Today’s Headlines

  • U.S. DOT Gives $59.3M to Clean Transit (Fast Lane)
  •  WSJ Outlines Options For Replacing the Gas Tax
  • “Riding the Bus Is Like a War Zone”: How Sexual Harassment Turns Women Off to Transit (LAist)
  • New Mexico DOT Confirms That MAP-21 Will Mean Less Bike/Ped Funding (KOB)
  • Everyone Is Going Crazy for This Danish Bus Ad
  • Study: 10 Percent Increase in Smart Growth –> 20 Percent Decrease in Emissions (Smart Planet)
  • Philly: Twice as Many Bikes, Half as Many Crashes (WHYY)
  • To Reduce Fuel Consumption, Increase Efficiency or Gas Taxes? (PlanetizenChristian Science Monitor)
  • Cyclists Will Thank You If You Drive Like This (WaPo)
  • Blogosphere Responds to Crazy-Ass Examiner Cover (GGW, RPUS)
  • RelayRides: The AirBnb of Transportation (Gadling)
  • Andres Duany Designs the Future (Town Talk)
  • The Midwest Doesn’t Understand What Streets Are (Strong Towns)
  • Bolwerk

    Seaside strikes me as a bit of a suburban hellpit too.  What’s wrong with urban development? Why do planners hate it so? 

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Transit Cuts Add to Economic Distress in Ohio

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A few weeks back, we told you about the dire situation for transit in Lorain County, Ohio, part of Greater Cleveland that’s been hit hard by the recession. At that time, county officials were threatening to cut all bus service after voters rejected a sales tax increase that would have gone in part to fund […]

Houston Just Rebuilt Its Bus System From Scratch

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On Sunday, Houston debuted an entirely new and improved bus system. The city didn’t pass a new transit levy. Instead it put existing resources to use in a way that is designed to maximize frequent service and boost ridership. With the help of consultant Jarrett Walker (of Network blog Human Transit), Houston’s METRO changed nearly […]

Feds on New Miami HOT Lanes: Good for Transit

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Miami’s conversion of HOV lane space to new high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes as part of the federal Urban Partnership program, which also prompted New York City’s congestion pricing push, is cutting travel times for local transit and boosting use — but overall bus ridership in the corridor has stayed static, according to a new report […]

Obama Administration Pushes for Transit Maintenance

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In a press conference today sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association, Obama administration officials affirmed their commitment to transit, especially good maintenance of transit systems. As FTA Administrator Peter Rogoff told reporters: We have a challenge in that we want to provide the American public, in a maximum number of communities, with real transit […]