Today’s Headlines

  • Chicago Tribune: Hey, Congress, Don’t Favor Cars Over Transit
  • With Double the Budget, Philly’s SEPTA Has Grand Plans (Inquirer)
  • Cincinnati’s Streetcar Victory Took a Decade to Achieve (Urban Cincy)
  • Shuster Pledges to Work With Startups on Transpo Tech (1776)
  • Charlotte Station WSCO Looks at Foxx’s Rise From Mayor to U.S. Transpo Chief
  • Report: Milwaukee Needs Better Transit to Connect Workers to Jobs (Biz JournalUrban Milwaukee)
  • Can L.A. Catch Up With the Biking Boom? (HuffPo)
  • Florida’s Sun Rail to Start Running in 2014 (WMFE)
  • Which World Cities Are the “Sprawliest”? (Urban Times)
  • Advocates Say Texas’s Most Bike-Friendly City Still Needs Work (Dallas News)
  • Columbiana, Alabama — A Transit Pioneer in Its County (AL.com)

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Contrarian Thinking: Against Transportation

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As the two chambers of the Congress haggle over the stimulus plan (see The Transport Politic‘s handy comparison of transpo-related spending in the House and Senate bills), we’ll take a moment to step back and look at the bigger picture, courtesy of Streetsblog Network member blog Where. They have a post entitled "Against Transportation" that […]

Today’s Headlines

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Obama’s Transportation Budget  as “Ambitious as It Is Unachievable” (Politico) Shuster: Transpo Budget Lacks Funding Source (The Hill) Smart Growth America Looks at How Budget Would Affect Urban Areas (Atlantic Cities) New Detroit Transit Authority Gets Busy (Free Press) Massachusetts Senate to Meet Saturday to Work on Transpo Funding (Boston.com) Funding in Question for Pittsburgh-Philly-NYC Train […]

Today’s Headlines

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U.S. DOT’s Smart City Challenge Wraps Up (WaPo, Austin Chron) Tampa Abandons Latest Transpo Tax Plan (Tampa Bay Times) Atlanta Kicks Off Bike-Share With Downtown Ride (AJC) Young Affluent People Are Moving to Urban Cores, and Not Just on the Coasts (WSJ) Rival Plans Emerge to Expand Kansas City Transit (KC Star) Grants Boost TOD Across Connecticut (CT […]

UPDATED: Federal Judge Weighs Injunction Against $1.7B Wisconsin Highway Project

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Update: This article was amended at 5:25 p.m. to reflect corrections in the original article. Environmental attorneys in Wisconsin are doing tremendously important work. Groups representing people of color and poorer Wisconsinites recently won an injunction are advancing a lawsuit against a $1.7 billion interchange outside Milwaukee. They argued that such a costly highway project, […]

Today’s Headlines

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Transpo Bill Lobbyists Put Heat on Congress (Politico) FTA: Existing Transit Should Get First Priority with Sandy Funds (Newsday) DOTs Want “High-Speed Experience” for Chicago-Detroit Train (Lakeshore Public Media) Transpo Issues Draw Crowds to Boston Mayoral Forum (Boston Globe) There’ll Be Pain Before Gain With D.C.’s Silver Line (Washington City Paper) Texas Agencies Go Digital […]

Milwaukee Transit to Get a Desperately Needed Boost

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If there’s one region in the country that desperately needs better transit, it’s Milwaukee. And there are a ton of places that badly need better transit. The notoriously segregated Milwaukee region lacks strong transit connections between the city and growing suburban job centers. About 47 percent of the region’s African American population, mostly concentrated in […]