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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 […]

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 […]

Today Is Decision Time For Local Transit Contests

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If you live in Durham County, North Carolina, Montcalm County, Michigan, Cincinnati, Ohio, or anywhere in Washington state, today is Election Day – and you’ve got decisions to make about transit. There are six ballot initiatives up for a popular vote today that will determine the future of transit service in these areas. They follow […]

Today’s Headlines

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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 […]

Transit Vote 2016: Atlanta May Finally Expand MARTA and Beef Up Bus Service

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We continue our overview of what’s at stake in the big transit ballot initiatives this November with a look at Atlanta. Previous installments in this series examined Indianapolis, Seattle, and Detroit. Back in the 1970s, both Atlanta and Washington, D.C., received federal grants to build rail networks. After finishing the first wave of Metro construction, D.C. continued to invest, […]

How Ambitious Will Seattle Get With Its Transit Expansion Plan?

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Next November, voters in the Seattle region will be asked to approve a new tax to fund a major expansion of the region’s light rail system. The $15 billion plan to expand transit, known as ST3, would be funded by a mix of sales taxes, property taxes, and car registration fees collected for 15 years. The big question is which projects […]