Today’s Headlines

  • Obama’s Rejection of Pipeline Was “Not Just The Right Call, But The Brave Call” (350.org)
  • DC’s Dulles Airport Metro-Rail Could Lose Station… At Dulles (DC Examiner)
  • Microsoft App Can Direct Pedestrians Around “Unsafe” Neighborhoods (Next Am. City)
  • A Scorecard For The Global Metropolitan Economy (New Republic)
  • Bike Sharing: It’s Global City Cycling’s Gateway Drug (TreeHugger)
  • Miro Weinberger: New Urbanist, Burlington VT Mayoral Candidate (Seven Days)
  • Booz Allen Hamilton’s Wish List for Monday’s State of the Union Address (TruckingInfo)
  • Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) Vows to Fight New Railroad Regulations (Register-Mail)
  • Calif. Governor Asks State to Cheer High-Speed Rail Project (NYT)
  • WV Poised to Become 36th State to Ban Texting Behind the Wheel (Charleston Gazette)
  • Newt Gingrich’s Newest “Elite”: Subway Riders (Daily Beast)

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Rail Industry Will Spend About $20B on Safety Tech to Meet Congressional Mandate (Information Week) Funding Breakdowns of MAP-21 (BikeLeague) Adams Calls Mica’s Amtrak Gripes “An Election-Year Stunt” (The Hill) VA Senate Rivals Agree on State Control for Dulles Rail (Examiner) Portland Debuts America’s First “Bike Counter” on Bridge (Bike Portland) Will the Next Big Bike Boom Happen in Latin […]

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Can Amtrak Ever Be Profitable? Experts Weigh In. (Freakonomics) Florida’s East Coast Excited at Prospect of Returning Train Service (News-Journal) Is Sustainability For Commies? (The Naked City) New System Uses Radar to Detect Bicycles at Intersections (Wired) Former Gov Rendell Urges Cities to Invest in Transportation (Times-Union) Kansas City Mayor Lining Up Support For Streetcar […]

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It’s Never Too Early: Preparing for the Next Federal Transpo Bill (Transpo Issues Daily) Gripes Arise Over Access to New AASHTO Guide (Planetizen) LaHood Criticizes “Dysfunctional” Dulles Rail Board (Examiner) GA Governor, Mayor at Odds on Revisiting Transpo Tax (AJC) “Transit Village” Concept Catches on in Jersey (NorthJersey.com) How Cities Evolve, in Satellite Time Lapse […]

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Mica Fends Off Adams in Florida (AP, Roll Call) Lessons for Atlanta: How to Pass a Transpo Referendum (Atlantic Cities) LaHood, Local Leaders Demand Reform for Board in Charge of Dulles Rail (WaPo, The Hill) Boston Globe: The T Scares Off Contractors MARTA Continues With Rail Expansion, Despite T-SPLOST Defeat (Progressive Railroading) West Palm Beach […]

McCain’s Transit Hit List: Get the Details

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), a self-styled foe of what he labels wasteful government spending, has launched a broadside against transit projects in the U.S. DOT’s 2010 spending bill, which is slated for a vote this week in the upper chamber of Congress. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (Photo: Scrape TV) McCain had proposed more than 20 […]

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U.S. DOT’s new "TIGER II" grant program is encouraging Texas state DOT officials to hope the second time is a charm when it comes to funding a fix for an aging rail intersection … (Star-Telegram) … and Washington D.C. city officials to hope for new bike-share funding … (DC Biz Jrnl) … and northwestern Tennessee […]