Today’s Headlines

  • Highways Get $363 Million from DOT (Transpo Nation)
  • Mica: Amtrak’s Gotta Stop Losing Money on Food & Drink (The Hill, Bloomberg)
  • Aug 13 Webinar: What Can MAP-21 Do For Cycling and Walking?
  • Why Are Bike Advocates Angry at Olympic Cyclist’s Call for Helmets? (Treehugger)
  • Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin Blogs About T-SPLOST Defeat
  • When Congestion Is a Sign of a Good Street (Planetizen)
  • Houston MTA Sets Up for Big Transit Decision (Houston Chronicle)
  • “Dump the Pump” Campaign in San Diego Gives Out Free Transit Tickets (SanDiego6.com)
  • Improving Public Transit Apps (ClickZ)

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Today’s Headlines

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Pittsburgh Welcomes Uber’s First Driverless Fleet (Bloomberg) California Agency Invests in 14 Transit Projects (Progressive Railroading) Jeff Wood: Regional Transit Agencies Hold Back Transit (City Metric) Railroads Warned Not to Delay on Positive Train Control (Chicago Trib) How a Radical Rethink Boosted Bus Ridership in Houston (CityLab) Former Boston Transit Chief Departs Flailing Honolulu Rail Project (Boston Herald) In New Haven, […]

Mixed Bag for Closely-Watched Local Transit Races

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Last night delivered some good results — and some disappointment — for transit-related ballot initiatives around the country. The biggest disappointments came from Los Angeles, Memphis, and Houston. A measure to continue the half-cent sales tax for transit in Los Angeles County until 2069 was narrowly defeated, falling less than two percent short of the […]

Today’s Headlines

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Why Cleveland Won’t Get Much Back From the RNC (Slate) GOP Delegates Split on Climate Change (Scientific American) Congress Has a Month to Sign Off on Funding for Maryland’s Purple Line (WaPo) Minneapolis Light Rail Clears Milestone But Still Lacks Funds (StarTrib) Feds Greenlight BRT for Stretch of Historic Route 66 (AP) Can Nashville Be […]