Today’s Headlines

  • NTSB Chair: My 5-year-old Minivan Has Better Safety Features Than Most Large Buses (AP)
  • Video: Obama Calls for Cutting Oil Imports By a Third (WaPo)
  • Miami Herald Editorial: Aren’t Empty Suburban Homes a Sign That Sprawl Isn’t Working?
  • Rules About Rail, Airline Unions Could Bring Down Aviation Bill (The Hill)
  • Among the States Asking for Wisconsin’s Rejected Rail Funds Is… Wisconsin (GreenTechMedia)
  • Getting Greedy: California Now Wants All of Florida’s Rail Money (LAT)
  • Why the Resistance to Mass Transit? It’s Our Only Way Out of the Jam We’re In (Reuters)
  • Honolulu Rail Opponents Hire Top Environmental Lawyer (KHON)
  • Should Taxpayers Be Funding a Streetcar Line to Portland’s Wealthy Suburb? (Oregonian)
  • Speed Limits on the Autobahn (!) and Clean Car Zones in Europe’s Cities (Wired)
  • tom

    Now let me understand this: Germany will impose speed limits on the autobahns and bar fossil-fuel burning vehicles from the core cities. All this by 2050. More likely everyone who signed on to this will be dead by then.

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Post-DOT, LaHood Heads to Dirksen (WaPo) In California, It’s Hyperloop vs. High-Speed Rail (Businessweek, LAT) … As High-Speed Rail Hits Another Roadblock (LAist) Honolulu Rail Project Also Faces Some Hurdles (Watchdog.org) Foxx Wants Infrastructure Progress (AP, AJC) Living Car-Free and Car-Light in Montgomery County, MD (GGW, Bethesda Now)  Congress OKs $189M for Houston Light Rail Growth (Progressive Railroading) […]

U.S. DOT Holding Five Public Meetings on Its National Rail Plan

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As it works to finalize a National Rail Plan that could prove pivotal in securing dedicated long-term funding for high-speed rail, the U.S. DOT is soliciting public feedback at five meetings in the coming weeks. The first public meeting will be held Wednesday in Kansas City, followed by a Thursday meeting in Atlanta, according to […]
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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.

Today’s Headlines

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D.C. Mayor Lays Out Action Plan for Transportation (WaPo, GGW) Feds, MARTA Move Forward With Study of New 8.8-Mile Light Rail (Atlanta Biz Journal) Texans Get Their First Glimpse of Potential High-Speed Rail Routes (Dallas News) LA Times Thinks More Parking Is the Answer for City’s Rail Stations In the Southwest, Long-Term Plan Emerges for […]

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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 […]