Today’s Headlines

  • LaHood to Talk Light Rail in Detroit (Free Press)
  • A Plea to Make Reducing the Death Toll on American Streets a Presidential Priority (NYT)
  • Will the Proposed I-11 Be “The Last American Superhighway”? (Next American City)
  • Experts: Pittsburgh Has Ingredients for Smart Transit (Post-Gazette)
  • Feds Give $75M to Extend Mesa, AZ Light Rail (Republic, AP)
  • CNN Looks at the Long Brotherhood of Politics and Railways
  • Smart Growth Group Takes Issue with GMU Study on D.C. Commuting
  • In California, Gas Prices Drive Growth of Cycling, But Don’t Increase Transit Use in North County
  • Louisville, KY Celebrates “Open Streets” Movement (Courier Journal)
  • Can a Cardboard Bicycle Change the World? (CNBC)

 

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Despite Shuster’s Rejection, Stakeholders Keep Pushing for Gas Tax Hike (Bloomberg, The Hill) Congressional Investigation on Rail Safety Begins Today (Prairie Business) Indiana House Committee Votes 11-1 to Fund Transit (Star) Midwest Dominates EPA Smart Growth Awards (American City & Country) Anti-Gentrification Activists in San Francisco Seattle Protest Google Microsoft Bus (Atlantic Cities) Active Trans […]

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NACTO to Release New Street Design Guide (Next American City) The Slow-But-Sure Progress of High-Speed Rail Across the U.S. (NBC News) Memphis Weighs Gas Tax to Fund Public Transpo (WREG) WaPo Is Pretty Impressed With New Metro Rail Car The Tennessean: Nashville’s Vitality Depends on Transit Growth The Pilot: Va. Beach Should Vote Yes to […]

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Walkable Neighborhoods Shouldn’t Be Reserved For Top Earners (Good) State-Local Power Struggles as Intense as Ever (AtlanticCities) Oregon Report Proposes Bicycle User Fee to Generate Revenue for Transpo (BikePortland) After 100 Years in Erie, GE Transportation Will Move Headquarters to Chicago (Tribune) Transit Cuts Hit Poor, Elderly Riders Hardest in Upstate New York (Next American […]

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Mica Wants to Kick Amtrak Out of the Northeast Corridor, Dems Won’t Have It (Globe, The Hill) Add Bad Station-Area Planning to the List of the Pentagon’s Blunders (Yglesias) Video: The Case for Smart Growth (Switchboard) Utah Slows Down Freeway Expansion Plan in Favor of Transit (Salt Lake Tribune) State Could Pull the Plug on […]

American Transit Ridership Hits 57-Year High

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The last year transit ridership was this high in the United States, Dwight Eisenhower signed the Federal Aid Highway Act. Not since 1956, according to the American Public Transportation Association, have Americans logged as many transit trips as they did in 2013: 10.7 billion. It was the eighth year in a row that Americans have made […]

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Road Builders Ratchet Up Pressure on Congress (Politico) EPA Punts on Release of New Auto Emission Standards (The Hill) Air Pollution Kills Millions of People Each Year (USA Today) Brace Yourself: More Pain on the Horizon for Cities (NYT) Utah Mulls Transit-Oriented Growth (Salt Lake Tribune) Meanwhile, New Jersey Has Second Thoughts About Smart Growth (NJ […]