Today’s Headlines

  • Just a Reminder To Give the President Some Slack When It Comes to Progress on Infrastructure (WaPo)
  • IBIS World Ranked Each Candidate By Risk Level To Various Transpo Modes [PDF]
  • Assaults Increase Against Transit Operators (KC Star)
  • As Car-Obsessed Baby Boomers Diminish Their Driving, VMT Will Drop (AP)
  • Oregon to Test VMT Charge (Bulletin)
  • If Walker Succeeds in Raising Wisconsin’s Gas Tax, WhatWill He Spend It On? (Journal-Sentinel)
  • Pierce Transit Vote Still Too Close to Call — But It’s Not Looking Good (News Tribune)
  • Atlanta Mayor Wants High-Speed Rail (AJC)
  • Is Rapid Transit Too Rapid to Allow Development to Flourish? (Planetizen)
  • Click Here to Reduce Mileage (Clean Technica)
  • Anyone Who Tells You Bicycles Should Ride Against Traffic Is Way Behind the Times (American Press)

 

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Sprawl Contributing to Houston’s Horrible Flooding Problems (ABC News) Transit Use Isn’t Surging; Driving Still Too Cheap (WaPo) Feds Find 229 Safety Defects During D.C. Metro Inspection (ABC News) Did Light Rail Between Minneapolis and St. Paul Spur $4.2 Billion in Investment? (Pioneer Press) Provo, Utah, Residents Trying to Block Bus Rapid Transit Project (Salt Lake […]

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How Atlanta’s Vote Could Expand the Reach of MARTA (McClatchy) Adapting to the New Cycling Culture: Experts Chat on Diane Rehm Oregon to Try Out VMT-Based Tax (The Hill) Firms Bid on Second Leg of California High-Speed Rail (AP) What Grand Rapids Is Doing Right With Transit (Next City) Seattle Transit Leaders Float Numbers for […]

Will Private Transit Startups Help or Hurt Public Transit?

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The rise of private transit operators like Bridj, Leap, and Uberpool has raised questions about equity in places including the Bay Area, where such services are fast replicating. A related issue is the impact they will have on traditional public transit systems. Private transit vehicles have been described as “like a lounge on wheels,” with […]

Will Private Transit Startups Help or Hurt Public Transit?

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The rise of private transit operators like Bridj, Leap, and Uberpool has raised questions about equity in places including the Bay Area, where such services are fast replicating. A related issue is the impact they will have on traditional public transit systems. Private transit vehicles have been described as “like a lounge on wheels,” with […]

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It’s Really Over — NJ Gov. Christie Kills Nation’s Biggest Transit Project (NJ Star-Ledger) Consumer Spending on Transportation Fell More Dramatically than Other Spending in 2009 (NYT) Subsidized Sprawl Reversed in South Florida, Could Save the Everglades (NYT) Freight Rail, Republicans Standing in the Way of Recovery Act’s HSR Promise (Bloomberg) New Yorkers to Pay […]

Federal Fast-Track Process Strips Transit Component From Tappan Zee

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We reported yesterday that the Obama administration had selected 14 infrastructure projects, including five transportation projects, to put on the fast track for construction. We mentioned that there were early warnings from transit advocates that at least one of these projects might not go exactly as planned. Noah Kazis at Streetsblog NYC looked deeper into […]