Today’s Headlines

  • Transit Poised to Survive “Sequestered” Budget Cuts (T4America)
  • Amtrak Test Expected to Match U.S. Speed Record in Preparation for HSR Plans (Baltimore Sun)
  • U.S. DOT Extends Comment Period Due to Overwhelming Response (Keep It Coming!) (TID)
  • The Economist: Are We Already at “Peak Car”?
  • Happy Birthday, Critical Mass! (KQED)
  • I’m An A**hole Bike Rider But You Hate Me Because of Your Own Illogical Mind (Slate)
  • California Lawmakers Don’t Even Blink Before OK’ing Self-Driving Google Cars (Bay Citizen)
  • Cafe Owner Spends $20K to Clean Up Vacant Lot, Philly Gets Mad (AP, Atlantic Cities)
  • Somebody Reasonable Debates Randal O’Toole on the Future of MARTA in Atlanta (AJC)
  • Maryland Toiling Away at Smart Growth Plans (Gazette)
  • Bike Sharing and Parking Come Standard With Office Space From This Philly Developer (Inquirer)
  • Look Closely and See Signs of a Comeback in Downtown Detroit (FastCoDesign)

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To Understand the Rage in Charlotte, Look to the History of Its Roads (ThinkProgress) G-7 Welcomes U.S. Driverless Car Guidelines (Seattle Times) Voters in NJ, Illinois Could Opt to Protect Transportation Funds (Governing) BRT Posed as Answer to Miami’s Traffic Congestion (Miami Herald) If DC Metro Cancels Late-Night Service, Can Uber and Lyft Fill the Gap? (WaPo) […]

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Pope’s Visit Gives Glimpse of a Car-Free Downtown Philly (Next City) U.S. High Speed Rail Projects Get Creative, Sans Federal Funding (CityLab) Feds Approve DC Metro’s Plan for Safety Fixes (The Hill, WaPo) Bike Portland Chats with L.A.’s Transpo Chief APTA: If High-Speed Rail Was Available, Two-Thirds of Americans Would Want to Use It A Look at […]

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Trump’s Hazy Plan to Create an Infrastructure Task Force (WaPo) New York Times Examines Ben Carson’s “Warped” Views on Housing Uber Admits Its Self-Driving Cars Have Problems With Bike Lanes (Guardian) U.S. Mayors Vow to Stay Strong on Climate Change (Governing) With Federal Funds, Gulf Coast Rail Set for Revival (The Advocate) Amtrak’s Northeast Upgrades Will Depend on Trump […]

Will the Pope’s Visit Lead to Massive Car-Free Days in Philly?

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Since Pope Francis’s visit this weekend, #pOpenstreets has become a rallying cry in Philadelphia. The hashtag has turned into a collective record of photos and insights about the surprising amount of fun and freedom that city residents enjoyed when 4.7 square miles of the city center went car-free. Impromptu soccer games and bike rides, a lot […]

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Philly Commuter Rail Returns to Normal After Three-Month Headache (USA Today) Can Miami Transit Compete With Culture of “Cool Cars”? (Miami New Times) Virginia Beach Light Rail Estimates Now $84M Lower (Pilot) Cincinnati Demands On-Time Service From New Streetcar (Enquirer) …Northern Kentucky Still Wants In on the Cincy Streetcar Action (Soapbox Cincinnati) Uber’s Plan to Take on the […]