Today’s Headlines

  • Mayors Speak Out Against Congressional Debt Ceiling Gridlock (Politico)
  • Can Local Transit Agencies Still Count on the Federal Government for Funds? (The Transport Politic)
  • Low-Income Kids Most Likely to Walk or Bike to School (CNN)
  • Fairfax Board OKs LaHood’s Compromise Plan for Dulles Metro Stop (WaPo)
  • Would an Interstate User Fee Work Better Than a Gas Tax? (Infrastructurist)
  • The FAA’s Partial Shutdown Costs $30 Million Per Day (ABC)
  • Holmes Norton Goes to Bat for Capital Bikeshare Against Park Service Bureaucracy (GGW)
  • Meanwhile, DecoBikes Grapples with Revenue Shortfalls in Miami (Miami Herald)
  • Can Atlanta’s Ambitious Beltline Project Become a Reality? (The Atlantic)

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Today’s Headlines

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U.S. DOT Makes $266 Million in Bus Funding Available (Mass Transit Magazine) Senators: D.C. Metro Needs $150 Million to Deal With Safety Issues (Roll Call) U.S. Conference of Mayors Commends Anthony Foxx’s New Focus on Opportunity (eurweb) Orange County Streetcar Moving Closer to Design and Construction (Mass Transit Magazine) Suburban Detroiters Resist BRT Plans (The […]

Parking Madness: Rochester vs. Miami

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We’re seeing all sorts of parking craters as the 2014 Parking Madness tournament rolls on: pockmarked craters, endless abysses, deep caverns. Excess parking in cities takes many forms. And so we ask you to help us judge which is the worst, using the only method that can be applied consistently across all parking craters — online […]

Park(ing) Day Organizer Arrested in Miami

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Park(ing) Day is supposed to be a creative demonstration of how public space, properly utilized, can bring communities closer. How the vast amount of urban space dedicated to parking vehicles erodes urban environments and limits opportunities for interaction. But that message was lost on police in Miami, Florida last week. After a successful and fun-filled […]