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 […]

The 10 Best and Worst Cities to Catch a Bus to Work

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It’s been called “the geography of opportunity.” And David Levinson is trying to make a science of it. In a new analysis, Levinson, a University of Minnesota transportation engineering professor, and his colleague Andrew Owen have ranked the 50 largest U.S. metro areas based on job accessibility by transit [PDF]. Levinson and Owen used transit schedules and walking […]

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 […]

How Transit Pays for the Automobile’s Sins

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Tony Dutzik is a senior policy analyst with the Frontier Group. An op-ed in Friday’s Washington Post by three professors of urban planning rained on the parade of transit advocates celebrating a new 57-year high in transit ridership. Ridership, the authors wrote, has actually fallen on a per-capita basis since 2008 (as has driving, by the way), as well as outside […]