Today’s Headlines

  • Sec. LaHood on Dulles Metro: Federal Government Not a “Cash Cow” (WaPo)
  • Former North Carolina Govs Go to Bat for High-Speed Rail (The Hill)
  • London Congestion Charge: No Free Pass for Obama Motorcade (NYT)
  • Climate Change Will Worsen Ozone Health Problems (USA Today)
  • Study: Florida Rail Line Would Have an Operating Surplus (Miller-McCune)
  • Right or Wrong, Here’s the Conservative View on Amtrak (Cato)
  • How Smart Growth Reduces Carbon Emissions (New Urban Network)
  • What Do LA’s Freeways Mean to You? (LAT)

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Today’s Headlines

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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 […]
Lyon HSR station

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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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 […]

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 […]