Today’s Headlines

  • LaHood Promises Investigation Into Chevy Volt Fires, Assures Safety, Denies Cover-Up (Bloomberg)
  • Members of Congress Form Transportation Security Caucus (The Hill)
  • Retailers –Even Wholesale Clubs — Find Transit Access Is “Absolutely a Requirement” (Globest)
  • VA Gov. Promises Robust Transpo Investment (The Better to Widen Highways With, My Dear) (WaPo)
  • All GOP Ideas For the Missing $12 Billion Would Damage the Environment (Politico)
  • Michigan Congressman: Detroit Must Build Transit to Bring Economic Growth (Freep)
  • Is DC Trying to Keep Motorcoaches Out of the City (Washington City Paper)
  • Brookings Suggests Ways to Facilitate Public-Private Partnerships

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More Zany Ideas for Protecting Pedestrians from Self-Driving Cars (City Observatory) The 10 Deadliest States for Pedestrians (790 KABC) Slate: Uber and Lyft Could Have the Biggest Impact in the South Enormous Mixed-Use Development Promises to Make Miami More Walkable (WLRN) Fresno to Begin Construction on Bus Rapid Transit System This Month (Fresno Bee) London […]

The Promise of Expanding Atlanta Transit Inside the City Limits

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It looked like the Atlanta region’s ambitious transit plans might have been thwarted late last month when state lawmakers shot down a bill to allow Fulton, Clayton, and DeKalb counties to hold ballot measures potentially raising $8 billion to expand MARTA. But maybe that was a blessing in disguise. Transit expansion plans for Atlanta are moving ahead […]

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Examiner: What Are Romney’s Plans for Transpo Policy? Virginia Railway Fares Could Spike With Loss of State Funds (WaPo) Train Hits 111 MPH in Illinois Test Run; Sun Times is Underwhelmed How Breaking Records Has Become a Broken Record for Amtrak (Atlantic Cities) Chicago Aldermen Want Input on Bike Lanes (Tribune) Baton Rouge Transit Officials May […]

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A Look Into the Web of Factors Influencing the Gas Price Drop (WaPo) To Raise Transit Revenues, Don’t Hike Fares: Sell Discounted Bulk Passes. (Atlantic Cities) …Here’s Proof It Works (Guelph Mercury) No Light Rail to New Suburban Braves Stadium, But Maglev Would Be Cool (Marietta Daily Journal) It’s Decision Time for Pennsylvania Transpo Bill […]

Miami-Dade Squanders Transit Tax on Roads, Thanks to Florida DOT

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Only one of every five federal transportation dollars are set aside specifically for transit. So it’s infuriating when a local government plunders the small pool of transit funds and spends it on roads. Particularly when that place has some of the country’s most notoriously car-dominated and dangerous streets. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you: Miami-Dade County, Florida. […]

The Mile-High City Gets Back to Its Rail Roots

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Happy news out of Denver. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was in town yesterday for a tour of the under-construction West Rail Transit line, part of 122 miles of passenger rail the region is planning as part of its FasTracks program. The secretary’s blog, The Fast Lane, discusses how this project promises to be, on many […]