Today’s Headlines

  • Shutdown Averted: Billions for Transportation Will Be Cut (The Hill)
  • EPA Riders Eliminated During Budget Deal (Politico)
  • Gas Prices on Path for an All-Time High (CNN)
  • Double Beltways for DC Would Have Meant Double Sprawl (Transpo Nation)
  • Facebook Goes Suburban With Move to Menlo Park (Grist)
  • Study: High Asthma Rates Near Ports in California (NRDC)
  • Exurbs Hammered: The End of Sprawl? (Star Tribune)
  • Should Parking Be Regulated by the Government? (Cato Unbound)
  • Personal Rapid Transport Is Not Reality-Based (BeyondDC)
  • CaBi Stations Coming Soon to Arlington (ARLnow)

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Sprawl Costs the Public More Than Twice as Much as Compact Development

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How much more does it cost the public to build infrastructure and provide services for sprawling development compared to more compact neighborhoods? A lot more, according to this handy summary from the Canadian environmental think tank Sustainable Prosperity. To create this graphic, the organization synthesized a study by the Halifax Regional Municipality [PDF] in Nova Scotia, […]

New Video Series Tells the Story of Sprawl

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As livable streets advocates work to make headway in breaking the cycle of American auto dependence, the folks at Planetizen have put together a video narrative that explains how we got here. "The Story of Sprawl," a double DVD set produced by Managing Editor Tim Halbur, is a compilation of historical films dating from 1939 […]

Today’s Headlines

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There’s a Lot at Stake for High Speed Rail in Today’s Elections (Infrastructurist) Transit Races to Watch Across the Country (Transpo Nation) High Speed Rail Needs to be More than Just Roadkill for Republicans (Boston Globe) Tragedy Doesn’t Prove That the FTA Should Regulate Transit (GGW) Hospitals Get Behind Active Transportation (Bike Portland) Why Having […]

Today’s Headlines

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Boehner Considering Ending Tax Breaks for Oil Companies (The Hill) State Proposals to Tax Electric Vehicles Send Mixed Signals About Govt Support for Fuel Economy (AP) If You Can Look Past the Ode to Gov. Christie, Fox News Has a Point Here About Life Cycle Budgeting Checking In With America’s New Angry Governors (NYT) The […]

Today’s Headlines

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Republican Presidential Hopeful Pawlenty Wants to Privatize Amtrak (The Hill) Public Pays the Price for Privatizing Infrastructure (Politico) Google Robot Cars Would Promote Sprawl (Fast Company) NRDC’s Kaid Benfield: City of Detroit isn’t Shrinking, ‘Right-size’ the Suburbs (Grist) Corporations Realizing Best & Brightest Don’t Want to Work in Suburbs (The New Republic) New Book Tells […]

Today’s Headlines

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Longtime Backers of California High-Speed Rail Raise Legal Objections (LAT) Would the Maryland Gas Tax Go to Transit or Roads? (Examiner) WSJ: “Welcome to the Revival of the Railway Age” Rep. LaTourette: Miles-Traveled Tax Could Happen “Tomorrow” (Bloomberg) NOLA Transit Strives for Accord With Civil Rights Act (NOLA.com) Denver Sees Transit-Oriented Development After Decades of […]