Today’s Headlines

  • T-SPLOST Defeat: Not Necessarily a Bellwether (The Hill, Transportation for America)
  • Chicago Plans 33 Miles of Bike Lanes This Year (HuffPo)
  • “Walk Appeal” Might Be More Useful Than “Walk Score” (Atlantic Cities)
  • Feds Using More Cars… But They’re Fuel Efficient (WaPo)
  • Memphis City Council Puts Gas Tax on Ballot (Daily News)
  • Mercury News: Only “Declinists” Oppose CA Bullet Train
  • Lofty Transit Goals Have Come Up Short in Miami (Planetizen)
  • Could the $7B Plan for Union Station Be Even Bigger? (GGW)
  • Jersey Introduces Bike-Friendly Weekend Trains (Patch)
  • Jeremy Steinemann

    Jersey? I am pretty sure it’s NEW Jersey. Yikes…

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