Today’s Headlines

  • Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Tries to Save the Transit Benefit (The Hill)
  • Cincy Council Members Ask FTA for Guidance on Paying for Streetcar With Private Funds (WVXU)
  • Oregon Studies Carbon Tax (News Times)
  • Connecticut Business Leaders Beg for Highway Expansion (New Haven Register)
  • You Too, Eh? Canadian Youth Also Flock to Urban Neighborhoods (Science Codex)
  • A Huge Park — And a Huge Amount of Parking — Anchor New Minneapolis Development (NextCity)
  • DC City Council Hears Cyclists’ Concerns (NBC)
  • Yes, You Can Have a Baby and Stay Car-Free. But Can You Have Two? (Grist)
  • New Bullet Train Service Cuts Paris-to-Barcelona Travel Time in Half (Travelers Today)
  • A Mashup of the Right’s Loony Attacks on Bikes and Transit (Treehugger)
  • Hilarious Video of the Man Who Lived on His Bike (Hands-Free!) (Transport Gooru)
  • Bolwerk

    If you don’t piss off right-wingers, you’re doing it wrong.

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