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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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 […]

When Transit Goes Down at the Polls, Here's Some Advice on How to Regroup

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Last week, voters in the Vancouver region rejected a half-cent sales tax to pay for a package of transit infrastructure and service expansions necessary to handle growing demand. Even in the city of Vancouver, the measure fell shy of a majority. Polling revealed that most “No” voters didn’t trust the regional transit agency, TransLink, to make good […]

In Vancouver, Traffic Decreases as Population Rises

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Can we all just pause for a moment and give Vancouver a standing ovation? The perennial contender for the title of world’s most livable city has accomplished what Houston or Atlanta never even dream of: It has reduced traffic on its major thoroughfares even as its population has swelled. How did the city pull off […]

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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 […]