Today’s Headlines

  • LaHood Bikes to Work, Acting on Suggestion By FHWA Official (FastLane, Vimeo)
  • LA Transit Quest Sets the Tone for America Fast Forward Program (NYT)
  • Is Obama Ignoring Climate Change? (New Yorker)
  • VA AG Cuccinelli Hates Gays, Immigrants, the Environment and Now Dulles Rail Too (Patch)
  • Can Bullet Trains Compete With Air Travel? They Will in China (Bloomberg)
  • Sen. Schumer Urges DOT to Crack Down on Unsafe Buses (Transpo Nation)
  • Legalizing Private Jitneys Could Help Fill the Gaps in Transit Service (TNR)
  • An Argument for Privatizing Transportation Infrastructure (Heritage)
  • Illinois Studies High-Speed Rail Potential (CivSource)
  • Rep. Moran: Demand for Livable Communities Comes From Bottom Up (WAMU)


McCain’s Transit Hit List: Get the Details

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), a self-styled foe of what he labels wasteful government spending, has launched a broadside against transit projects in the U.S. DOT’s 2010 spending bill, which is slated for a vote this week in the upper chamber of Congress. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (Photo: Scrape TV) McCain had proposed more than 20 […]

American Transit Ridership Hits 57-Year High

The last year transit ridership was this high in the United States, Dwight Eisenhower signed the Federal Aid Highway Act. Not since 1956, according to the American Public Transportation Association, have Americans logged as many transit trips as they did in 2013: 10.7 billion. It was the eighth year in a row that Americans have made […]

Today’s Headlines

Donald Trump Will Be the Next President (NYT); Meanwhile… Indianapolis Approves Major Bus Service Expansion (Indy Star) Raleigh Votes for Transit, Commuter Rail Expansion (WRAL) Seattle’s $54 Billion Light Rail Package Appears Headed for Passage (Seattle Times) Los Angeles’ $100 Billion Transit Measure Ahead in Returns (L.A. Times) Detroit Regional Transit Expansion Measure Too Close to Call (Detroit […]

Bus vs. Rail: Transit’s Quiet Culture Clash?

The question of running buses or building rail has preoccupied transit planners in many an American town, with Maryland’s Montgomery County being the latest locality to choose between trains and bus rapid transit (BRT), which tends to be the less expensive option. Bogota’s Transmilenio BRT has won praise for its roomy coaches and well-designed stations. […]

Streetfilms: Bill Lind, a Conservative Voice for Transit

At last month’s Rail-Volution conference in Boston, Streetfilms was able to grab a few moments with William Lind, a politically conservative transit advocate. Lind aims to provide "liberal transit advocates" the language to build support for public transportation (okay, just rail) in terms that conservatives can relate to. Some of Lind’s arguments don’t reflect our […]