Today’s Headlines

  • Public Transit Agencies, Get Moving for Those TIFIA Funds (NRDC Switchboard)
  • Debate Word Count: “Gas” (30), “Oil” (26), “Transit” (0), “Transportation” (0) (Oregonian)
  • Bakersfield, CA: “To Sue or Not to Sue” Over Bullet Train? (KGET, Bakersfield Now)
  • Chapel Hill, NC Looks to Light Rail, Buses to Control Future Growth (Chapel Hill News)
  • Fifteen Miles From City Hall, L.A.’s Sprawl is Denser Than NYC’s (Curbed)
  • PolicyMic: CA-to-Vegas Rail Is a Risky Bet
  • Washington Governor Candidates Talk Tolls, Light Rail (Oregonian)
  • USA Today Opinion Piece: Mileage Tax Would Be More Trouble Than It’s Worth
  • Poll Finds Majority in VA Beach Back Light Rail (Pilot)
  • Map: How Nats Fans Used Bike-Share (GGW)

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Today’s Headlines

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Obama Taps San Antonio Mayor as HUD Chief (NYT) Funding for DC Metro Goes Unscathed in House Bill (The Hill) LaHood Presses Lawmakers on Gas Tax (The Hill) Kansas City Streetcar Construction Officially Underway (KC Biz Journal) Bakersfield to Sue California High-Speed Rail Authority (Fresno Bee) Bacon’s Rebellion Counters WSJ Claims on the Comeback of the Suburbs Minneapolis […]

Mixed Bag for Closely-Watched Local Transit Races

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Last night delivered some good results — and some disappointment — for transit-related ballot initiatives around the country. The biggest disappointments came from Los Angeles, Memphis, and Houston. A measure to continue the half-cent sales tax for transit in Los Angeles County until 2069 was narrowly defeated, falling less than two percent short of the […]

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More Delays for Groundbreaking of California High-Speed Rail (Mercury News) For First Time Ever, National Gas Prices Top $3 For 1,000 Days (The Hill) Advocates Share Strategies for Fighting “Bike Backlash” (Bike Portland) Study: More TOD Bang-for-the-Buck With BRT Than Light Rail, Streetcars (Forbes) Fund to Build “Sustainable, Transit-Friendly” Avenue for Detroit (MLive) Will Honolulu Rail Save […]

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Pressure Grows for DC Metro to Return Late-Night Service (WAMU) Why Was NJ Transit Train Speeding Before Crash? (Atlantic) Pittsburgh to Launch New Mobility Department Next Year (PGH City Paper) Milwaukie, OR, Basks in “Economic Glow” From Light Rail (Oregonian) Ridership Higher Than Ever for Seattle-Area Transit (The Stranger) Denver BRT Line Gets Boost From […]

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Rep. Richard Hanna Attacked Federal Funding for Transit Yesterday (The Hill) Foxx Optimistic That Congress Will Act on Transpo Funding (AP) … And He’s About to Give a Big Speech Today (National Academies) Massachusetts Governor Commits Millions to Climate Change Prep (Enterprise News) Budget Bill Includes Provisions to Increase Rail Inspections (Stamford Advocate) Why Has […]