Today’s Headlines

  • California to Start Buying Land for HSR (AP)
  • Tom Harkin Quits the Senate to Ride His Bike, Take Dance Lessons (WaPo)
  • Bike League Offers a Ride Buddy If the White House Will Let the New Chief of Staff Bike to Work
  • Oregon Looks to Expand BRT (Transpo Nation)
  • When Mayors Talk About Infrastructure, They’re Thinking About Seniors (Politico)
  • Elected Officials Don’t Support Safe Routes to School? Shame Them With This Article (Tribune)
  • Riding Transit Builds Stronger Community Connections (AJC)
  • Exterior Airbags on Cars Could Save Lives of Vulnerable Road Users (Inhabitat)
  • A Beautifully International Look at What Makes Cities Great (Atlantic Cities)
  • Chuck Marohn Doesn’t Buy the Narrative About a Recovering Housing Market (Strong Towns)
  • Just went over the AP wire (via WAMU) that LaHood is stepping down.

  • Nathanael

    Uh-oh.  Tom Harkin is one of the only Senators who’s been serious about making the Senate function; he’s opposed the filibuster nonsense since the 1970s.

    Expect the Senate to go into even more hardcore gridlock.  Since the Senate is capable of blocking practically anything, this is the beginning of the end for the federal government.  States should get ready to operate as if the feds don’t exist….