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Today’s Headlines

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Car Loans: The Next Subprime Crisis (Salon) Montgomery County, MD, Leaders Embrace BRT Plan (WaPo) Commuter Rail Welcomed for Denver’s Northern Burbs (Denver Post) Intercity Bus Chains Lure Thanksgiving Travelers (AP) Time is Running Out to Preserve Transit Subsidy for Federal Employees (Federal News Radio) Modesto Bee Says California High-Speed Rail Setback Not a “Golden […]

Find Yourself a City to Live In

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Walking the walk in Cambridge Could energy-efficient American cities be a key weapon in the battle against climate change? In a recent Boston Globe op-ed piece, Douglas Foy (former secretary of the Office of Commonwealth Development and president of DIF Enterprises) and Robert Healy (city manager of Cambridge, Mass.) argue that they must be exactly […]

Transit Industry Group Adds a Caveat to Its Stance on Operating Aid

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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA), which has represented the transit industry in Washington for more than 120 years, has openly welcomed the year-long push for Congress to relax longstanding rules that prevent large urban agencies to spend federal grant money on their operating costs. Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-MO) (Photo: AAAS) APTA president William Millar […]

Today’s Headlines

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Do City-Dwellers Really Have Shorter Commutes? (Next City) D.C. Metro Is Actually Undercrowded (Housing Complex) Bike League Looks at Rust Belt’s “Pedal-Powered Revival” Op-Ed: Twin Cities Should Raise Gas Tax, Favor Buses Over Light Rail (Pioneer Press) Bike-Share Company Faces New Problem in Minnesota (Atlantic Cities) Colorado Looks at High-Speed, Intercity Rail (Progressive Railroading) What Will Private Firms […]

New Report: Feds Subsidizing Parking Six Times as Much as Transit

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(Image: Subsidyscope) "Subsidy" is a word used quite often in transportation policy-making circles, whether by road acolytes who claim (falsely) that highways are not federally subsidized because of the gas tax or by transit boosters who lament Washington’s unceasing focus on paying for more local asphalt. But the subsidy debate often overlooks the government tax […]