Today’s Headlines

  • Study: Cycling Is a £3 Billion Boost to UK Economy (Guardian)
  • FTA Grants Are Improving Bike-Ped Access to Transit Stations (Bike League)
  • Recessions Make Drivers Safer, Decrease Crashes Per Mile (WaPo)
  • Failure to Renew Gas Tax Could Be Disastrous for California (Mercury)
  • Study: Worse Than No Red Light Cameras? Removing Them. (Transportation Nation)
  • An Introduction to Effective, Creative Gas Station Retrofits (PatternCities)
  • Forbes Argues Against an Infrastructure Bank, Claims It Would Be ‘Political Slush Fund’
  • Huntsman Dismisses Bachmann’s Promise to Lower Gas Prices to Under $2 (The Hill)
  • August 22, 1902: Theodore Roosevelt Inaugurates the Presidential Motorcade Era (NYT)

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Anyone who takes an abandoned gas station and converts it into a neighborhood business is a hero in our book. Drake Patten in Providence, Rhode Island, recently converted a gas station into a farm supply store called Cluck!, and believe it or not, she had to fight a legal battle with neighbors to make it possible. […]

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Gang of Six Debt Plan Would Stabilize Highway Trust Fund, Not Change Gas Tax (Politico, AJC) Study: Young People Want Bike, Pedestrian, and Transit Options (Transpo Nation) Should the Dulles Metro Station Be Under or Above Ground? (Wash Times) Florida SunRail Gets Official Go-Ahead to Build (News-Journal) One-Hundred-Thirty-Two More Reasons to Ditch the Car (Public […]

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Meet Seven People Shaping Trump’s Infrastructure Plan (The Hill) Citing Trump Budget and Cost of Studies, Lansing Transit Authority to Cancel BRT Plan (State Journal) Last Week’s Brutality Just Scratches the Surface of Sacramento’s Jaywalking Enforcement Problems (Sac Bee) Downtown LA Developer Plans Parking Garage That Can Easily Be Converted Into Something Useful (LAT) TechCrunch Looks at the Promise and Pitfalls […]

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Sustainable Transpo Advocates Pleased by Foxx Pick (The Hill) Foxx Could Be Friendly to Cincinnati Streetcar (Examiner) No, Foxx Isn’t a Transportation Expert; Neither Were Half of the Last 10 Secretaries (TID) Obama: “LaHood May Be the Best Transportation Secretary the Nation’s Ever Had” (The Hill) LaHood, In Turn, Heaps Praise on His Successor (Fast Lane) […]

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Any Path Toward North American Energy Independence Depends on “Extreme Energy” (Grist) VA, IA Governors Plan to Raise Transportation Revenue at the Expense of Schools, Police (CTJ) An Argument For the Prop 1 Sales Tax Hike for Transit in Pierce County, WA (Bellingham Herald) How Can a Community Solve Its “Last Mile” Problem Outside Park-n-Ride […]

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LaHood Urges Obama to Embrace Gas Tax Increase (HuffPo) Can the Water Bill Serve as Model for Highway Bill Compromise? (Bloomberg) Brookings: Has Suburbanization Doomed the War on Poverty? French Firm to Take Over Running Massachusetts Commuter Rail (Boston Globe) … And How the Transit Chief “Cracked Some Eggs” to Get There (Globe) Could Obamacare […]