Today’s Headlines

  • Road to Ruin for America’s Transportation – Why Not Just Give Up Some Roads? (Grist)
  • Financial Times: America Needs Its Own Infrastructure Bank
  • Motorcycle Enthusiasts Happy About USDOT Anti-Distracted Driving Efforts (Clutch&Chrome)
  • Maybe It’s Time for Angelenos to Embrace Public Transit (NBCLA)
  • Driverless Cars Would Likely Lead to Sprawl (Bloomberg)
  • How Do We Retrofit Suburbia? A New Urbanist Approach (Next American City)
  • Heard About the Bicycle Bus? How About the Bike Stroller? (GGW)
  • Muzzi Cycles: Man Who Invented Plastic Slinky Now Making Bikes Out of Garbage (CNN)
  • HollaBack DC Fights Street Harassment on Public Transit (WaPo)

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Zipcar Goes Public, Seattle Times Goes Road-Crazy, Commuters Go By Bike

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Today on the Network, a celebration of the growth of car-sharing, some thoughts on overcoming crazy anti-transit rhetoric and an innovative strategy for encouraging bike commuting. The Perfect Simplicity of Zipcar: In honor of its initial public offering, Rob Pitingolo at Network blog Extraordinary Observations pays tribute to Zipcar. The growing car-sharing service is not […]

Today’s Headlines

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NACTO to Release New Street Design Guide (Next American City) The Slow-But-Sure Progress of High-Speed Rail Across the U.S. (NBC News) Memphis Weighs Gas Tax to Fund Public Transpo (WREG) WaPo Is Pretty Impressed With New Metro Rail Car The Tennessean: Nashville’s Vitality Depends on Transit Growth The Pilot: Va. Beach Should Vote Yes to […]

Today’s Headlines

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Seattle and Los Angeles Transit Agencies Speak Out Against Trump’s Transit Cuts (MyNorthwest, Urbanist) Missing in Reuters Story About Uber-Riding City Dwellers Who Go Car-Free: Any Mention of Transit People Love Talking About Them, But Self-Driving Cars Do Not Yet Exist and Are Far in the Future (Economist) Hampton Roads Transit Death Spiral: Ridership Drops, Pols Ask How […]

Bike Lanes Everywhere You Look

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There’s a lot of buzz about bike lanes around the network today. The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia links to a local TV news story about how illegally parked cars and even construction materials are frequently blocking newly created bike lanes in that city. The view from the bike lane in Philadelphia. Photo by Bikes […]

How Walkable Are the Streets Near Your Transit Stop?

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Allow me to speak for the Streetsblog Network as a whole when I say, everyone is excited about the Center for Transit Oriented Development’s new national database. This tool provides demographic and economic information about areas surrounding all of the nation’s 3,768 existing and 843 proposed fixed-guideway transit stations. It’s intended to “help developers, investors, […]

Today’s Headlines

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Retiring Amtrak CEO Foresees “More Robust” Rail System (WBUR) Boston Eyes Income-Based Discounts for Transit Riders (Boston Globe) California Governor Steers Rising Cap-and-Trade Funds Toward Transit, Affordable Housing (Gov Tech) Seattle Times Shares Details of Peter Rogoff’s Three-Year Contract for “Non-Stop Work” on Sound Transit Why Aren’t the Feds Working on a National Policy for Driverless Cars? (Gizmodo) […]