Today’s Headlines

  • Transit Union Wants Pols to See Fare Increases as New Taxes (National Journal)
  • Why Cities Should Dismantle Urban Roadways (ThinkProgress)
  • Record Year of Disasters Leaves Funding Short to Rebuild Roads (Stateline)
  • Infographic Demonstrates T4A’s “There Are More Broken Bridges Than Golden Arches” (TransportGooru)
  • Michigan DOT Moves Forward With Plans for Detroit-Chicago HSR (WZZM)
  • Will NYC Be Next Bike-Sharing Mecca? (NPR)
  • America Fast Forward: Los Angeles Emerges as Leader in Transit Investment (Planetizen)
  • The Existential Question of E-Bikes Keeps Them Out of Some Cities (GOOD, Coloradoan)
  • In Montreal, More Frustrated Motorists Are Taking Transit (Montreal Gazette)
  • Clemson Gets South Carolina’s First Energy-Efficient Transit Center (Independent Mail)

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Two Very Different Ways Bike-Share Benefits Transit

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A new survey [PDF] by researchers at UC Berkeley and published in Access Magazine sheds light on how bike-share systems interact with transit. Researchers Susan Shaheen and Elliot Martin surveyed more than 10,000 bike-share riders in Montreal, Toronto, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, and Washington, DC. Like previous surveys have shown, Shaheen and Martin found that a significant number of bike-share users reduce car use. But their […]

Today’s Headlines

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Pokémon Go Has More People Walking, But Not Without Hazards (Curbed, NBC NY) Stakes Rise for Self-Driving Car Startups After Tesla Crash (Reuters) Ex-U.S. DOT Exec to Head Hudson River Rail Tunnel Project (WSJ) Survey Says: Pittsburgh Wants More Transit (Post-Gazette) Could Portland See Transpo Measure on the Ballot in 2018? (Bike Portland) Chicago’s Union Station Makeover Moves Forward (Chicago Trib) Review Finds […]

Today’s Headlines

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Across the World, 500 Cities Now Have Bike-Share (TreeHugger, ENS) Which States Have the Highest Gas Tax? (Motley Fool) More Than a Third of U.S. Buses Powered By Alternative Fuels (USA Today) NJ Transit Tries Out Smartphone Ticketing (WSJ) Chicago Rolls Forward with Bike Share, BRT Project (Streetsblog CHI, Human Transit) Minnesota DOT Tries To Sell Gas Tax Hike […]

Today’s Headlines

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D.C. Streetcar Delayed Til Next Year (WaPo, GGW) Rail-to-Trail Case Heads to Supreme Court (Systemic Failure) Gov. Corbett Wants PA Lawmakers to Get Moving on Transpo Funds (Philly Inquirer) Deals Are Done for All Aboard Florida (Orlando Biz Journal) What’s the Fastest Way to Get to Work in Vancouver? (Vancouver Sun) Arlington, VA, Sets High […]

Today’s Headlines

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Judge: Wisconsin Violated Civil Rights By Favoring Road-Building Over Transit (Journal Sentinel) LA Mayor Villaraigosa Wants to Continue Transit Tax Until 2069 (Transport Politic) Penn Designers Recommend HSR Tunnel Under Long Island Sound (Hartford Courant) Car-Saturated Mexico City Turns to Bike-Share (ZeeNews) Despite T-SPLOST Defeat, Transit Governance Reform Can Go Forward (Creative Loafing) Extremist Republican […]

Los Angeles as a Model Transit City?

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Is LA setting a global transit example? (Photo: hustle roses via Flickr) Today on the Streetsblog Network, Jarrett Walker at Human Transit talks about how the push for better transit in Los Angeles provides an example for planners in other parts of the world, especially in newer cities that don’t benefit from European-style density. Walker […]