Today’s Headlines

  • Dear Sen. Boxer, Please Bring Transpo System Into the 21st Century. Love, 65 CA Electeds (T4America)
  • NJ Could Get About Half of ARC Money Back to Use for Transit and Air Quality (Star Ledger)
  • Census Data Maps Demographics of Race, Income, Housing (NYT)
  • Value Capture from Real Estate is Funding Hong Kong’s Transit Development (Transport Politic)
  • Road Deaths Down, Distracted Driving Fatalities Up (WSJ)
  • WaPo: VA Infrastructure Plan Is Too Puny to Satisfy the Need
  • Ex-Congressman Bob Barr Calls LaHood “Nanny in Chief” for Blocking Cell Phones (AJC)
  • Fighting Car-Centric Road Building in Seattle: An Interview with Cary Moon (Grist)
  • Utah Jump-Starting Transit-Oriented Development With Five New Projects (Salt Lake Tribune)
  • After Ballot Tax Defeat, Hillsborough County, Fla. Forages for Transit Funding (St. Petersburg Times)
  • Traffic-Choked Beijing Proposes Bikeshare, Congestion Pricing (Bloomberg)
  • Outgoing PA Gov. Rendell Pushes for Infrastructure Bank (AP)

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Today’s Headlines

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Foxx Takes a Road Trip to Drum Up Support for Obama’s Transpo Plan (Transport Topics, AP) DOT: Highway Trust Fund Will Dry Up by August (The Hill) How Are States Responding to the Funding Gridlock? (Governing) New Orleans Group Rallies for Central Transit Hub (Times-Picayune) L.A. Metro Recommends Two Familiar Contractors for Downtown Rail Connection (LA Times) […]

Leaders Need to Lead on Transit Funding

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Today on Streetsblog Network member Greater Greater Washington, David Alpert asks the multimillion-dollar question: Why do so many politicians always say we have to "do something" about traffic, but not about transit? Alpert is referring to his recent discussions with elected officials in the D.C. area about how to address the long-term transportation and economic […]

On the Pitfalls and Benefits of National Transit Safety Standards

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The second hearing in three days on the Obama administration’s proposal for national transit safety rules made headlines mostly for its affect on the Washington D.C. area, where Sen. Barbara Mikulski’s (D-MD) blistering critique of the local Metro rail system prompted high-level management switches. "There’s a saying in our business," APTA President William Millar (above) […]

Will Massachusetts Tax Parking Lots to Fund Transit?

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Here’s a transportation funding idea that aligns incentives nicely: taxing parking lots to pay for transit. That’s what one former high-ranking state official is proposing for Massachusetts, ahead of a big announcement by the state Department of Transportation. Earlier this week Governing Magazine looked at the parking lot tax plan, part of a series of […]

Today’s Headlines

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Get Ready to Hear More About “ObamaRail” (The Hill) What Would an Infrastructure Bank Look Like? (Miller-McCune) Yet Another Florida Rail Project in Limbo (Transpo Nation) The El Needs an Overhaul (Chicago Reader) San Francisco Transit Riders Paying More for Less (Examiner) Nebraska Pols Clash Over Road Funding (Journal Star) San Antonio Launches Small Bike-Share […]

Today’s Headlines

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Congressional field hearing in Chicago brings out the midwest’s biggest high-speed rail backers (WBAY) Local D.C. urbanism blogger (and Streetsblog Network member) David Alpert to testify before congressional committee today on transit safety and funding issues (GGW) GOP Rep. Petri backs VMT fee to ultimately replace the gas tax (Examiner) One big winner in Europe’s […]