Today’s Headlines

  • Sen. Kerry Calls for Major Transportation Investment (The Hill)
  • Report: Northeast Corridor — Not Florida — Most Promising High-Speed Rail Route (NYT)
  • Meanwhile, Is California the Right Place to Invest in High-Speed Rail? (WaPo, T4America)
  • In a Move That Cuts Cancer-Causing Emissions, LA Buses Go Diesel-Free  (LAT)
  • Environmental and Bicycling Advocates Grieve Over Giffords Tragedy (LABAlttransport)
  • Regulators Consider New Rules to Spur Freight Rail Competition (WSJ)
  • Are You Facebook Friends With Your Local Transit Agency? (Progressive Railroading)
  • Virginia Gov. McDonnell Pitches Transportation Agenda (Patch)
  • Mayor Gray’s DDOT Director Job Description Emphasizes Highways (GGW)
  • Can Superstreets Keep Roads Thin? (Grist)
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    Good speech by John Kerry: Sen. Kerry Calls for Major Transportation Investment (The Hill)

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    Re:Environmental and Bicycling Advocates Grieve Over Giffords Tragedy (LAB, Alttransport)

    Gee! What does “Drill Baby Drill!” rhyme with?

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How France Makes High-Speed Rail Stations Meld With Cities

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As France develops its high-speed rail network, the areas around stations are treated not just as transportation initiatives but as city-building projects. This discussion centers on how public agencies plan high-speed rail station areas in France, integration of the stations into districts as a whole, and the importance of a comprehensive vision for integrating transportation and land use in the station district.

Rail Across America

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You’ve probably seen this already. It’s the latest graphic representation of the nation’s proposed high-speed rail corridors, and it’s been all over the transportation blogosphere since President Obama stood beside it at a press conference yesterday. Those corridors are likely to change somewhat as the administration refines its new strategy for high-speed rail, says Transport […]

Michigan’s Looking Good in the High-Speed Rail Chase

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Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D) is a powerful advocate for high-speed rail funding. (Photo: Listings Foreclosures) During an appearance in Michigan today to promote the Obama administration’s economic recovery efforts, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood made a potentially prescient prediction about the regions vying for federal help to build inter-city high-speed rail. Per the Detroit News, […]

LaHood: High Speed Rail Will Be Our Generation’s Legacy

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Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood published an op-ed in the Sunday edition of the Orlando Sentinel, arguing for a vigorous campaign of high speed rail building. He said, “If we work together, a national high-speed-rail network can and will be our generation’s legacy.” Why run the op-ed in the Sentinel and not a national paper like […]

Today’s Headlines

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Break the High Gas Price Cycle on This Bike to Work Day (LAB, AP) Bikes: A Missing Piece of the Energy Puzzle (BikePortland) Transpo Groups to Senators: Slashing Services Has Consequences (AHN) Will Rick Scott Kill Another High-Speed Rail Line in Florida? (Orlando Sentinel) Biden, Salazar Make the Case for Clean Energy  (Politico, The Hill) High-Speed […]