Today’s Headlines

  • LaHood to Anti-Rail Governors: No, You Can’t Use the Money for Highways (Reuters)
  • Where Is Support for Transit Strong? Wisconsin and Ohio, If You Look at Ballot Measures (MTR)
  • JetBlue Says Rail Makes More Sense Than Flying for Short Distances (Marketplace)
  • NJ Not Convinced It Needs to Pay DOT Back for Unbuilt ARC Tunnel (AP)
  • Union Contract Agreement Saves East Bay From Transit Service Cuts (Oakland Local)
  • New Bill in Michigan Would Require Drivers Ed to Teach Bike Safety (Examiner)
  • Historic Preservation Concerns Could Force New Dulles Metro Station Underground (WHSV)
  • VA Gov “Finds” Transpo Savings, Diverts Money to Roads (Business Week)
  • WV County Changes Its Mind on Tolls But Doesn’t Have a Plan B (Daily Mail)
  • Myrtle Beach Accepts Taxes for Transit to Buoy Tourism (WMBF)
  • Fort Worth City Council Votes Yes on Parking Minimums – for Bikes (FortWorthology)

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Senate Extends Transit Benefit, Ball Now In House’s Court (Baltimore Sun) First Nationwide Count of Parking Spaces Tallies More Than 500 Million (Knoxville News Sentinel) PA Gov. Rendell Invests $45M in Pittsburgh Transit Rather Than Cut Service (Post Gazette) Will Anti-Rail Republicans in Florida Block Reallocated Midwestern Rail Money? (ABC) Is High Speed Rail the […]

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Biden Chides Florida Gov. for Snubbing Rail Money (Miami Herald) Why Gas Prices Are More Complicated Than You Think (WaPo) What Happens When You Tear Down a Highway? (Infrastructurist) LaHood Backs Honolulu Rail Project (Hawaii Reporter) Why NYC Bike Lane Skeptics Are Wrong (WNYC) New Carrollton Metro One Step Closer to Redevelopment (WaPo) Massachusetts Transportation […]

Two Very Different Ways Bike-Share Benefits Transit

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A new survey [PDF] by researchers at UC Berkeley and published in Access Magazine sheds light on how bike-share systems interact with transit. Researchers Susan Shaheen and Elliot Martin surveyed more than 10,000 bike-share riders in Montreal, Toronto, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, and Washington, DC. Like previous surveys have shown, Shaheen and Martin found that a significant number of bike-share users reduce car use. But their […]

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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 […]