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Today’s Headlines

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It’s Election Day! Go Vote! Candidates Silent on Transportation Because They Still Refuse to Deal With Revenue (WaPo) Superstorm Shows Why We Can’t Keep Passing Short-Term Infrastructure Bills (National Journal) How You Can Have Gas Rationing, Mile-Long Lines — And Dropping Gas Prices (Businessweek) Workers at the Factory that Builds NJ Transit Cars Are on […]

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Obama to Call for Shifting Transportation Away from Oil (WaPo) Why are Gas Taxes “Back in Fashion”? (Reuters) London’s New Bike Plan Takes Some Cues from Portland (Bike Portland) Shuster Sums Up Yesterday’s MAP-21 Hearing Rail Traffic = Humming Economy (Business Insider) Missouri Senate Passes 1-Cent Sales Tax for Transpo (AP) California Assembly Member Targets High-Speed […]

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Mayors Need Federal Government’s Help on Infrastructure (WaPo) How Can Virginia Get More Cars Off I-66? (WaPo) In Chicago, New Online Maps Push for Transpo Investment With Hard Data (Trib) In Boston, Former Transportation Chief Leads Olympics Campaign (Boston Globe) What Commuting Patterns Look Like When You Take Away Solo Driving (City Lab) Republican Governors […]

The Test of a Great Bikeway

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What separates a great bikeway from one that makes you wonder why anyone even bothered? James Kennedy at Transport Providence has put together a litmus test in response to a bike route planned for Central Falls, Rhode Island, which, he says, “sucks.” Here’s the question set Kennedy put together and how he thinks the Central Falls […]

Today’s Headlines

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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 […]

FHWA Helps Cities and Towns Land Bike/Ped Funding

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American cities and towns should get a leg up on using federal funds to make streets safer for biking and walking, thanks to rules enacted yesterday by the Federal Highway Administration. MAP-21, the current transportation law, was passed hurriedly enough that not all the i’s could be dotted and t’s could be crossed — and […]