Today’s Headlines

  • As Housing Market Recovers, Are We Headed for More Sprawl? (WSJ)
  • Not Necessarily: In the Bay Area at Least, the Most Popular ‘Hoods Predate WWII (SFPP)
  • Virginia Republican Supports Gas Tax Increase to Pay For Transportation (Fredricksburg.com)
  • “Hole in the Air” Rules, Designed to Protect Trucking, Block Street Redesigns (BikePortland)
  • Over 600 Miles Recently Added to United States Bicycle Route System (LAB)
  • American Planning Association Poll Finds Americans Want More Planning (AtlanticCities)
  • Cyclelicious Analyzes the Chaos & Fallout From SF-Oakland Transit Tunnel Shutdown
  • New Hudson River Rail Tunnel Has New Name, Old Funding Concerns (StarLedger)

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ARC Tunnel Saga Continues (Reuters, NJ.com, Transpo Nation, Bloomberg) States Push Congress for Alternatives to the Gas Tax (WSJ) Fragmented Decision Making Muddles Planning (Next American City) More About HUD’s $100 Million in Grant Awards for Livable Communities (T4America) EPA Struggles to Rate Fuel Efficiency of Plug-in Cars (NYT) SmarTrip Cards Cause Headaches for DC Metro […]

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Feds May Reduce the Amount New Jersey Owes for the ARC Tunnel (Transpo Nation) Autism Linked to Highway Pollution, New Study Says (Time) Amtrak Apologizes for Nightmarish Trip (B’more Sun) Top U.S. Climate Negotiator Calls For Global Warming 101 For Public (The Hill) How Buzzed Are American Drivers? (Good) Leadership Shake Up Could Revitalize Metro […]

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Senate Clears That Three-Month Patch for Transpo (Politico) Pelosi: “How Can We Leave Doing That?” (The Hill) States Swamp DOT With TIGER Requests (Transport Topics) U.S. News & World Report: Private Sector Should Fill the Gap With Transpo Funding Sen. Casey Calls for More Federal Rail Inspectors (Observer-Reporter) Failing Northeast Rail Corridor Demands Solutions (Route Fifty) … But […]

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Senate Advances Six-Year Transpo Bill That House Doesn’t Plan to Take Up (The Hill) Boxer Goes Rogue in Pushing for GOP-Backed Measure (Politico) Foxx Hopes to Spur Action on New Hudson River Rail Tunnels (NYT) Year-Old Silver Line Seen as Catalyst in DC, Despite Not Meeting Ridership Projections (WaPo) A Bipartisan Plan to Steer More Transpo Dollars to Local […]

Seattle’s Struggle to Keep the Transit in Its “Tunnel Plus Transit” Plan

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Back when Seattle and the state of Washington made the (regrettable) decision to replace the aging Alaskan Way Viaduct with an underground highway, the consolation was that the elevated highway running between downtown and the waterfront would come down and make way for a nice surface street with dedicated transit lanes. Proponents of the deep bore tunnel even gave their plan […]