Today’s Headlines

  • Will Florida End Up Having to Pay the Feds For Killing HSR? (Florida Times-Union)
  • LaHood Lays Off Restrictions On Hands-Free Car Distractions, Targets Teens (Detroit News, WaPo)
  • Bike Advocates Converge On Washington Amid Concern of Spending Cuts (WaPo)
  • White House Eyes Oil Reserves As Prices Rise (JOC)
  • Janette Sadik-Khan, Under Attack For Re-Distributing Valuable Rights-of-Way in NYC (TNR)
  • Rising Gas Prices Are Increasing the Mass Transit Dividend: How Much Does Your City? (APTA)
  • NY Republican Peter King Attacks His Party’s Cuts to Transit Security (The Hill)
  • HOV Lanes Have Created a Unique “Slugging” Subculture in DC: Leaderless and Trusting (Miller-McCune)
  • Total Miles Traveled Might Be Rising, But Per Capita Driving Has Plateaued (Switchboard)
  • Pro-Car Toronto Mayor Devises New Transit Plan to Serve Half the People For the Same Cost (City TV)

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In His Last Few Weeks, Boehner Will Grapple With Transportation Bill (WaPo) GOP Lawmakers Look at String of Tax Cuts to Fund Transpo (The Hill) Next City Welcomed “the First Urbanist Pope” to Philly San Diego Thinks Big on Transportation Future (SD Union-Trib) Feds Sign Off on $93M for SunRail Expansion in Florida (WMFE) How Many […]

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Tense Day in Court for Florida Rail Advocates (TambaBay.com) Florida Mayors Ask Rick Scott to Reconsider Rejection of HSR Funds (Transpo Nation) With Gas Prices Rising, Now Is Exactly the Wrong Time to Cut Back on Transit (MTR) Krugman: Spending Cuts Threaten the Nascent Economic Recovery (NYT) We Neglect Infrastructure at Our Peril (Politico) Jeff […]

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Transportation for America on Trump Transit Cuts: “This Is Not a Big City Thing” (Next City) Atlanta Transit Could Lose Out on $3 Billion If Trump Cuts New Starts and TIGER (AJC) Self-Driving Buses: Cool, But Not Yet Cheap (or Tested) Enough to Be a Real Solution (Eno) When It Comes to Access to Transit, Poorer Parts […]

National Transit Union Proposes a Smart Fuel Subsidy

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Tired of hearing about gas tax holidays, bridge toll suspensions, and rebates for drivers? Here’s a policy proposal that will actually improve commutes, not just encourage trips by car: subsidizing fuel for transit systems. As the Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week, rising diesel prices are hitting transit agencies hard (preview only), leading to […]

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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 […]

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16 Big Transit Projects That Would Be Toast Under Trump’s Budget (WaPo) Cuts Could Imperil Seattle Rail, Gateway Project, DC Metro (Seattle Times, Bloomberg, Washingtonian) How Cities Would Feel the Budget Pain (Curbed) Long-Distance Amtrak Routes Under Threat (Progressive Railroading) Trump Also Wants to Slash Transpo Funding in Rural Areas That Supported Him (Charlotte Observer) The Rail Line […]