Today’s Headlines

  • New Jersey Commuters Suffer Under Chris Christie (NYT)
  • Sen. Bingaman: Tapping Petroleum Reserve Off the Table (The Hill)
  • White House Gambles GM Revival Will Trump Bailout Foes (Politico)
  • Honolulu (!?) Tops List of Best Transit Cities (Time)
  • Pittsburgh’s Particulate Problem Lingers (Rustwire)
  • Rahm Emanuel Enters Office With a Smart Transportation Reform Agenda (The Transport Politic)
  • Meanwhile, DDOT Sputters Under Mayor Gray in DC (Transpo Nation)
  • Tolls Slated to Rise Nationwide (USA Today)
  • LAT: We Can Do Better on High-Speed Rail
  • Boulder Unveils B-Cycle Bike Sharing (Daily Camera)

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Today’s Headlines

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Under the Hood of Rep. DeFazio’s Transportation Funding Proposal (T4America) Cap-and-Trade Money Gives Big Boost to California High-Speed Rail (AP) U.S. DOT Wants to Regulate Map Apps (NYT) President Obama Rips Into Climate Deniers (WaPo) With New Agreement, Seattle Ends Its War Against Ride-Sharing Companies (Slog, Sightline) Bertha Back to Work Tunneling Under Seattle By […]

New Stimulus Data: Road Funds 77% Under Contract, Transit at 74%

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As of the end of February, nearly $5.4 billion of transit stimulus money, or 74 percent, was under contract for projects in the 50 states and D.C., according to a Streetsblog Capitol Hill analysis of data released today by the House transportation committee. (Photo: DMI Blog) The success rate of transit stimulus spending was slightly […]

Today’s Headlines

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Will Metro Woes Affect Maryland’s Purple Line Plans? (WTOP, Bethesda Mag) Under Budget Pressure, Honolulu Rail Could Scale Back Five Miles (Civil Beat) Kalamazoo Crash Underscores Urgent Need for Safer Streets (HuffPo) NRDC Checks in From the Live.Ride.Share Conference How Badly Can Car Congestion Damage Miami? (GovTech) Atlanta Has Two Weeks to Address Streetcar Problems (AJC) Two Light […]

Are More Families With Kids Choosing to Live in Walkable Areas?

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Bradley Calvert at Family Friendly Cities has done some impressive number-crunching to identify trends in where families with children are living. Using Walk Score and Census data, he analyzed the 50 largest metro areas in the U.S. to determine whether the population of children is growing or shrinking in walkable and unwalkable areas. (Some regions had to be […]

House Celebrates Norman Mineta, Ignores His Ideas

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Congratulations are in order for former DOT chief Norman Mineta. The House of Representatives just voted, 384 to 0, to honor his accomplishments. Unfortunately, they still can’t muster the votes to follow his urgent recommendations: that the country ramp up our investments in infrastructure, that we switch from a gas tax to a VMT fee, […]