Today’s Headlines

  • Lessons for the GOP From Bush’s Attempt to Privatize Amtrak (Bloomberg)
  • EPA Offers Assistance for Stuff Like Smart Growth, Bike Shares
  • Gov. Romney vs. Potential Prez Romney: Two Visions of Sustainable Growth (NRDC Action Fund)
  • The Top Five Transpo Issues of the Moment, According to Talking Transportation
  • Atlanta Transit Coalition Concerned Over Hiring Process for New Chief (CBS Atlanta)
  • Save the Date: “Mapping Out MAP-21” Conference at Rutgers (Mobilizing the Region)
  • Seattle Preps for “Largest Service Change in History” for Transit (MyNorthwest.com)
  • Tel Aviv Sees Bike Rental Frenzy on Yom Kippur (Haaretz)
  • How Will Virginians Get Around in 2040? (InsideNova)
  • CNET Tests Apple Maps vs. Google Maps on Transit Directions (Spoiler Alert: Google Wins)
  • Rail Fans Stake Out Tracks for Acela High-Speed Test Runs (TransNat)

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Today’s Headlines

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Obama, Romney Vie For the Fossil Fuel Vote, Say Nothing About Climate (Grist) If Obama Wins, LaHood Might Stay After All (Politico, Transport Topics) Next American City: Why Do the Debates Ignore Cities? FTA Issues First Guidance on MAP-21 (Examiner) Feds to Fund $1.6B Light-Rail Extension in Charlotte, NC (Observer) Rebuilding Place in the Urban […]

Today’s Headlines

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LaHood Calls Transpo Bill “Highway Centric” (Transpo Nation) AFL-CIO Transpo Union Says Romney Needs Economics Lesson (The Hill) Mica: Atlanta Should Pass Transpo Tax If It Wants Fed Dollars (Saporta Report) The Weak Spots of MAP-21 (The Hill) Bullet Train Pumps $100M to San Diego’s Local Projects (North County Times) SFO Plans Bike-Share for Airport […]

Parking Madness: San Bernardino vs. Houston

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With Milwaukee, Tulsa, Dallas, Louisville, Cleveland, and Atlanta advancing to the second round of Parking Madness, there are only two spaces left in the Elite Eight of parking disasters. In this installment, we’re looking at two very different cities, each of which is extremely car-centric in its own way. It’s San Bernardino versus Houston. Let’s start with […]

Today’s Headlines

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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 […]

The 2012 Capitol Hill Streetsies, Part 1

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Happy Holidays, Streetsblog readers! I hope this missive finds you stuffed silly with sugar cookies. You know, you just can’t wrap your head around what a bizarre year 2012 was for federal transportation policy until you put it all together in something like the Streetsies. So it’s a good thing we have the Streetsies to […]

Fact-Checking Deval Patrick’s Attack on Romney’s Transpo Record

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick got wild applause last night when he told the Democratic Convention audience: In Massachusetts, we know Mitt Romney. By the time he left office, Massachusetts was 47th in the nation in job creation—during better economic times—and household income in our state was declining. He cut education deeper than anywhere else in […]