Today’s Headlines

  • Rail Industry Will Spend About $20B on Safety Tech to Meet Congressional Mandate (Information Week)
  • Funding Breakdowns of MAP-21 (BikeLeague)
  • Adams Calls Mica’s Amtrak Gripes “An Election-Year Stunt” (The Hill)
  • VA Senate Rivals Agree on State Control for Dulles Rail (Examiner)
  • Portland Debuts America’s First “Bike Counter” on Bridge (Bike Portland)
  • Will the Next Big Bike Boom Happen in Latin America? (WSJ)
  • George Will Goes Off on the “Golden State Train Wreck” in WaPo
  • Chicago Slows Down Bike-Share Plans (Chicago Trib)
  • Gen Y Chooses Smart Phones Over Cars (Atlantic Cities)

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GAO: Business Plan for High-Speed Rail Is Reasonable (AP) LaHood Announces $100M Loan for Chicago Riverwalk (Streetsblog CHI, Sun-Times, Chicago Mag) Is Your State DOT Headquarters Walkable? (Mobilizing the Region) Media Matters Looks More at CNN Mistakes with High-Speed Rail Story A Conversation with Capital Bikeshare Director Eric Gilliland (Bikeshare.com) … As WashCycle Highlights Program’s Regional Explosion MAP-21 Funds Help Rural States With […]

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State DOTs Have No Control Over Transportation Alternatives Funds Under MAP-21 (Bike League) Illinois Rail Meets “High-Speed” Definition (Grid Chicago) Amtrak Could Cut Kansas-to-New Mexico Route (New Mexican) U.S. DOT: No More Leniency For Unsafe Bus Companies (BusinessWeek) Developer Builds Seattle’s Tallest Residential Building and Saves a Nearby Mountain (Grist) These Airlines Will Book You […]

Midwest Rail Advocates Take the Fight to Scott Walker

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In November, voters in 36 states will head to the polls to choose governors. Among the state leaders up for reelection is Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, who faces a strong challenge from Democrat and former Trek Bicycle executive Mary Burke. Walker is one of three Republican governors who rejected high-speed rail funds from the Obama administration in 2010 […]

Midwest Rail Advocates Take the Fight to Scott Walker

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In November, voters in 36 states will head to the polls to choose governors. Among the state leaders up for reelection is Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, who faces a strong challenge from Democrat and former Trek Bicycle executive Mary Burke. Walker is one of three Republican governors who rejected high-speed rail funds from the Obama administration in 2010 […]

Today’s Headlines

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It’s Bike to Work Day! (HuffPo) Atlantic Cities Celebrates With a List of Bike-Friendliest Neighborhoods in U.S. In Maryland, Over Half of New Gas Tax Money Will Go to Transit (GGW, WaPo) Honoring LaHood: Through a Portrait, and Maybe a Highway? (PJ Star, The Hill) Foxx Vows to Press for Honolulu Rail (Honolulu Civil Beat) Why Are Streetcars […]