Today’s Headlines

  • Federal Transportation Bill Moving in House (Trans. Issues Daily)
  • Secretary LaHood Proposes Streamlining Transit Approvals (Cypress Times)
  • High-Speed Rail for 80 Percent of Americans Is Still Goal (TranspoNation)
  • Funding Transportation: Gas Tax vs. Tolls (WTOP)
  • APTA Applauds State of the Union Despite Rail Snub (Hill)
  • Accusations of Delay in Disclosing Chevy Volt Fires (NYT)
  • Five Things to Know About Installing HSR in USA (Int’l Biz Traveler)
  • 23,000-Home Development Declared “Not Sprawl” by FL Judge (Sentinel)
  • The Ten Coolest Public Transportation Airport Routes (USA Today)

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How France Makes High-Speed Rail Stations Meld With Cities

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As France develops its high-speed rail network, the areas around stations are treated not just as transportation initiatives but as city-building projects. This discussion centers on how public agencies plan high-speed rail station areas in France, integration of the stations into districts as a whole, and the importance of a comprehensive vision for integrating transportation and land use in the station district.

Today’s Headlines

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Schumer: Amtrak Needs a “No-Ride” List (Reuters, The Hill) Northeast Corridor to Receive $800 Million for Rail (AP) Pawlenty Takes Flak for Climate Change Position (Mother Jones) Obama: Clean Energy Will Keep the Economy Growing (Politico) Transportation Funding Crisis Deepens in Detroit (DFP) A Look at Green Transportation for National Train Day (Huffington Post) How Productive […]

Today’s Headlines

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Dems Conceded Way Too Much on Transportation Bill (MSNBC) Environmental “Streamlining” Could Improve Safe Routes to School Project Times (Bike Portland) Transportation Bill Gives a Boost to Intelligent Transportation Technology (Marketwatch) The Construction Industry’s Breakdown of the MAP-21 Transportation Bill (For Construction Pros) Sprawl and Lack of Transportation Choices Contributed to Foreclosure Crisis (Earth Island Journal) Transportation […]

Today’s Headlines

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House transportation committee clashes over the speed of stimulus spending (USA Today) D.C. Metro crash sharpens focus on aging transit equipment (NYT) Dems go after senior GOPer Cantor on high-speed rail (Culpeper Exponent) Democratic lawmakers write to Obama to back up Wednesday’s transportation hearing (AP)

Today’s Headlines

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Tracking House Debate Over FY11 Budget Cuts: TIGER, HSR On Chopping Block (T4America) Florida Gov. Would Rather Pay for Roads Than a 90% Paid-For High-Speed Rail Line (NBC) LaHood, Florida Lawmakers Look for a Way Around Scott’s Decision (CBS, Transpo Nation) New York and California to Florida: You Eatin’ That? (The Hill, LAT) The Administration’s […]

Today’s Headlines

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House to Vote on Bill that Expands Drilling to Pay for Infrastructure (Hill) Highway Removals Are Hipper Than Ever (Atlantic Cities) Last Year’s Storms Continue to Cost USDOT (TransNat) Rails-to-Trails or Bikes-to-Rails? A New Concept Bike From Italy Rides Old Tracks (TreeHugger) New Study Seeks to Quantify Health Benefits of Transportation (National Journal) How Seattle […]