Today’s Headlines

  • Test Run: Amtrak Train to Hit 110 MPH Today in Illinois (HuffPo)
  • Virginia Considers New Models for Transit Funding (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
  • Sacramento Railyards Poised for Rebirth (NRDC Switchboard)
  • Academic Focus on Biking Now Includes Sociology, Anthropology (Inside Higher Ed)
  • When Is It Best to Convert a Rail Line to Another Use? (Pedestrian Observations)
  • Can Tax Reform Reduce Gentrifying Effects of Transit-Oriented Development? (Planetizen)
  • Vancouver Leaders Say No to Increasing Property Tax to Fund Transit (Vancouver Sun)
  • Light Rail Will Be a Critical Part of the Columbia River Crossing (Oregonian)
  • Study: Dedicated Bike Lanes Reduce Injuries (The Province)

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Today’s Headlines

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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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USA Today Calls Transpo Bill a “Big Maybe” on Boehner, McConnell’s To-Do List Senate Still to Vote on Transit Benefit (WaPo) Crude Oil Rail Transport Expands Over Objections of Unprepared Communities (Business Insider) State Officials Insist on Removing Trees for “Road Safety” in Louisville (WHAS11) 78 Years Later, Spokane Regrets Burning that Streetcar, Turns Back to […]

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Foxx to Congress: “Show a Little Political Courage” on Highway Trust Fund (Reuters, The Hill) California Senate Leader Proposes Fuel Tax for Transit (AP) Foxx, Shuster, Boxer to Speak at Next Week’s AASHTO Event (Better Roads) In L.A., Feds Commit $670M to Light Rail Connector (L.A. Times) Study: Our Most Vibrant Cities Have the Greatest […]

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Biden and Foxx Tout 5-Year Anniversary of Federal Stimulus (ENews PF, AP) … And Lawmakers Reflect on Its Legacy With The Hill After Rough Four Years, NJ Transit Chief Resigns (NYT, Bloomberg) NTSB Recommends Cameras, Speed Signs for Metro-North (The Hill, AP) LaHood Joins Board of Electric Bus Company (Peoria Journal Star) Move MN Pushes Tax Increases […]

In Obama Budget, a Glimpse of What Beefed-Up Transit Funding Could Do

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The budget proposal released by President Obama yesterday fleshes out the transportation ideas put out by the White House last week and includes specific grants for transit upgrades and expansions in 2015, but many of them won’t be part of this budget unless Congress agrees to increase funding for transportation. The White House budget proposes $17.6 billion […]