Today’s Headlines

  • Five Experts Weigh In On Whether Tolls Should Pay For Transit (NYT)
  • Former MD Gov. Glendening Wishes Romney Would Would Follow His Own Example  (Baltimore Sun)
  • Where the Candidates Stand on Infrastructure and Why It Matters (AP)
  • More Bikes Than Cars Sold In Italy For The First Time Since WWII (Business Insider)
  • This Bike League Infographic Shows How Bicycling Means Big Bucks For Cities (FastCoExist)
  • Add This Seattle Train Ad to Our List of Favorite Transit Music Videos (Good)
  • Chicago Applies For TIFIA Loan For Riverwalk That Connects to Downtown (BizJournal)
  • Privatize MARTA? Pro/Con (AJC)
  • How to Talk to Your Parents About When to Stop Driving (NPR)
  • Why Your Local Coffeeshop Is Healthier For Your City Than Starbucks (RPUS)
  • Gas $4.67? “I Think I’ll Take the Train,” Say Many Californians (KPCC)
  • How Recreational Cycling Can Promote Bike Friendliness That Helps Commuters (Bacon’s Rebellion)
  • Another Contribution to the Raging Debate Over Bicycle Helmets (North Bay Nugget)

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