Today’s Headlines

  • Shuster’s Brought in a Lot of Campaign Cash as Transpo Chair (Politico)
  • Brookings: Downtowns Weathered the Recession Better Than the Burbs (Next City)
  • … But Job Sprawl Was High in Oklahoma CityKansas CityLee County, FL
  • UN Report: Sustainable City Infrastructures Promote Economic Growth
  • Twin Cities Transit Expansion = Jobs (Star Tribune)
  • GGW on Why Portland’s Parking Policy Shouldn’t Set Example for D.C.
  • Toronto Report: Gas Tax, Sales Tax, Parking Fees Should Pay for Transit (Metro NewsStar)
  • In San Diego Program, Bikes Help Ex-Offenders Transition (San Diego City Beat)
  • Chicago Transit Officials Wary About Spike in Free Ride Permits (Trib)
  • Set to Launch: Women Bike Philly (Bike League)

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Today’s Headlines

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Study: Walkable Neighborhoods Cut Obesity, Diabetes 10 Percent (NYT) Opening Date for Cincinnati Streetcar Set for This Fall (WMUB) Milwaukee Area Planners Predict BRT Will Attract an Additional 9,000 Riders (Wauwatoosa Now) Twin Cities Light Rail Plan in Doubt After State Punted on Funding (Star Tribune) Gainsville Sun to FDOT: Don’t Expand Underperforming, Sprawl-Inducing Toll Road […]

Today’s Headlines

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WaPo Deems Maryland Gas Tax Hike a Victory San Diego’s Omission From High-Speed Rail Is “Deja Vu” (UrbDeZine San Diego) Daily Beast Looks at Trends of “Aspirational Cities” in the Sun Belt and Great Plains Why Are Republican Governors Signing Off on Gas Tax Hikes? (Examiner) Nice Ride Minnesota Beefs Up Bike-Sharing Presence (Star Tribune) Northeast High-Speed […]

CA Voters Reject Measures With Lots of Highway Money and a Dash of Transit

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On Tuesday night, voters approved major transit improvement plans in Los Angeles, the Bay Area, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Raleigh, and Seattle. There were other types of transportation measures on local ballots — they focused on highway expansion and lumped in transit funding as a secondary consideration. TransitCenter reports that in California, highway-centric packages didn’t have the same appeal as transit-focused ballot measures: Consider California. While […]

High Economic Stakes for Pittsburgh as Transit Doomsday Looms

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It was a rough few decades, but Rust Belt stalwart Pittsburgh seems to be pulling ahead. This former steel town, its name once synonymous with industrial decline, has rebuilt its economy largely around higher education. It recently attracted a Google corporate office. In fact, employment has never been higher in Steelers’ Nation, reports Jon Geeting at Network […]

San Diego Added 39 Miles of Buffered Bike Lanes in the Last Year

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San Diego has a deserved reputation for being not the friendliest place to ride a bike in the state of California. But lately the city has made some admirable strides. Sam Ollinger at BikeSD reports on San Diego’s relatively big year in bike infrastructure: Donald Pornan, who works at the city’s Transportation and Storm Water Department, said […]