Today’s Headlines

  • ‘The Devil is in the Details” for Evolving MAP-21 (Progressive Railroading)
  • LaHood Fields Questions from Atlantic Cities Readers
  • Former Senators: U.S. Should Create Energy Strategy Council (The Hill)
  • Does Virginia Gov. McDonnell Have the Stomach for the Gas Tax Fight? (WaPo)
  • The Top Small U.S. Cities Growing Faster Than Their ‘Burbs (Atlantic Cities)
  • NJ Transit Chief Tackles Tough Questions About Sandy (NorthJersey.com)
  • Amtrak Launches Service to Norfolk, Virginia (Pilot, AP)
  • A Way Forward for Tulsa Transit (Urban Tulsa Weekly)
  • Rail Service From Boston to Cape Cod to Start This Summer (Boston.com)
  • CB

    McDonnell is the Governor of Virginia, not Maryland.

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NRDC’s Deron Lovaas Sees Congress’s Reputation at Stake Over Transpo Bill Award-Winning Journalist Puts Safe Routes to School on National Stage (LAB) Gas Tax Must Rise to Keep Pace With Fuel Efficiency Standards for U.S. Cars (Daily Tech) Millions in Gas Tax Revenue Sent to Wrong Jurisdictions in Virginia (Examiner) Lack of Transit Is Bad […]

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California HSR Marches Forward With Same Deadlines Despite Setbacks (AP) To Avoid Future Snowjams, Atlanta Must Invest in Transit (Gainesville Times) Virginia Lawmaker Seeks to Ensure that New Transpo Dollars Are Spent Wisely (Times Dispatch) Sen. Baucus, Champion for Rural Highway Funding, Retires (Missoulian) New Jersey Can’t Figure Out Who’s Supposed to Be Clearing Snow […]

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Funding Can’t Meet Demand for “New Starts” Transit Projects (Transpo Issues Daily) Phoenix OKs Light Rail Extension (Arizona Republic) Advocates Envision Better Rail for Virginia (Pilot) Can California Take on High-Speed Rail Without Feds? (Atlantic Cities) Porcari Leaves No. 2 U.S. Transpo Post for Private Sector (Baltimore Sun, WaPo) NJ Transit Breaks Record With Thanksgiving Holiday Trips […]

Stand Clear of the Doors — It’s Time for a Big Mac!

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How much exposure to advertising should fare-paying transit users be expected to tolerate? Is a relatively minor fiscal benefit worth slapping ads on every bus, bus stop, subway platform and train car? Where does it end? These questions are on the mind of Ben Kabak at Second Avenue Sagas, in light of an Atlantic Cities […]

Five Ways Market Research Paints Bright Future for Public Transit

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At the Tuesday morning plenary of the Rail~Volution conference, William Millar made a bold pronouncement. The president of the American Public Transportation Association suggested that, beyond the 1,200 attendees of the annual gathering, there are billions of public transit advocates — they just don’t know it yet. Millar may have meant the comment as inspiration, […]

Study: Shorter Blocks May Be the Key to Cutting Traffic in Small Cities

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It’s well-established that density and mixed-use development reduce driving. Right? But strategies like those don’t work the same way everywhere, according to new research published in the Journal of Transport and Land Use. While in major cities, denser development is linked to lower rates of driving, researchers found that in smaller cities it might not […]