Today’s Headlines

  • Metro Detroit Must Merge Bus Lines or Risk Millions (Detroit Free Press)
  • Rhode Island Joins States Wanting to Convert Crumbling Interstate to Toll Road (State Line)
  • The New Republic Picks Up on the New Study Showing Road Expansion Causes Traffic
  • New Law Increases Teleworking Among Federal Employees (WaPo)
  • CNU Inspires a Fresh Look at Ridesharing From the Transport Politic
  • ‘Elderburbia’ Unites Advocates for Elderly, Environment Against Sprawl in NY (Post-Standard)
  • Music Festivals Give Tennessee Taste of a Future Without Transit Investment (Tennessean)
  • Catch a Bus and a Cup of Coffee with Toronto’s Smartcard (The Star)
  • Downsizing State DOTs Means Less Citizen Representation Across Missouri (KSMU)

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D-Day Approaches for Detroit Transit Riders

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As the recession squeezes the pocketbooks of the nation’s cities, Detroit has become an unfortunate symbol of urban decline — so much so that Time Warner recently bought a house there for reporters to use while covering the locals’ struggle for financial survival. Detroit buses like this one carried an estimated 38 million riders last […]

FTA Distributes $1 Billion to Local Transit Agencies

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Transit providers in Detroit, Miami, Seattle and Bloomington, Indiana were a few of the many winners in the latest round of Federal Transit Administration capital grants. On Monday, FTA awarded almost $1 billion to local transit agencies to purchase buses, construct shelters and plan for the future [PDF]. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the grants […]

Today’s Headlines

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Mark your calendar, ’cause the Senate climate bill hearings start on Oct. 27 (Politico) Some states are declining to post road signs that note when projects are being funded by federal stimulus money (NYT) Breaking down the Kerry-Graham op-ed on climate cooperation — is it really a "game-changer" or just a sign of unnecessary compromises […]

Today’s Headlines

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$500M Available for This Round of TIGER (Progressive Railroading) Hoosier State Amtrak Line Looks Back on Track (Indy Biz Journal) DOT Loans Help Fill Transpo Funding Gaps (The Hill) WaPo: “Starving Metro to Save It” Isn’t a Good Plan More States Look to Toll Roads (Brookings) Hartford Courant: Connecticut Needs TOD Guidance New Study Looks at Value […]

Today’s Headlines

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Obama Launches Campaign With Pro-Car Hoopla, Plus, Go Ride a Bike, Plus Yay Trains! (HuffPo) LaHood Calls For Federal Oversight Over Transit Safety (WAMU) Mica May Join Rahall In Calling For Reinstatement of Earmarks (Florida Political Press) An Even More Polarized Congress Would Spell Disaster For Transportation (Trans Issues Daily/Politico) Road Traffic ‘Single Biggest Source […]

Will a Shorter Light Rail Line Work for Detroit?

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As far as transit projects go, Detroit light rail has had more than its share of drama and intrigue. First it was on. Then it was off. Now it is on again… maybe. After a nine-mile route was scrapped last month due to funding concerns, the coalition of private investors that had bankrolled a major portion […]