New Jersey’s Urban Centers Are Bouncing Back

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New Jersey’s cities — even downtrodden and smaller ones — are seeing a dramatic shift in population trends, according to research from smart growth group New Jersey Future. The state’s eight largest urban areas — Newark, Jersey City, Trenton, Paterson, Elizabeth, Camden, New Brunswick, Atlantic City — accounted for 11.4 percent of the state’s population growth […]

Chris Christie Sticks It to Pedestrians for No Discernible Reason

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In 2014, 170 people were killed while walking on New Jersey streets, accounting for 31 percent of total traffic deaths in the state (about double the national share). In addition, 13 people were killed while biking that year. To address the problem, lawmakers and advocates in New Jersey have been working on a bill to establish a Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Advisory Council […]