Today’s Headlines

  • 111 Congressional Dems and Reps “Tired of Waiting” For Transportation Bill (The Hill)
  • Pressure Mounts on Congress to Extend Benefits For Transit, Not Just Cars (The HillT4A)
  • USDOT Green-Lights Columbia River Crossing “Disaster” (Business Journal)
  • Fed Agencies Focus on the Rural Aspect of Urbanism (NRDC)
  • Hip, Intellectual Cache of Cities Rises As “Cities 2.0” Win TED Prize (Transpo Nation)
  • MPOs in Rural States Fight For Their Lives (Laurel Outlook)
  • SC Tries to Combat Alarming Spike in Ped Fatalities By Blaming the Victim (The State)
  • Distracted Driving Campaign in Mississippi Hasn’t Reduced Teen Texting (Hattiesburg American)
  • Rio de Janeiro Gets Serious About Bike-Share (SmartPlanet)
  • It’s Simple: Spend More On Transit And More People Will Ride (Ford For Toronto)
  • Could Self-Driving Cars Do More Than Transit To Reduce Single-Occupancy Vehicles? (GGW)
  • Slate‘s Requiem For High-Speed Rail

 

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