Today’s Headlines

  • Senate to Begin Action on Two-Year Transportation Bill (National League of Cities)
  • Study: Commuting Is Bad for Your Health, Unless You Bike or Walk (DailyMail)
  • Agreement on Seattle Regional Rail as Progressive as Project Itself (Transport Politic)
  • Stakes High for California HSR; $9 Billion Now on the Line (MercuryNews)
  • Union Pacific Voices Major Objections to California Bullet Train (LATimes)
  • Florida, Rep. Mica Want More HOT Lanes (Transportation Nation)
  • Mississippi Regional Multi-Purpose Trail Network Gets Boost (Clarion Ledger)
  • How Minneapolis Disincentivizes Living Close to Downtown (ThinkProgress)
  • New Orleans Journalist Forced to Bike to Work Finds It “a Better Idea Than It Sounds”  (MyNewOrleans)
  • Draft Law Against Sidewalk Riding in Cyprus Sparks Debate on Bike-Friendliness (TreeHugger)

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Is it Cool if Detroit ‘Burbs Don’t Pay for the New Regional Transit Authority? (Detroit Free Press) California High-Speed Rail Board OKs $96M, Two More Years for Contractor (Mercury News) GM First Automaker to Sign Onto Climate Declaration (The Hill) LaHood in Rochelle, Ill: Rail Investment’s Good for the Economy (Progressive Railroading) Is a “Delmarva” […]

Friday Jobs Market

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Looking to hire a smart, qualified person for a position in transportation planning, engineering, IT, or advocacy? Post a listing on the Streetsblog Jobs Board and reach our national audience of dedicated readers. Looking for a job? Here are the current listings: Executive Director, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, San Francisco The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s […]

Today’s Headlines

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USDOT to Congress: We Need a ‘Gargantuan Large’ Investment in Transportation (WaPo) More States Crack Down on Driving While Texting (USAToday) Critics of Seattle’s Car Tab Fee Want to Use Funds for Bridge Repairs, New Bus Lines (Seattle Times) Chicago Set to Speed Up Transit and Freight Trains With New Track (Transport Politic) Michigan Amtrak […]

Caltrans Endorses the NACTO Urban Street Design Guide

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It wasn’t a total surprise, but exciting nevertheless for bicycle advocates gathered at the NACTO “Cities for Cycling” Road Show in Oakland last night. Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty announced that the agency will endorse the use of the National Association of City Transportation Officials Urban Street Design Guide, giving California cities the state DOT’s blessing to install modern […]

Trying to Lure Google? Better Have Mixed-Use, Walkable Development

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Around the Network today: A mega-employer demands more sustainable development near its headquarters, a city launches bike sharing, and NIMBYs resist sidewalks. Google Wants Mixed-Use Development: Scaledown reports on what Google wants from the city where its global headquarters are located: mixed-use development and residential density. In a letter to the city of Mountain View, […]