Today’s Headlines

  • In Chicago, Major Transit Overhaul Hinges on Transpo Bill Negotiations (Tribune)
  • LaHood Sees Progress Made in VA Metro Talks, Might Be Only One (Hill)
  • Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Dropped Slightly in April (Transpo Nation)
  • But Overall Efficiency Increases Threaten Transpo Funding (Trans. Issues Daily)
  • Bike Traffic on Par With Car Traffic on U.S. Highway 9W in New Jersey (TreeHugger)
  • Toronto’s Mayor, Medical Officer at Odds Over Lowering Speed Limit (Atlantic Cities)
  • Fast-Growing Chicago Suburb Develops Active Transportation Plan (Southtown Star)
  • In 1830, Alexis de Tocqueville Chronicled Early American Sprawl (Atlantic)

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LaHood Warns Super Committee Failure Will Hit Transportation Programs (JOC) Does the User Pays Model Still Hold Up for Transportation? (National Journal) Connecticut to Get First Inter-City BRT (Transpo Nation) Fuel-Efficiency Targets Good for Americans, the Economy (Hill) New Questions About China’s HSR Crash (BBC) Small Non-Profit in Northern Montana Gives Rural Region North Central […]

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Five Things to Watch For in Conference Meeting Today (Politico) Rs and Ds Could Both Benefit From Keystone Passage — Except Leaders (National Journal) High Ridership and Gas Prices Don’t Save Transit Agencies From Deep Cuts (Transport Politic) Drilling and Regulations Won’t Impact Gas Prices (News9) “We’ve Never Had a Drop in Vehicle Miles Traveled Like This” […]

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Minneapolis-St. Paul Light Rail to Start Rolling in June (StarTribune) GGW: Did Virginia Pull a Bait and Switch with New Transpo Funds? WaPo Catches on to the Fact That DOTs Consistently Overestimate How Much We’ll Drive Building Urban Roads = Low Return on Investment (Planetizen) LaHood Becomes Law Firm Adviser (Chicago Trib, WSJ) Why Is America Going […]

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How Equity Can Factor Into Downtown Revitalization (Next City) Seattle’s the First U.S. City to Let Uber, Lyft Drivers Unionize (Seattle Times) In The Hill, Former Transpo Secretaries Praise Bipartisan Bill Connecticut Plays Key Role in Amtrak’s Scheme to Modernize (Hartford Courant) Downtown Chicago Gets Its First BRT Corridor Next Week (Streetsblog Chicago) U.S. Sees […]

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A Friendly Reminder That Bike-Ped Still Isn’t Safe in Congress (LAB) Harry Reid Would Fold Student Loan Interest Extensions Into Transpo Bill (Hill) Boehner Floats Possibility of 6-Month Transpo Extension, to Boxer’s Chagrin (Reuters, WaPo) Secretary LaHood: Distracted Driving at Level of National Epidemic (TranspoNation) Houston Moves Forward With New Commuter Rail Line (Transpo Nation) […]

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The Fed Balks as Congress Aims to Take Billions for Transpo (Politico) The American Highway Users Alliance Wants You to Know About These Traffic Tie-Ups (WaPo, CBS News) How a Giant Highway Wrecked Syracuse (Atlantic) “Layer of Government Legitimacy” Added to Vegas-to-SoCal High-Speed Rail (AP) WaPo Chronicles Five Myths About the DC Metro Heritage Foundation Picks Out Five Gimmicks in […]