Today’s Headlines

  • Governor Cuomo to Sign “Complete Streets” Bill for NY (Transportation Nation)
  • US High Speed Rail Association Supports Privatizing Amtrak (The Hill)
  • Governments Want to Pay You to Bike to Work — In Europe (Reuters)
  • GA Law Would Penalize Transit Drivers Who Mistakenly Give Immigrants Rides (Atlanta11Alive)
  • Imagine a NY-Boston Commute in 45 minutes? Japan Testing 300 MPH Trains (Good)
  • Goldman Sachs Takes On Lease of Toll Road in Puerto Rico (Landline)
  • Chinese Companies Lobby to Build UK’s High Speed Rail (Telegraph)
  • DC Metro Prepares for Future of Too Many Riders; Considers BRT, Light Rail (GGW)

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Convention City Contrasts: Light Rail Gives Charlotte the Edge (Tampa Bay Times) FTA Boss Announces Bus Expansions in Maine, NH (AP) The Sun-Times Delves Into Chicago Bike Crashes NY Congresswoman Maloney Calls for High-Speed Rail Linking NYC to Canada (Globe and Mail) Maryland Planner: “I Hate to Use the Word Smart Growth, But…” (Gazette) Can High-Speed Rail […]

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Another Extension Is in the Works for Transpo Bill — But How Long Will It Last? (School Transpo) Republican Victories Imperil Rail Plans (NYT) LaHood Dangling Rejected Rail Funds in Front of Other Potential Recipients (WSOC TV) NY Lt. Gov: Transpo Infrastructure is Key to a “Prosperous Future for New York” (WSJ) High Speed Rail […]

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More Delays for Groundbreaking of California High-Speed Rail (Mercury News) For First Time Ever, National Gas Prices Top $3 For 1,000 Days (The Hill) Advocates Share Strategies for Fighting “Bike Backlash” (Bike Portland) Study: More TOD Bang-for-the-Buck With BRT Than Light Rail, Streetcars (Forbes) Fund to Build “Sustainable, Transit-Friendly” Avenue for Detroit (MLive) Will Honolulu Rail Save […]

Long-Shot NY Congressional Candidate Runs Against High-Speed Rail

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Over the years, veteran Rep. Louise Slaughter (D) has pushed so doggedly for construction of a new train line in her upstate New York district that one state legislator christened her "Mrs. High-Speed Rail." GOP congressional candidate Michael Giuliano is staking his long-shot bid in part on a critique of high-speed rail. (Photo: Giuliano for […]

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Feds Announce Major Funding for Amtrak’s NJ-NY Gateway Project (CBS Local, Railway Age) NHTSA Issues Recommendations for Driverless Cars (The Hill) Can a Makeover Turn Around America’s Busiest Transit Center? (Good, Atlantic Cities) In California, High-Stakes Trial for High-Speed Rail (Mercury News) Study: Commuters Want Better Transit Tech (Wired) Montgomery County, MD, Gets New Planning […]

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Gas Tax Set to Be Next Big Fight on Capitol Hill (The Hill) Obama Proposes New Fuel Efficiency Standards for Trucks (FastLane) Sherrod Brown Files Legislation for a National Infrastructure Bank (WKRC) America Has 30 Percent Fewer Trains Than We Pay For (ThinkProgress) Seattle Mayor Supports New Driver Fees to Pay for Local Transit (Ballard News-Tribune) […]