Today’s Headlines

  • You Are Here: A Handy Roadmap to How This Bill Becomes A Law (If It Ever Happens) (T4A)
  • Rahall Supports Keystone But Bets Against It (The Hill)
  • The Onion: Sec. LaHood Loses It When Informed of a Pothole in Baltimore
  • Study: “Resilient Walkables” Will Lead the Housing Recovery (Switchboard)
  • Search Data Shows Angelenos Want Elbow Room, New Yorkers Want to Go Anywhere Else (HuffPo)
  • Eating While Driving Is Far Worse Than Drunk Driving (Sympatico)
  • With Onboard Internet, Drivers Can Surf the Web, Update Their Facebook, Crash Their Car (Bloomberg)
  • Mapnificent Shows How Far Transit Can Take You in 20 Cities in 30 Minutes (HuffPo)
  • CA Leader Wants to Know If Obama Is Good For More HSR Money (Daily Journal)
  • How to Make Transit More Woman-Friendly Without Breaking the Bank (Good)

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

Today’s Headlines

|
Spiking Gas Prices Mean Savings for Transit Riders (Reuters) Meanwhile, White House Considers Tapping Strategic Reserves (Bloomberg) Rail Dead; Florida Gov. Scott Wants to Dredge Instead (LAT, Transpo Nation) New Transpo Chief on Horizon for San Francisco (Chronicle) In the Midst of Red Ink, Can America Save Its Infrastructure? (Transport Politic) Magazine, DOT Team Up […]

Today’s Headlines

|
How Urban Design Perpetuates Racial Inequality (FastCoDesign) Forget Bells and Whistles — Transit Riders Just Want Good Service (WaPo) Feds, Texas Explore Rail Options for Congested 1-35 Corridor (Dallas Biz Journal) Pokemon Go Crash Highlights the Ongoing Dangers of the Texting-and-Driving Epidemic (WaPo) Grist: What Climate-Friendly Urban Policy Looks Like Will Low Gas Prices Weaken Fuel Economy Standards? (AP) Transit-Oriented Developments […]

Today’s Headlines

|
Ray LaHood Makes Clear His Distracted Driving Crusade Left a Lot of Business Unfinished (HuffPo) Washington Governor Calls Legislature Back for Special Transportation Session (Land Line) How Hawaii Is Trying to Become More Pedestrian-Friendly (Skift) Businesses Seeking to Lure the “Creative Class” Push for Raleigh Area Transit (News & Observer) Seattle Transit Cuts Could Hurt […]

In Wisconsin: Driving Stagnates, Highway Spending Accelerates

|
Young people are driving less. Baby boomers are driving less. Americans in general are driving less. The news hasn’t sunk in, however, at certain state DOTs — Wisconsin being a prime example. Under Governor Scott Walker — who insisted the state was too “broke” to operate passenger rail — highway spending has been skyrocketing. Today, […]

Study: Shorter Blocks May Be the Key to Cutting Traffic in Small Cities

|
It’s well-established that density and mixed-use development reduce driving. Right? But strategies like those don’t work the same way everywhere, according to new research published in the Journal of Transport and Land Use. While in major cities, denser development is linked to lower rates of driving, researchers found that in smaller cities it might not […]