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House-Passed Sandy Bill Includes $10.9B for Transit (Business Insider, The Hill) LaHood Continues Holding Pattern With His Status (Politico) Court Turns Down Light Rail Plan for Kansas City (Kansas City Star) Gas Tax Talks Around the Country: Washington State, Virginia, Maryland, and Wyoming D.C. Metro Preps for Inauguration (The Hill) In Boston, Transit App Brought $1M […]

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Shuster’s Brought in a Lot of Campaign Cash as Transpo Chair (Politico) Brookings: Downtowns Weathered the Recession Better Than the Burbs (Next City) … But Job Sprawl Was High in Oklahoma City, Kansas City, Lee County, FL UN Report: Sustainable City Infrastructures Promote Economic Growth Twin Cities Transit Expansion = Jobs (Star Tribune) GGW on Why Portland’s […]

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Longtime Backers of California High-Speed Rail Raise Legal Objections (LAT) Would the Maryland Gas Tax Go to Transit or Roads? (Examiner) WSJ: “Welcome to the Revival of the Railway Age” Rep. LaTourette: Miles-Traveled Tax Could Happen “Tomorrow” (Bloomberg) NOLA Transit Strives for Accord With Civil Rights Act (NOLA.com) Denver Sees Transit-Oriented Development After Decades of […]

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Target Cutting Staff as It Transitions to Smaller, More Urban Stores (Next City) NC Lawmaker Wants to Replace Gas Tax With Flat Annual Fee for Motorists (Charlotte Observer) Grist: Equitable Placement of Bike Lanes an Important Social Justice Issue Texas State Lawmaker Wants to Refuse Federal Funding for Transit (Planetizen) Phoenix Moving Ahead With Tax […]

The Promise of Expanding Atlanta Transit Inside the City Limits

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It looked like the Atlanta region’s ambitious transit plans might have been thwarted late last month when state lawmakers shot down a bill to allow Fulton, Clayton, and DeKalb counties to hold ballot measures potentially raising $8 billion to expand MARTA. But maybe that was a blessing in disguise. Transit expansion plans for Atlanta are moving ahead […]

Funding Transit in St. Louis: Another Crack at a Sales Tax

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Cities and counties across the country are struggling with the funding of their transit systems in these hard times. In New York City, the payroll tax solution touted in Albany last year has failed to meet projections. In Lorain County, Ohio, the rejection of a sales tax by voters resulted in crippling cutbacks to that […]