Today’s Headlines

  • Extreme Summer Weather Puts Climate Change Back in the Spotlight (NYT)
  • Bingaman: Don’t Expect Energy or Oil Legislation Before the Elections (Politico
  • San Francisco Sees Transportation Building Boom Despite the Bum Economy (Mercury News)
  • LA Mayor Villaraigosa: A Born Again Bike Advocate? (AP)
  • Private Firms Tackle Distracted Driving (Sun-Times)
  • Voinovich Clarifies Gas Tax Comments (Hill)
  • Poll: Long Commutes = Health Problems (Gallup)
  • Fascinating Infographic Juxtaposes Obesity and Commuting Rates (Good)
  • New York Times: EPA Needs to Stick to Its Guns On Smog Rules

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Mayor Speaks at Times Square Pricing Rally

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Supporters of congestion pricing rallied yesterday in Times Square, urging state lawmakers to act by July 16 on Mayor Bloomberg’s initiative or risk losing $500 million in federal funds. "The time is now," said the mayor, according to the New York Post. "We cannot walk away from this opportunity."  Shouting out to tourists in a […]

Eyes on the Street: Obama Takes Manhattan

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A scene from Midtown early this morning, after Barack Obama was named president-elect. On the A downtown from Inwood, new passengers were welcomed with screams and cheers at every stop. It was standing room only by the time the train reached 42 Street. New Yorkers lined the sidewalks in Times Square. Cars rolled through slowly, […]

Today’s Headlines

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The New York Times Published Someone’s Sick Fantasy About “Trump-Sized” Infrastructure LA Times: Can Buy America Work for California High-Speed Rail? Amtrak CEO on New Trains, Safety, and Trump (CBS) Detroit Officials Try to Figure Out Why Local Transit Tax Failed (Detroit News) Nebraska Senator May Be on Shortlist for Trump’s DOT (KETV) Atlanta’s Transit Divide Deepens After Election (WABE) […]

Today’s Headlines

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Philly Commuter Rail Returns to Normal After Three-Month Headache (USA Today) Can Miami Transit Compete With Culture of “Cool Cars”? (Miami New Times) Virginia Beach Light Rail Estimates Now $84M Lower (Pilot) Cincinnati Demands On-Time Service From New Streetcar (Enquirer) …Northern Kentucky Still Wants In on the Cincy Streetcar Action (Soapbox Cincinnati) Uber’s Plan to Take on the […]

Today’s Headlines

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Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Tries to Save the Transit Benefit (The Hill) Cincy Council Members Ask FTA for Guidance on Paying for Streetcar With Private Funds (WVXU) Oregon Studies Carbon Tax (News Times) Connecticut Business Leaders Beg for Highway Expansion (New Haven Register) You Too, Eh? Canadian Youth Also Flock to Urban Neighborhoods (Science Codex) […]