Today’s Headlines

  • Clean Air Rules Key Sticking Point in Budget Impasse (The Hill)
  • House Bill to Stop EPA from Regulating Greenhouse Gases Passes (WSJ)
  • Amtrak on Pace for Record Ridership (The Hill)
  • Capital Bikeshare Ads Could Generate $500,000 for DC (WBJ)
  • The Good, Bad, and Ugly of London’s Boris Bikes (This Big City)
  • Can We Combine Energy, Transportation, and  Climate Policy? (The City Fix)
  • Brain Damage: One More Reason to Avoid the Freeway (Time)
  • Are Incremental HSR Advances Enough? (Transpo Nation)
  • Cost of Owning a Car Rises Again (SBJ)
  • Skyways: Blessing or Curse? (MinnPost)

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Talking Headways Podcast: Cities on a Hill

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Francis Fitzgerald joins the podcast this week to talk about her 1986 book, Cities on a Hill. We discuss the different “visionary” communities described in the book, including Rajneeshpuram in Oregon, San Francisco’s Castro district, Sun City retirement communities, and Jerry Falwell’s moral majority in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Pedestrian Protection Doesn’t Come Standard in Volvo’s “City Safety” System

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Warning: This video contains a disturbing moment of violence. Via Kashmir Hill at Fusion, this video from a Dominican blog shows the scary results of a self-parking Volvo demonstration gone wrong. (No one was seriously hurt.) The car was equipped with Volvo’s “city safety” system, which apparently lulled the crowd around it into dropping their guard. But as Hill reports, the […]

Today’s Headlines

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House GOP Didn’t Have Votes for 90-Day Extension, Delays Vote (Politico) They’ll Try Again Today, but Possibly With Something Different (Hill) Three House Repubs. Sign on to Letter Supporting Senate Bill (Hill) Instead of Congestion Charges, How About a Bribe? (Atlantic Cities) Bicycle Advocates Inspire, Inspired by Senators, Congressmen (LAB) GOOD Issues a Challenge: Design […]

Today’s Headlines

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More on Obama’s $302 Billion Transpo Funding Plan (The Hill, Next City, The Hill) Boxer Tells AASHTO to Forget About a Gas Tax Hike in an Election Year (The Hill) Sec. Foxx Announced Sixth TIGER Round, Worth $600M (The Trucker) Here’s the Tea Party Response to Obama’s Plan (KCSG) Members of Congress, Local Leaders Plea […]

Today’s Headlines

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Obama Signs Two-Month Highway Trust Fund Extension (The Hill) Related: CBO Spitballs Future Short-Term Patches (The Hill) CityLab Remembers That Time Reagan Raised the Gas Tax In the Wake of Amtrak and Oil Train Crashes, Obama Taps Sarah Feinberg for FRA Post (The Hill) U.S. Could Save Lives by Requiring Trucks to Have Side Guards (Next City) Meanwhile, Pols Worry That Hackers […]

Today’s Headlines

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Foxx and Entourage Soak Up Danish Cycling Culture as Part of Smart City Tour (Statesman, CPH Post) Feds Outline New Rules for States to Measure Congestion (The Hill) Conservative Group Spends Big to Boost Shuster in Tough Primary (The Hill, Politico) Senate Panel to Take Up 2017 Transpo Spending (Transport Topics) Grist: What Hillary and Bernie’s Subway Adventures Really […]