Today’s Headlines

  • Judge: Wisconsin Violated Civil Rights By Favoring Road-Building Over Transit (Journal Sentinel)
  • LA Mayor Villaraigosa Wants to Continue Transit Tax Until 2069 (Transport Politic)
  • Penn Designers Recommend HSR Tunnel Under Long Island Sound (Hartford Courant)
  • Car-Saturated Mexico City Turns to Bike-Share (ZeeNews)
  • Despite T-SPLOST Defeat, Transit Governance Reform Can Go Forward (Creative Loafing)
  • Extremist Republican Transpo Platform Doesn’t Matter (TID)
  • Facebook Spurns Urbanity In Self-Contained Bubble HQ (New Republic)
  • If Bike-Share Can Succeed in Fairbanks, Alaska (Average Temp: 27F) It Can Succeed Anywhere (WJTV)
  • BRT As a Band-Aid When a Suture Is Needed (Atlantic Cities)
  • The Safer You Make the Roadway, the More Unsafely People Drive (Ped Observations)
  • Jeffrey J. Early

    Fairbanks is relatively flat and dry—and also has a nice network of separated bike lanes. Seattle, by contrast, has steep hills and and can rain for weeks at a time. On top of that, the bike network consists mostly of shared roadways with sharrows.

    In my opinion, the challenges of a shared bike program in Fairbanks pale in comparison to the challenges of a shared bike program in Seattle.

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Funding Can’t Meet Demand for “New Starts” Transit Projects (Transpo Issues Daily) Phoenix OKs Light Rail Extension (Arizona Republic) Advocates Envision Better Rail for Virginia (Pilot) Can California Take on High-Speed Rail Without Feds? (Atlantic Cities) Porcari Leaves No. 2 U.S. Transpo Post for Private Sector (Baltimore Sun, WaPo) NJ Transit Breaks Record With Thanksgiving Holiday Trips […]