Today’s Headlines

  • SunRail Gets Federal Funding Amid Fanfare (Orlando Sentinel)
  • Every Day Is Carmageddon in LA — But Transit Planning Could Help (LAT, Planetizen)
  • PA Transportation Commission Recommends Raising User Fees (Philadelphia Inquirer)
  • Amid Debt Ceiling Hysteria, Railroaders Lobby on Capitol Hill (Progressive Railroading)
  • First-Ever Emissions Regulations For Shipping Have Too Many Loopholes (Treehugger)
  • How to Win a TIGER Grant for Bike/Ped or a Sustainable Communities Grant (LAB, PolicyLink)
  • As DC Loses Its “Chocolate City” Moniker, Gentrification Creates Tension (NYT)
  • No, Not All People With Disabilities Can Ride Bikes. They Can’t All Drive Cars Either. (Grist)
  • Bad Transpo Planning is Responsible For A.J. Nelson’s Death, Not His Car-Free Mom (T4America)
  • Baltimore Survey Shows Zipcar Members Bike More, Walk More, Drive Less (PR Newswire)
  • Seattle “MIMBYs” Want More Density, More Rail in Their Backyards (Planetizen, Seattle PI)

 

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Today’s Headlines

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Retiring Amtrak CEO Foresees “More Robust” Rail System (WBUR) Boston Eyes Income-Based Discounts for Transit Riders (Boston Globe) California Governor Steers Rising Cap-and-Trade Funds Toward Transit, Affordable Housing (Gov Tech) Seattle Times Shares Details of Peter Rogoff’s Three-Year Contract for “Non-Stop Work” on Sound Transit Why Aren’t the Feds Working on a National Policy for Driverless Cars? (Gizmodo) […]

Seattle’s Decade-Long Shift Away From Solo Car Commuting

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New Census data is out on how Americans commute, and the standout success story is Seattle, where the rate of people who drive alone to work dropped 8.8 percent over the last decade. Tom Fucoloro at Seattle Bike Blog lists some of the highlights — walking is up, the share of women biking to work is rising. All the trends in […]

Seattle Mayor: “More Choices Means Fewer Cars on Our Streets”

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On Monday, Mayor Ed Murray unveiled “Move Seattle” — a 10-year vision for transportation that synthesizes planning for street safety, transit, and bicycling. “More choices means fewer cars on our streets,” Murray said when announcing the plan. “That means, when you do need to drive, you’ll be up against less traffic. And with roads less […]

How Seattle Children’s Hospital Took the Lead on Healthy Transportation

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It’s more than a little ironic that in many places, hospitals are some of the worst offenders when it comes to perpetrating unhealthy transportation patterns. Often surrounded by enormous parking decks, hospitals have earned a reputation as isolated institutions hermetically sealed off from surrounding neighborhoods. But that’s beginning to change. Healthcare providers are undergoing a fundamental shift from focusing on […]